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The answers so far provide you some good insight as to why you might want to prefer cash CHF vs cash EUR. Allow me to add my view on avoiding this altogether. If you are only travelling temporary and you use cash, they you always have some loss as you can'd budget to the nearest centime. You'll end up leaving with some cash CHF which you cannot use ...


Absolutely. Every time you exchange money, with anyone, anywhere, anytime, they are going to charge you for the privilege. In my experience, banks give the best exchange rates, especially YOUR bank (if you just use a random ATM, your bank will make the exchange). "Exchange" kiosks are all over the place. The ones in London airport are particularly ...


It is always less expensive to use a country's own currency when in that country. Merchants lose money on conversion fees when they accept payment in foreign currency, and they typically cover that by using a less favorable exchange rate to figure the foreign-currency price than you will find in the banking system.


The currency of Switzerland is obviously the Swiss Franc, not the Euro. Many businesses accept euros, but: not all do to make sure they're covered against fluctuations of the exchange rate, they will add a "spread" on the exchange rate in their favour, sometimes quite extreme. For instance, even though 1 EUR is about 1.10 CHF at this time, they may very ...


Yes, it's cheaper, the exchange rate is not favourable for the client. If you go shopping for currency upfront, you can find a better deal for exchanging whatever you need and you'll paying a one time fee, instead of a fee in every payment. It's also more convenient. Small businesses won't necessarily accept euros, and they have no obligation to do it. ...


No. Spain and Switzerland are both in the Schengen area. Your Swiss visa permits you to enter the Schengen area, anywhere. You will do that in Spain.


According to standard rules the citizens of EU it is highly recommended to carry identity card (carta identitá) or passport as the proof of your identity. Please note the ID should not cover the information that valid only inside Italy (it is usually ID card for non-citizens of Italy but residents). Probably somebody can try to travel without it but I ...


It's a bay window or Oriel window, they are pretty common in German- and English-speaking areas. They have an ornamental role They allow to look left and right of the building (instead of just in front) They allow more light to enter the room


My guess is that it's for growing flowers and vegetables, simply a small greenhouse. They are sometimes called Greenhouse Windows or Garden Windows. Because they have windows on 3 sides they'll let in as much sun as possible. They are most effective if put on windows facing south or north. Being literally on a window you can take the plants indoors during ...


I believe it's taken from a verandah at one of the rooms at the left end of the Schoenegg ... Parkhotel Schoenegg. (That is to say, ask for one of the rooms with the Eiger-side view.) (But look to your left.) Say hi to Tschingel!


The original image might possibly be from this blog. A similar image is this one And the hotel is Hotel Cabana Grindelwald This photo of Hotel Cabana is courtesy of TripAdvisor


I've been in Grindelwald early September this year (when there was no snow) but the hill in the background (top two thirds of the picture) is still recognizable as the hill south of the village which leads to Kleine Scheidegg. After a bit of matching with the 3D view of Google Maps (approximate link) I've identified the Stutzgasse (right red circle) and the ...

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