A weekend in Zurich

The gorgeous view from ETH’s terrace

A few weeks ago, I was invited to help Microsoft recruit at ETH, a prestigious STEM university in Zurich. Switzerland is one of my favorite European countries, so of course I agreed to participate.

Tyler and I had visited Zurich a few years ago on our first Eurotrip and actually didn’t really like it compared to the other places we visited (Lauterbrunnen or Lucerne). We found the city to be too much of a “banker” town with ridiculously expensive entertainment and restaurant options.

However, thanks to some local tips from my friend Sara (Danke!) and a little more research, we ended up having a really nice stay in Zurich this time.

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Ringing in the New Year in Iceland

Into the Blue Lagoon

Happy 2017 from Iceland! What a year it has been. We rang in the New Year from Reykjavik, where we stayed right downtown in the middle of all the action. The people of Iceland are firework fanatics- you can buy them legally from fire departments and shoot them off from your backyard, in the middle of the streets, wherever really. I used to think a 30-minute firework show was long, but these guys light them off for hours (for multiple days leading up to NYE and from ~5pm-4am the day of.) We could even watch them from our apartment’s window. Very magical.

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