Harry's Trails Around The World

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Switzerland - German speaking

First visit: 1978 Subsequent visits: July 1993, July 1994, October 2000, February 2005, place of residence as of January 2009. Visited: Zurich, Geneva, Berne, Lausanne, Basel and been to all 26 cantons of the country. A bit of a pet hate of mine. I can't stand the German-Swiss sense of organisation and the fixation with banking, and while Zurich is pleasant enough, it certainly lacks excitement. The double standard is clear when you know that drug abuse is a serious social problem here. The neutrality and general financial background of the place makes me want to cringe. Unbelievably enough, this is where destiny brought me on one sunny winter day of January 2009, and so for better or worse, this is where I live for now, somewhere in the snowy mountains... Highlight: Basel's old town and its river, pretty and inviting, more so than the rest of the country.
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