Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by KineticChain, Sep 16, 2012.
Was trending on Reddit's front page as the top link.
And nature, it really is a beautiful country, very clean
1 anecdote while being in Switzerland.
We were about 20 yo, a group of friends and students
and of course we were poor
We wanted to taste swiss genuine chocolate, not the lindt crap you find in every 24/7
Lindt is ok, but I'm talking about the real thing, not the industrial choco you find everywhere
So we entered every fancy shop we could in downtown Geneva and each time we said we couldnt afford to buy anything but we'd be happy to taste
so the shop owners would have a degustation just for us, each time. We ate kilos of free high class chocolate.
And the shape: chocos there have thimbles.
Very polite and great manners toward tourists.
High altitude training galore.. nice women .. blond.
I get it!
Here's the reddit comments page:
Best thing about Switzerland ... Roger Federer
clean air and water. was there twice, Lucerne and somewhere else.
watches are nice but expensive! but only thing that makes it not that bad is the currency conversion.
Short trip to Italy
Saas Fee Zermatt awesome skiing.
My dad once wanted to move to China, but everything I heard about it raised a red flag.
Perpetual neutrality and government subsidized / free Ricola.
This one kind of struck me..... You travelled from Rockville, MD to Switzerland(4600 miles) on two separate occasions and you can only name the city/destination of one of trips....?
It's all pretty much the same, isn't it?
^^ no income tax, no capital gains tax, no property tax......
Every government dips into your pocket. Some do it in different ways than others.
But its not a bad thing by definition.
I couldn't stand living in Switzerland. Yes, there is a lot of beautiful landscape, and yes, taxes are ridiculously low by European standards (even though healthcare is very expensive by European standards), but Swiss cities feel like big villages to me. Boring and quiet, nothing going on, people very narrow-minded and ultra-conservative. Even the oh so alternative urban youth is boring and old-fashioned after all. Much better to live somewhere else and go to Switzerland only for skiing and nice railway trips through the Alps IMO ;-)
And everyone dips into government's pockets too. They just think they don't.
What are you talking about?
/me swiss citizen
I think living in space would be awesome. Have always loved the Alps.
^^ what am I talking about? About a post, subsequently deleted, alluding to the fact that Fed prefers to live in Dubai.
Just wonder how much does the genuine chocolate cost in switzerland? Like the general price range.
I've never been to Switzerland, but from my distorted view from outside the best things would be 1) the mountains - skiing and hiking 2) reasonable gun culture and 3) good watches (don't really care about these) and 4) neutrality (wouldn't be sent to fight in some foreign country if I were young).
The downside I've picked up from people who have lived there is that 1) it is crazy expensive and 2) the Swiss are pretty uptight about everyday things (though this also probably means things are clean and nice which I wouldn't complain about).
I'd like to go there in the winter for sure!
Dont worry Swiss Citizens, there isn't going to be a lot of USA visitors to your country anytime soon since most Americans 70 to 80 % are check to check and can't retire till 70 to 75 if that. So all that pristine everything will be intact.
Maybe the rich Chinese Beijing or Shanghai Locusts will invade but not us.
Being ruled by the benevolent dictator, Roger Federer.
You can yodel to your heart's content in public and no one gives you any shlt about it.
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