Monday, September 21, 2009

Excuse Me, What Country am I in?


I've had some unique experiences while living in Switzerland, but I don't think anything tops yesterday's experience biking in Basel's Slow Up event. Slow Up, as I've talked about before, is a collection of motor-free Sundays in Switzerland. I knew that Basel's Slow Up was 60k and went through three countries, and I was looking forward to snacking in each one, but somehow, I thought the border crossings would be more obvious.

After my husband and I locked our bikes to a tree after biking the first 10k or so, we headed to a food tent in the middle of a field, set up just for Slow Up participants.

"Wow, the prices are so cheap!" I exclaimed to my husband, pointing to a sign that said a half-chicken was only 4.50.

"Yeah, that's a great deal!" he said.

"And look, the sandwiches are only 2.50!"

We got to the cashier at the back of the food tent with our half-chickens and I got out my 10 Franc bill.

"Nine Euros, please," she said.

"Euros? Where the heck am I?" I thought.

"Uh, do you take Francs?" I asked.

She did. So I pulled out a 50. Whew.

7 comments:

Family Adventure said...

Hi there,
Just stumbled across your blog. Beautiful pictures!
:)
Too funny about the prices...I guess it really was too good to be true!
Heidi

Chantal said...

Hi Heidi, thanks for stopping by. Yeah, it was one of those "too good to be true" moments.

juanitatortilla said...

Would that have been France? :D
Wow, 10k bike ride. I WISH I could do that... But I bet it must not have been easy!

Chantal said...

The lunch ended up being in Germany. I think we ended up doing about 45k total. We didn't quite make the entire 60k. Too much good food :)

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