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The 2 faces of Switzerland

In a trip to the land of cheese, chocolate and clocks, Lee Meixian catches a glimpse of life in the bucolic Appenzell Alps as well as in faster-paced Zurich


THIS sleepy Swiss hamlet, set amidst the impossibly lush landscape of the Alpstein region, is steeped in both tradition and anachronism. "Hilbillies", is what the Swiss jokingly call the residents of Appenzell, who still live like their ancestors, right down to...

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