This past weekend marked the one-year anniversary of my move to Switzerland. In honour of the occasion, I've compiled a list of 20 things Swiss people like (sort of a rip-off of 'Stuff White People Like' but not as vague and annoying). I'll share 10 of them with you today and the last 10 at a later point.
Please note that the purpose of this list is to share some observations I have made over the past year. Unlike the 'Stuff White People Like' lists that you may have heard of, my list is not meant to poke fun at Swiss people. In fact, with the exception of number 18, these are all things I now like too! Let it be known that I respect the Swiss very much and am grateful to the people of my host country for introducing me to some wonderful things that I would never have learned about had I not moved to this country. Here they are in no particular order.
Swiss people like
Far and wide, high and low, for an hour or a couple of days, Swiss people follow little yellow signs all over the country for pure outdoor enjoyment. Here is a photo of Isaiah at the Nature Trails we visited a couple of weeks ago in Schwägalp.
#19: Made in Switzerland
From Victorinox to fondue pots to hiking socks, stuff made in Switzerland is high in quality, durability, craftsmanship, and style. We now own a bread knife and pocket knives by Victorinox as well as SIGG reusable water bottles.
How to apply for a residency or work permit in Switzerland for you and your family.
Information about renting property and obtaining a mortgage in Switzerland.
Information about the Swiss healthcare system, health insurance, pharmacies and emergency numbers.
Explaining Swiss currency, banknotes, credit cards and bureaux de change.