Today, I left Zurich and took a train to Bern.
It was only an hour travel to get here, much shorter than I expected.
Saying goodbye to Samuel and Nici was pretty casual, it was almost like meeting them tomorrow.
Guess it was because we were certain that we'll see each other again sometime.
When I think about that I met Samuel 6 years ago in France, then in Japan, and this time in Zurich,
it just makes me realise how exceptional our friendship is.
Bern isn't quite the place I imagined, it's a little too busy, cluttered and polluted....
Must say I was slightly disappointed, maybe I had too great time in Zurich
Arrived at the station at around noon, went to the National Museum for killing the time till the check-in desk at the hostel opened.
The museum was absolutely brilliant, they have a quite good range of collection from 14th C. Italian religious paintings to Cubism, Impressionist and contemporary sculpture works.
I found (or discovered) a Swiss painter called Ferdinand Hodler, I really loved the way he portrayed people.
Beautiful, fine colours and the expression of faces and the body languages,
the theme of the paintings are just intriguing and makes you wonder.
I'm staying in the hostel room with 5 others,
a couple on their business trip, another young couple who are actually architects working in London
and travelling around Europe to see the buildings (What a coincident!), they are all originally from Canada, and an American guy on back packing.
Everyone seems quite laid back and friendly.
After having a quick supper, I went out to the bar next door to chill out and try a Swiss beer.
Sat outside table for about an hour in a cool air listening to the music, it was very very relaxing evening.
I'm surprised how easy I feel about hanging around the city by myself,
could be because of the extreme niceness of Swiss people or the previous days I spent with Samuel and NIci.
Anyhow, it is a new found confidence in me and I LOVE it.
Today, I almost have decided to stay in the UK after my study until I find `The job' for at least for next 5 years.
It would be a great experience whatever I do anyway.
Again, I'm really glad that I made this trip.