Agent Name: Vanora
Date: October 2011
Trip Location: Switzerland
roots – and what a glorious experience it was. Like many youngsters, I must have taken Europe and its wonders for granted, which may have been the reason I never looked back. But over time, I developed an appreciation for art, culture, history and architecture; and 20 years later, I can women take viagra feel like I’m viewing the world with a fresh http://tadalafilonline-genericrx.com/ pair of eyes.
Switzerland has a population of approx. 8 million; is bordered by Germany, France, Italy, Austria & Liechtenstein; with the 3 main languages being German, French & Italian.
I divided my time mainly between Zurich (my home from birth till 4 years old) & Lucerne (where I spent some teenage years).
the largest city and an economic cheap viagra online canadian pharmacy centre, and is therefore more vibrant and more cosmopolitan. Strolling along the famous Bahnhoffstrasse is a must for any visitor. Check out the many churches and museums. And to see
a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and surrounding landscape, take a 20 minute train ride up to Uetliberg mountain.
What Lucerne lacks in liveliness and size, it undoubtedly makes up for in beauty. In short, this town is like being in a picture postcard. Situated one canadian pharmacy spam stop hour away from Zurich on the River Reuss, it is home to the famous Chapel Bridge and Dying Lion Monument. You can enjoy breathtaking views from Mount Pilatus and Mount Rigi. Or soothe your soul by the lake dotted with graceful swans.
Another must is a boat tour (or two or three) on one of Switzerland’s many picturesque lakes. Don’t forget to get off at some of the stops and enjoy a lakeside snack or drink. (Many parks offer free electric grills.) So
serene and beautiful, the experience can almost feel spritual. Switzerland is also a haven for sports and outdoor lovers.
Travelling by rail is definitely one of the best ways to explore Switzerland and many parts of Europe. To think it’s as common as taking the bus (which incidentally I noticed were Mercedes Benz!). While the daily commuters focused on their electronic gadgets, I could not peel my eyes off the stunning scenery. Too quick for my camera, I tried my best to preserve the images in my mind. Of course, some routes are lovelier than others. While visiting friends in Chur, the capital of Graubunden (aka. Heidiland), I had the pleasure of experiencing a taste of one of the most popular and unforgettable train journeys, which stretches through the magical Alpine landscapes and has left me wanting to come back for more.
Normally an advocate, I don’t think I would recommend hop-on-hop-off bus tours for smaller cities; you will miss some of the charm. Instead, pick up a tourist map and explore the old and new parts of town by walking through the small (and often winding) roads and alleys. I also enjoyed the bakeries along the way! Aside from the beautiful sound of church bells, one of the things I miss the most is the freshness and richness of the food. I think I can speak for many when I say that one could easily live on bread and dairy in this part of the world – and the oh-so-heavenly chocolate, of course.
Most things in Switzerland seem to be immaculate, efficient, punctual and organized. (This must be where my OCD tendencies come from!) I was impressed to learn that starting at age 5, children are encouraged to walk to kindergarten by themselves to instill independence and responsibility. tadalafilonline-genericrx I’m still amused by the images of tiny tots jumping from their strollers on to 2-wheel bikes! While visiting friends in the countryside, I found it so refreshing to witness children playing outdoors, with basic, old-fashioned toys, with a level of joy and enthusiasm that nowadays only seems to be generated by TV or hi-tech entertainment. I wish everyone could experience a pure, simple and innocent childhood.
One final but important item to remember – Switzerland is very expensive, but well worth putting on your ‘must see one day’ list.
After all is said and done, I must admit to wondering whether the country’s heavy advertising played a role in my desire to visit (hmm!). One magazine cover shouted the words: “Switzerland – Viagra for the Brain.” One thing I know for sure, I couldn’t agree more.