We pet- and house-sat in Zurich, Switzerland as our last sit this summer. We took care of a very sweet dog named Lilly. Lilly loved to chase balls in the backyard.We were about 12 miles outside of Zurich, out in the countryside. We would take Lilly for walks through beautiful green farm lands. There were lakes and rivers everywhere in the country. This is Lake Zurich.
There were parks and small houses built on the shores of this large lake.And there were still flowers in October.The public transportation was good and easy but really expensive. To go into Zurich on the train, (12 miles) and return was $22.00 each. This was like 3 times more expensive than in the other places we have visited. The expensiveness of everything was kind of off putting. A coke at a cafe was $6, a hamburger was $13, a box of cereal was $7 and gas was $8 a gallon. We purchased two small pieces of chocolate and it came to $4.50.
Even postcards were $2.50. Needless to say, we ate at home and did not buy much.
But the city of Zurich was beautiful. It is cut in half by the Limmet River, and there are many bridges to cross from one side to the other.There are fountains everywhere and they all run cold, clean water all the time. You can always fill your water bottles for free.
I came across done fountain that someone had filled with fresh roses.It was a lovely city to visit for a week.