Hoi! from Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein, Sveitsi - 1.10.2017 13:59

I hope I got the name right! They actually sell mugs with ten different ways to misspell the country.

It’s funny, I was in Hong Kong back in 2012 for an exchange semester (you’ll find posts about that in the blog too, in Finnish though). Became friends with the facilitator of the Christian small group I was attending at the Uni. A really cool guy. About a year ago, I would say, he came to visit me in Switzerland, as he came for a job interview at the same time. And here we are now, both living in Switzerland! He lives on the other side of the country, though, in St. Gallen. When Deborah was in Lebanon and Jordan for two weeks, I went to visit my friend in St Gallen for a weekend! He lives 10 minutes away from Liechtenstein, where he works now at the Hilti headquarters, so I was able to get to know another country as well! Basically I think Liechtenstein is an extension of Switzerland, though. That’s how it feels like. They use the Swiss Francs as currency, they have Swiss postal codes.. But they have their own license plates, Prince, castle and the flag, and their own words, like ”Hoi!”, which means ”Hello!”, and that’s funny because that’s also the word my Finnish grandma uses for greeting! Wonder who was first, my grandma or Liechtenstein..

Meeting with international friends' group in St Gallen The Princely House The picture I wasn't allowed to take...! Many museums to visit in Liechtenstein This is the neighborhood of Heidi, the famous children's story at the Alps Great football game between St Gallen and FC Sion!