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SWITZERLAND TRAVEL GUIDE
Swiss German, French, Italian and Romansh
WHAT TO EAT
Lots of cheese (Vacherin, Appenzeller, Sbrinz, Emmentaler, etc.), chocolate, fondue and dishes influenced by the country’s neighbours (France, Italy and Germany).
WHAT TO BRING BACK
Swiss cuckoo clocks, Swiss chocolate (Toblerone, anybody?), a decorative cow bell (the sound of the Alps) and stylish ski gear.
FUN FACTThe sounds of Switzerland are legendary, defined by romantic mountain folk music comprised of accordion tunes, a strange wooden instrument called the alphorn (kind of like a Swiss didgeridoo) and, of course, yodelling. The unique singing style started as a way for shepherds to summon their herds and to call out to neighbouring villages.
For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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