Friday, August 15, 2014
Swiss: Zurich, Lucerne, Hergswil & Rhine Falls August 2014
Yes, Swiss is expensive, many people asked why did I come. But I managed well without eating out and staying with couchsurfers, which is not just about saving money. It was nice to have someone to talk t and even go out with at night or a day trip. I was looking forward to traveling solo as I had an awesome time doing that in Alaska. But what I realized was solo traveling works well when you are properly backpacking. I was just stopping by cities for a few nights, which is not backpacking.
I learned that in Swiss every male has to do service with their army. Usually a few weeks a year for many many years. One guy decided to just get it over with and is doing it a year straight. This puzzled me because Swiss is neutral, so why is their any army? Well, they really do more like community service work, body guarding/patrolling major events, which there are many in Swiss.
In Zurich, I met up with many expats from different countries and it was so neat we were all speaking English very well. I even met a German chick whose name is Sonia and middle name is RoseMary. My first name is MaryRose and middle is Sonia. Too funny...
So I organized my pix in a few albums:
Cute Lucerne, click here pix of walls/towers, small streets and lakes.
Cute small country town I stayed near Lucerne, click here for pix of green view and glass maze.
A day in Zurich, click here .
Rhine water falls near Zurich pix, click here.