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Abii's Experience in Lucerne, Switzerland

My fellow course mates and I have just come back from an enjoyable trip to IMI University in Lucerne, Switzerland.

As they say, the grass is always greener on the other side of the field, and in Switzerland, it literally is! Everywhere you turn, everywhere you look, acres and acres of green farms, bright blue skies, and serene blue lakes, well fed cattle, fluffy white sheep and plum greedy swans. Why I say greedy is because they NEVER! Stop eating!

It was very kind of IMI University faculty members to put up with us. They made us feel welcome with their warm hospitality and of course nice food. The students there were friendly too. We got to enjoy a nice BBQ dinner with them during our visit there and this made us feel very much at home. Lecturers and students alike, they were always willing to lend a helping hand when needed just like one big happy family.

During my short time there, I got to learnt quite a lot about their Swiss-ness. Firstly, they are very eco-friendly people; they keep their country spotless; they consume lesser electricity with fewer street lamps in the suburbs, so you may need a torch-light when you're walking along the residential area. Besides, the Swiss people practically recycle and reuse EVREYTHING; and on weekends, they would have these flea markets along the river where you can get all sorts of stuff at a fair price. It's like a huge garage sale or a life e-Bay.

The city of Lucerne...it's just WOW. It's full of surprises! Whenver we have the day or time to ourselves, we would take a 15-minute bus ride down to the city and let me tell you, their buses are punctual. We would explore the city on foot as the city is small, thus, a map wasn't necessary. We would just walk wherever our feet or instincts would take us. We had the opportunity to discover interesting things at every turn we made and as we're walking, we feasted on Lucerne's picturesque views and satisfied our taste buds with their authentic cheese fondue, mouth-watering chocolates and an iced cold beer. Life couldn't be better.

One interesting thing about the Swiss is that there isn't a fan or air-conditioning in their houses. This includes the rooms in IMI University. But, with their fantastic chilly weather, who needs these? So you'll be fine.

However, there is just one little drawback; everything is silent after 10pm. That means, there's no "Let's go hu-la-la for the fun-loving Malaysians. No loud music, no partying around the clock and no yodelling after 10pm. If caught, you'll be fined by the police at least 500SF and they are SERIOUS about it!

One last thing I personally would like to share about Lucerne; and that is, the guys and girls there are HOT! So do keep your radar on while you're visiting the place because I can assure you a feast for your eyes and if given a chance to return to Switzerland, I would jump at it in a heartbeat!

Life in KDU
Abii's Experience in Lucerne, Switzerland
Written By: Abii, Student from BA2F

My fellow course mates and I have just come back from an enjoyable trip to IMI University in Lucerne, Switzerland.

As they say, the grass is always greener on the other side of the field, and in Switzerland, it literally is! Everywhere you turn, everywhere you look, acres and acres of green farms, bright blue skies, and serene blue lakes, well fed cattle, fluffy white sheep and plum greedy swans. Why I say greedy is because they NEVER! Stop eating!

It was very kind of IMI University faculty members to put up with us. They made us feel welcome with their warm hospitality and of course nice food. The students there were friendly too. We got to enjoy a nice BBQ dinner with them during our visit there and this made us feel very much at home. Lecturers and students alike, they were always willing to lend a helping hand when needed just like one big happy family.

During my short time there, I got to learnt quite a lot about their Swiss-ness. Firstly, they are very eco-friendly people; they keep their country spotless; they consume lesser electricity with fewer street lamps in the suburbs, so you may need a torch-light when you're walking along the residential area. Besides, the Swiss people practically recycle and reuse EVREYTHING; and on weekends, they would have these flea markets along the river where you can get all sorts of stuff at a fair price. It's like a huge garage sale or a life e-Bay.

The city of Lucerne...it's just WOW. It's full of surprises! Whenver we have the day or time to ourselves, we would take a 15-minute bus ride down to the city and let me tell you, their buses are punctual. We would explore the city on foot as the city is small, thus, a map wasn't necessary. We would just walk wherever our feet or instincts would take us. We had the opportunity to discover interesting things at every turn we made and as we're walking, we feasted on Lucerne's picturesque views and satisfied our taste buds with their authentic cheese fondue, mouth-watering chocolates and an iced cold beer. Life couldn't be better.

One interesting thing about the Swiss is that there isn't a fan or air-conditioning in their houses. This includes the rooms in IMI University. But, with their fantastic chilly weather, who needs these? So you'll be fine.

However, there is just one little drawback; everything is silent after 10pm. That means, there's no "Let's go hu-la-la for the fun-loving Malaysians. No loud music, no partying around the clock and no yodelling after 10pm. If caught, you'll be fined by the police at least 500SF and they are SERIOUS about it!

One last thing I personally would like to share about Lucerne; and that is, the guys and girls there are HOT! So do keep your radar on while you're visiting the place because I can assure you a feast for your eyes and if given a chance to return to Switzerland, I would jump at it in a heartbeat!