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76 posts, 20:09 today
Is it worth buying a Macbook Pro to run…
Bumping this thread again because I am investing the Windows options I can possibly choose me own model, but some of them are apparently "recommended" by the employer and would require less of a hassle. So I would like to source…
Started by: Richdog · 10.Nov.2013 · TV/internet/telephone
32 posts, 19:54 today
Dangerous driving
My CT spec Guzzi does. ;) As do all of my Swiss and EU spec bikes. I recall an article some time ago that claimed that bikers dressed in black are actually more readily noticed due to the fear factor. :eek: Tom
Started by: fptrader · 23.Jul.2014 · Complaints corner
61 posts, 19:52 today
Isn't Zurich extremely boring?
zurich is only partly business: it's also a play town, ready to serve the leisure whims of people with a lot of time on their hands. you can therefore get anything you want in zurich. and the city stewards really take care with how the…
Started by: dreamsis · 19.Jul.2014 · Daily life
4 posts, 19:44 today
Leaving Switzerland but keeping pension…
Started by: Marzullo · 22.Jul.2014 · Leaving Switzerland
2 posts, 19:40 today
Transferring social security
Started by: milsam · 22.Jul.2014 · Insurance
7 posts, 19:30 today
UK & US - Live TV Channels free on Internet
Since two days, the free internet TV channel (link below) doesn't air anymore BBC or CNN International News. Can anyone recommend a free internet TV channel (subscription free) to watch those two news channels. In my region, I don't…
Started by: Paul001 · 16.Jul.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
22 posts, 19:28 today
UBS is not accepting US citizens to open…
Hey guys, thanks so much for all the comments. They've really been helpful. I'm currently trying to open an account at Post Finance. Looks like the process is going well, but we will call in the morning to see if they approved me. not even…
Started by: anazub · 23.Jul.2014 · Swiss politics/news
4 posts, 19:28 today
Wanted - Ironing Board and Iron/steam iron [ZH]
Started by: Julie2012 · 17.Jul.2014 · Items wanted
15 posts, 19:13 today
Where to find a renovation project
It varies by canton - there really isn't an average. But speaking very broadly, in many cantons if you sell in the first five years you will feel some pain*. You really need to research the canton you are thinking of buying in and…
Started by: fptrader · 23.Jul.2014 · Housing in general
75 posts, 19:03 today
Is living in Switzerland that bad?
I may have come off a little "typical american girl" which is my fault. And maybe a tad negative not my intention. But I don't plan to move and live the life I have home. I vacationed in Switzerland numerous of times growing up and…
Started by: abosse · 22.Jul.2014 · Daily life
89 posts, 19:02 today
Best Doner Kebab in Zürich?
Hi guys, my friend and I are absolutely convinced that the best kebab in the world is served at the bistro mona lisa, in Richterswill. It's not Zürich city, but we still drive there regularly just for the kebab. It's really, really…
Started by: Richdog · 13.Jan.2014 · Food and drink
2 posts, 18:58 today
Just moved to Rolle
Started by: Emma Gains · 23.Jul.2014 · Introductions
5 posts, 18:38 today
Documentary Night - Baden
Started by: kish325 · 22.Jul.2014 · Social events
7 posts, 18:37 today
Corporate social events you have loved or…
we went to Lindt once. make your own pralines (and eat as much as you can). they dress you up like that guy on the ads and you get a bit of history about lindt. funny how seriously many people took it and made real pieces of art (or so…
Started by: Spellbound · 23.Jul.2014 · Daily life
22 posts, 18:24 today
Lugano English Speaking Jobs
Hi, this is weaseltron's girlfriend, For an update, we found he could stay fine on my permit as long as I agreed to financially support him in terms of health insurance etc. He got a B permit without activity and searched for a job in the…
Started by: weaseltron · 17.Jan.2011 · Employment
2 posts, 17:59 today
Geneva PhD opening position
Started by: msjames · 15.Jul.2014 · Employment
4 posts, 17:57 today
Recommendations on Fällanden
Started by: caesar_11 · 23.Jul.2014 · Housing in general
11 posts, 17:55 today
Streetparade 2014
I think you know what I mean. In my world it does. When it is real it is awesome. When it is for show it is lame. And it's not why I am at Street Parade, nor any city sanctioned rave. Or the like. It's to get outside, with a lot of nice…
Started by: Luisen · 22.Jul.2014 · Concerts
3 posts, 17:53 today
Klausenpass drive - anyone up for it?
Started by: bigblue2 · 23.Jul.2014 · Transportation/driving
10 posts, 17:34 today
Found bird on our balcony
It has certainly violated a couple of rules/ laws here! Trespassing onto private property, no insurance I bet, and some serious littering on my balcony. I just need its address to send his parents the bill for cleaning. Joking…
Started by: Clumsy Maman · 23.Jul.2014 · Pet corner
7 posts, 17:16 today
Moving to Basel
Paging Adrian - he often arranges cycling shopping trips over to France on Saturdays, so he can show you the ropes. CH can be expensive if you choose it to be, and you are right to anticipate living here as being different to…
Started by: evasydney · 23.Jul.2014 · Introductions
2 posts, 17:05 today
Wanted chest of drawer or small cupboard…
Started by: umrikasw · 23.Jul.2014 · Items wanted
2 posts, 17:01 today
Betreibungs office [debt records]
Started by: fptrader · 23.Jul.2014 · Complaints corner
12 posts, 16:59 today
Cake shop What are the procedures?
I really do not want to sound as a naysayer, but I think moving here from outside, without a job planted first, planning to actually start as a freelancer, without having clients, friends to translate the necessary documents and licensing,…
Started by: VickyS · 23.Jul.2014 · Business & entrepreneur
2 posts, 16:56 today
TransAsia Airways flight crashed
Started by: aamsy · 23.Jul.2014 · International affairs/politics
46 posts, 16:48 today
155 lbs / 55 kg English Mastiff & House Renting
What a lovely fella your doglet is! And, just so you know: The Bullmastiff is not banned in Zürich - the ZH banned breeds are the American Pitbull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bullterier, Staffordshire Bullterrier, American…
Started by: NomadAmericano · 4.Jun.2014 · Pet corner
52 posts, 16:37 today
Painful and achy feet!
Have virtually spent two weeks of "vacation" going to physio therapy ( near my home SUPS..) , visiting the doctor and resorting to crutches. Pain is getting worse...which is really NOT FUNNY! NEXT QUESTION: How to call in sick at…
Started by: Susan57 · 13.Apr.2014 · Family matters/health
7 posts, 16:22 today
Internet.ch
Update: I contacted with internet.ch to get tracking numbers of remaning two articles, i had the response an hour later and this afternoon i received the last remaining article, there were some complications due to the Post but all is…
Started by: EvilPilot · 22.Jul.2014 · Complaints corner
5 posts, 16:19 today
2014 National Day Fireworks?
Started by: rlchen · 15.Jul.2014 · Travel/day trips/free time
57 posts, 16:19 today
Windows Phone 7 released
The majority of the redundancies announced by Microsoft related to Nokia's in-house manufacturing. This is something that most other handset manufacturers stopped doing years ago. Nokia had their own mining people on-board - they even…
Started by: Mikers · 12.Oct.2010 · TV/internet/telephone
12 posts, 16:12 today
Video: English vs. German vs. Swiss German…
It feels like it but strictly linguistically speaking, it isn't. I must admit that you might remember Züridüütsch with less High-German "infuse" than the usual talk one hears in real life. But it's more a question of life style: Modern…
Started by: Embo · 14.Jul.2014 · Language corner
19 posts, 16:05 today
Pets travelling cargo. Am I stressing too much?
We manage to find a solution. We got the authorization to cancel easyjet and book with an other airline so we can carry our pets ourselves. Many people forgot we have pets in this moving process so I am not going to let them into…
Started by: Nil · 23.Jul.2014 · Pet corner
1 post, 16:01 today
Perfect pizza
Started by: Acakoning · 23.Jul.2014 · Food and drink
23 posts, 15:57 today
Silhouette Fitness Club. Terrible.
Guys, further to my last posts, I have now received a debt collectors notice for non-payment of membership fees completely out of the blue (no contact from Silhouette themselves prior to this). Thankfully I still have the post office…
Started by: Sean Amany · 27.Jan.2014 · Complaints corner
29 posts, 15:50 today
Heikel Swiss neighbors
Perhaps you can wait for new-years eve, and then throw the biggest Fire Cracker you can find near her (not on her as this would cause liability issues). Then she will perhaps not her as good as she did previously. :wave:
Started by: stuart123 · 12.Jul.2014 · Daily life
14 posts, 15:32 today
Last minute flights from Zürich
With a tablet and a credit card. I once booked while I was queuing for security. Great fun. It then turned out that the computer system didn't synchronize fast enough and they couldn't find my booking so they had to call their…
Started by: dorj1234 · 4.May.2012 · Travel/day trips/free time
59 posts, 15:23 today
Trying to get out of school contract...help
Well, if after investigation the school authorities decide to give them a derogation and give them time to find teachers, you'll loose all legal basis for any claim. Anything is possible. You only loose a deposit. Find another school,…
Started by: Vickats · 1.Jul.2014 · Other/general
13 posts, 15:21 today
Nordic Walking
Thanks for your positive spin on NW! The recurrent knee problem is what is spurring me on to at least try the beginners course in it and see how I go. I do not want to possibly kn***er it altogether by continuing to aggravate it with too…
Started by: ximix · 22.Jul.2014 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
3 posts, 15:04 today
New arrivals Schaffhausen/Beringen
Started by: Greenteam · 23.Jul.2014 · Introductions
12 posts, 15:02 today
Which bank to choose: working in Bern, living…
HI MDA, I'm new to this forum and intend to introduce myself in the appropriate subforum and all, but I saw your message and figured I could help. Although I moved to Vaud, at the beginning of my research I thought I would be commuting…
Started by: MDA · 22.Jul.2014 · Finance/banking/taxation
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