When there is even the slightest glimpse of sun, Swiss people try to enjoy it fully: they organise excursions, barbecues, parties and go to the Biergarten instead of pub. And after a week of not so good weather we decided to follow their expert behavior and spend the Sunday afternoon at the Zurich See (which is not of course the Sea, but Lake).

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The weird thing was that while we were still wearing winter clothes many people had sandals and shorts, even if it was not that hot. Many were sunbathing and others were grilling food on the sides of the Lake or playing football.

The swans were resting on shores and the lawns, under the trees.

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We just had a relaxed walk, bought an ice cream and when arrived to the Chinese Garden we payed it a visit. This way we finally managed to solve a question that had tormented us for a while: why Zurich has a Chinese Garden? Instead of checking on Wiki, we went directly to the source and discovered one of the nicest places in town to spend a some relaxing time.Surrounded by a small artificial lake with Koi carps, chinese plants and  nice small wooden painted architectures one can enjoy some quietness as the walls stop part of the noise.

And then we took a small ferry that brought us back near the station (and whose ticket is included in the Day pass.

 

 

 

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