The "Special Case" or Switzerland is the Anti-Sudan July 5th 2011 I am not sure one could create a country any more different from Sudan than Switzerland. It was perhaps a good thing that I “eased” my way out of my life in Khartoum by visiting Kenya and Tanzania before heading to this Alpine country. Still, it was almost shocking when I landed in Zurich International Airport and saw a timer next to the baggage claim belt announcing how many minutes remaine ... read more
Europe » Switzerland The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. Switzerland... ... read more
I blame Thor Heyerdahl for my wanderlust. When I picked up his tale of the Kon-Tiki adventure in third grade, I knew I wanted to explore the world beyond the rural Midwest. Since then, I have had the opportunity to travel extensively, even living abroad for extended periods. And I continue to venture forth whenever I can.
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