/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/00_Frankfurt.jpg I made my way out of Asia after 14 months on the road. Bangkok -> Kuwait -> Frankfurt, Germany. Had a little time to kill so I went wandering around the city. 51 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/01_Frankfurt.jpg So many subtle little things grabbed my attention. Everyone was in black, the architecture was totally new and all the noises seemed to be muffled. I felt like everyone and everything around me was whispering... 60 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/02_ICE_Train.jpg Even the trains blew me away... the only sound was that of whispers or crinkling newspaper. Nina met me in Basel on the German / Swiss border and we continued to Zürich together. 50 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/03_Zurich Mountains.jpg Across Lake Zürich one could see the Alps. 27 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/04_Steinmaur.jpg Nina lives with 6 other roommates in a town called Steinmaur (just outside Zürich). They had a "Snow White and the 7 dwarfs" theme party my first day there. Had a good time wandering through these fields. 32 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/05_Steinmaur.jpg Old town overlooking Steinmaur just above their house. 40 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/06_JC_Clocktower.jpg St. Peter - Largest clock in Europe. 45 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/07_Luzern.jpg Nina and I took a day trip to Luzern. As usual we just wandered a bit, missed all the tourist attractions and had some tasty falafels. A perfect day. 46 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/08_Luzern_Nina.jpg Nina took me on a tour of the Luzern graffiti underworld. 49 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/09_Luzern_Traffic_Light.jpg Note the shadow... 67 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/10_Mehr Kase furs Geld.jpg "More cheese for your money" -- an effective ad in Switzerland. 44 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/11_Chateau Gutsch.jpg 42 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/12_Lake Luzern.jpg 41 KB  
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/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/14_Zurich_Herzbaracke.jpg Went to see an exciting folk band named Hudaki. Nina had met them while traveling through Ukraine. The show was in a tiny floating boat-restaurant-club with the perfect gypsy-caravan vibe. 40 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/15_Party.jpg Went to a warehouse party with Nina and her roommates. 55 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/16_Party.jpg Singer rockin' out. 53 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/18_Alps.jpg An overnight trip up to the mountains. Once again, we mainly "observed from a distance", but it was spectacular nevertheless! 35 KB  
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/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/20_Fondue.jpg Finally after nearly 2 weeks we got together a fondue party (coincidentally Thanksgiving holiday). It was a spectacular mess of wine, schnapps, cheese and fun! 75 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/21_Nina Joey Tim.jpg Chillin on the couch trying to digest the cheese. 44 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/22_Miach Joey.jpg Miach and I went for a second pot of cheese, Joey joined us -- I laughed harder than I can remember as the cheese was getting caught in the chandelier and the "cheesy" jokes were flowing. 58 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/23_Devil Angel.jpg Yet another party... Nina and Tim as Devil + Angel. 59 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/24_Miach Nina.jpg On our way to the party at Mathias' place. 39 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/25_Miach.jpg Miach, dressed as grandma gettin down. 51 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/26_Acting.jpg We ended up filming a movie on the way to the party... a version of "Little Red Riding Hood". I was the wolf and got to eat grandma. 42 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/27_Nina and Friends.jpg Nina with friends in the background. 74 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/28_Nina Flaming Poi.jpg Nina gave us a quick show as we left the party. 43 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/29_Moon.jpg Romance was in the air... 24 KB  
/pics/2006/2006-11-29_Switzerland/30_Nina-Jonathan.jpg Our last moments together in Basel... 67 KB