Saturday, September 22, 2012


First time i saw Zurich, it was in 79, I was very young..just 23 and with a small child. That time i just saw it as one of places among my hubby's itinerary. But by the time I made next trip...the child had grown to be a young man and I had read all those Ludlum novels where all the action happens on Limmat quay or banhofstrasse.

Zurich is one of the most beautiful, vibrant and fashionable city I have seen. Most of the people vote for Manhattan, but I like Zurich more,    I love walking down cobbled roads in the old town full of designer shops and in between one could fine one with beautiful affordable things too.This is the only place where I saw men in suit going on a cycle..women with Prada and Louis Vuitton travelling in metro..And most of the people dress fashionably most of the time,not in casuals. Cafeteria are full of people leisurely enjoying their coffee.

Iscon temple
Jelmoli is one of the main luxury store in the most popular street..banhofstrasse.and in their food section, when i went to buy Falafal, I was surprised to see the attendant speaking fluent Hindi..He told me that he had a Sardarji with him who taught him, but to learn such typical Hindi words, it was amazing.Then there is this Hltl restaurant where one can get all Indian food, there we had buffet in 56 chf, and one got an awesome variety of Indian food, including kachori, samosa and then Mediterranean and Chinese too, otherwise one could fill plate with all one wanted and they would weigh and charge.I like the Mexican food at Papa Joes, its very yummy..everything ..and then Movenpick 4.5 chf its a treat..I loved the flavour..caramelato.

Papa joes

Zurich airport
On Janmashtami we went to Iscon temple and there was a big crowd of Indians, and Iscon devotees were dressed in Indian way and they prapared all the Indian dishes and then some of theirs with Indian touch like Pizza, tart and all with vegetarian ingredients...


sm said...

nice photos

Harman said...

nice..thanks for sharing..
yet to see Zurich ..hope its soon
in my wishlist.

Rhapsody B. said...

very lovely
thanks for the tour.

Peace, have a blessed weekend.

SG said...

Thanks for the nice narration on Zurich. It really is a beautiful city.

Rahul Aggarwal said...

beautiful .. you could have added some more pics comparing zurich of 79 with today's zurich ..

KParthasarathi said...

Nice post but would like some pictures of interesting places in Zurich

Rahul Bhatia said...

Quite agree with you, Renu that Zurich is a lovely city which has so much to offer,not to miss the boat cruise on the lovely lake:)

Haddock said...

I am sure there must be no change when you compare it with what it was in 1979.
Wonder how a Pizza will look with an Indian touch :-)

Zephyr said...

It sure sounds like a great place to be on a holiday, though I am sure those who live and work there find it equally good. Indian food has reached all corners of the world today. I had not heard of the ISCOn temple in Switzerland though.

Renu said...

Harman: and you wouldnt be dissappointed.


SG: I just love this city.

Rahul aggarwal: I shall try to do it, thought city hasnt changed a bit only we have changed:) know .its a little cumbersome for me to upload pictures:).will find some and do it.

Rahul Bhatia:..Zurich lake is the high point of the city:)

Haddock: you are so right, it hasnt changed at all...and about pizza.its tasty:)

Zephyr:earlier my son used to love living there, but after staying in London, he feels that living in a place where language is known is more comfortable.

Anu ~*~ said...

Lovely pics mam !!

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