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"As vacation destinations go..." Switzerland Favorite Tip by Michael_D

Switzerland General: 375 reviews and 351 photos


Favorite thing: As vacation destinations go Switzerland is both exhilerating and very manageable. Its about half the size of Ireland, has about 7 million people and its cities are almost intimate compared to others in Europe. Zurich, the largest city, has a comfy 344,000 people while Geneva hugs 173,000 , the capitol Bern has 123,000 yodelers and even well-known Luzerne is a paltry 60,000. Hardly a daunting set of numbers, more like a home-town feel. Some better known places like St Moritz and Interlaken hover around 5,000 and I kinda chuckle when I read Gstaad tops out at 2,000. I lived in a high rise in Manhatten that had more people than that living there..

Fondest memory: Clean trains, clean streets, clean parks and clean people in a non an*l-retentive way(can i say that on VT?)(I just did) The Swiss clock analogy was evident everywhere and having travelled in some countries that shall remain nameless(Russia/Mexico lol) where train departures can/should be rounded up/down to the nearest 4 hour was quite a pleasant experience to see a 'country that works'.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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