Oct 05 2008

Ten good things about Switzerland

by at 11:33 pm

  1. Happy domestic animals: cat escapes (aka kitty staircases) and dogs (big dogs, small dogs, cute dogs) welcome everywhere (restaurants, IKEA, trains)
  2. Sheep lawn mowers
  3. Safe and clean
  4. Cheap good local wine (stay tuned for pictures from our trip to wine country!)
  5. Food! Chocolate and cheese are good, cornichons are a standard item, and food from Spain, Italy, and France is (pretty much) locally grown
  6. Public bathrooms: often clean, often free (but sometimes without soap! yuck.)
  7. Public fountains with potable water to refill our Swiss-made Sigg waterbottles
  8. Ability to get almost everywhere by public transportation
  9. Beautiful views of the Alps and Jura mountains and Lake Geneva even from industrial zones
  10. Hills aplenty, so no need to pay for a gym membership

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3 Responses to “Ten good things about Switzerland”

  1. sethon 09 Oct 2008 at 10:37 am

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  2. christineon 14 Oct 2008 at 2:42 am

    Haha. Yes, kitty staircases would be Swiss luxury…American luxury would be kitty elevators. Man that thing is at least four kitty stories high, and no banister!

    I actually suggested to my dad once that we get a cow (not a sheep…close enough) so he wouldn’t have to mow the grass. He declined.

  3. D Studon 04 Nov 2008 at 5:26 pm

    I showed this to the Swiss student in my math program. He agreed with a lot of them, but was somehow puzzled by the “sheep lawnmower” point. I figured that all Swiss families had sheep lawn mowers. . .

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