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Sep 29, 2019 - Zurich (In Transit)

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD We didn’t mind the prospect of a five-hour layover in Zurich because we knew how comfortable the Swiss Air flight would be. Also, two years ago we spent some time in the lounge at the airport on our way to Tbilisi, capital of the Republic of Georgia, and were blown away by the facilities and the food on offer. The Swiss really do know how to do things right! It turned out that we had a strong tail wind on our way across the US and the Atlantic, so we ended up arriving ahead of schedule, and had almost another...

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Sep 9, 2019 - Day 27. Monday. 9/9/2019. Edinburgh to Zurich

Day 27. Monday. 9/9/2019. Edinburgh to Zurich Woke to rain, but our room had double glazed windows and we didn’t hear a thing all night until I got up at 7am. I would love to have snuggled back in bed but went down and said goodbye to a few from the tour at breakfast, and also a chance to give Margaret a small gift and tip. We don’t have to check out until noon, so it was lovely to shower and relax, watch some tv, read the paper and do some puzzles. We checked out at noon and left our luggage and started our final walk up the Royal Mile -...

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Aug 11, 2018 - Days 1 + 2 + Melbourne to Zurich

Taken a while to get the pictures uploaded and I probably missed a few along the way in the uploads. I'd forgotten why it takes so long to create these posts. The wifi here was terrible and it took about 15 minutes to load one photo and you had to do it one at a time. Not to worry though, here's the first batch of photos of Zurich. The flight over was nothing to speak of which was great. I was worried about the 14 hour flight would be horrendous but we coped well. The entertainment system is very good on Emirates. The stop over was...

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Jul 26, 2018 - Rueterswil

26 July 2018 Another day to celebrate as it is Regi's birthday. We greeted her in her "outside" bedroom as we all sang Happy Birthday, before enjoying our usual outdoor breakfast. A nice relaxed morning, then Regi and Trudie made out a shopping list and the girls set off for Aldi. Regi has friends coming for a BBQ dinner for her birthday, so after the shopping expedition, Regi and Trudie were very busy in the kitchen and Pam helped where possible. Marcel and Don were in charge of the outside decorations. Regi is a clone of her mother, and...

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Jul 25, 2018 - At Rueterswil

25 July 2018 We allowed ourselves a sleepin after a late night, and at 8am, Regi, Trudie and Marcel appeared at our bedroom window singing "Happy birthday." Down into the garden under the walnut tree for breakfast at 9am!! What a birthday!! All into the car mid morning for a drive to Raperswil to catch the ferry to Ufenau Island in the middle of the lake for lunch. Switzerland is experiencing a one in 100 year summer, so we found it very hot there compared to the cool air up in the Alps. Didn't bother us, as "hot" here was 34d. We enjoyed...

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Jul 24, 2018 - Ipsach to Rueterswil

24 July 2018 After breakfast on the balcony, Marcel suggests we take the train to Tauffelen, several stations further on, and the end of this line. A walk around here, and see the first house of Marcus and Susie, the house where Marcus grew up, and then a walk around to Lukon, the business owned by Susie & Marcus, a very big operation. They have plans to move to Tauffelen in two years time to a new apartment that is being built on a lovely high spot in town. They will occupy the top floor and will be able to look out over the Lake of Biel....

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Jun 16, 2018 - Zurich Pride

Today was a day of visual splendour with competing forces from art and pride. Rainbow flags, brightly dressed trannies and political banners filled the many streets of Zurich in the at the annual pride march in the afternoon and I was constantly debating whether to wind up my morning visit to the Kunstmuseum, my first gallery visit to make it there on time. Despite having already visited at least twenty art museums across Europe, and with art fatigue being a risk, I was quite refreshed at the exhibition Fashion Drive: Extreme Fashion in...

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Helen in Europe

Jun 12, 2018 - Brussels to Zurich

Day 25. Brussels-Zurich-in air to Hong Kong 12/6/18. Tuesday. Overcast, cool 11-19 degrees I’m getting really good reading and typing without my glasses! We checked out and left our luggage at the hotel and walked to St. Catherine’s, another big, old church, quite plain interior but beautiful in it’s simplicity. A mass was being said and it was nice to just sit and listen to the rhythm. Lunch for the last time sitting outside and watching the world go - very relaxing and nice to reminisce the last 3+ weeks in Europe. We nearly didn’t get...

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Oct 19, 2017 - Zurich (In Transit)

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD This flight was the first we had ever taken on Swiss Air. Anil and I love to make lists relating to our travels, and now we were able to add Swiss Air to our list of airlines we’ve flown. It was a short hop from Gatwick To Zurich, and we were very comfortable of course, but it was the attention I was given once we landed that left a memorable impression. I had requested a wheelchair because of my twisted ankle and cane, and the man who met us at the airport was so kind and attentive. He whisked us through the...

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Oct 8, 2017 - Berlin to Zurich

It rained all night & I felt like sleeping in until my check out time. However, I did get up and the rain stopped over breakfast. Walked to the Reichstag building without getting wet (about 25 minutes) and went on my free tour of the Bundestag. It was quite interesting but there was a group of Israeli tourists who were being really obnoxious, and I think the guide was fed up with them. She was making comments such as "Well, your country's not very big". The Bundestag was not in session so close after the German elections and they were...

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Beijing to Berlin

Aug 24, 2017 - Fly the friendly skys

From our hotel in Sacramento we catch the 4am shuttle. Our flight leaves at 6:50am. About 5 hours in the air we touch down in Dulles DC. A 3 hour lay over and then 8 more hours to Zurich. A short stop at the TI to buy a city card. Then shuttle to our hotel. It's only 9am so we drop our luggage and take a walk for about an hour and our room is ready. A warm shower helps revive us. We plan to take the train to town soon. If we can stay up till early afternoon, we should minimize the jet lag.

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Switzerland 2017

Aug 1, 2017 - Planning our Swiss Trip 2017

We decided on Switzerland for our next trip to Europe. We are taking a Rick Steve's tour for the first time. We leave out of Sacramento in about 2 weeks. First stop Dulles in DC, then to Zurich. This is my test Journal email. Hope you will all follow along. I will try not to bore you. I loaded some images of our tour info and maps so you have a better idea where we are going.

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Switzerland 2017

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