Zürich West

In the industrial quarter of Zürich, the arches of the railway viaduct house various independent boutiques, cafés, and trendy furniture shops. Markthalle (the indoor market) has lovely artisanal food stalls, and a restaurant which opens 7 days a week (seriously? In Switzerland???). Not quite Brooklyn, but this part of Zürich has hipster written all over it.

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New York – Thoughts and Observations

1. I have never seen so many well-insulated canines in my life.

Almost all the dogs in New York wear sweaters in the cold weather. It’s good to know they are well cared for, but I wonder how dogs managed back in the day, before Legally Blonde and Paris Hilton sparked the dog sweater craze. Back then, did dogs freeze to death? What about other animals? Do they not feel the cold, too? Muci goes out every day in winter, and he simply refuses to go out wearing even a scarf, despite my pleas. He says it’s a choking hazard when he’s climbing trees, and the magpies just laugh at him and call him a dork.

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