so today i got free hotel breakfast, ripped off for a sandwich at lunch, and ate a weird spanish pizza for dinner. All food is expensive (but liquor isn’t!) , the goal for tomorrow is to spend no money on food (we get two meals free thanks to our professor’s touring connections).
Anyway, today was all about museums. The first was a history museum, which was very pretty, but really boring. I mean really, just lots of artifacts, and an elaborate exhibit on families. Turns out swiss families developed the same way as the rest of the western world.
The other museum was an art museum, and it was awesome. From ancient art (medieval paintings literally pulled from walls) to modern stuff, from Picasso to dadaism, and plenty of weird trippy post-modern stuff. Seriously, I think i get modern art now.
We had a discussion over the comparison about Switzerland comparing the two, and our french professor went onto a long tangent about Marxism (Marx was quoted in the family exhibit). So not the most substantive discussion. Oh well.
I called my family today, my sister doesn’t leave for New York until thursday, which was a surprise, and my dad is going to someone’s retirement party? So yeah not much news on the home front.
We spent a lot of time in the train station today, which is like a mall, since the Swiss are all about efficiency and putting transportation and consumerism together is superefficient. Swiss Chocolate is even better than Swiss cheese (which has found its way into every meal I’ve had so far), My friend got a 125 frank watch, and vodka is about the same price as it is in the US. After that, lots of card playing, I suspect that my french professor has been buying illicit drugs, and staying up way too late for how early I have to get up tomorrow. Peace out guys, Pendel, it’s up to you to curb mekhami’s conservative side while I’m gone.