You say dull, I say delightful

In useful follow-up to today’s discussion around quality-of-life issues in middle Europe, here’s a disagreement over Switzerland’s financial centre, Zurich.

Columnist Robert Crampton, writing in the (London) Times describes its ‘utter bone-breaking tedium’. British PR consultant and Zurich resident Paul Seaman defends his adopted home.

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Quality of life? Live in middle Europe

According to Mercer’s annual quality of living survey, reported in Forbes, middle European cities top the world rankings for quality of life.

Top of the table, for the second year running, is Austrian capital Vienna, followed by Zurich and Geneva, both in Switzerland.

Of the world’s top ten cities, seven are in Europe (Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich from Germany are followed by Bern from Switzerland). Of the top 50 cities, over half (26) are in Europe.