Peaceful Swiss Alps – Gstaad
Thought for the day…”Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it”
“We learn the ropes of life by untying the knots”.
Did you know that there are 4 official languages in Switzerland (Swiss German, French, Italian and Romansh)? Swiss German is the main language, with about 64% of the population using it. And did you know that the abbreviation for Switzerland, CH comes from Confoederatio Helvetica, which is latin, and was chosen as a neutral alternative to using one of the 4 official languages. It has the second highest life expectancy in the world (Japan is first), and also a high divorce rate (around 43%). The wrist watch was invented here in 1868 (Patek Philippe). The photo today is of the Swiss town of Gstaad, in the southwest of the country. About 9200 people live in this expensive resort, home to the famous such as Julie Andrews, Bernie Ecclestone and previously Roger Moore, Elisabeth Taylor and Roman Polanski. It looks very quiet in the photo though……
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