You love hanging out at the Rhyviera promenade.
You know how to operate one of those:
And you own a Wickelfisch.
(A Wickelfisch is a waterproof bag for clothing and valuables which also serves as a swimming aid. It has the shape of a fish, and the locals use it to float on the Rhine River.)
You have at least a dozen friends who have moved to Zürich...
Your Swiss German accent is a giveaway... ("Jäää")
You have ever confessed a lie to the Fäärimaa.
You're secretly proud that Basel is beating Zürich with the tallest building in Switzerland, the Roche Tower.
Your first solid food was a Basler Läckeri.
You expect Ueli Bier when ordering a cold one from the tap.
You get jealous when someone scores a flat at Baumgartnerhaus.
You make a fortune on Airbnb during Art Basel.
You buy your latte at a former bank counter at Unternehmen Mitte.
You get pissed when they stop you at the border after buying groceries at Hieber.
And you get upset when out-of-towners don't get the difference between Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft.
You have never bought Christmas ornaments at Wanner (in July).
You know what a Basilisk is.
And the Lällekönig.
You think the best thing about Zürich is the station platform for the IC back to Basel.
Your definition of the perfect color combination looks like this:
You can't wait for the next Schnitzelbängg to see the world through the lens of Basel.
Meanwhile, you can't stop watching the Schnitzelbängg replays from previous years...
(Photographs copyright by Idit Kobrin, Dimitri Burkhard - Collaboration post with inputs from @leazeitman, Dimitri, Idit Kobrin and Daniel Bachmann; Wickelfisch photograph copyright by Andreas Zimmermann/Basel Tourism)
Dimitri loves discovering new trends and covers architecture, design, start-ups and tourism.
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