Zurich Archives

August 16, 2008

Arrival In Switzerland

My flight to Zurich was a bit delayed by a security alert at London Heathrow, though it was otherwise uneventful. As I'm just in Switzerland for one night, I checked into the hotel connected to the airport: an SAS Radisson that opened just two weeks ago on August 1. It reminds me of the similar Radisson hotel I stayed in while in transit at London's Stansted Airport a few summers back.

Roger Gets A Gold Medal After All


Congrats to Roger Federer for winning the Olympic doubles crown with Stanislas Wawrinka. Though it's not the event he preferred to medal in, I'm sure, this has to be a pretty sweet consolation. And it might be just the thing to stoke Federer's confidence heading into the U.S. Open.

iTunes Movie Rental


I used the iTunes Store today in a way I never had before: I downloaded a movie to watch on a rental basis. Having spent a week in Oxford now and having read Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" books last summer, I thought it would be neat to check out the film, which I missed when it was released in the theaters late in 2007. The first part of the story is set in Oxford, though as the above picture of London suggests, it's a fantastic alternate world. I now have 30 days to begin watching the movie, and once I do I must finish it within 24 hours. I'll probably watch it in the next two days.

August 19, 2008

Back In Zurich

I have a short layover in Switzerland on my way back to London. On the trip to the airport back in Venice, I was treated to much better views of the city from the vaporetto route, as it was a spectacularly clear day, unlike the rain and overcast weather that greeted me as I arrived in Venice on Sunday morning.

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