As I explained at the end of my Lugano post, we hitchhiked out of Airolo and were driven seventy-seven miles north to Zurich. Half way through the drive, our new friend said that we should stay with him and his family so that we had a chance to see Zurich. And that we did. From drinking at Sip’s Pub (and celebrating that they’re the first bar in Switzerland to accept Bitcoin) to getting lost in the hills, dancing at a club that only played 50s-60s swing music, rooting for the local sports teams and enjoying meals with the loving family who took us in, we had a thoroughly good time. We stayed almost a week at their home and have kept in touch throughout the rest of our journey. We were blown away by the hospitality and kindness we were shown by people we had just met.
The pictures don’t even begin to tell the whole story or capture everything that is special about Zurich, but I had to try…
View from the hills.
I mostly chase white rabbits, but there is the occasional wild sheep chase as well.
A couple above the city.
I love the locks that can be found all over Europe.
And of course the statues.
And the people posing as statues.
We had a great time walking all around the city.
Locals color coordinated with the scooters. I also love the fountains everywhere with fresh drinking water.
On our last full day in Zurich we visited this look-out point.
It had a few locks as well.
We wouldn’t have been able to spend so much time in Zurich had it not been for the generosity of strangers who turned into friends.
Once our stay with them was over they drove us to a good spot, and as was the original plan, we set out once more to hitchhike to Geneva…