Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Swiss politics/news  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12.03.2012, 10:58
jrspet's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Quaint Wädenswil, Zürich, CH
Posts: 8,131
Groaned at 27 Times in 20 Posts
Thanked 7,036 Times in 3,912 Posts
jrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond repute
Swiss ( as well as the Irish & Aussies ) amongst the best of tourists

so says Living Social:

http://corporate.livingsocial.com/in...s/articles/174

Related article:

http://www.thelocal.fr/2799/20120312/
Attached Thumbnails
swiss-well-irish-aussies-amongst-best-tourists-besttourists.png  
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 17.03.2012, 03:07
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Petrie Australia
Posts: 3
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Aussieness has no particular reputation at present
Re: Swiss ( as well as the Irish & Aussies ) amongst the best of tourists

I am surprised as an Australian. I know some who visit Indonesia, for instance,
make asses of themselves and give the rest of us a bad name.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 17.03.2012, 05:20
Falconer's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 158
Groaned at 4 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 209 Times in 82 Posts
Falconer has earned the respect of manyFalconer has earned the respect of manyFalconer has earned the respect of many
Re: Swiss ( as well as the Irish & Aussies ) amongst the best of tourists

Quote:
View Post
Swiss ( as well as the Irish & Aussies ) amongst the best of tourists so says Living Social:

http://corporate.livingsocial.com/in...s/articles/174
I think it doesn't say that, although I like your attempt for a positive headline But that's the same as saying, she who placed last in Miss America is the ugliest girl of the US, isn't it? Especially when considering the small numbers of people with Irish and Swiss passport, it's not too good they scored in the ranking at all.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Falconer for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 17.03.2012, 08:53
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Zug
Posts: 82
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 87 Times in 46 Posts
Knorrli has no particular reputation at present
Re: Swiss ( as well as the Irish & Aussies ) amongst the best of tourists

I am sure they all voted for Sweden but messed it up
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Knorrli for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 17.03.2012, 12:34
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Geneva
Posts: 341
Groaned at 35 Times in 21 Posts
Thanked 226 Times in 117 Posts
Juddernaut has earned the respect of manyJuddernaut has earned the respect of manyJuddernaut has earned the respect of many
Re: Swiss ( as well as the Irish & Aussies ) amongst the best of tourists

Quote:
View Post
I am surprised as an Australian. I know some who visit Indonesia, for instance,
make asses of themselves and give the rest of us a bad name.
I went to Munich Oktoberfest with a local Bavarian. Australians generally despised there. Tossing steins across the beer hall etc, generally making dicks of themselves. Embarassed to be Oz there.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 17.03.2012, 13:25
simon_ch's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Zürich
Posts: 2,390
Groaned at 128 Times in 76 Posts
Thanked 3,488 Times in 1,377 Posts
simon_ch has a reputation beyond reputesimon_ch has a reputation beyond reputesimon_ch has a reputation beyond reputesimon_ch has a reputation beyond reputesimon_ch has a reputation beyond reputesimon_ch has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Swiss ( as well as the Irish & Aussies ) amongst the best of tourists

Quote:
View Post
I think it doesn't say that, although I like your attempt for a positive headline But that's the same as saying, she who placed last in Miss America is the ugliest girl of the US, isn't it? Especially when considering the small numbers of people with Irish and Swiss passport, it's not too good they scored in the ranking at all.
Exactly. We're just the least bad on this list.. everyone else who ISN'T on the list seems to have a better reputation than us!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 17.03.2012, 19:02
Wollishofener's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Glattbrugg
Posts: 18,978
Groaned at 332 Times in 257 Posts
Thanked 11,715 Times in 6,858 Posts
Wollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond reputeWollishofener has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Swiss ( as well as the Irish & Aussies ) amongst the best of tourists

Quote:
View Post
Exactly. We're just the least bad on this list.. everyone else who ISN'T on the list seems to have a better reputation than us!
it for CH people even become worse if you realise that 10% plus of all the unruly people thought of to be Germans in reality are Swiss. ... if you realise that 5% of all arrogant French are Swiss.

I will never forget the evening of 14th Oct 1970 (a day before my 20th birthday) in Venezia when I went to the Venezia train station and when hearing a group of people speaking CH-German decided NOT to understand that language at all, and bought a LeMonde and a Times

I still remember a discussion with our tour-guide in Kyrenia (Northern Cyprus) who bitterly complained about the behaviours of so many Germans abroad and when we comforted her by telling her that Swiss abroad were rubbish as well correctly said "they may make you embarrassed and angry but they are just 10% of my rubbish folks !! "

I also remember a discussion back in 1972 with a Spaniard co-student who thought that CH people did NOT travel abroad, and was shocked when I told him that 10% of all he regarded as Germans and 5% of all he regarded as French and 4% of all he regarded as Italians in reality were Swiss, AND that 3% of all he regarded as arrogant and lousy Germans and 3% of all he regarded as arrogant and ill-behaved French and Italans in reality also were Swiss !! He was startled for a moment and then we broke out in laughters, possibly heard in half of central London
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 18.03.2012, 16:44
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Swiss ( as well as the Irish & Aussies ) amongst the best of tourists

Surprised the Israeli's aren't on that list - they can be an absolute nightmare on tour - especially the younger lot.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 18.03.2012, 17:40
HollidayG's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kanton Zürich
Posts: 3,038
Groaned at 50 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 1,180 Times in 738 Posts
HollidayG has an excellent reputationHollidayG has an excellent reputationHollidayG has an excellent reputationHollidayG has an excellent reputation
Re: Swiss ( as well as the Irish & Aussies ) amongst the best of tourists

My wife is German, and she avoids them like the plague
when we travel abroad.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A meet for malaysians...Wilkomen to the rest as well vessenna Introductions 9 21.02.2012 16:33
thirdculturekidsmummy's DH has joined the forum as well TractorBoy Introductions 4 16.05.2011 10:16
Washer and Dryer Question...Do They Work As Well As The W/D From The States? Swisstobe Daily life 10 06.01.2011 15:53
Now....I am as big a supporter of the Swiss way of life as anybody....but..... Caviarchips Complaints corner 46 08.11.2010 00:32
The last guy I knew that played ragtime guitar as well as Dave A MarkJ General off-topic 5 28.08.2008 14:03


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 16:00.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0