So Maureen had a coding workshop at Google in Zurich over the weekend.
|We were there.|
First off, Zurich has A LOT of restaurants. Most are way out of our price range (not hard to do as Zurich is the second most expensive city in the world, only outranked by Singapore) but many have some clever names. Reading signs is free. Here is a sampling of the wordplay and creative spelling we discovered while checking out the city:
|Not a place for vegetarians I'd assume.|
|Presumably a healthy menu.|
For example, we visited a public park that was created from an old machine factory called MFO Park. On the site a 100+ year old factory used to stand. Now the frame of the factory is visible with multiple vine trellises growing every which way.
|...with a common area in the middle.|
|From the rooftop level.|
|Down a corridor.|
|Sun hitting the green of the vines.|
Mostly the weekend was cold, wet and miserable:
|Joe bracing in the wind.|
|Me seeking 'shelter' from the elements.|
But, being that it was a Sunday in Switzerland, the restaurant was of course closed. Classic. :(
Then down the street we found an interesting urban garden/shopping/cafe complex that is being constructed out of shipping containers.
|A huge elevated ship adds to the ambiance.|
Last, but not least, we found an odd, popup flea market. While walking along in the neighborhood where our Airbnb was, we stumbled upon some spray painted signs:
|We followed the signs...|
|... a long hallway with a radio playing music.|
We walked through the hallway until we entered an enormous warehouse where we found a huge eclectic collection of stuff - all for sale:
|...from someone who drank a lot of wine.|
Upon leaving the warehouse things got really, really weird. In front of a surf shop - which is pretty weird in and of its self considering it is in landlocked Switzerland - we noticed something spray painted on the sidewalk. Actually there were many of this "thing" painted along the sidewalk creating a trail that covered 2 city blocks.
Unfortunately, I can not describe what was painted on the sidewalk here, except to say that it is not suitable for a children's blog. If you email me direct I will tell you about this funny, albeit really weird, discovery (with pictures!) How's that for piquing your interest?
I highly recommend Zurich as a destination, but please look around. There is a lot happening off-the-beaten path that can make for a great adventure.
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