When the Swiss go on vacation, they go. My favorite bakery and the second hand shop are closed due to vacation.
And they aren't closed for days. They are closed for weeks. A month to be exact.
This just doesn't happen in the US. At least not in Baltimore. First of all, people do not go on vacation for a month. And second of all, if they do go on vacation, they leave someone else in charge of their shop and keep it open.
I'm really just stunned by this phenomen. People seem to have vacated the town. It feels empty.
I can't wait for everyone to come back.