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Old 07-08-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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I've never been there other than some of my DNA, but I came across this website just now and thought some of you might like to look through it. There are some mind-blowing pics, and lots of them - the site is bigger than it seems at first. http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/dest...s/regions.html
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:21 PM
 
Location: New York
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I've never been there other than some of my DNA, but I came across this website just now and thought some of you might like to look through it. There are some mind-blowing pics, and lots of them - the site is bigger than it seems at first. Regions of Switzerland
AAAHHHH I love this website for planning trips.... and making my husband homesick !!
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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It's too bad our weak US dollars make almost everything in CH so darn expensive. I especially like riding around on all of the mountain railroads, true works of innovation and views that are hard to equal anywhere.
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Switzerland is just about my favorite spot in Europe, especially Bern, which a lot of tourists overlook. It IS painfully expensive.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: London
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Switzerland is one of the places I dream about going.
It is sooooo expensive, and not just for us tourists—One of my mentors and friends is a Swiss guy. He wants to return to his home country now that he's retired but will lose a significant portion of his money because of the exchange rate.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:55 PM
 
Location: New York
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yeah the exchange rate is a bit crap for most. we are lucky we live in the US and still get paid in Switzerland so our income has increased

Its always been a very expensive country though. When we are there we drive to Germany to do grocery shopping. I guess it keeps the tourist numbers down though which is nice
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:03 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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When we are there we drive to Germany to do grocery shopping.
Aha, so it was you guys we kept seeing in Basel at the C&C ????
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Or in France at Cora.
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:05 PM
 
Location: New York
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Aha, so it was you guys we kept seeing in Basel at the C&C ????
No Wildshut !! is there a C&C in Basel over the border ??
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:27 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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No Wildshut !! is there a C&C in Basel over the border ??
I have to apologise Swisswife.
I checked with the *boss*, and she said, "Dunno anymore" ...
I thought it was a C&C, but it could have been some other big Grocery store.

BTW, where is Wildshut ?. I do know where Waldshut is ....

What I DO remember is all the Swiss license plates in the parking lot ...

@ Chielgirl: Even tho we lived around Bern (Erlach), we never shopped in France !

We were stopped a few times when we came back into Switzerland,
but we were driving a USA licensed car
(You can drive for two years with your US license plates),
then we changed to *CD* plates, and were never bothered again).
So I am not sure if we were stopped and checked because
we had a foreign license plate or for what other reason.
However we had 4 kids and the allotted amount of value you can bring in is *per person* !!!
We did find, after driving around there a while, a place where we could cross, without having Zoll there to check.
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