People have asked me various questions... so why not answer them here for all to read? And some people said stuff I wanted to make comments too, so I`ll do that here too.
What else is good in switzerland? army knives, cheese, uh...watches? - Gabe
Yeah! There are lots of cheese... so much of it. Everywhere. And there are watches everywhere... and everyone is always wearing one.. except me. I feel out of the loop. And they sell the knives at plenty of places.. but most are awful tourist spots :P But oh well, I love them anyways.
Is there really an entire aisle of chocolate? - Ian
Yep! Lots of chocolate... and it`s in more than one place in the shop. Some up front, some in an aisle. And at some stores they have an entire corner of the store devoted to chocolate with a couple small half aisles and a wall covered in it.
And some of the chocolate is funny. Like my host mother is always offering me chocolate and I have a bowl of it in my room and two shelfs of it in the kitchen. And one type is called "Kitten Tongue".. and it`s shaped like a tongue. Kind weird if you ask me... but at least it tastes good.
So, when you come back, are you going to be shaking everyone's hands all the time? - Ian
Err... most likely... and the triple kiss thing is pretty intense. You say "hi", shake their hand, and do the whole kiss on the cheek thing three times.. it`s pretty crazy cool... but honestly, I find it awkward.
Oohh ohh i also thought the cart thing was pretty cool even tho if u dont have money u cant get a cart - Elisa
The money is nothing... well, only 1 CHF. So it might be like putting in a quarter... anyone can have a quarter. And in my family, we have a couple francs in the car at all times.
Why are all of your “y’s” replaced with “z’s” and “z’s” replaced with “y’s”? - Lexi
The Euro computer is differnt... and the Y`s are where the Z`s normally are here. And the apsotrophe and colon and everything is different... sometimes it`s easier just to type like I do in America.
Did you know any German before you left? - Lexi
Ein bissen. I knew a bit from a book they sent me. Apparently, I`m doing pretty well and I`m able to sort of communicate. Luckily, my family knows English and helps me out.
When do you start school? - Lexi
I start school on the 20th... but that`s just in our canton, Obwalden. The rest of Switzerland starts school this upcoming Monday. And when I start school, it will first be a special language school that I`ll have to take the bus to each day.
What is your family like? - Lexi
My family ist super! Well, it`s hard to put them into words... my host brother at least. They`re schnazzy people and I`m happy to spend the next four months with them.