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"french swiss" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

08:20 min | Last month

"french swiss" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

"Europe. But for tips to get us further out into the country, we're joined now by Austrian tour guide Andrea Wolfe. Andrea, thanks for being with us. Thanks for having me. Now, Americans all know to see Vienna and we know to see Salzburg and side trip into the tirol. But how can we get a more complete look at your country, Austria? If you've traveled for the south, for example, there is a few more regions to discover. Styria or also Corinthia, not only are they diverse from the big cities, of course, you can go hiking, for example, in the mountains, you could choose a little mountain resort town as your home base and then do explorations in the surroundings. Now you live in graz, which is the main city down in styria, is that right? Yes. What is graz like? I've been their ages ago. And I remember it has an incredible medieval armory. It does have the biggest medieval armory with 30,000 items on display. That in itself is worth a look if you're interested in military history. It has, it has a connection though. I mean, the reason why it's there, it's because grads and steerers die Mark, Mark means border, was the border of Austria, so it was always threatened by the Hungarians, the Huns, and then the Turks. Ah, so that's a souvenir from when Europe was threatened by these powers from the east, and they have these never used stacks of armor and shields and swords, and they're still there today for us to see. Exactly. And Maria Theresa actually had all the other armories destroyed and for some privilege reason grads could keep it and so now you can go and see it today. Now there's different what are the political units in Austria called? Are they states? You can call them states. How many states would be in Austria? There are 9 of them. And what are the main ones that we should not? Well, the main ones are Vienna. Of course, that's the capital. It's also a state, then around Vienna, lower Austria, that's the biggest state. Not many mountains there, as the name says lower Austria, but really nice white wines. Styria, second largest state, is in the southeast, and it's very diverse. You have very high mountains there in the northwest area. It's almost 10,000 feet high. Towards the southeast, it becomes really flat towards Hungary. Okay, so right at the border of Hungary, we've got a place that has a more eastern flavor. Exactly. It does. And then in the far west, for arburg, talk about that. For Albert, yeah, for Albert actually is a little bit different from all the other Austrian states because it is so far away from the capital, they did want to join Switzerland at some point. But they ended up with the Habsburgs. But they had consisted with the Austrians because the whole attraction of Switzerland was they weren't Habsburg, right? Actually, it was after World War I that they wanted to join Switzerland. They didn't want to stick with that leftover German speaking part of Austria and they wanted to join Switzerland. But the Swiss Italian Swiss French Swiss were against it. Because they weren't allowed to. That would give more German exactly the Germans. So they had to stick with us. A lot of people just think Austria is Germany's little brother. How is Austria distinct from Germany? You speak the same language. We do, in a way, Austrian German, the written language is the same, but there are a lot of terms that are completely different and of course the dialect are also varying between the regions. We do understand each other except the people from foil bag. That's closer to Swiss German than to Austrian German. But I think for somebody from northern Germany, it would be very difficult to understand me if I speak in my local dialect. But today when we think about Austria, there's no question about it Austria's a distinct country from Germany. It is a distinct country, but because of that common language and also a little bit common history or there are certain traditions are a similar between Germany and illustrator. Like you've got this concept of gemutlich, which is coziness, but they have that in Bavaria. They have that in Germany also. It's not something I mean, the Austrian identity is very young. It's only after World War II that the Austrians perceive themselves as clearly what they are now, because after the World War I, what was left over from the vast empire seemed some miserable pathetic really something and a lot of Austrians wanted to join Germany right away after World War II. So you were basically demoralized as a nation afterwards. You were this great empire rivaling Paris Vienna was, you know, and now you're just like the economy wasn't going well, things weren't going well, so a lot of people did not believe in that small Austria, and when it finally was next to Germany, it was the wrong Germany. So you're in Austria and what makes you most proud today? When do the Austrians really wave their flag? Football thing? Is it music? What marks you? Don't really wave their flags too much. I am afraid. We don't have that flag. Patriotism at all. You might see some flags on our national holiday on the 26th of October and they're hanging them. So otherwise you're just kind of laid back. You've been there. You've been a world power. You've started war as you've lost wars. We know what it leads to. You're sort of happy to be done with that and just enjoying life the best you can. I got to say great coffee, great cakes, the Sasha toured, a great love of culture. Oh, food is very important. Austrians are very, they put a lot of value in good food and good wine, good beer. For example, if you want to have a birthday party and you invite a lot of people and your food is not excellent, but just good. Your friends would go around and talk bad about you, so you better make sure you give them a nice party with good food. And there are some very elegant grocery stores that I just think are worth visiting just because they're so elegant. I mean, in Vienna, where would you go? Well, there's a lot in Vienna, the most famous one is probably the mandal on the carbon. And that has a lot of international food. But even the normal grocery chains have branched off and they have those Gourmet the Gourmet section. Where may section and that's a whole supermarket in itself. So all you find is fine wines and the finest. Yes. For good living. This is travel with Rick Steves. Right now we're learning about Austria with Andrea wolf, our phone number 8 7 7 three three three 7 four two 5 and Michael's calling in from Denver in Colorado. Michael, thanks for your call. Thank you, Rick. I just wanted to relate a recent experience in Austria. We stayed on a farm in bramberg, which is a very small town, maybe halfway between Salzburg and Innsbruck, but the farm experience is something I would really recommend to your listeners. Now, Michael, this is a bed and breakfast, so you actually were driving around and you found a farm that was renting out rooms to foreigners. Well, yeah, I found it ahead of time. There's several good websites that you can find farms in Austria. And yes, it's sort of a bed and breakfast, but the farm was way up on the mountain and with spectacular views of the valley and the town. But it really gets people close to the culture and the people. You become a member of that farm family for three, four days that you that you stay there. And it's just such an excellent experience. It's pretty centrally located for a lot of sites, the criminal waterfall area, the growth collector road, is there and what these farms are located over Austria and we would recommend that for people that either have been to the big cities and want to try something different or people who want to really get to know the people. All right, Michael, that's very good advice. You mentioned the gros glockner to do drive over the gross glockner. Now we actually went to the kitchen horn and took the three chairlifts up to the top of that, which is about 3000 meters. And driving over the mountain passes through the I think it's called the gear locks pass from zalon Zillow to salon Z is a spectacular route. And I'm still I'm still recovering from the hyperventilation I had driving over the grossglockner. Okay. That was really something. But do you recommend kitchen horn? Yeah, the kitchen steinhorn is right in that same area. Nice. It's right straight south of salon say and you actually get fantastic views of the Lake. There are the top of the kitchen steinhorn. Michael, thanks for

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"french swiss" Discussed on Smashing Security

Smashing Security

07:32 min | 1 year ago

"french swiss" Discussed on Smashing Security

"Thing in fact half it's not very good. I have no idea what you just said apart tribunal was that was that was. Yeah go now. Some people aren't just grumbling into their doctor back cups of coffee and listening to sorrowful accordion. Music going zita. Liar menam melrose you. No they'll revolt in. They're protesting for the past year or so. There is an antique capitalist group called youth for climate. It's probably make sure you something i'm anti capitalistic or pro-climate which one would you think. Identify with more a bit of everything they cover a number of things. They have a long list of grievances like airbnb. They don't like rising property prices. They don't like posh restaurants they don't like will the capitalism over money and they do not like the gentrification of paris and so they have occupied some buildings in powder. Paris called him plas. Santa monday and say what can you spell. It lasts p. l. a. c. Yet thank you. Yes i n. T sanctum sent Santa must say which is like martha but within the on the end and sent malcolm. Okay okay messana place. mattis matt. So they've occupied buildings there and they've been there for about a year and of course they use the internet to rally support and to coordinate their activities and they paying rent then opine rents that would rather go against the whole spit. Wouldn't it if there were saying bring them during covert maybe. The rents were really slashed. And i don't think it's much of a protest if you'll there with the permission of the landlord and pain rent means you've moved part of the protests. Their headquarters is part of the protest. Oakland occupied these buildings ray. French police have been trying to identify who is operating the group's email account right. And this is neil count hosted at proton mala you familiar with proton mile guys yup by any listeners. Who don't you yeah. I've got proton my as my main account but do have a practical matter account. It's a really simple easy way to get end to end encrypted email which means that they can't reja mischievous and the authorities communist is either because the ruling crypt hidden. It's much much easier than said not. Pg peel something now. Graham is proton mail a closed system in other words. Can you only communicate with other proton mail users so it is completely into end encrypted if you are speaking of a proton mail users if you're speaking outside well you do have the option or of Import in their. Pgp keys and then you can very easily communicate encrypted with the outside world as well But by fhu it wouldn't be encrypt him with the outside world but suddenly proton melted proton. Mail is all end to end encrypted now pro tomas become really popular of lucia. Because it's got the really strong focus on privacy. A lot of the messaging on their website makes emphasis on the fact that they are based in switzerland. Servers aren't based in america there in switzerland or the user data is protected by strict swiss privacy laws. Yeah and word on the street like if you kind of listen to little forums. Where techies me out. They all kind of go timeout. Proton male proton. Now so yeah. It's got a kind of cachet doesn't it. Yeah and not just people who sort of privacy conscious for legitimate reasons but also bad guys and cybercriminals will often use proton male. Oh you will see messages inside. Ransom notes where they'll ask you to contact them via proton mouth spammers scammers and so forth we use and proton mail to its credit. You know it would obviously regard that as a breach of its terms and conditions because it's criminal activity and they would shut down accounts so pro. Timeout you pay for it by subscription You can get a free account as well use it. Full blast you you pay money. So it's not advertisers and so that's another big difference from us things like advertising for it okay well. Usp's jesus isn't is it is but wait. There's more because proton mail. Like i said makes this. Big thing about our encryption be bypassed the email content can't be compromised by legal orders bats. If you read the privacy policy which. I'm sure caro- you would have done if you're a user. It does admit that it can access some information so what is accessible is the sender and recipients email addresses the ip addresses the incoming messages originate from mrs subjects and message sent him receive. Time said there is basically everything except for the content of the message. Well yeah that's really stupid with the mt p specification right. Yeah which is a oldest time itself because the email headers aren't encrypted so not really necessarily enough for the the authorities tessem hanging their hats on anyway. French police they to identify who's operating this account but proton now which is based in switzerland when they got the request from the french police. They'd come You've got no jurisdiction. I've russ your french swiss exact. You're not swiss anything for you. We abass whistle. Send him french. Went to europol. And euro got a swiss court order which compelled proton male to play ball. And saying you've got to gather some information. Details of hugh is using. This account face is kicked up an enormous stink amongst stole the privacy walks. It's like proton. You told us we were secure. But you've now gone and assisted french police with this investigation. It's not like this guy was cyber criminal or you know something like that. He was an activist. And why you doing this pro some saying well. We have to abide by swiss law. I kind of agree with that. Like unless i mean. I don't know what this activist group have done right. I don't know if they have broken law in ways that is dangerous for the public or whatever that they're occupying some property without permission and they might be causing a nuisance. Maybe they haven't washed their hair enough but again these are things which somebody could charge against many people in paris. Don't europol for that. what do you i mean. What is that what you re pull us for. This guy needs a shower. Get muira poll on the line. Call your poll. Brexit isn't looking so stupid now is it. Wow haven't already three well.

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"french swiss" Discussed on Fat Mascara

Fat Mascara

02:24 min | 1 year ago

"french swiss" Discussed on Fat Mascara

"It's time to raise the wand to rene flying her but in from tag thank you and can i go first okay. Well i'm talking about an exfoliating. And i like many exfoliating but i've sensitive skin so i just got introduced to this brand called al shimmy forever of switzerland. Oh yeah. That's like the french swiss way of saying it. It's a l. C. h. i. m. e. It's actually a swiss clinical brand started by a guy who was a laser specialist. This gentle refining scrub is lovely. It's one of those. Go maggi products that you use on dry skin and it both turned like it has the chemical experienced to like. Do your skin starts to peel off. But the little beads. And it's just so nice and moisturizing and like i'm like are you exfoliating or moisturizing. I can't decide alchemy of switzerland. Okay this is weird. I also have a refining facial scrub. Oh sometimes china have a mind meld and it's very strange it. Actually it's unsettling it we do. You know like it's weird the we'd really don't talk about my. Do you want to continue talking about your thing. He got everybody really happy about my description. What do you think okay. it's nice. I like you. You had me at like skin. Flaky zsa sure x. Full so mine is if you if you follow me on instagram. You might know. I'm nuts about naturopathic. Oh i love that brand love it and they actually have The you know if you ever new york and you wanna go great spa. That's the spa. I said no almost everybody to so gun but their products are fantastic to their own cleansing facial polish little prissy fifty nine dollars. This is a gentle sensitive. It's the same idea. You could use it every day. Like i use it as a cleanser sometimes and the scent is so comforting especially for winter. It smells like milk if you know what that smells like. We're just like someone's making oatmeal and it's creamy like you almost don't feel the bits at feel this one that i gave you. It's like this is a little granier. It's a little bit of radio. Also my mine is more creamy yours. A little bit. I think a little probably a little bit more aggressive. And then that's true stronger. Web i mean. And then the oth cleansing thing you can use as a cleanser or you can even use as a mask on five ten minutes and it kind of calms your skin your oatmeal face. Love it because it reminds you for cookie. I.

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"french swiss" Discussed on Historically Thinking

Historically Thinking

03:59 min | 1 year ago

"french swiss" Discussed on Historically Thinking

"Thirst theme of what they were about And some of them are conflicts of vision as well. There's two in fact two of the heart of this or the the to the first the planner and the promoter. The guy who put the appalachian trail famously conflict and so two or to the first through hikers are famously in conflict in the in the history of the lord of the appalachian trail which is is fascinating. There's lots of conflicts in history the appalachian trail. There's lots of. I should also say very sad and depressed people involved in this. It's really a little chastening to see that the that their contact with apple did make necessarily make their life that hope made their life better. But there's still there's no sadness suicide a depression etc but let's start with guilloux this is A swiss french swiss who Who comes over. If i was his friend louis gaza's guys name gaza's name wrong Comes up again and again in this podcast. And then joe is the first person to geological survey of the appalachian mountains. So what does what does what does give us a background on him. And why this is important to your story. Well to a certain extent before guilloux came along. There were no appalachian mountains. And the european american consciousness. guilloux came and mapped and measured the the the most of the length of the range. The appalachian mountains and gave them a form and identity and even in calling them the appalachian mountains in his you know writing about them helped solidify that as the name for the entire mountain range that we go with this underlying this because this is you see this again and again in history And intellectual history and other types where i mean. This might sound strange. People people in the virginia recalling the blue ridge in pennsylvania. they call the blue mountain It's the catskills in new york. It's the kittatinny. Mountains in northern new jersey. Right across the borders looks like the same mountains to me but once the catskills once the kids any we could keep going up and south. It takes a sort of A triumph of both classification followed by triumph of imagination for me to be in south carolina and look at that first ridge of mountains and say. Oh yeah that's the same mountain that i see charlottesville. That's the blue ridge. It's got all the way down in that. It will be the smokies in north carolina. All the rest of stuff this so geico is a person that draws a circle around them and says these are the appalachians and serve transforms the way people see them. Yeah and he. Because prior to then for most european americans their consciousness is devoted to the land and settling and making money off. The land will the mountains. Then don't feature very much for you for two reasons number one. You can't do much with them. And from an agricultural perspective and number two they're in the way of getting west to the next place where you can do something so they were just you know effectively a desert on the map. We know roughly where they are and yeah we'll have one name for them in north carolina and a different name a little bit farther north but there was no need to understand them as a singular thing guilloux comes out of andy as one of the founders of the modern notion of ecology taking form in europe and he helped import it to to america That begins to see the natural world in its own right and in fact for geo it's very caught up in his christianity of that age and the two for him mash very well with one another.

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"french swiss" Discussed on Truth Be Told

Truth Be Told

07:06 min | 1 year ago

"french swiss" Discussed on Truth Be Told

"French and english so make sure if you don't speak french you click on the english version but We're gonna we're gonna have him back in september because there's another documentary coming out And that gets into a little more technical or more scientific details and who i. I know there's a couple people that i recognized as Some of your experts. Can you tell us some of the experts. They're going to be on your documentary on the on. Bam bam bummed unbanned of course rahman coached because amazing. Graham hancock nuts yes because i. i'm not a researcher. Might search right. I just putting together all the things. You're the filmmaker put some older inside because you can't say oh. Rnc up clergy's okay you onto crew to explain to produce in all their onto to show. It's like it signs demonstration so that's Knitter krista It was at the time so little tired. But i enjoy very much a like very much chris done because he's a very nice guy on the energy near on. This is not interested by success. I think this is spy with their precision on. Then you have some french guy. On the jared We very graduates. Because he had a lot of going to beijing are movies because in france there was no while battle in the mainstream media. The movie is made mall about the android me. Your views audible how. that's yes. is it because it wins out in two thousand two thousand media so it was daniels ago right and nobody speak about the movie in france so it's quite difficult for the scientists on amanullah was stonecutter. A are used in whether they should the pyramids are models. Stung guetta unnecessary. But he's the guy he can't understand anything to the grandma to the catchy. Not digging of grenades right. So i go okay and i found a forty year experience guy with manual tubes. And there's no better but is got a beach jackets about the subject. Because he's being jackets right. And then you have the guys from you. Blow the french. Swiss swiss up for watch you blow e blood. Maybe you you say unday. In switzerland one of the best Watch ingenious on there were avoid. There was a wide boyfiend ticket on other people but the yes you definitely have some great. Yes unfolded the Funneling movie because we are working now. The ball movie We all to any talent any people that want to work with us to think with us because what we want to do with the movie that we a. b. released on february next year february march will be fully dedicated to the caves on what we will do. A scientific to begin with all our that will give to people all the rough pretty scabs. The samsung is years or things so we are very twisted. Natural to build the cloud brain flow off People are able to think outside the box to forget that this case has been dug air two thousand years ago but you have to think we discovered in the forest The number and then so if people want to feed one to wild onto consider the up in because it it it's it's been only to ever deport him the one it's Well we're going to have to. I'm gonna reach out to graham hancock. See if maybe he wants to be on and also. Have you ever heard of scott walter. No talking about the. I don't know yes scott is he. He had a television show. Here in america called america. Under the i think or something like that but anyway he's a forensic geologist and so he he's in one of the most amazing guys you could think of and i think he would actually be a great one to get involved in something like that because of of the being able to date back the carbons of their stones and this and that and but he's a very big history buff too so i have to introduce you guys but but we patrice thank you so much and we thank you for taking the time out of your day and being part of truth be told. You're gonna come back. We're going to get you email and very shortly to schedule another time so but please really nice of your next time. The connection connection will be better at my ofi. Send wonderful wonderful. Thank you thank you very much. Thank you learn much. I can't see. I can't see you now. But the ball for you people interested by thinking about the the subject so of course by by you take care of yourself and everybody thank you for tuning in and being a part of the chat room and Supporting truth be told. And please support patrice and his Filmmaking because it brings you know people like us. We love this stuff so we want more and more of this content that you're creating so But until next time. I'm tony suite. With truth be told. Please take care of yourselves and thank you so much for supporting us. Take care of yourself. This has been another episode of truth be told thank you. So much for watching recorded live at ub ango studios in burbank california. Join us on social media. Facebook truth be told radio. Instagram truth be told paranormal truth be told worldwide for more information on upcoming shows..

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"french swiss" Discussed on VUX World

VUX World

05:51 min | 1 year ago

"french swiss" Discussed on VUX World

"And more rain than the other from we developed is for the data management by your customers all those connections. So they're able to to listen. To the audio download transcriptions the mandate from the users et cetera that combination between ground sourcing and software for customers is what differentiates thinks still mainly in the market. Right now and what would lead to accompany recognizing a need to require training. Did in the first place. Is it mostly down to accents. Expansion into new languages and things that or any other things that would trigger need for for company to want to either traditional traditionally most of the projects and the triggers are building language models specific accents. And so on by you know. This is a year of bias on. Ai and the discussions have been studying for for for series for the first time a companies with this type of technology are looking at bias specifically to so they're starting to notice that certain ethnicities a speech to text. Engines are not able to recognize that ethnic origin accent. Okay or even looking at bias on gender you know even by years by different accents within the us or song so that is another type of solution we'd berlin we are able to very specific data sets that will help balance bias and this is a big thing right now. So we're we ask us. You know. I need to bias. I need to level my issar because it's just not recognise in african-american speakers or something like that or for a company. That's the glowing in switzerland. And they're not able to understand they. Denver stands Swiss french swiss german swiss italians nice and this is something that another companies Suffering right now so. Those projects are kind of becoming. Neal is not only language and accent. It's gender bias on gender on necessity on age because even japanese speakers that are over. Four d. speed completely different for japanese millennials were for example so these projects on is already happening and we're participating also in providing the to level the recognition so to to dance the models towards an understanding. Everybody the me goes let speech to text engine rather than just basing speech to text on on whiteness that you would say you know so. That's another very important issues that we take care of constant bias interested in is is there any found one thing here be interested to know if you go anymore so just quickly or google and found that there was a a company. The have tested amazon apple. Google ibm and microsoft systems was back in two thousand twenty says that the systems systems so it doesn't pull out specifically which ones in particular but in general these systems misidentified woods about nine percent of the time with white people and with black people. Mistakes jump to thirty three percent thirty five percent which is a huge issue Then when we think stewart was talking about komo tising we kind talk about. Democratizing is in old. And i wanted be open to to be used by everybody which is another area that microsoft could succeed in because given the active directory management but most organizations and they have the kind of ability to provide them services voice recognition. Service's biometrics to to You know workers but if only works for you know eight or seventy percent of workers or less than not than it's it's obviously a huge issue. Is there any difference with training speech recognition systems as far as what a text door do anything that's different in particular when training for these different disparities.

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"french swiss" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio

Beach Talk Radio

04:25 min | 1 year ago

"french swiss" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio

"It's not quite the same as clearwater beach fort myer speeches parked crowding exactly. So what adjustments might need to be made a due to the decline in revenue as a result of covid nineteen for the next council to consider. That's that's a good question. council has Committed to building a new senior center. It's called the center for life on. That's that's the name of it on santa bell And that may have to be deferred a year or two. The city is already purchased the building And that's going to be than it has to be renovated it's an old bank building That has to be renovated for the for that purpose. But i think that may have to be deferred you know a year or so in order to make sure that we have. We have a balanced budget There are always budget priorities that have to be deferred that that may be deferred as well. That's probably one of the bigger ones Good news is that the city has made some smart decisions as far as financing the big sewer expansion. They were able to borrow money. I think around two point three percent for fifteen years to finance this very expensive but very necessary sewer expansion project and when you can borrow money that cheap borrowing money is not always a terrible idea when it's when it's the terms are that good so just need to keep that in mind as well. So what is your number one priority when you get if you get elected To the city council what would you like to work on first and say something. Something hasn't been addressed. Or i really need to charge forward on this one. Well i mean there. There are two things really want his water quality which we can talk about. I'm sure all the other candidates have talked about that as well You know we need to use our clout and also the cloud of the fort myers beach town council every single city in town council up and down this coast to make sure that tallahassee understands that sending colluded water down the colucci river is severely detrimental to the florida economy. I for example. I was travelling in italy. A couple of years ago met a french. Swiss guy named pierre and we were talking and i told him where i was from and he said oh..

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Locked Down in Switzerland and Belgium

Travel with Rick Steves

05:29 min | 2 years ago

Locked Down in Switzerland and Belgium

"Start with Stephen mcfeely he operates being be on Ireland's dingle peninsula in just before the pandemic head Stephen an interest in the hotel Oberland in October and Switzerland that's where he's had to ride out the first few months of the global lockdown good and. My goodness. My Irish friend is learning Spitzer dykes. Good here in the Alps where I've been for four months. Now in splendid isolation, my plan originally was just to come for February and March, but I've I'm still here right well, what does the vibe in Switzerland right now there's a positive vibe. The society is reopening. Tourism travel has started again just no we're on the same level as it was before we had two weekends where there was crazy crowds here huge big crowds from all over Switzerland everybody who was here was from Switzerland or had to be from Switzerland. They weren't necessarily all Swiss because there's lots of international people living in Geneva and Derek and whatnot but everybody from within the barger of Switzerland over with crowds, and then it just died and Monday to. Friday went back to being really really quiet. Okay. Well, this is sort of the very beginnings of the rekindling of tourism I would imagine it'll be people traveling with within their own countries first, and then traveling within Europe, and then finally international travel and transatlantic travel. Yes. That's exactly what we're seeing. The borders here have just reopened. So we're expecting Germans and some Austrians and maybe some French to come now also, I don't anticipate huge numbers like that would have been heretofore. One. Very noticeable thing in the Valley of course, there's no American visitors. As you know, the valley also is very popular with. Chinese travelers Indians many people from Dubai and Saudi Arabia would come here and they're not here this year. So there's a noticeable difference there. So the people getting the real cultural change would be the French speaking. Swiss. German speaking part of his Switzerland and not even leaving their own country exactly. Fifty percent of our guests. Last week were French speaking Swiss and it was the first time I've ever actually met those people and I would say to them. Are you French Swiss would say no, no, we are. All MOM and so I I learned something new immediately the K. The identify as swirl. They were saying exactly what you just said they said it's like we are in a different country it's very dramatic here it's different toossion either those on the do shut down it was really cool. They were very excited to see a different part of their own country. So that was wonderful. Now Stephen you own a hotel in Ireland in Dingle Peninsula and now you own a hotel in Switzerland in Loudoun valley two of my favorite places as a businessman working in both these countries how do you compare the support getting from the government and how the two governments are dealing with this crisis? Well, the difference is. Very. Big. I'm still on team. Ireland. So I want to be positive about my own country, but there's not a lot of support coming. Heretofore in Switzerland for example, within two weeks of the crisis occurring. The. Swiss Federal Council which is the Swiss government offered ten percent of the previous year's turnover and So that's quite a considerable amount of money and they offered that as a loan which was repayable over seven years. Zero percent interest. So they're not looking to profit from it and in Ireland we really struggled to get some assistance. And we got ten thousand euros of overdraft line of credit and but repayable at seven and a half percent interest in Switzerland. We got three hundred thousand. So it's quite a big difference there no-interest at all. No interest at all. Of course, Switzerland may have much stronger and deeper reservists than Ireland, but they were able to immediately come up with assistance very little bureaucracy paperwork, and they immediately got to help us in Ireland. The experience was just simply much different to the government really weren't as proactive for as immediate as were here in Switzerland. The roots here what's around her a lot less strict as well There is a two meter rule here, but I haven't seen anybody wearing masks very much, which is kinda shocking for me because I know in Ireland the whole north of is people should be wearing masks. People definitely are observing social distance. One of my friends said to me that the two meter rule has actually brought Swiss people closer together so. That is so insightful to the Swiss society. It's more difficult thing. It's more difficult thing for Irish people or Italian people are Spanish. Two meters distance than it would be for this people or maybe the. Scandinavians. I can see by home people are wondering. Is the Irish pub culture ever going to come back the way it was with social distancing whereas in. Switzerland. Here for me like I'm I'm in the Alps I'm surrounded by fresh air and. Of of lovely space and it's been a wonderful place to be stranded, I don't even want to complain about it because although I I was stranded here for four months. It was the perfect place I felt very safe. I might have felt different if I was in the middle of Zurich or something or Geneva but I felt very safe. I'd in the Alps and it is lovely and peaceful and quiet, and of course, that's what people are coming here for anyway

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