It’s 4.30pm on the 9th January 2017, my 22nd birthday is nearly over and I have opened all of my lovely presents. My boyfriend brings me a slice of birthday cake and one last surprise present, little did I know whats inside would be one of the best trips I have ever been on.
Lewis and I went to Zurich for five days and four nights, we managed to see and do so many things due to Lewis’ knowledge and amazing planning skills (you can read all the details on how we saved money, bought our tickets for day trips and navigated our way through the city via public transport over on Lewis’ Zurich post). This trip definitely had a particular significance as Lewis used to live here, by the end of the week I felt like I had experienced a little bit of his childhood and I certainly now share his love for Zurich!
Zurich itself is the cleanest place I have ever been, hands down. The public transport is the most efficient I have ever come across too. We stayed on Militärstrasse in an Airbnb, this was a 5 minute walk from the Zurich Hauptbahnhof. Our Airbnb was also right next to Langstrasse and Lagerstrasse, two streets full of restaurants and bars. This was perfect for our stay as it meant we were close to transport, shops and lively nightlife! We were so lucky with the weather too, as by the end of our stay it was reaching highs of 24 degrees!
The only thing to beware of when travelling to Zurich is that it is very expensive. However; you can do everything you want to do on a budget. As we had our Airbnb we already saved on hotel costs, it also meant we could cook dinner and have breakfast in our apartment. We spent our lunches having picnics outside which were also a cheaper alternative than visiting a restaurant. This doesn’t feel like your missing out though, because the scenery is so beautiful you don’t want to be stuck inside a restaurant! Although it is expensive, it’s worth every last penny.
Day trip to Lake Luzern
Day trip to Uetliberg
Day trip to Rapperswil
Day trip to the Greifensee
A day by Lake Zurich
Food in the city
Coop beach volley tour
I had such an amazing time in Switzerland and I would recommend anyone to visit this beautiful place. As a country it ticks all the boxes; beautiful scenery and so many places to visit, fantastic food and drink and an exciting busy night life.
Thanks so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed! If you have any questions or any feedback for this post I would love to hear it, so please reach out to me.