Goodbye in Zurich
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December 28th, 2008 – by: Sunrise5
When it was for me to leave an hour later my two new friends offered me to come with me to Zurich (already at this time both were dying of hunger and Danny reminded us of that every minute). I embraced this offer, of course and so we packed our stuff in a hurry to catch the next train to Zurich. Arriving at the station, Danny and my host were heading to the snack bars instantly, whereas I tried to get a ticket first. Lucky as I am, I first had to wait until one of the ticket machines was free (5 minutes left to the departure).
In Zurich I was amazed by the enormous councourse with the sculptures hanging down from the ceiling (I liked the big fat something with the wings most). Outside we were welcomed by a terrible frostiness - a horror for someone like me who is freezing all the time anyway. First of all, I wanted to get rid of my luggage so we walked to my hotel first. Although it wasn't far away, it got pretty heavy pretty quickly, so when my host offered me to carry it again, I didn't say "no" any more.
Having done this, we went to tackle the most important issue at that moment: Getting something to eat!!!!!! Like the day before in Basel, almost everything was closed (apart from the Kebabs, Starbucks and Mc Donald's). Hungry as we were we kept on roaming the Zurich streets till we found LILY's, which had been recommended to Danny from a friend. I was very good, indeed. I still miss the Dim Sum - they were the best I've ever had.
Time passed very quickly and finally both guys had to go back to Basel. There was a short, bit confusing goodbye at the station and away they were. This moment I felt lonely like I hardly ever did. However, the day wasn't over yet. So first I returned to the hotel to warm up a bit before strolling through the streets of Zurich. At last I landed in the Bar Wüste, a little bar with a very special ambience. I felt comfortable in the instant - although I was alone there - and ordered a wine. I just needed some alcohol at that moment. The next hour (or two) I spent reading the newspaper, browsing the pictures I've made and thinking of the past and the oncoming days. Suddenly, the barkeeper placed a glass of Jägermeister in front of me. When he saw the question mark in my eyes he pointed to a guy in the corner who came over a moment later.
Now I can tell you that even after the content of a whole bar this will never ever pass my lips again.
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