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Blue skies and green meadows – Switzerland at it’s best.

Thought for the day….” When you fish for love, bait with your heart”.     ” You cannot cross the sea by merely standing and gazing at the water”.

A classic photo from Switzerland for the photo today.  The photo was taken in the village of Kandersteg, near the centre of Switzerland.   Located at about 1200m altitude, it is surrounded by the Bernese Alps which rise to over 3600m.    Tourism is highly important here, and it is both a winter (skiing) and summer (hiking & climbing) destination.  It is also the home of the international Scout centre, with over 11 000 Scouts visiting each year.    Despite having 4 official languages, Swiss-German is the most prevalent, with around 65% of the 7.3 million residents speaking it.  One piece of trivia….there are now more Starbucks coffee houses in Switzerland than banks.   And Switzzerland has the highest consumption of chocolate per capita in the world…..11.6 kg/capita a year.    As the saying goes…9 out of 10 people like chocolate, the 10th person was lying.

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And a photo out of the archives….soldiers on parade in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Photo of the Day Sunday 2nd June 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…” Live now, make now the most precious time.  Now will never come again”.

” When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be’

Summer is a time for holidays, and that often means hotels.  If you have a spare USD 18 716 then you can have night in the Royal Suite in the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai.   Or USD 24 550 will get you the Royal Suite at the Four Seasons George V Hotel, Paris.   USD 26 300 will get you a suite in the Ritz Carlton Hotel Tokyo, although the room price does include individual “rain showers’ .

Going up in price (!!) then USD 45 000 will get you a night in the Presidential Suite in the Raj Palace Hotel Jaipur, India, but for that price you do get 1500 square metres to relax in.   A roof terrace and private swimming pool are also included.

And even more expensive….the Royal Penthouse Suite in the Hotel President Wilson, Geneva. Bullet proof doors and windows, a Steinway piano, private lift and 12 rooms to accommodate you.  It also has its own, private fitness area.  The cost?   A mere USD 65000 a night.

If that is not enough then Hurlingham Travel offer a round the world trip visiting every World Heritage site for around GBP 990 000

The photo today is of the guards at the Amailenberg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark.  The soldiers are the Royal Life Guards, seen here during the main changing of the guard ceremony which takes place at 1200.

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No way am I going to stay at the Quality Spa Resort Hotel in Norefjell again.