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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Day 2 - Scenic Drive From Paris To Zurich

After the whirlwind tour of Paris on Day 1, we were glad for a much-needed slowdown as we travelled by coach from Paris to Zurich. The 6-hour-plus journey gave us time to regroup after the frenetic pace of Day 1.

We stopped for lunch at Dijon, a small, charming French city in the heart of Burgundy.

The name rang a bell! Dijon mustard!!  Yep, it's true. You can find mouthwatering mustards made in Dijon!

Lunch at La Grande Taverne





I passed up on the Foie Gras. I couldn't get the image of workers ramming pipes of grain and fat down the throats of listless ducks in crammed cages out of my mind. I am so very glad that this product of animal cruelty is now already banned in 16 countries. I pray that someday, France will remove this inhumane delicacy from their menus.





We arrived at our hotel in Zurich in the evening, just in time to do some shopping at the Lidl Schweiz Supermarket beside our hotel.

Dinner wasn't provided this evening but we found a nice kebab kiosk about a 15-minute walk away from the hotel called the Äss Bahn Snack.


A kebab costs 9 CHF. One Swiss Franc is about 4.11 Malaysian Ringgit which means that everything here costs 4 times as much!!

I read somewhere that Switzerland has the highest average McDonald's Big Mac price in the world, with an average transaction of $6.54 USD equivalent.  Switzerland happens to have one of the highest overall costs of living in the world.

Dang! Hubby will have to work 4 times as hard to save up for our next trip to Europe!

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24 comments:

betty said...

The food you featured here looked delicious! I remember when we went to the Grand Canyon years ago and ate at a McDonald's. The food was triple what we would have paid in the city where we lived but they explained the water had to be brought to the area and thus that made costs more.

betty

Mary (cactus catz) said...

wow 4x as high? Hopefully it was also at least 2x more delicious too. Enjoyed seeing the photos from this leg of the journey.

mail4rosey said...

It's worth it to go, even if prices are high. We were hoping to head to Europe this year again too, but have planned a different trip instead (which is fine, but I do miss going abroad). Fun to see your pics. I'm glad you had a nice time.

Lin said...

Prices are always high when you travel and I think you have to expect that. I cannot imagine dropping that much for McDonald's....blech!

I am currently trying to go vegan because my sensitivity to animal cruelty is just getting the best of me. It's horrible.

Hena Tayeb said...

Ooh that food looks good..
Ugh about the Foie Gras..
Looks like you three are having a great time.

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Mother of 3 said...

The food does look wonderful! When I was growing up my father had a foreign exchange student from Switzerland and while the prices and cost of living there are quite high they get some pretty amazing perks! (like working 6 months off and 6 months on so parents can split childcare/ rearing!).

stevebethere said...

I enjoyed your photos LQQKS like you enjoyed your trip I liked the food too heheh! except the Foie Gras I have never had it and don't intend to :-)

Have a happytastic week :-)

Isabel said...

Looks like a lovely trip but yeah, Switzerland is absolutely crazy expensive, which is a shame really as I know lots of friends who have avoided it for this reason #globalblogging

csuhpat1 said...

Looks like a beautiful and wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing. #Globalblogging

Sandee said...

Nice trip, but I got stuck on the awesome food. Yummy.

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Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

The food looks delicious, but I agree with you about the foie gras and would never eat it.
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XmasDolly said...

NUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM I was drooling over your supper you bought. It looked like a gyro to me, but it sure sounded good. Yummmmm You're one lucky girl to go to Europe, but we're lucky you're sharing such happiness. Thank you

Cathy Kennedy said...

Veronica,

Vacations are fun. Every time we take one I'm like, "I need a vacation from my vacation" because of how we're on the go non-stop the whole time. Gee, whiz I know traveling abroad is expensive but the cost in Switzerland is crazy outrageous. Can I bring food from home? :) Thanks for sharing your day with me through photos. Have fun! ;)

NCSue said...

What a wonderful trip you had! I've enjoyed your photos.
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Claire's World said...

Looks like a great trip. All the food looks tasty, especially the las one, yum!! Thanks for linking up to The Wordless Wednesday Link Up.

Kinga K. said...

Pretty post❤

Coombe Mill - Fiona said...

What a fun sounding road trip, I know prices in Switzerland are very high. #KCACOLS

Bread said...

Good for you not eating the foie gras. That stuff is just evil. Looks like you're having a great time though. #kcacols

loopyloulaura said...

As a vegan I am totally with you in hoping that animal cruelty is wiped out soon for foie gras and other animal products. I had no idea how expensive food prices could be (4 times the cost in your home country!!!) Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

Hena Tayeb said...

Oh wow all those pictures look great.. you had a brilliant time!

Ella @ Typical Mummy said...

Looks like you had a great trip! I didn’t know that about foie gras...how awful! #kcacols

Thisiswhereitisat said...

What a brilliant review of France and the food looks delicious X #kcacols

Jo (A Rose Tinted World) said...

This food all looks wonderful. Have done the drive through France from Calais to Northern Italy. The roads in France are so fast, and Switzerland is so clean! #KCACOLS

one frazzled mum said...

It all looks so lovely! I had no idea it was so expensive, I will definitely need to save up if I ever visit! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time