Notes about Swiss

Trip Start Jun 06, 2009
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Trip End Aug 31, 2009


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Flag of Switzerland  , Bern,
Monday, August 3, 2009

-Expensive.  I think I have to pull out a loan just to stay traveling. 

-I was eating some pizza at a restaurant when I heard some sirens coming down the street towards me.  I turned to look and I noticed an ambulance and the guy in the passenger seat had a folding map out.  A FOLDING MAP!!!  I would hate to be the person waiting for that ambulance.  Was it his first day on the job?

-Zurich: Nice but boring. 

-I went to see a movie(The Hangover), and half-way through they had a break.  People got up and 15 mintues later the movie proceeded.

-All the coins look the same.  The Swiss are not part of the EU thus don't use the Euro.  They use Swiss Franks.  And they have 5,2,1,1/2,20 cents,and 10 cents.  They are all silver in color and look the same when pulled out.  The 5 and 2 are pretty big and are easy to spot.  For some reason the 1/2(50 cents) are the smallest coin they have.  Most of the time I buy something small, I just let them pick the correct amount out.  It's just easier that way.

-Update:  I did NOT lose my sunblock.  It was in my big bag all along.  But I did remember that I lost my new hoodie that I bought in Amsterdam.  I lost it in Pamplona because again, I was in a hurry to leave and catch a train out. 

Swiss Language: Mostly German on the east and French on the west.  Supposedly it's Swiss-German but I keep saying "Danka" and they seem to answer just fine.  Though I have been hearing a lot of "Merci" which is French.  And "Chao" which is Italian.  Long story short....there is no Swiss language.

There seems to be a lot of Swiss pride.  There flags are up everywhere and also they have city flags up too.  Ex: the city of Bern has a bear on its flag and it looks pretty cool.  I wish I bought a little miniature flag but forgot. 
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