On my second day in Zurich I took breakfast a little more serious and after some online research, I decided to check out Kafischnaps. The café was quite a walk from the hotel, but the weather was nice, so I didn’t mind.
Oh Vandal! While I’m feeling a bit too old for you I’m always enjoying your company. Some of your fusions are a bit of a hit or a miss, but within the category of restaurants that deep inside actually want to be nightclubs, you’re still among the best. You really know how to party, and your ambience will send anyone flying into Friday night. And you’re fun too! I think I like you.
After a cozy brunch on the 4th of July, Ehsan suggested that we all went down to Hudson River to try SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boarding). He’s a member of Manhattan Kayak + SUP, so he could bring a guest (his girlfriend Elena) along, and his friend Esther could also bring a friend (me). SUP is something I’ve wanted to try for a long time, so I was immediately up for it, I just had to go back and get my gym clothes.
Back in 286, Zurich’s two saints Felix and Regula were decapitated in 286. However, according to legend, they didn’t die immediately, but managed to pick up their heads and walk up a hill to pray before they died. Many years later, Charlemagne was passing through the city, when his horse stumbled upon the tombs of the martyrs. He took it as a sign from above, and decided to build Grossmünster on the grounds.
I’ve signed up for a gym membership at Equinox, so this morning at 7am, I was meeting with a PT to assess my overall condition. It wasn’t as bad as I suspected, but still with a lot of room for improvement. We set up some goals and on Saturday, we’ll dig into the more practical stuff such as what kind of exercise I should do to get fit, most preferably with as little effort as possible.
I’ve never considered myself much of an art person, but I’ve always found myself magically drawn towards certain museums around the world with MoMA in New York and Reina Sofia in Madrid as my all-time favorites. Apparently, modern art is my thing, and even though I’ve only recently reached a point, where I’m able to distinguish the works of the biggest artists on a good day, I enjoy the learning process.
Half a year ago (yes, I know, I’m way behind with this post), I met with Nicola down at City Walk 2, which is one of the new areas in Dubai. The first phase was finished a couple of years ago and the second phase, City Walk 2, opened in 2016. The area mostly consists of residential buildings, shops and restaurants, and if you think it looks similar to The Beach JBR, it’s not a coincidence as it’s the same company, Meraas, which is behind both projects.
In Zurich, I stayed at Zurich Marriott Hotel. I usually prefer boutique hotels over chains, but I found a really good rate online. Besides, Marriott is one of the chains that I’ve only had good experiences with in the past, so I was comfortable with my choice.