Friday, September 21, 2012

Wonderful Swiss Day 1 - Zurich

Alhamdulillah, finally I've finished writing about the Splash of Summer trip to Italy. Now I will continue writing about the second part of my trip after Italy which is about Switzerland. Switzerland is undeniably beautiful. The scenery was so calming and fantastic. Subhanallah..

After finishing our tour in Italy, we took a train to Zurich, Switzerland. The journey from Venice to Milan and then Milan to Zurich took more time than we had expected. This was due to the landslide that occurred to one of our route therefore we had to take different route. This included bus and short-distance trains. It was quite a journey. During the journey, we could observed the natural beauty of this country. The mountains, the greens and the view were absolutely beautiful and stunning!

However, we managed to arrive at Zurich HB and then searched for our hostel which was Zurich Youth Hostel. This hostel is located a bit further from the city centre. However, there is a train station nearby. Since we had Interrail passes, we could board the trains without limit.

After checking-in, we went out again for a quick city tour. Not much we did here except walking walking and walking. From the Zurich HB Station, we walked to the Old Town where the Great Church is located. We found a halal restaurant at the back street and it was quite tricky to find it. We had to ask from Muslims around there on where to find halal food around here. Things in Switzerland are generally quite pricey, that includes food and drinks.

Zuerich HB Station

We met our batchmate, Zicky and his family.. :)

St. Peter Church


Street performance

The Old Town

The Great Church

This was where we had our dinner, Restaurant 1001. The food was okay but the price was not okay. We had shwarma which cost about 8 Swiss franc. My mom tried the nasi goreng which cost 14 Swiss franc but it tasted horrible. We could only tasted the weird spices and the rice was quite hard as well. The kebab was so-so only.

We continued walking back to the train station because it was nearly dusk. We found a Coop, which is a store selling groceries, food and other stuffs. We stopped there for a while and I bought some breads, drinks and souvenirs. The souvenirs here was quite cheap compared to the normal souvenir shops.

Then we headed back to our hostel seeking for beds. What a day.. :)


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