0566 My First Swiss City (Stz 016—new)
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From Massagno I head down towards the north edge of Lugano to make my way from there towards downtown and the lakeside. After 15 villages, it’s time to experience a Swiss city.
It’s a pleasant walk-- nothing all that special. None of the grandiose architecture of, say, nearby
There are a couple nice fountains, and of course a classy shopping area where you can buy a 30,000 Euro Swiss watch… and a nice little statue of William Tell… But the real attraction of Lugano is the beautiful lakeside, with mountains bulging out all around it.
A friendly Swiss French couple see me taking my clip and offer to hold my camera for me… They suggest that I should explore the French side of
I continue on along the lake, past manicured gardens and lawns… In one park I stumble across a little Swiss counter-culture where young folks gather to smoke pot-- but even there you don’t see any trash strewn around…
Finally I reach one last garden before the steep mountain slope and there I’m fully inspired to play my songs…
As I head on back towards downtown to wander around the crisp and clean alleys of Lugano, I have this little fantasy… What if I were to move here to paradise, get a job here… and enjoy this perfect country all the time?
But I know it wouldn’t work for me.
I need to get back to
And with this thought in mind, I head back up to my hostel in Savosa and go to sleep.