Added by on September 24, 2018

Let’s chat about a few things you (probably) shouldn’t do in Switzerland if you want to fit in 🙂

Of course, there are always exceptions and we can only speak for our own experiences living in the German region of Switzerland.


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  • Virginia Moss 7 months ago

    OMG, quiet, no small talk, no litter, no disgusting public transportation, great health care, respectful people all around! I've got to find a way to live in Switzerland.

  • Spontaneous Nomad 7 months ago

    I feel like I would love Switzerland. I'm from the South and people always ask so many personal questions and make small talk and I can't stand it! haha

  • Yiselt Mezquíta 7 months ago

    Oh my god I love how Switzerland people are so respectful.

  • Atel Neuch 7 months ago

    En Suisse romande on est quand même beaucoup moins cons qu'en Suisse allemande…

  • Michele King 7 months ago

    People make small talk with cashiers, taxi drivers, people serving you in general as a sign of respect and It says I appreciate you doing your job and thanks for helping me out. General human kindness

  • The Court Of Public Opinion 7 months ago

    Wtf is this.

  • Summer Rose 7 months ago

    Kinda a great place for introverts (like me!). Lmao. Also, I can't stand littering, so, this is a win for me to move there ha ha.

  • Holyfox 7 months ago

    Swiss & Japanese seem to have a lot in common.
    Germany used to be that way, too.
    But that’s gone😢🤔

  • Keith Dean 7 months ago

    The Americans probably speak loud because if they spoke in low tones then they would be suspect of plotting against the government etc etc

  • MetaView7 7 months ago

    Talking loud? You haven't seen how Chinese talk LOL It is absolutely digusting.
    ps. I am Chinese

  • kllaker kllakeri 7 months ago

    Very informal video.

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  • Ashleigh Robertson 7 months ago

    All of these things apply to Sweden too, I noticed it a lot as an Australian living there since we are similar to the US with small talk, got a bit lonely but it was always nice to shop without being bothered!

  • eccologia 7 months ago

    We still have old school common sense 🤗 Small talk is not the issue, phoney small talk is.

  • Just Me 7 months ago

    I say good for Sweden! 🌞
    I definitely wish in the United States that we had more respect and quiet in public places. The rudeness, non hygienic situations and selfishness keeps getting worse. When it comes to not making small talk I would have to adjust to that, I would miss it at first, but could do it. I think not asking personal questions makes sense. It shows respect for privacy and boundaries. Really good video. 👍

  • Angela Peralta 7 months ago

    Can you do a video on how to make friends in Switzerland? It seems hard to be a new person and unable to make small talk or wanting to know about someone else.