While crossing Asia and North America, they have come across cutesy "Little Switzerland" communities with cutesy Swiss restaurants, Swiss cable cars and even a Swiss ice rink!
Swiss Cable Car in Hong Kong
Swiss Chalet in Tokyo, Japan
It seems that abroad, stereotypes about Switzerland appear in an amplified fashion. I think that this is understandable though, because the further (and longer) someone is separated from their "Heimat", the more these stereotypical memories prevail.
At least this is what I experienced while living abroad: Over the years, memories of Switzerland boil down and become ever more generic. Swiss foods, holidays and traditions become essential. And even occasional Swiss folk music becomes an option!
Swiss Ice Rink in Manila, Philippines
Bruno's Cafe & Restaurant in Baguio, Philippines
Replica of Interlaken in Shenzhen, China
Fake vs. Real:
Also check out Oli and Rafael's update from Little Switzerland in North America or South America!
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