When I booked my trip to Zurich, I had no idea that I was going to be there for the annual Street Parade. I found out the day before that there was going to be this event but I didn't know that it was such a huge thing. Apparently more than a million people gather for the largest techno party in the world.
Ever since my scary experience in Paris, I am a bit reluctant to find myself in large crowds. As I wanted to walk around the Zurich city centre on my first day and as 99 percent of the shops were closed, I couldn't really escape the Parade.
Young and old were dressed up, ready to drink, dance and pass out on the street during the afternoon. Clouds of weedy scents were all over the place. I guess that's why I had such good night's sleep, haha! It was a nice day though, really hot and it was interesting to see a different face of Switzerland. From my previous experiences I've always seen it as a nice, neat and neutral place. An idyllic fairytale world where everyone is happy and well off.
What follows is a mix of photos: shots from the Street Parade, touristy sights and a bit of food and fashion. WARNING: long post ahead. I was a bit quiet on the blogging front and I was overly motivated when it came to taking pics again.
Vegetarian lunch at Tibits. I first discovered this restaurant chain in London thanks to my blogger friend Martyna.
This is where it's at: THE party bridge.
For dinner I went to Kantorei. Their terrace looked really nice. They only had one vegetarian dish on their menu, so I picked that one: ricotta ravioli.
A calorie bomb for sure but it was really good!