Let’s go to Switzerland
The word Switzerland will instantly bring images of chocolate, Alps mountain ranges, Swiss watches and fondue. They are the wildest dream of any individual.
This article will let you through the ins and outs of Switzerland and its high life.
At least, the fifth of people, who dwell in Switzerland have no Swiss passport, even though, many restrictions have been imposed on the illegal immigrants. Living in Switzerland is a luxury deemed by many people. The cost of living and quality of life is high.
The latter is compensated by high pay and least taxes.
The life in Switzerland as we know it
There are numerous qualities, which makes Switzerland a special case among the other European countries. It is in the center of Europe and it not a part of European Union or EEA either.
Also, laws are ratified by the majority of voters, who live in Switzerland. The people in Switzerland are the only ones in the Europe, who directly change the government laws for the betterment. So in 1992, nearly 50.3 percent of the people didn’t vote in favor of joining the EEA.
The Swiss Alps is another strange aspect of the Switzerland life. They have shaped and carved the Swiss culture in so many ways and have vehemently left their impression of most spheres of life. It has affected arts and agriculture alike. The people are known to be hedgehog mentality toned, who don’t like the foreign influence and foreign invasion.
The rail transport in Switzerland
Even though, there are vast terrains of mountain territory, the people of Switzerland are ever so well connected by sound national and international rail and roads. This fact is not true for the people dwelling in Alpine villages, apart from that, Switzerland is a very urbanized country. The majority of the population is present in the country’s metropolitan areas. The Swiss rail system was under the government control since the twentieth century.
Also, each year, the Swiss Federal Railway transports at least 350 million people in and out of Switzerland.
The big cities are connected to the neighboring countries and the Swiss Federal Railways network takes cares of everything.
The Swiss trains are so clean, modernistic, and on time. They are not cost effective though. It will take you through the scenic routes and mesmerizing views of the Swiss mountains.
The driving in Switzerland
If you are driving in Switzerland, you will soon notice that the road network is so much extensive and well maintained. The road network is beautified by mountain passes and tunnels. For using the motorways, a vignette is needed. The vignette is nothing, but a sticker, which is attached to the windscreen of the car to display that the yearly motorway toll of Switzerland francs has been paid off.
For evading the long wait in the queues in the border checkpoints, you must buy the vignette sticker before entering into Switzerland by a car. If you are living in Switzerland, then the vignette sticker is available to you at all petrol stations. Just follow all the necessary instructions to affix the vignette sticker to the windscreen. A vignette displayed wrongly will inflict a fine.