– Switzerland is not a cheap destination.
– don’t try anything remotely illegal, (such as crossing the road when the little man is red), this is a very law-abiding state with eyes everywhere (and discreet grey speed cameras that do not register with satnavs! ).
– Swiss people – about 65% Germanic – though extremely polite, are, like their climate, cool towards foreigners.
– climatic conditions change suddenly so forget weather forecasts and build flexibility into your schedule; if it’s sunny, go up a mountain; if it’s cloudy, rent a bike; if it rains, go shopping.
Chapel Bridge and Wasserturm, Lucerne.