"Valais - My Introduction to Switzerland" Canton du Valais by CdnJane
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The 1975-6 school year is a time I will never forget, as it was the year (ok, 10 months) that I spent in Europe at school in Switzerland. Our school, a Canadian school, in Neuchatel, Suisse, was small and we were billetted in homes. Before we actually reached Neuchatel we spent about a week getting to know one another. We spent a few days in Oxford England, and then we were brought to Anzere, in the Valais region. This was a time when we decided upon who we wanted to room with, and also to get some education about Switzerland and the feel for where we were.
In Anzere, we stayed at a hotel which I learned was a form of time-share, as someone owned the units we stayed at, but they were rented out when the people weren't there with their personal things locked in cupboards. Anyway, we were taken for a walk up the mountainside to meet the Alps and the local residents (les vaches et les moutons -cows & sheep). We were also treated to a night with Raclette and some lovely Fendant wine. It was a wonderful way to get introduced to some of the marvellous Swiss food.
- Pros:Mountains, Scenery, Wine... all Intoxicating
- Cons:hmmmm didn't find any unless it is that its so far away
- In a nutshell:Valais, one of the wonderful regions of La Suisse - enjoy!
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