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Life in Switzerland...Life is good.

This post is not intended to illustrate that "Switzerland is the greatest country ever", because in many ways it most certainly is not. There are some cultural oddities that still seem to defy logic and there is always this persistent sense of xenophobia that seems to be enhanced once the local tongue is not uttered from ones mouth.

However, these concerns aside I must fully admit that, despite the higher costs of things, that the quality of life here is truly exceptional (except for November when the fog rolls in). I think what is an extension to the quality of life is the rather central location of Switzerland within Europe. It is so easy to travel from here to there, that it really breaks the brain when you consider that you can be in Prague on one day:


Somewhere in The-middle-of-nowhere-France the next:


And back on a "home turf" glacier the next:


And speaking of home turf...if one doubts that Switzerland is not exciting and inspirational then I suspect that that same person does not leave home/the city very often. Two hours from Zurich and a few hours hiking, you can stay in a place like this:


And wake up the next morning to see a place like this:



These trips really clear the brain of its cobwebs and it makes every new Monday a treat because you know that the weekend is only four more days away. Thanks Switzerland...you're a nice place to live and I'm happy to call you Home now (even though the sound of Swiss German makes me laugh).
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Wow great photos, please tell for the second photo where in France is that, looks lovely.

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Wow great photos, please tell for the second photo were in France is that, looks lovely.
There are many villages in Alsace that were 100% unscathed during WWI and WWII. This particular photo is from one of the alleys in Riquewihr (rick-veer). There are two other villages that are as picturesque as this one: Kaysersberg and Eguisheim. And many other smaller villages that are nice but not as big. But those three are sure to impress anyone.
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There are many villages in Alsace that were 100% unscathed during WWI and WWII. This particular photo is from one of the alleys in Riquewihr (rick-veer). There are two other villages that are as picturesque as this one: Kaysersberg and Eguisheim. And many other smaller villages that are nice but not as big. But those three are sure to impress anyone.

I recommend going near the end of the summer / beginning of autumn. There are a lot of wine-fests on both sides of the Rhine then.

This one I can recommend:
http://merdingen.de/images/stories/w...t_programm.pdf

Wine there is cheap, good and plenty and the food is delicious.

But apart from that, the region is very picturesque and has some nice sights (and usually good weather).
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