Another day has come and gone, and I have to say, I’m officially wiped out! Where did we go?
Well, you’ll just have to find out!
Alright guys, it’s time we start today’s journey, and it is going to be a tiring one, I can just feel it! Today, we are off to a little town called Zurich. Yes we are going to visit the playground of the rich, here in Switzerland. I don’t think I’m up for it…after all, compared to their refined fashion sense…I’m looking a little…scruffy…Oh well! Let’s get started!
Welcome to Zurich! I’m not jealous at all! (*cough, cough*) Ok so if you’ve been following my Instagram and Twitter, you would have joined my family and I, as we suffered through the gloomy rain, just to see the city! We walked along the banks of the River Limaat, we saw the Old Town and we visited the Haup Ban Hopf! Of course, when you walk along the Banhoffstrasse, you do get a little jealous of these Swiss…such luxury and it is everywhere!
Anyway, I’ve gone off track. Zurich is not just the playground of the rich, it’s also one of the most beautiful places here in Switzerland, well…one of the most beautiful cities, that is. You can’t beat the surrounding mountains, they take home the belt, but if you’re looking for the European influences here, you need not look farther than these cities. The cobblestone streets, the outdoor cafes, the little alleys that hide secret romances, these all boast the influence Switzerland ‘s sister countries have brought here.
So that’s basically it, for the most part. Exploring Zurich pretty much took up the day. Now that it’s 3:00pm, we are going to go back to the apartment, to get some rest…well, we will be taking a small detour…You see, my mom is rather a fan of visiting religious landmarks at least once on every trip abroad, so it’s no surprise that she wanted to visit one here. On our way back home, we’ll be stopping by at the Black Madonna Shrine (the name escapes me at the moment). So, grab your rosaries and turn off your phones and alarms, it’s time we pay our respects.
Ok, so our visit there wasn’t for very long, we simply said a few prayers, lit a few candles and scrutinised the grand altar displays that dot every alcove of the cathedral. Unfortunately, you can’t take pictures inside the building, so you’ll have to satisfy your curiosity by searching for the pictures on the Internet. However, as you can tell from the title, the reason why this shrine is rather well know is because of the Black Madonna statue that rests inside of the church. Now I didn’t know this at the time, so I can’t say why this statue is so famous, but all I do know is that there are some miraculous properties to this statue. Now if you know what those properties are, please don’t hesitate to comment! Let us know what makes this statue so famous (or at least semi famous in the Catholic world).
Well, that’s it for today. We’re on our way home now, and it is a long ride, not to mention we’ll be doing a bit of grocery shopping in Interlaken for some necessary meal plans, so we’ll see you tomorrow! Join us as we travel to Geneva and take a look inside the world’s largest Hadron Collider, at CERN!
So, get your science goggles on, we’ll most definitely have a lot of fun! As for now, you know what to do.
This is Feather, signing out!