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Switzerland vs Canada Rockies

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This was, by the way, a topic in a very old thread, and someone advised me to create a new thread, so here goes: Crucial question I did not see addressed (in the old thread): Price! How do costs compare? For the Canadian Rockies, I have no doubt you get around by rental car; in Switzerland, more likely by a railway pass; both forms of transportation are maybe similar in cost, but it's preferable to have the train conductor do the driving than myself. So folks, can someone please tell me what you think: food, budget accomodation, sightseeing costs (price of lifts, etc), and overall costs... how would you compare the two. (Let's not count airfare to get to Europe - depends where someone is flying in from).

Back to the main comparison (touring and sightseeing in either country), I'm arriving at the following summary based on previous posts I've seen: (1) If you love untouched nature, choose the Rockies, but if you want fairy-tale villages set against mountains and pastoral settings, choose Swiss Alps.(2)If you want user-friendly transportation system, and a backup plan in case of bad weather, choose Swiss Alps (there are ancient villages close at hand to explore in case of bad weather, whereas in the Rockies, you'd be stuck, outside of shopping in Banff). (3) For sheer drop-your-jaw stunning beauty, the Swiss Alps are ultimately the winner. (4) No nasty bears to worry about when hiking in the Swiss Alps, unlike the Rockies.

What do you think? You see, I myself am trying to choose between the two...

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