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12 posts, 17:38 today
Can a Foreigner Buy a Car and Drive it Here?
ok the newest thing is I found a van in DE online but it says it is only available for businesses or export. It's EUR 2000.00 cheaper than the same van private. So, I guess I can perhaps export it to Switzerland? Hope it's not too hard...…
Started by: NMB · 18.Apr.2015 · Transportation/driving
2 posts, 17:38 today
Music scene in Zurich
Started by: Unjaded · 19.Apr.2015 · Entertainment & dining
1 post, 17:37 today
How easy is it to buy as an EU national?
Started by: BLP · 19.Apr.2015 · Housing in general
4 posts, 17:34 today
New in Zurich & don't know anyone at all
Started by: Unjaded · 19.Apr.2015 · Introductions
2 posts, 17:33 today
Netflix - US or UK account question
Started by: TiMow · 19.Apr.2015 · TV/internet/telephone
3 posts, 17:31 today
Completely beginner in french
Started by: EmilyAnne · 19.Apr.2015 · Language corner
3 posts, 17:30 today
Working in PR/communications as a Geneva…
Started by: CommsGuy · 19.Apr.2015 · Employment
7 posts, 17:27 today
Airport parking
the different parking lots at Zurich airport have a huge difference in their fees - the one closest to the terminal being the most expensive and the weird half-open building 5mins walk away being the cheapest. it will still be…
Started by: NannyDee · 19.Apr.2015 · Transportation/driving
3 posts, 17:24 today
From Edinburgh to Lausanne
Started by: EmilyAnne · 19.Apr.2015 · Introductions
7 posts, 17:19 today
When will SWISSCARE refund your claim?
Hi Zacjon I have been in a similar situation in Zurich, though my bill was smaller (around 2K). Having hear some nasty stories about Swisscare, I was happily surprised that everything went smooth with my claim. But be patient. In my…
Started by: zacjon · 12.Apr.2015 · Insurance
2 posts, 17:18 today
Anyone in Sion?
Started by: JulesHere · 17.Apr.2015 · Introductions
13 posts, 17:14 today
Butt hurt after 15 mintues with new bike...Any…
^^^ + 100 to what he said. Also do remember that proper saddle positioning is key if you plan to bike a lot - wrong saddle position (length, height) can lead to knee problems as well. here's one link for your sunday Paul
Started by: guanyu2000 · 19.Apr.2015 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
60 posts, 17:11 today
Swisscare no longer valid for PhD & Postdoc,…
I used to be with Swisscare. I guess your PhD contract includes a monthly salary? Firstly, you ought to check with your canton's department on health insurance about the amount that qualifies for the exemption. Normally, contracts of…
Started by: Leonidas05 · 2.Jun.2014 · Insurance
26 posts, 17:06 today
Best coffee bar in zürich?
***... I would recommend \"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"\"... ESPRESSINO AL PORTO HB Zürich Halle Landesmuseum 8021 Zürich Telefon: 044 212 19 94 Telefax: 044 212 19 96 Mail: info@espressino-alporto... Öffnungszeiten Mo…
Started by: Sascha_ZH · 1.Mar.2015 · Daily life
11 posts, 16:56 today
Hello!! Italian couple moving from UK to…
Hi Elena, Marco here (Italian father)! If you guys would like to meet another couple to hang out with, let me know. I have also just recently moved here to be with my girlfriend & know zero people...
Started by: Mimiabroad · 14.Apr.2015 · Introductions
3 posts, 16:46 today
Trading Coop WWF 2015 stickers - Nature…
Started by: Verbier · 19.Apr.2015 · Daily life
9 posts, 16:40 today
Bringing a new kitten into Switzerland and…
They take the price you paid, deduct Italian VAT (make sure they do this, if you've paid any), and add 8% to the remainder. No additional charges. If it cost less than 300CHF (net of Italian VAT), there's not even the 8% to pay.
Started by: Konuku · 13.Apr.2015 · Pet corner
9 posts, 16:30 today
Wanted- Driving Lesson Book in English (Basel)
I took the test in German and studied it in German also. Get a test with only the right answers and not one where you chose the right one. Then study all the right answers never ever reading wrong ones. For me if I learned one and picked…
Started by: DantesDame · 28.Feb.2013 · Transportation/driving
29 posts, 16:29 today
Non Destructive Testing Jobs ...Salary..???
People are so nice over here. A friend of mine had one in Luzern. The salary was around 5.5K pro month, though he had rather little (<2y) expirience in the topic. Overall I would say you can expect enough to have a normal life.
Started by: zampa · 30.Apr.2011 · Employment
1 post, 16:03 today
The CFF app is selling wrong ticket or my…
Started by: tom_vn · 19.Apr.2015 · Transportation/driving
7 posts, 16:02 today
Leaving for studies to the UK
I presume you would be entitled to UK National Heath system. In which case strongly advise you once you have sorted your accommodation to register immediately with local Group Practise (GP) Doctors. Usually you are given an appointment…
Started by: blizard · 18.Apr.2015 · Leaving Switzerland
2 posts, 15:57 today
Assura PharMed model - Choose family doctor?
Started by: tom_vn · 19.Apr.2015 · Insurance
2 posts, 15:56 today
Wanted: Sewing Machine - Basel
Started by: Varekai · 16.Apr.2015 · Items wanted
19 posts, 15:32 today
Base salary and simples jobs
Really? I am A2/B1 German… I worked in an Airport in the UK for many years in Operations… there is no way my German is good enough to work in any of the ground services jobs apart from airport/aircraft cleaner.
Started by: flubber03 · 18.Apr.2015 · Daily life
29 posts, 15:23 today
Recommendations wanted for frying pans!
These can actually be dangerous and that is part of the reason that we use an old cast iron skillet instead of a 'non-stick' frying pan. There are even warnings against using non-stick cook ware if there are caged birds in the vicinity,…
Started by: Flaui · 15.Apr.2015 · Other/general
2 posts, 15:07 today
Just arrived in Zurich
Started by: Mr. · 19.Apr.2015 · Introductions
12 posts, 14:59 today
What about living in Schlieren (Zürich)
I worked for 15 years in Schlieren, many of the Swiss working for the company had lived there for many years & liked it. Those same Swiss generally spoke fluent English & were less Swiss than many :D One Swiss in his late 20 's could not…
Started by: phasmida · 20.Feb.2014 · Housing in general
2 posts, 14:36 today
Mail question- customs?
Started by: Geathena · 19.Apr.2015 · Other/general
2 posts, 14:04 today
Geneva wineries open day [30th May]
Started by: taveau · 19.Apr.2015 · Travel/day trips/free time
25 posts, 14:00 today
Attire & how much homework in state primary…
ditto. no sweatpants around here (thankfully ) though kids are pretty casual- jeans, t-shirts, etc. and i agree on the priorities of figuring out how to navigate your budget- be ready to have weather-gear for kids (cheaper to buy in…
Started by: hemmie · 16.Apr.2015 · Education
32 posts, 13:32 today
Loud TV at night - neighbour - what to do?
here's a list of all the occasions when we had to tell our neighbours to " shut up". 1. we have a hobby room under our apartment. Someone new came and he was a hobby woodworker with a very loud electric saw. After complaining to the…
Started by: marmsg · 16.Apr.2015 · Daily life
3 posts, 13:28 today
[wanted, ZH] IKEA Big Blue bags
Started by: linros · 18.Apr.2015 · Items wanted
15 posts, 13:20 today
L permits and library cards (or lack thereof)
Not having a public library card is one of the things I miss the most about the states. It was always the first thing I did when I moved to a new place. The Zurich central library is quite nice, but I was not able to get a card there…
Started by: SLB · 18.Apr.2007 · Complaints corner
11 posts, 13:17 today
From the Mudwest
Thank you for all the helpful tips for getting settle. I really appreciate the help and direction. With traveling so much it makes it difficult and I am aware that it doesn't help to feel settled. So, as I say, one day at a time. Being…
Started by: lme1excell · 17.Apr.2015 · Introductions
78 posts, 13:09 today
Why should anyone tolerate second-hand smoke…
No I wouldn't. The attitude of non-smokers here until quite recently was that smoking was legal and so people should just be allowed to get on with it and non-smokers had to put up with it - even if that meant their own children were…
Started by: jengelma · 7.Jun.2012 · Daily life
5 posts, 13:07 today
Speech-Language Pathology
Started by: CAN-SLP · 18.Apr.2015 · Employment
2 posts, 13:01 today
Dress code at International Organizations…
Started by: Maritaba · 19.Apr.2015 · Employment
5 posts, 12:57 today
Additional memory for Ipad
Started by: marton · 18.Apr.2015 · TV/internet/telephone
34 posts, 12:56 today
What to do with your dead pet?
Here is another option for burial: where your beloved pet can be buried in a coffin without the need of cremation. This is the only place where a burial of a pet is possible in Switzerland. The owners are super nice and amazing…
Started by: winterwitch79 · 10.Mar.2015 · Pet corner
20 posts, 12:53 today
One-time free or good deal events
I have some Swiss Trips vouchers, granting a price reduction of up to 50% at many Swiss sights and activities. You have to redeem them by April 30, 2015, bookings have to be done in advance on the internet. Here are all the details: I…
Started by: Idgie · 16.Dec.2012 · Travel/day trips/free time
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