Jozi Soul in Zurich – Why I love Jozi all over again

2011-09-02 10:45

So my view of Zurich is seen through wide tourist eyes that are probably blind to the not so glossy parts of the city but I’ll still say, boy am I envious of this place.

So let’s do this in quick point form.

I wouldn’t like to spend too much time indulging this deadly sin lest I never make it through those pearly gates.

1. Fast and reliable public transport – the trams, trains and buses are always on time, come frequently and are always well maintained.

2. Graffiti everywhere – it really gives the city a youthful spunk and with the backdrop of the classic architecture you can’t help but fall in love with this place.

3. A true city of leisure – people in parts of this city seem to be on a constant holiday. Lakeside cafes are packed all day, beers are bought as early as 9am and weddings take place on weekdays.

But...I could never live here.

Everything is in German, the people aren’t all that friendly, traffic comes at you from all directions and a beer costs R43, a pizza and coke will set you back R120 and a hot dog easily goes for R90.

So I’ll happily be heading back home soon with a newfound appreciation for two-for-the-price-of-one deals and Chicken Licken’s R13 hot wing snack.

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