Let me just say this: Switzerland is not cheap. I felt like the only oblivious person at first but this seemed to strike the whole group. Even though the exchange rate for Swiss Francs is technically better than the Euro, you should expect to pay 40% more for stuff there. I’m serious. And since I’m in an expensive place I said, why not go to a super fancy restaurant and order extra expensive fondue? For suuure. I paid 35 francs for admittedly very delicious cheese and bread, but still. It hurt to pay for. I tried to forget about that and went to a bar with some friends… and paid 16 francs for a watery drink! Jeez.
Honestly, Basel was very beautiful to look at and enjoy for free with your eyes. Maybe I had a poor kids impression of the city and I need to try again, but until then I’ll try and remember Switzerland for the amazing experiences I had at Vals on the next leg of the trip… Stay tuned for that