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  • Day21

    Zonked in Zurich

    September 16, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Well my readers, we have finally reached the last stage - a one-night stand in Zurich before we head back across the pond. We have worn ourselves out and are finding it hard to put one foot in front of the other. The highlight so far was when our hotel room attendant gave us about 20 Swiss chocolate squares which we immediately scarfed down: still no energy!

    We did manage to get out to explore the old town, another amazing jumble of medieval streets replete with tiny shops (mostly selling watches and jewellery) and restaurants.

    Interesting fact. There are 1,224 fountains scattered throughout the city of Zurich. Stadt Zurich employs a whole team of people whose job it is to inspect and check up on the quality of the water in the drinking fountains – and to make sure it is fit to drink at all times. Number one on the list is the Amazonenbrunnen which was the first supplied by spring water and which dates back to 1430. No need to buy bottled water here or anywhere in Switzerland. So, Charlyne, there was no problem with Owen drinking the water out of the fountain in Bern (but, thank you for your concern😀😀).
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    Charlyne Murphy

    20 squares of Swiss Chocolate? I’d be swinging from a tree like a Monkey, sugar high for sure. What fun you both had and I certainly enjoyed the Travel Journal and photographs. Safe journey home. You will be returning to beautiful autumn weather and amazingly enough not a lot of colour yet.

    9/16/19Reply