Zurich, Switzerland
Romy, 29
Student / Teacher
see her Zurich city guide

a bit about Romy

Were you born and raised in Zurich?

Yeah, I was born and raised in Zurich.

What’s your current hood in Zurich and what’s the best/worst thing about it?

Wipkingen, it’s close to the river which is really nice in the summer and it’s also close to the forest.

What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?

I listen to a lot of different genres. Currently I’m really into smooth beats (Madlib, Onra, Chancha via Circuito….). However, I also listen to soul, funk, jazz, alternative, hiphop, electronic. I don’t hate any particular genre but I’m not too familiar with metal or hardcore bands.

You’re broken hearted – what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Marvin Gaye: What’s going on?, Nas: Illmatic, Pixies: Doolittle, Yo La Tengo: I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One, Phil Collins: Face Value, Ride: Nowhere.

Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?

The Sopranos (James Gandolfini is everything), Master of None

Who’s your hero and where in Zurich would you take them out for a serious hang?

I’d take Sade Adu out for Japanese food at Mitsu.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

I don’t go to the museum or exhibitions that often, although there is a lot going on in the art scene (considering how small Zurich is).

What’s your choice of transportation in Zurich and why?

Bike in the summer, tram and buses (public transportation) in the winter.

What are the Zurich spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Limmat, Lake of Zurich, Uetliberg, Lindenhof.

What are the Zurich spots tourists should run from screaming?

Since Zurich is quite a small city, everything is accessible by bike or public transportation (you can get everywhere in no time). So there is really no horrible place that you couldn’t get away from in 5-10min, if you don’t like it. All good 🙂

Tomorrow’s your last day in Zurich. How do you spend it?

Go for a swim in the river and get some Lebanese food at Za’atar, go to a concert with friends.