Not too far north of Lugano we saw road signs for San Bernardino, Switzerland. Since I grew up in San Bernardino, California, I wondered if the Swiss town looks anything like its California namesake.
The answer is a resounding no.
San Bernardino, California is overrun by illegal aliens, bankrupt, and home to more methamphetamine manufacturers and dealers than any other city in America. The streets are full of crime and the air is full of smog. The once lovely city is often called Detroit West.
All things considered, I think I prefer San Bernardino, Switzerland.