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87 - Sunny City: Zurich, Switzerland Hotel: Hyatt
Transport: Taxi - Air Bus 321 - EMB 90 - Train - Tram
- Events of the Day
breakfast on the Istanbul hotel terrace followed by taxi ride to the
airport (not the driver for the Amazing Race contest). Security
required just to enter the airport followed by endless check in
counters. Once checked in, another long queue for passport control
followed by another security check.
Air was the first leg to Zurich via Munich. A scenic flight view
of Istanbul showed endless sprawl for millions upon million. On
the new jet, full on demand movie system was available. Again,
Turkish Air handed out the menu for the coach class dinner.
(Choices ran out and only Salmon was the "choice"). As
always, Euro carriers include complimentary wine and beer.
in Munich was tight - again through passport and security for just a
connection. The Munich security discovered a side water bottle
and a canned pickle (gift from the Berlin hotel) - all had
cleared the Berlin, Hungary, and Turkey airports. We'll never
know what enticement the canned pickle had for a culinary experience.
Arrived just in time for the bus ride to the small jet - many of
German airports use remote parking and buses for flights. A short
55 minute flight to Zurich included views from German and Swiss Alps.
and transport at Zurich was easy - just follow the English
instructions on the ticket machine and proceed tot he 13 minute train
trip to the main and central train station. Another connection to
one of the multiple street trams and the hotel was just another 5
minutes away. We included a quick stop to the main ticket
office for purchase Zermatt train tickets. Great service by the
counter person to recommend purchase of the SBB Half Price card first
and then all day train tickets (allows for schedule changes). Turned
around to see the ticket line had grown by dozens.
check in was effortless and the room had it's own unique attributes -
special vent door (looked like a closet door that allows screened
outside air in) and yet another shower/tub set up (includes wall
sliding panels to see the TV and outside windows). Light switches
are never standardized and another learning curve on how to turn on/off
the simplest of lights.
closing of the day included a hotel spa steam/dry sauna visit - time to
rest for an early start tomorrow (alpine hiking day).
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