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Paraphrasing Harry Lime:

 

"Like the fella says, in Northern Ireland for 30 years of The Troubles they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Veda, George Best and a rope bridge out to a big rock. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock."

 

Conclusion?

 

They can't beat us with History and Culture, and they won't beat us at Football! :flag:

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Going by the good folk of 'Tripadvisor' it seems as if the places to get a half decent meal at reasonable prices are the supermarkets and they list the 'Coop' and 'Migros' as two examples - good selections of hot meals with seating provided.

 

Yip. We were there on holiday a few years back. The Rough Guide suggested Coop and Migros. We took them at their word, and it was very good.

 

In fact;

 

https://www.roughguides.com/destinations/europe/switzerland/food-drink/

 

Watch out for the fondue by the way. I'm partial to a bit of cheese but holy God. We actually left a restaurant one night, primarily at Clintina'a insistence, but I was happy enough, when they brought one out for some boy.

 

But, the flag's a big plus.

 

Oh dear.

 

"Like the fella says, in Northern Ireland for 30 years of The Troubles they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Veda, George Best and a rope bridge out to a big rock. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock."

 

Harry was wrong. The German's invented it apparently.

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Oh dear.

Is that a 'Whoosh' for you, or did you just not enjoy the gag?

Harry was wrong. The German's invented it apparently.

Aye, but it was far too good a line for Greene to forego.

 

Besides, the Scots* claim to have invented Veda, and yet the stupid gulpins eat oatcakes instead. Oatcakes, I ask you - it's no wonder they can't qualify!

 

 

 

* - "Veda Bakeries hold all the original recipes for Veda bread. Veda Bakeries is a company registered by law. The company is based East Lothian, and is owned by Jim Kerr of forthestuary cereals.

The formula for Veda was allegedly stumbled upon by luck when a Dundee farmer's house-keeper accidentally used damp wheat which had sprouted to produce malted wheat. When she used the malted wheat for the farmer’s bread it produced a sweet-malted flavoured bread – and Veda bread was born."

http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/sunblest-veda-on-menu-at-top-hotel-1-1851825

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A quick search tells me the average pint is 6 quid their money and Mcdonalds a tenner. Plenty of orish bars too. Sorted.

 

Great. Compared to Oslo it will seem as if they are giving the pints away!

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Is that a 'Whoosh' for you, or did you just not enjoy the gag?

 

No, I got it OK. It was a shocker though.

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ROI play on the Saturday night we are away. We can cheer on our friends from the bar that night... our Danish ones.

 

Perhaps we could invite the BBC along to film the love in that will take place.

 

After all we all love the RoI and after NI we all want them to win don't we? :sarcastic:

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Spent a few days in Geneva last summer (first time in Switzerland) while travelling between Lyon and Paris.

City was pretty dull. Even the beer was relatively bland pish. Lol.

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Spent a few days in Geneva last summer (first time in Switzerland) while travelling between Lyon and Paris.

City was pretty dull. Even the beer was relatively bland pish. Lol.

 

Dull would do it a great service - still the dearest bottle of beer I ever bought (about £11.50 and that was about fifteen years ago :crying:).

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Think its a walkable ground about 20 minutes from central square athough not checked on Google maps

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Think its a walkable ground about 20 minutes from central square athough not checked on Google maps

Correct. Easy walk from anywhere central.

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Correct. Easy walk from anywhere central.

 

Different markets on at different parts of the city as part of the large fair which finishes that day - need to get someone to map out a route and a few pit stops on the way (if applicable) would be the ticket :blum3:

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