I would be interested in hearing the little quirky things that make Switzerland home to people. I would love to hear the things that people who adopted CH would miss if they went away.
Maybe you will ask your readers my question?
Take care and hope to hear from you,
Dear Mrs. Crocodile,
There are many things The Frau would miss if she left CH. Maybe that’s why so far, she hasn’t.
For one, the cleanliness. The Frau can barely leave Switzerland these days without being completely disturbed by how dirty the rest of the world really is.
Public transportation that is so punctual that you miss it.
The clock tower reminding The Frau every 15 minutes, 24/7, just exactly how much time she wastes on Facebook.
Knowing that when you make an appointment for 7 p.m. this means exactly that.
The locked trash bins.
The excitement that occurs when the sun comes out.
The amount of chocolate you can eat without gaining a pound.
Being able to walk everywhere.
Not having to own a car.
The great outdoors. The pool. The ice rink. The biking paths. The hiking paths. The Slow Up events. The Frau’s running path by the Limmat River. The fact that she can swim in the river. Or the lake. A spa that’s only a 10-minute walk away. A train station that’s only a 2-minute walk away. An airport that’s only a 20-minute ride away.
Conversations that take place in multiple languages with no loss of communication.
The “I’m a daredevil” feeling you can enjoy when doing laundry on Sunday.
Knowing exactly how many minutes until the baggage appears at the Zurich airport.
What would you miss if you left Switzerland? Or if you’ve already left, what do you miss?