Gruyeres


Original YT playout date: 12 July 2009
Duration: 52:12

This visit to Gruyeres starts with the “international” area of Geneva, the place where a number of the UN’s arms and other in my opinion rather questionable organisations all get together, spend our money and decide for us what is to become of us.

After that we see the Head Office of Nestle, the organisation controlling many of the most famous food brands and other sources in the world. From there we go to the medieval town of Gruyeres, to see the beautiful and richly historic castle, along with taking part in such Helvetic activities as alpine horn blowing, wooden cow milking, the hideous and brutal Giger Museum, a Tibetan museum (I didn’t go as I already had taken a big enough risk of being infected with unwholesomeness at the Giger Museum and I didn’t need the old Shangri-La idea as well), local Gruyere cheese and wine tasting and a great fondue meal to round it all off.

There is a gallery section showing photos I took around the castle, but I set it to Russian film music, as I didn’t have any Swiss castle music, and it seems to go with it as well as anything. I know my Russian learner viewers will enjoy that.

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Location: Gruyeres
Other people featured: Baker Tilly colleagues
Genre: Walking
Music used: Various Russian tracks
Languages used: English, others
Animals/plants featured: Natural scenery

About David J. James

56 year old UK origin Chartered Accountant and business consultant who loves languages, literature, history, religion, politics, internet, vlogging and blogging and lively written or spoken discussion, plays backgammon and a few other board games. Walks and listens to Audible for hours a day usually, and avoids use of the car. Conservative Christian, married to an angel with advanced Multiple Sclerosis. We have three kids, two of them autistic, and we live in Warsaw, Poland. On the board of the main British-Polish charity Fundacja Sue Ryder in Poland, and involved in the Vocational Autistic School of "Nie Z Tej Bajki" in Warsaw. Member of Gideons International. Serves on two committees of the Chamber of Auditors in Poland, and on several Boards and Supervisory Boards. Has own consultancy called Quoracy.com delivering business governance and audit/valuation solutions as well as mentoring. Author of the GoldList Method for systematic optimal use of the long-term memory in learning.

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