september saturday in lucerne

Two months ago, when the weather was still warm, Martin and I visited Lucerne. I had never been before, and Martin thought it would be a fun Saturday afternoon getaway. It was so much fun to spend a couple of hours lazily wandering the streets and taking in all the sights. We walked through the old town (and a cool craft market), found a great lounge chair (we will be going back for it next spring), and squeezed in with all the shoppers at the flagship Bucherer store to check out the watch displays.
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Lucerne was packed with tourists, primarily Chinese vacationers (by the busload). While it was a nice detour from a Zurich afternoon, it did make me feel really thankful that Zurich streets never seem (never are?) as packed full of tourists all the time. If I lived there I’m not sure I could ever feel at home. Maybe it is just because there are more expats in Zurich, but I like that shopkeepers don’t always treat me like I’m just another tourist.

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