22.10.2017 - 24.10.2017 9 °C
My last port of call is the city of Zurich. The weather is not the best and it is very cold and windy. It's only about an hour and a half from Konstanz to Zurich so I arrive just after lunch. After dropping my bags of at the hotel I venture out to explore. My first thought was just how quite the city was then the penny dropped. It is Sunday. Shops are closed and only mad dogs, english men and tourists are out in this cold windy weather. It wasn't raining yet and I thought best to make the most of it while the rain is not around. I think I've seen too many old towns now and I wasn't all that impressed. Parts of the city reminded me of Paris. The architecture and the high end shops.
Monday and the rain is coming down and not pleasent weather to be out in. Things are so expensive in Switzerland. No wonder a lot drive to Germany or Austria to shop. I thought about going to the museum but its closed on Monday but I should be able to fit it into tomorrow morning before I head to the airport to fly home.
I've had some amazing experiences on this European Odyssey. The cog railway to the top of the Schafberg mountain in Austria, walking the wall of Dubrovnik, the Plitvice lakes and the towns of Dresden and Meersberg. Oh! Also the bluebery schnapps from Lake Bled.
I have had my fill of Medieval, Gothic and Renaissance architecture and that should keep me happy for a few years at least.
AUF WIEDERSEHEN to all.