Monday, November 13, 2006

Basel today. Is it geeky of me to be kind of excited about the idea of going to Switzerland simply for the pleasure of a new passport stamp?

I should be excited. Basel is notable because they have "less fog" than the rest of Switzerland, and "most" of their dungheaps have been turned into flower gardens.

Also, they use Olympic curler and bronze medallist Marcus Eggler as a celebrity endorsement. Who could fail to be charmed?

1 comment:

julie said...

Two years ago, I crossed the Thailand-Myanmar (Burma) border just so I could get the Myanmar stamp. I spent about an hour browsing in a little market there, and then went back to Thailand, where I was actually traveling. There's no shame in passport-stamping fetishes.