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... a bit about the history and economy of the country. After reading them and doing further research online, I still can't quite figure out why Liechtenstein is an independent country. Unlike San Marino, it doesn't have special geographical features making it easy to defend. Sure, there are mountains on the east. But it would still be easy to invade from the west or the north, coming from Austria. During the Middle Ages, Europe consisted of thousands of ...
Day 279 2 hrs, 5 kms Way up above the steep mountainside, through the mist I can see houses clinging to the slopes. That is the separate town of Treisenburg. It's going to be a long climb, but I figure if I pass this up I might really regret it later. So I follow the winding road up the mountain, passing kids heading to their first day of school. I notice that there are some kids of ...
Day 279 2 hrs, 5 kms Next morning I'm up early and eager to continue exploring this country. I'm acutely aware that this will probably be the only time in my life that I'll come here--so I've got to be sure I do it right! I soon reach Treisen where I wander through the residential neighborhoods with some large, semi-rustic farmhouse ...
... 8217;s no other way
/Aim for the prize/
Think of nothing else these last couple of miles
Aim for the goal because it’s still possible
You might give even though you’re so close keep on going
It’s only against myself I am competing
No one else even signed up for the race
So there’s no excuse for being defeated
Falling short would be a terrible shame
There are no crowds along the way to cheer me
... Swiss culture. There's some Heidi tourism here-and the town itself does have a small "old town" with winding alleys and a cool castle, which I wander around a couple of times. Castles are pretty rare in Switzerland. I guess you could say the whole country is a natural castle. There's a maps showing the official "Heidi house" way up the mountain. Reluctantly I opt to skip it... but I do pass the Heidi fields ...