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A novice needs some help with Switzerland

A novice needs some help with Switzerland

Aug 29th, 2001, 10:59 AM
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A novice needs some help with Switzerland

Hey there. I've never been to Europe before and my wife recently won a 10-day trip to Switzerland. Geneva, I think.

Anyway, since this is my first visit, what should I check out around there? Is it possible to go to other cities or countries nearby? I don't know when I'll get to go again, so I want to experience as much of Europe (within reason) as I can while we're there.

Aug 29th, 2001, 11:14 AM
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Perhaps you could ask your wife where, then you wouldn't have to post again. You got answers yesterday.
Aug 29th, 2001, 11:26 AM
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Just wondering, yesterday you (I suppose it was you) said your wife won a trip to Montreux!

Try to find your post, please. There were some answers. Well.. I'll try to find it for you. Makes a good first impression from a Swiss resident. ;-)
Aug 29th, 2001, 12:06 PM
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Easy there, folks. I looked everywhere for my post from yesterday and couldn't find it anywhere. I just figured something had gone wrong with it. Apparently I've pissed some people off. Sorry that my posting ignorance has disrupted your message board.
Sep 2nd, 2001, 07:29 PM
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Perhaps I can help. My wife who is a Basel, CH (Swiss) native and I frequently visit Schweiz (Oops! That's German. Switzerland.) around 3 times a year.

We just both returned from there back to America after 4 glorious weeks there.

Locarno which is in the Ticino canton (state) in the southern most part is absolutely, breathtakingly beautiful!
The tall, majestic Alps mountains nestling the serene, clean Lago Magiorre. A real sight! Summers especially are beautiful, sunny and warm. A very temperate climate.

Basel is also worth visiting if you have time. That's where Deutchland, France and Switzerland's borders come together. Along the Rhein river. Also a beautiful place. It's in the German
speaking region. Ticino region is Italian speaking. Where you may be at is French speaking (Geneva). Don't fear! Many, many Swiss speak English better than some Americans! They like Americans.

The Swiss culture is one of an orderly society. They usually are NOT loud people and are very reserve but approachable. They may not appear to be friendly because of this. Unlike the Americans. However, they are some of the most efficient and clean people I have ever met. Not to mention, a hard working bunch with strong work ethics. But they know how to enjoy their lives as well.

The food in my opinion is of high quality. The service is generally very good in most places. The Swiss command higher wages so things are more expensive consequently.

Enjoy your holiday!

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