Day two; from Zurich back to Geneva

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This morning we are first going to meet with some friends and in the early afternoon catch a flight back to Geneva. Yesterday we walked through the city in twilight and the dark. This morning was a grey but dry day with crispy cold air. The centre looks different at daytime, of course, but at least as charming. We now had a chance to see Zurich in a bigger context with the surrounding mountains as a beautiful back-drop. It was nice meeting with our friends. They had good news for us over coffee. We went to Sprüngli, a famous chocolatier with a tearoom. We talked and talked and before we knew it, it was time to go. We checked out of the hotel and headed to the airport. Again our flight was with Swiss.

Tearoom of chocolatier Sprüngli
Yet again we were treated to some water and the famous Swiss chocolate. Because it is an national flight, we couldn’t by any alcohol at the airport. We thought we would bring a bottle of champaign for my godfather, but alas, we were not allowed.

 

My godmother and godfather (not in the Italian sense of the word) live in the vicinity of Nyon. Normally that is about a 25 minute drive from Geneva airport. However, it took us a little over two hours to get there. First we had a traffic jam due to heavy rainfall and then because of an accident. My godmother and �"father live in a converted old farmhouse that dates back a couple hundred years. At their place, before we went out for dinner, we had a drink (or bubbles, as my godfather tends to say when he means champaign).

Zürich airport
Luckily he had some stowed away in his basement. I can’t tell you where we had dinner. Not that I don’t want to but I just can’t remember the name of the place anymore. Dinner was awfully good however. At about nine in the evening, we left my mother with them and drove to Geneva airport again. My mother was going to sleep over and we (my sister and I) had to pick up a handyman from the airport. He was coming with us to the chalet for some changes and repairs. His plain landed half an hour late and after waiting for his luggage and a one and a half hour drive, we arrived at the chalet in chesières one o’clock in the morning. You can understand, I didn’t see much of the vicinity as it was pitch dark. We carried al the luggage up to our rooms and went straight to bed.

Sweetski says:
Don't underestimate the Scandinavians, or the Irish, or the Russions, or the Dutch when on vacation :)
Posted on: Nov 28, 2007
lauro says:
i didnt know it was not allowed to carry alcohol in the national flight, but man.. look at the young genarations of swiss, i think theyre the second biggest drunkards in europe after UK.
Posted on: Nov 28, 2007
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Zürich
Zürich
Tearoom of chocolatier Sprüngli
Tearoom of chocolatier Sprüngli
Zürich airport
Zürich airport
Zürich
Zürich
Zürich
Zürich
Tram and bus stop in Zürich
Tram and bus stop in Zürich
Candy shop in Zürich
Candy shop in Zürich
Zürich
Zürich
Zürich, Seilergraben (street with…
Zürich, Seilergraben (street wit…
Zürich airport
Zürich airport
Zürich airport
Zürich airport
Zürich airport
Zürich airport
Being stocked up with chocolates a…
Being stocked up with chocolates …
Toilet bowl at Zürich airport. Th…
Toilet bowl at Zürich airport. T…
Toilet bowl at Zürich airport. Th…
Toilet bowl at Zürich airport. T…
Zürich airport
Zürich airport
From the plane, just outside Züri…
From the plane, just outside Zür…
Somewhere between Zürich and Gene…
Somewhere between Zürich and Gen…
Blue skies over Geneva
Blue skies over Geneva
Yacht harbor in Lake geneva
Yacht harbor in Lake geneva
Full flaps
Full flaps
Is he going to ram us?
Is he going to ram us?
Field surrounding Geneva Airport
Field surrounding Geneva Airport
Field surrounding Geneva Airport
Field surrounding Geneva Airport
The family
The family
The converted farmhouse staircase
The converted farmhouse staircase
(god-)Mother and son
(god-)Mother and son
Geneva
photo by: DADKA