Notes about Swiss
Trip Start Jun 06, 2009
48Trip End Aug 31, 2009
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-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.