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Hugo

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« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2011, 07:42:10 PM »
Really lovely photos Hollins, you're a lucky devil going to all these beautiful places.  Switzerland is such a lovely place, I don't blame you for going back there again.

hollins

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« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2011, 06:52:33 PM »
A typical Swiss walk......the first uphill section by chair lift!

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« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2011, 06:54:22 PM »
Part 2!

hollins

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« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2012, 08:19:45 PM »
One of the things I love about Switzerland is that things work! If something goes wrong it is almost certainly pilot error.
A good example of their efficiency was my journey back from there today.
I started off waiting in thick snow at a bus stop in -8 temperatures for my first mode of transport, a bus to take me to the train station. Then two trains later arrived at Zurich airport. All exactly on time despite snow all the way and freezing temperatures.
Left Zurich airport this afternoon when it was -5 and easyjet brought me back to Manchester airport landing 15 mins early.

Hugo

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« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2012, 02:26:49 PM »
I'm convinced that you're either a Tax exile or travel agent Hollins because you go  abroad so often.     ;)    Don't know how I came to miss your photos on 21st September but they are absolutely stunning and no wonder you like Switzerland  so much.  I'm looking forward to seeing more of your latest ones too.       $good$

Bri Roberts

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« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2012, 02:55:19 PM »
I think hollins lives in Switzerland and regularly comes to Llandudno on his holidays.  $cool$


hollins

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« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2012, 03:07:51 PM »
Good idea Bri!
Not a tax exile or a travel agent Hugo!
Just bought a flat there many years ago. Thanks for saying you like the photos.
Hollins is a she.
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DaveR

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« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2012, 08:19:19 PM »
I always enjoy seeing your Switzerland pics, it looks like a great place.

hollins

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« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2012, 12:33:45 PM »
Anyone for skiing?
Gorgeous alpine sun today. What's it like at the seaside?

Nemesis

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« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2012, 01:33:21 PM »
Dry, cold and sunny just now. Awful earlier, squally showers and cold.
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know.

Blodyn

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« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2012, 08:16:50 PM »
Hollins, it looks glorious where you are! 

I had a pleasant walk on the Great Orme this afternoon and was surprised how few people I saw.  It was a bit windy but good for blowing away the cobwebs. 

Have a nice time. 

hollins

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« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2012, 03:38:48 PM »
Hope you have all had a lovely day by the sea today.
It's the forum's unofficial Swiss correspondent here!
It has been great weather here too today. The first photo is of the flower shop in the village. The shops close for lunch from 12-2pm but the goods are left outside including PAIRS of boots and shoes costing hundreds of pounds.
Those were the days!

DaveR

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« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2012, 07:36:01 PM »
What a fantastic view in that second photo.  $good$

Bellringer

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« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2012, 09:25:44 PM »
Lovely pictures - I do love to see snow on the mountains.

How do property prices in Switzerland compare with the UK?

hollins

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« Reply #44 on: March 25, 2012, 09:17:43 AM »
Thanks for the nice comments on the photos.
The property in Switzerland is more expensive than the UK. At the moment this is mainly due to the exchange rate. 12 years ago you could get 2.4 swiss francs to the pound. At the moment it is about 1.38 to the pound.
Not so many people buy their own property in Switzerland as they do in the UK. More people rent.
The houses that are owned are often jointly occupied by different generations of the same family, each having their own floor.