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Focus Terra, Zurich

 

Allow me to post one of our travel backlogs last January 2020 while in Zurich, Switzerland.  Since my son and I love to go to a museum and we already been to the Swiss National Museum or also known as Landes Museum click the LINK (to read my older post about it)… I decided to see a smaller museum and it’s FREE to enter where some people don’t know that it exists, and yes harder to find if you are not familiar with the location. We got lost looking for a particular street on the map. So I make it easy by showing some photos below on what landmark to look from.

Here below is the Terra Focus, a museum about volcanoes, fossils, rocks, minerals, etc. Going there by public transport you have to take either Tram #9 or Tram #11, near the main train station Hauptbahnhof and tram stop @UniversitatSpital (University Hospital).  FYI.

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The brochures above are located inside the museum as it doubles as a University. See this LINK for more information if you happen to be interested in these subjects and wanted to study in Zurich.  ETH Zurich is one of the most prestigious universities in the world.  The location of Focus Terra is within the university belt and there’s a beautiful park nearby.  I will post some photos of the beautiful surrounding on my next blog. Please wait for it.  Tschuss!

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The Fast & The Curious

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“Today’s menu has two choices, TAKE IT or LEAVE IT”  

We almost made it to the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for its quarter-final race but unfortunately, for some reason the “precious” tickets were taken back a day before we attend (mistake from the sender) so we feel like as if somebody snatch our lollies away!  Well, it is more valuable if to be resale for those avid fans of this sport or some VIP that is desperate to get this.

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Give me back my lolly!

Unless you are lucky enough to have booked in advance for this event at the Yas Viceroy Hotel  (below photo) overlooking the Yas Marina Circuit which is perfect for people who is ok to watch at a distance (but still good enough) at your own leisure.

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Since the ticket was so expensive so we choose to opt out and hoping for next time.  There are other similar options for seeing the FAST cars thru Ferrari World.  Yes, you can have an exhilarating action thru a roller coaster (the fastest in the World) yourself compare to seeing the Ferrari’s race thru the circuit.  Plus the car display to view and other accessories you can buy.

And some malls have their own displays of fast cars too! Except the other one below which is made of LEGO haha!

Or to view a real life size of Transformer? FYI Optimus Prime as above.

“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do”  by Walt Disney

There is no short of events here in Abu Dhabi as long as you are curious enough to know where and when it is happening.  It is fun and learning at the same time and it is also easy on the pocket.

Previous events: International Hunting Exhibitions at ADNEC and down below was the Science Festival at Mushrif Central Park & the AD Educational Council much earlier events about ROBOTICS on how to build your own robot.  Much to my surprise, my son’s team won the Bronze!

My son’s fave TV program is TOP GEAR and he can name the expensive car there is around especially the fast one, have ridden a camel and a big horse without fear,  he is also a keen explorer and curious enough to attend a Science Fair.  I can say he is “The Fast & The Curious” boy available around town and I am a happy mommy!  🙂

Thanks for reading!

** FYI, please check out the link in blue for more info IF you are curious.

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SHEIK ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE,  Abu Dhabi UAE

Please check this site for more information.  My photos don’t do justice to the real beauty of this magnificent architecture. I do suggest for you to see it yourself as millions of people did.  Enjoy!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheikh_Zayed_Mosque

“Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare.  In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.”  by Arthur Erickson

 

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The reason

This is the reason…

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Sweet family, vinneve

Why we left our home, a good job and friends behind… to be a family once again.

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To pursue some dreams and make this a reality.

Sometimes you have to travel far to make it a possibility.

Looking at new places, different cultures and background.

So why not uplift our hearts and look up, not down!

Enjoy my new life and treat it as an adventure… where millions of people go before me on the venture!
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Quote by Sydney J Harris –

” Happiness is a direction, not a place…”