First time i saw Zurich, it was in 79, I was very young..just 23 and with a small child. That time i just saw it as one of places among my hubby's itinerary. But by the time I made next trip...the child had grown to be a young man and I had read all those Ludlum novels where all the action happens on Limmat quay or banhofstrasse.
Zurich is one of the most beautiful, vibrant and fashionable city I have seen. Most of the people vote for Manhattan, but I like Zurich more, I love walking down cobbled roads in the old town full of designer shops and in between one could fine one with beautiful affordable things too.This is the only place where I saw men in suit going on a cycle..women with Prada and Louis Vuitton travelling in metro..And most of the people dress fashionably most of the time,not in casuals. Cafeteria are full of people leisurely enjoying their coffee.
Jelmoli is one of the main luxury store in the most popular street..banhofstrasse.and in their food section, when i went to buy Falafal, I was surprised to see the attendant speaking fluent Hindi..He told me that he had a Sardarji with him who taught him, but to learn such typical Hindi words, it was amazing.Then there is this Hltl restaurant where one can get all Indian food, there we had buffet in 56 chf, and one got an awesome variety of Indian food, including kachori, samosa and then Mediterranean and Chinese too, otherwise one could fill plate with all one wanted and they would weigh and charge.I like the Mexican food at Papa Joes, its very yummy..everything ..and then Movenpick icecream..in 4.5 chf its a treat..I loved the flavour..caramelato.
On Janmashtami we went to Iscon temple and there was a big crowd of Indians, and Iscon devotees were dressed in Indian way and they prapared all the Indian dishes and then some of theirs with Indian touch like Pizza, tart and all with vegetarian ingredients...