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    Zurich is cool.

    By Andy from Syracuse
    Oct 23, '04 10:56 AM EST

    We're on fall break, and I'm here in Zurich. Zurich is cool. Not even Swissair trying to charge me for a Coke on the plane, losing my bag and then trying to tell me I could only cash in the voucher they gave me when I got bumped one time for 2/3 of its value (I won that argument) can make Zurich not cool for me.

    A small sample of how cool Zurich is: I forgot to bring any Pentel pencils with me to Florence and have been regretting it ever since. Pentels don't seem to exist in Italy, and pencils that are almost, but not quite, as good cost 20 Euro and up, so I've been suffering with lesser German models. I go in a random art supplyish store here, and not only do they have them in 0.5, 0.7 and 0.9, they have the elusive 0.3 and the 0.5 comes in four different colors. So I got one in burgundy, and a very nice lead holder, both for less than they would have cost in the States.

    Okay, I've been an architecture student for too long, I freely admit it. But Zurich is cool for many other reasons, which I'll talk about some other time whe I'm not in an internet cafe in Zurich.

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    • duke19_98

      Zurich was one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited (not that I've traveled that extensively) I was only there for a 4 hour layover but it was a cold crisp morning and the snow was falling lightly. It was truly an amazing experience. The book Einstein’s Dreams kept running through my head as we walked around town. We witnessed two acts of extreme kindness during that short 4 hour period. I hope to go back someday.

      Oct 23, 04 1:04 pm  · 

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