Tuesday, 31 May 2011

zürich in rain

photo credit: ditav_v on Flickr
I was bicycling in light rain this morning when my mind took me back to Zürich, where I spent a year when I was younger. Zürich is one of those cities where I instantly felt at home. In certain kind of rain – I call it European rain which probably makes no sense at all – my mind always takes me back: I'm walking the narrow cobbled streets with an umbrella, wearing a long dark olive green anorak. In my bag there is usually a travel book and a novel. I find a café where I can enjoy looking out the window. I order hot chocolate (back then I didn't drink latte) and a slice of chocolate cake or pancake and then I simply sit there as long as I want, feeling at ease.

I found a photo of Zürich in rain as soon as I got home. To my wonderful surprise I also found a blog, MyKugelhopf, written by food and travel writer Kerrin Rousset who lives in Zürich. It contains so many beautiful photos of the city, food, etc. I've already added it to my 'UK & Europe' blogroll.

9 comments:

  1. This was such a lovely post. I felt it. :)

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  2. My husband would love for our family to do a stint in Zurich...maybe one day. Sounds lovely.

    There is a great product giveaway and natural website you might be interested on the blog today. xx

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  3. How exciting to spend a year there! The world really is your home isn't it;) Beautiful photo. Now of to checking out that bog.

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  4. Nice post! I visited Zurich many years ago and would like to come back!

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  5. I know exactly what you mean when you write "European Rain"....it reminds me of a night I spent in Barelona, hiding out in a little cafe while the rain pounded against the glass. Thanks for the reminder! :)

    I've always wanted to visit Zurich, but all I've seen so far is the airport ;)

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  6. I lived in Switzerland for a year- About a 45 min train ride from Zurich- lovely place.
    Nice to find your blog- I found you via Heather's blog-

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  7. What a wonderful short story! Beautiful image! I'm checking out the blog right now. ps: I've left some awards on my blog for you ;)

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  8. Zurich is a very nice city! My brother lives in Zurich and he is very happy there.

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