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A guy who was living in Switzerland for a while as a post doc student described the country as "the most democratic police state in the world”. And if you travel in the country for a while you won't be surprised by his statement. The German spirit is obvious in the order that governs everything. Nothing is left unregulated and the most obvious is the traffic where the lanes are always precise, the traffic lights always work and the parking places are a national obsession. In Switzerland is no way to find a place where you can park and is not somehow regulated. There are precise number of parking places, all marked with blue for residents and yellow and/or white for public and ALL have a sort of meter limited in time based on location. The parking regulation obsession reaches its peak in the top of the mountains where around a cabin the parking has meters!!!  Parking garages are everywhere, all are automatic to the point that is nobody to explain if you don’t know what to do, all have 15 minute grace period and all are so clean that is embarrassing to think of their New York equivalent. In Tasch, the city where you park for Zermatt the parking garage was washed daily with detergent that your own soles were dirtier than the ground.

When you look over a Switzerland landscape, urban or rural, you have the feeling that you are watching a toy train maquete model of cities. Everything is so well trimmed and the attention to detail is accentuated like in a toy model. Besides the perfectly painted and clean house on clean streets where no detail is left to fate, the trains are running everywhere and you can watch like in a toy train models how they cross, stop and start, several at a time, all of different shapes and forms, climbing mountains or going in tunnels. Busses, trucks, boats and cabins are all completing the landscape, all playing their role in perfect sync and precision, all being on time like in Japan and maybe asking themselves, “what the trains in other countries are doing to be late?”.

Switzerland is model of efficiency that you may hardly find in another country in the world maybe with the exception of Japan.


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