The city I most felt out of place like a
foreigner, maybe not as welcomed as I thought was Switzerland.
And it wasn't Zurich or it wasn't Bern. It was
more in the mountains. It was like Hasenberg or Meiringen.
And I don't think, Well, let's put it this way.
I was the only black person. I mean maybe there
was like one or two but maybe they were hiding
somewhere. But I didn't see them and neither did anybody
act like they had ever seen anybody that looked like
me. So I think it was a little bit of
a awkward moment. That was my time there in Switzerland.
But the sport that I learned, schwinging, not swinging but
schwinging, s c h that's for all of you, schwinging
was a great sport to get to know the people
and the culture. And of course that was the essence
of Dhani Tackles the Globe. And as I progressed throughout
the sport, and as I played and as I competed
better, people respected me more. And they, instead of looking
at my skin color, or what maybe I thought was
the reason, we in turn came to a balance through
sport, and As I won more competitions. And at the
end, I actually got a standing ovation. And people were
actually more welcoming of me. So I think it was
more of a hazing thing, or initiation into the culture,
into the Swiss culture. And I'd go back any time.
And they're like, there's that Schwinger. There's that other guy.