Going hiking through some of the lovely forest that surrounds Zurich.
The amazing forest that surround the city of Zurich. This was taken just a 20 minute walk from old town and the city center.
You know you are in Switzerland when the bikes start to look like this.
Was shown a famous Swiss chocolate store by my Zurich friend Nico and I caved and bought one bar. Cashier, “Ok the one bar, $10 please.” The brand, Confiserie Sprüngli was created in 1836 and this particular shop on the world famous Bahnhofstrasse street (Europe’s most expensive retail street) has been open since 1859.
A view of the one of Zurich’s world renowned universities. Very interestingly it is one of the best technical universities in the world but it grants admission to ALL Swiss residences. However once studying there, only 50% of students pass all their first year classes on their first attempt. Also my Swiss friend Nico told me that university in Zurich will probably cost him $500 a semester. WHAT!?
Post wallet-taking, me getting to know the economy of Zurich firsthand. Aka taking care of some financial business at a very fancy Credit Suisse. A picture of the outside of this bank (copy the link below into browser): http://www.boxlerag.ch/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/CS_Paradeplatz.jpg
This is my “wow it really sucks that my wallet was stolen but this city is still very beautiful” face.