Friday, June 08, 2007

Random Observations

This place is almost surrounded by mountains, reminds me so much of Siliguri, a little town on the foothills of Himalaya, where I grew up.

Its almost 10 pm now, and its not completely dark outside yet. Its kind of eerie to go to sleep when its not "night" yet.

Public transit system is excellent here. And so far, in no train or bus, my ticket has been checked. I am not sure if this is usual(and people are indeed so honest) or its just a streak of coincidences.

A six hour jetlag is infinitely worse than an eleven and half hour one. Any clue why?

Its really difficult to survive here without knowing French. My ultra limited vocabulary of "bon jour" and "merci" is hardly of any real help.

Despite being the land of banks, this place is amazingly cash friendly. I have not carried around and used so much cash in ages.

Buying Swiss Chocolate or Knife is more complicated than it should be.

8 comments:

tuktuki said...

why is it so complicated? does this mean i'm not going to get my share...coz...i'll be needing both very soon in my new found 'home' !!

dipthought said...

What would you be "needing" the knife for?

Dhoritri said...

Your random thoughts are great. I know now I will love Switzerland. Public transport should be the key factor in a fantastic holiday...

Chocolates requires taste..maybe that is is why it is complicated...

The jet lag thing ..I dont know !

dipthought said...

Chocolates requires taste

Precisely thats the problem. You cant "taste" them by looking at it and there are so many differnt varities with widely different prices.

Dhoritri said...

WEll, I was referring to it as an artitic (tasty) enterprise...Like shopping for crytals would require taste...

But I think there should be some for tasting (the way u mean it ..)..that is depressing ! In India even churanwalas let you taste churan before buying...:(

dipthought said...

I agree wholeheartedly. That would have made life so much simpler.

The defining quality of chocolates is "taste", and the only way to appreciate it is by letting your tastebuds feel it, very unlike perfumes which you can smell or crystals which you can see and judge. So in that way, both the "tastes" converge!

Scout Finch said...

I have been reading your blog for the past few days and enjoying it thoroughly. Enjoyed the photo essay as well. Keep up the good work!

dipthought said...

Thanks :)