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20 Questions with D

1. What is your favorite color?  Red 2. What is your favorite toy/game? Chess 3. What is your favorite fruit? Orange 4. What is your favorite food?  Burgers 5. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?  Cookie Dough 6. What is your favorite tv show?  Stranger Things 7. Favorite Movie? Ouija - Origin of Evil 8. What is your favorite animal?  Gorilla  9. What is your favorite song?  Stay by Kid Laroi 10. What is your favorite book?  The Percy Jackson series, The Lost Hero series + Trials of Apollo series 11. What is your favorite city/country? Budapest 12. What is your favorite thing to do outside?  Tennis 13. What do you want to be when you grow up?  I don't know 14. What is your favorite thing to do with mummy? Play board games 15. What is your favorite thing to do with baba?  Playing Ping Pong 16. What is your favorite thing to do with Hasan?  playing beyblades 17. What makes you feel sad?  when I am blamed for something I didn't do 18. What makes you feel happy?  Reading and Sc

36 Hours in Zermatt

The next morning we left Zurich and took at three and a half hour train to Zermatt. Zermatt is a small town nestled in the foothills of Matterhorn. The Matterhorn is a mountain of the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy. It is a large, near-symmetric pyramidal peak. This is not a route I would suggest. Going to Zurich mid trip was not ideal but was a must due to M's conference. Ideally we would have continued on to Zermatt from Interlaken. We arrived in Zermatt in the late morning.. the last leg was a little tough as the train was so full we couldn't sit. Disembarking we found ourselves in the hustle and bustle of it's main street or bahnhofstrasse. It had a beautiful brown chalet aesthetic but was more lively than the sleep village vibe of Wengen. The town was car free and hella charming, the majestic Matterhorn looming in the distance. Step one was to locate our hote, Hotel Jagerhof and check in. The room was not ready so we left o

Spending a Day in Zurich

We had breakfast at the hotel before leaving Wengen. It was a two and half hour journey to Zurich. We arrived in Zurich famished and instead of waiting to get to the hotel and then searching for food we stopped to grab a meal at the train station. We shared rice and noodle bowl from Rice Up Then we checked into our hotel which was conveniently located across the street from the train station and next to Bahnhofstrasse (the 5th ave or Champ Eleysees of Zurich). Once we were refreshed we headed out to explore a bit. We meandered until we reach Lake Zurich.  But first we stumbled upon this cute bakery called Garde Manger. We sat along the River Limmat and sipped our coffees and enjoyed our fresh and delicious treats.  We wandered some more until we reach the tip of Lake Zurich. From there we hopped onto a bus that took us to the Lindt Chocolate Factory. I shared the post last week.. you can check it out here if you missed it.  After the tour we were pretty tired so we came back to Zurich