Derek and I have been couch-ridden the past three days with awful colds, but this morning we were both thankful for clearer heads and a little more energy to make our way to Zurich. Less than a three hour train ride, we're finally getting around to visiting this lovely Swiss city. We arrived just after noon and spent a few hours wandering the city streets in the warm sunshine.
Derek with falafel in front of the Opera.
Careful not to tire ourselves too much, we sat near the lake to watch the passersby, stopped for an early dinner, and then wandered some more, admiring the holiday trees and lights glowing in the old town. We headed to our hotel and tried to catch a short nap before taking the tram-bus-walk to the starting line of tonight's big adventure, the Neujahrsmarathon, a midnight start for the world's first official marathon of 2014.
Nude Year side note: Not to be outdone by last year's naked hiker, today we watched a man jump into the lake, in the middle of a city.
Wishing you a fresh start for 2014, however you choose to achieve it.