Saturday, 13 September 2014

The Swiss national pride

The Swiss are very proud of being Swiss, portrayed by the multitude of national flags which adorn houses, streets, shops, squares, schools - and even building sites (see below) I can't say I blame them. Everything works. Everywhere is clean. Everyone is pleasant. Well, there are always exceptions. But that is what they are here. Exceptions.

The flag thing is infectious. I've not yet been here a year and I already feel the need to erect a flagpole from our balkon. I have a Swiss flag bag and I caught myself nearly buying Swiss flag slippers in Marktgasse this morning. Swiss pride is steadily infiltrating this English gal and there is absolutely nothing I can do about it. Swiss pride and Babapappa...

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