airplaneOriginally posted this information in 2002 about my trip to Switzerland June 12-26, 2002

I grew up in one of the smaller countries of the world and now live in one of the biggest countries in the world. Taking a trip back to Switzerland gave me the opportunitiy to put their sizes into perspective.

The weather in Eastern Canada this year has been quite cold. No nice warm summery temperatures. We were, however, in for a big surprise when we arrived in Switzerland. We encountered the hottest temperatures in over 50 years. The thermometer rose everyday to between 30-35°C (86-95°F). The humidity was very high and it was quite uncomfortable. Also due to the high humidity a lot of my pictures were not as clear as I would have liked them to be. But I just could not do anything about that.

Canada is almost 250 times the size of Switzerland. That makes Switzerland less than 1/2 of a percent the size of Canada. However, Canada has only about 4 1/2 times the population of Switzerland. Switzerland is only about 3/4 the size of Nova Scotia but has 7 times the population of Nova Scotia.

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