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Romantic Rich Herzlich Zurich Trip

Rich Zurich Trip
Rich Zurich Trip

My friend betrayed and cancelled the last minute plan. But it was comfortable traveling alone. Finally I boarded on a fine coach for Zurich, the cosmopolitan yet cultural city. My seat was adjacent to a hunk. OMG! We exchanged names and soon realized the fact that we could only use gestures and smiles. Roger did not know English and i was poor at German. Going through my android smartphone and came to know about a language learning app that made things easy. I downloaded the app and looked in for German language translator. Greeting Roger in his language surprised him.

I showed him the amazing app and he downloaded it too. We could now exchange at least basic stuff. Roger told me that he had come to pay a visit to his uncle’s place and thought of exploring Zurich. Roger was more than excited when he came to know that i was also there for the same purpose. Not to a surprise, we decided to have fun together. Attraction was natural. We decided to visit five places.

Beautiful Zurich Heart
Beautiful Zurich Heart

Rietberg Museum

The Rietberg Museum is a paramount cultural institution in Zurich. Rietberg Museum comprised of Non-European art. I was just about to trip off the train, when Roger yelled, “achten”. According to the app it meant careful. And i replied, “I am fine”. He too scrolled his phone screen and gave a little smile. It was a sweet beginning of a yet sugary journey.

Zoo

With over 3,000 specimens, zoo is a great place in the city for education and fun. We clicked a number of photographs and also shared our Facebook accounts. Snake section was very fascinating. He exclaimed “schön” which means beautiful.

Fraumünster

The old church had exotic glass design work by Marc Chagall, reflecting the rich heritage of the city. We silently prayed and then went for lunch. The menu was in English. Using the help of lingual app, he decided to have pizza. We enjoyed pizza and pasta with cocktail.

Lake Promenade

Zurich has a lake and lush green scenery galore. All of a sudden Roger told, “kann ich deine Hand halten?”, it means can i hold your hand? We took a walk hand in hand by the lake. The feeling was enticing . It seemed as if butterflies were flying in my stomach.

Lindenhof

It was the time of dusk and the romance was oozing. Our last destination was Lindenhof. Lindenhof is the historic home of a Roman castle and fortress. It consists of a hill and section of old Zurich.

Love in Zurich
Love in Zurich

My flight was at 2:00 A.M. We would part after that, not willing to tell goodbye. He dropped me to the airport. Boarding on the plane, i saw the last message on my cell, it was Roger’s. It said, “ich liebe dich”. Our short love story had begun through apps, shortly i replied, “ich liebe dich auch”. Understand the emotions, it does not require any language translator.

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My Trip With Mummy

The pictures were really fascinating and I was fantasising. I was not willing to shutdown my laptop. “We’ll definitely pay a visit if you clear your SAT exams”, that is what my father told. And there i was with the flying colors. I beat the score and emerged out to be a winner of the competition i had been thriving hard since last year. With coaching and apps, i had finally made it. My reward from Dad was the trip to Egypt, grand holidays. I had made the itinerary planner with help of top travel apps. A week later I and my family directly landed in the heart of Egypt. We put up in one of the best hotels. With the help of travel apps, we first started the journey through the Farafra, white desert or Sahara el Beyda.

  • The Sahara desert is the third largest desert in the world. The desert engulfs most of North Africa. It’s white, creamy color fascinates the crew of Expedition. The climate undergoes enormous variations between wet and dry, frequently accompanied by sandstorms and dust devils. The highest peak of sand is the Emi Koussi. Talking about flora and fauna, there is scarcity of water and vegetation to sustain life in most part of the desert. The screwhorn antelope is the Sahara’s largest indigenous mammal. We clicked numerous pics with varieties of camels and have also uploaded the camel ride video on the facebook.

Pyramids

  • Hold your breath, the next destination was “mummies”. I was overexcited. The worth seeing mummies are from the Eighteenth through the Twentieth Dynasties of the New Kingdom. Mummification is the process of bandaging the dead body along with the rituals and removing the internal organs except the heart.  It takes about 70 days to completely mummify a dead body. We also visited Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo to understand history in a better way and make the trip a complete edutainment trip.

  • After the dry, hot days, we made our way for some scuba diving and other water activities. Besides ancient allure, Egypt attracts lot many beach vacationers. It has seven beach zones namely The Gulf of Suez, The Beach at Stella Di Mari, The Mainland Coast Along the Red Sea, The Eastern Sinai along the Gulf of Aqaba and its Southern region in the Red Sea etc.  Windsurfing and skiing is very popular along the mainland Gulf of Suez Zone. We were auto guided by travel and leisure app.

Since we had planned trip for a week, we covered almost all the famous places like Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Dahab, Siwa Oasis, Abu Simbel, River Nile Cruise, Red Sea Reef, Karnak, Giza Necropolis and of course The Mummy. I did not lag behind in shopping either and got some antique golden clothing, small decor mummy, miniature pyramid. Each one of us did loads of shopping according to the taste.

The more I was into the shopping stuff, my brother only craved for food, fatso. He is not a shopaholic. We enjoyed the traditional as well as contemporary food like Baghrir, Berber, Keneffa, Briouat,Charmoula, Ghriyyaba with amazing cocktails. The mesmerising memories are well trapped in my smartphone. Finally the exotic trip was over and we landed on the New York International Airport.