|A Zurich weekend
||[Jul. 23rd, 2006|06:22 pm]
Continuing my posting spree...
Over the weekend, I decided to explore Zurich a bit more. I spent early Saturday afternoon wandering through downtown, past expensive stores, not-quite as expensive stores, and several large churches. I ended up not buying anything, and having a late lunch at some cafe called Odeon. A club sandwich and iced tea cost me 30 SF, about par for the course here.
After lunch, I wandered down to the lake on the south end of the city, the Zurich Sea. A co-woker had advised me that the lake was where the locals chilled on hot days, and my visit proved her right. I found lots of people sunbathing, swimming, playing soccer, throwing frisbees, etc. I swam around in the lake for a bit, which felt *really nice*. The water was calm and clean, the view was awesome, and there were swans and ducks swimming around, always just out of reach.
I went on a salsa cruise later that evening, which I had also learned about through a co-woker. I was a bit apprehensive, but it was a lot of fun. I'm certain I was the only asian guy on the boat of about 80 people, but I think I made a good impression, being one of the men who could actually lead and dance. ;)
Edit: while browsing the Google Earth community placemarks, I discovered the following about Cafe Odeon: "This is the place where Lenin drank his coffee, while he was preparing the russian revolution. Nice place, trendy people."
Edit: ooh, click the "current location" link!