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Instructions for Visitors
If you remember these two phrases, you will understand why things work
the way they do in Switzerland. "Waste not, want not" explains turning off
your car while waiting at a stop light and all the automatic lights in the
hallways. "For every thing a place and every thing in its place" helps you
understand the shoe scraping bar outside the train station doorway or the
very organized vacation rentals.
This section contains my notes about doing things in Switzerland. This
is not a Survival Guide - survival is easy in Switzerland. These are Instructions
for Visitors - how to do things correctly, so you will fit in and life will
"Waste not, want not."
"For every thing a place and every thing in its place."
Driving: Notes about driving on the Autobahn,
mountain roads, parking, and navigating.
Food Shops: Types of food stores, how to
find them, how to use them, opening hours
Photo Tour of Grindelwald Food Shops: Photos showing shops and what
Restaurants: This is
in the Restaurant section, but I am including the link here because this
section tells you all you need to know about restaurants and tea rooms.
Language Lessons: A little bit of Swiss-German
to use on the hiking trails.
Phones, Cell Phones and Dialing
Phoning To, From and Within Switzerland - How
to Dial: How to call Switzerland from another country, long distance
calls from Switzerland, calling within Switzerland.
Cell Phones: Options for
using a cell phone in Europe. (In the Europe Trip Planning section.)
All About Vacation Rentals in Switzerland:
What to expect in vacation rentals in Switzerland, how to find and book
Laundry: Using Swiss washing machines and
dryers. Notes about laundries.
Everyday Costs: Some costs of everyday items.
Other Notes: A few more instructions notes.
Switzerland Photo Albums
Grindelwald: Town photos.
Grindelwald Shops: Examples of shops in the mountain town of Grindelwald.
Grindelwald Hikes 2002: Photos from our week in Grindelwald, September
Engelberg Hikes 2002: Photos from our week in Engelberg, September
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