Zurich Switzerland - 
    Did I mention I love this city? I discovered it by accident when I flew to India in 2009. It was my first time flying Swiss Air. As I looked at the itinerary, I noticed that there was a 24 hour layover. The Flight from Boston to Zurich Arrives daily at 11 AM but the once daily flight to Mumbai leaves at 945 AM, therefore you automatically get bumped to the next day's flight...which is totally fine with me!
   The Old town area of Zurich is quite charming with a beautiful view of the mighty Swiss Alps (assuming they are not fogged in!). So far I've been lucky that the view was unimpeded every time I've been (this is my third).
   Be warned though if you are considering a trip...this city is EXPENSIVE!! a $50 cab ride to the hotel.. $8 for a grande Starbucks coffee. Hotel rooms at $225 a night are a bargain. Meals will run you about $30 - $40 per...so a lengthy stay can add up. But for one day/night, it's doable. The weather was chilly but tolerable, considering it was -4 with the windchill the day I left New England. 
 The charm of this city, like many European cities is to just walk around, take in the sights, and chill at cafes. There are many dining options and as expected, Roger Federer's photo is everywhere. Then there are the watches, as expected.  Prices are quite high depending on brand..anywhere from $500 - $30,000. The Swiss are all about efficiency and punctuality. Boarding of a Swiss air flight is methodical, and efficient. And The nice thing is that passengers listen to instructions, not like the stupid  idiots at home, who run up and try to board when their zone has not been called yet. Also pedestrians actually obey the traffic signals. They don't cross when they don't have the light, also unlike the stupid idiots at home...I often have fantasies when driving, of skulls crunching under the weight of my front wheels :-)..because of the moron pedestrians we have to deal with on a daily basis. But I digress, I highly recommend Zurich, and all of Switzerland, for that matter, just a beautiful country. Here are some pics....

 
 
   So here I am in Logan airport, waiting to board the flight to Switzerland. Did I mention I love the city of Zurich? I will arrive tomorrow morning and then have an entire day and night in that lovely city. Sure it will be cold, but it's Zurich! 
   After that a hop to Mumbai and a reunion with some family and a chance to meet the (2nd) newest member of the Nimbkar/Joshi clan. Not to mention all the authentic food waiting for us...mmmm. 
   And of course the two bottles of Single Malt packed away for the debauchery in Pune,  upon arrival. My cousin has been around a toddler for a year now and he definitely needs a break and lots of liquor, and I'm happy to oblige! 
   I will post some photos from Zurich tommorrow. can't wait to get there!!! Oh and did I mention that I splurged and paid the extra money for Business Class for this leg of the trip? So while I type this I am enjoying Cappucino, Pinot Grigio and Brie...this doesn't suck!!!