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3 posts, 08:32 today
Money exchange when traveling
Started by: kart0ffel · 5.May.2016 · Finance/banking/taxation
28 posts, 08:23 today
Advice needed - flights CH to US
I like to use flights.google.com for this, they have a really nice flexible dates system to allow you to find the best prices for your timing. I've also heard that flying into New York first and then flying elsewhere can end up being…
Started by: StephanieWD · 1.May.2016 · Daily life
95 posts, 08:15 today
Is Adele Fat?
There are other female singers who are popular solely because of their beauty, not because of the quality of their voice or their songwriting skills. (Not that you can't have both. See Taylor Swift.) That being said, Adele's voice really,…
Started by: Phil_MCR · 1.Aug.2012 · International affairs/politics
2 posts, 07:44 today
Started by: Trawr · 1.May.2016 · Introductions
113 posts, 07:29 today
German <-> English: Words that do not translate…
You are right. I messed the example up because the translation of DOCH in the case I quoted would be YES, but the point is clear that a one word answer in English is not enough, requiring an additional clarification "Yes, I am" or No,…
Started by: olygirl · 27.Oct.2015 · Language corner
143 posts, 07:18 today
Someone knocked on my door at 1 am
I'm surprised - you should have an "Edit" button pop up on the left of the "Quote" button at the bottom of your posts by now (the editing function remains for the first couple of hours after initially posting, at least) - so you should…
Started by: juradee · 4.Apr.2016 · Other/general
40 posts, 07:17 today
Opinion on Buying Second-hand Car
The discussions seem to keep on going, currently on issues between SUV and Kombi...we still consider the options from these two types. Now, some colleagues have come up with Mazda CX5, which they think are relatively better compared to…
Started by: FuriousRose · 1.May.2016 · Transportation/driving
33 posts, 06:54 today
Good news Australia increases tobacco excise…
Outside the door to my apartment complex, when the wimpy smokers try to huddle right outside the door, sometimes with one foot inside, to avoid the rain or the cold. Until I slam the door into their backsides, anyway. It becomes…
Started by: Wallabies · 3.May.2016 · International affairs/politics
4 posts, 00:57 today
Credit card etc. sent with recorded delivery?
Started by: WhatNadineLoves · 4.May.2016 · Finance/banking/taxation
91 posts, 00:44 today
A crime against humanity
France is against this plan, UK too...there're bigger fish to get mad at, really. Not to mention that USA is taking only a tiny fraction of refugees, after all their contribution to the ME mess... Perhaps Mutti should stop inviting…
Started by: k_and_e · 12.Apr.2016 · International affairs/politics
53 posts, 00:39 today
Drop-in clinic at Zurich HB
I had mixed experience with Permanence at HB. I think it depends on the doctor. I have been there few times for general virus infection and the diagnosis was done pretty quickly. Last time i was there with a bit unusual eye problem. GP…
Started by: Dougal's Breakfast · 13.Jan.2008 · Family matters/health
39 posts, 00:39 today
Give me a ballpark figure
Not silly at all - anything you don't have to self-fund is a boon! We didn't find many/any pm options (not that I looked too hard after the initial shock wore off) as I'm lucky to have the option of only working in the mornings so…
Started by: nickg_44 · 4.May.2016 · Daily life
5 posts, 00:37 today
Home purchase and pension fund, how much…
Started by: plm987sdf · 4.May.2016 · Finance/banking/taxation
12 posts, 00:28 today
Yet another router from Swisscom
I had a Swisscom slowest internet and cheapest phone line package. The fees were about 60-70 and the n about 50 for calls. The wireless router was a Grande Centrale with low range, needed reboots about once a week and was "managed" over…
Started by: luapm · 4.May.2016 · TV/internet/telephone
15 posts, 00:26 today
Pretty much anything goes, I'd say. I see a lot of ultra-conservative clothing, a great deal of practical wear (walking boots/trainers, jeans, puffer jackets and or ski jackets) and some more exciting sartorial choices - the lady on the…
Started by: Sgiobair Og · 4.May.2016 · Employment
5 posts, 00:23 today
Hi ya'll
Started by: BakerGrl · 4.May.2016 · Introductions
5 posts, 00:10 today
University teacher's salary
Started by: yasminmelanie · 4.May.2016 · Daily life
15 posts, 23:37 yesterday
Trouble with car purchase
If it's a company, I would just go to the canton finance office and open a complaint there. I have used them for my business before against others and they're quite efficient. One of the reasons why Switzerland is so nice as a small…
Started by: TradeTicker · 4.May.2016 · Transportation/driving
16 posts, 23:35 yesterday
Dreading the hebamme... [Midwife]
This actually happened to me after my first birth. Looking back, having had two further births, I was seriously ill, but unaware...the midwives sort of knew something wasn't quite right, I remember them really checking over the placenta…
Started by: babel · 3.May.2016 · Family matters/health
21 posts, 22:36 yesterday
Swiss bicycle shops are hosers rant
No, you can have a contract with an estimate... but the service provider does not have to stick to it! Only way to make the price absolutely fixed is to write exactly this into the contract: Mutually agreed fixed fee. You'll experience…
Started by: pilatus1 · 4.May.2016 · Daily life
1 post, 21:49 yesterday
IRobot: iRobot Roomba® 650
Started by: Nalpac90 · 4.May.2016 · Items wanted
6 posts, 21:26 yesterday
AVS refund
https://www.sem.admin.ch... Tells you where you need to apply and what documents you need to provide. Also this on pensions: https://www.ch.ch/en/wit... However, unless you can have payments made into your Brazilian bank…
Started by: Nathyb · 1.Mar.2016 · Leaving Switzerland
20 posts, 21:06 yesterday
Cheap beer thrills- Karlskrone vs. Finkbrau
I have to go with the Landi Farmers Weiss beer. I was at a wedding a few years ago, and it's all they served. Then again as an auto mechanic he has been able to buy his own flat under the age of 28. Good man. I hate Finkbrau. Only beer in…
Started by: Mud · 28.Feb.2011 · Food and drink
6 posts, 20:43 yesterday
Real estate agencies for Zürich (Kreis…
Zürich Affoltern is not a particularly beautiful area of the city, but it's still Zürich and you're on the hill in 10 minutes. There are some nice modern and affordable apartments on the northern area of Affoltern which always have…
Started by: azncandycow · 21.Mar.2016 · Housing in general
36 posts, 20:39 yesterday
Iphone SE is out, thoughts anyone?
I might be an exception, but I like the fact that Apple keeps two different sizes technically up to date. The design issue is secondary to me and I do get this argument, but as long as one has the choice between two good phones in two…
Started by: we_da_man · 21.Mar.2016 · TV/internet/telephone
10 posts, 20:37 yesterday
Watching soccer online
Started by: arunarun74 · 28.Apr.2016 · TV/internet/telephone
12 posts, 20:10 yesterday
Car Rental 7 Seater - Best place?
I kept checking.. Lowest i can find is 830CHF for for 11 days. THis is not that bad, but trying to see what i can do to break below 830chf. Anyone know of friends or colleagues that rent out their 7 seaters? I will call my card Co…
Started by: clone000 · 7.Mar.2014 · Transportation/driving
10 posts, 20:07 yesterday
Dyslexia + short term memory
We have been in this situation (dyslexic kids, very poor working memory, high verbal ability). it is super tough for them in the local school. In our experience the system had tried as much as possible to help and put in place lots of…
Started by: Tinky · 4.May.2016 · Education
3 posts, 20:02 yesterday
Zurich English-speaking motorcycle school?
Started by: Hydex · 1.May.2016 · Transportation/driving
89 posts, 19:54 yesterday
Terminology: Swiss vs. Switzerland
Depends on which part of Britain you come from. For example in the North of England when speaking we say would've because we shorten most words so when writing it is often written as would of. I take all forms of payment for the lesson.…
Started by: glowjupiter · 6.May.2012 · Complaints corner
7 posts, 19:39 yesterday
Husky breeders near Zurich?
Luapm, I am happy to hear that your dog is very tolerant of your children's behavior. She sounds exceptionally good natured. But I do want to emphasize the 'exceptional' bit. However, wearing my rescue hat I'd like to share a cautionary…
Started by: Andersen2 · 6.Nov.2012 · Pet corner
8 posts, 19:37 yesterday
From England Zurich
Yup, me too. Even my Swiss colleagues have complained about the forthcoming closure of the English Bookshop on Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich closing - it being the only source of Cadburys and Pop-tarts.
Started by: UrbanK · 4.May.2016 · Introductions
11 posts, 19:30 yesterday
Baby's dandruff how to remove?
I would also suggest Coconut Oil for dandruff and more (this is German https://www.drgoerg.com/... and https://www.drgoerg.com/... and for general balance "Meine Base" bath . Frau Burgy is an excellent address for advice and she makes…
Started by: SmileToo · 4.May.2016 · Family matters/health
5 posts, 18:52 yesterday
No more SWiSSCOM at EuroAirport
Started by: VFR on top · 4.May.2016 · TV/internet/telephone
24 posts, 18:01 yesterday
Only permitted to renew new halbtax in person?
If not on the contract either ask them. there's an email and phone number on the website. I once had to ask how to cancel a credit card in italy on the twitter helpline and they told me to send a registered mail cancellation letter with…
Started by: crazykittylady · 9.Aug.2015 · Transportation/driving
22 posts, 17:54 yesterday
CHF vs RPI bond
I'm too lazy, please give the CHF equivalent for comparison :P EDIT: OK. not so lazy on 1.5.11 15kgbp = 15k*1.4026 = 21'039 on 1.5.16 17680gbp * 1.4009 = 26'767 if you'd compounded at 1% for 5 years, the 21'039 would be 22'112. so…
Started by: Phil_MCR · 12.Jul.2011 · Finance/banking/taxation
6 posts, 17:41 yesterday
Urgent - moving company did not finish job
Can't give you any legal advice, but made a similar experience with our moving company with the piano. They assured us months in advance that a "lifting" device would be used to transport the piano to the 4th floor through the…
Started by: antrope · 4.May.2016 · Housing in general
5 posts, 17:40 yesterday
Logo design / branding -- recommendations?
Started by: Pachyderm · 29.Apr.2016 · Business & entrepreneur
20 posts, 17:26 yesterday
Is Tomorrow a Bank Holiday?
A real holiday shifter will not shift anything during a shifted free day. After all he managed to shift the day and now he prefers to stay as stiff as possible and remains put in one place :) Shifty characters, shiftless persons and…
Started by: Confloozed · 1.May.2016 · Daily life
5 posts, 16:58 yesterday
Train station lockers
Started by: snsmith27 · 4.May.2016 · Transportation/driving
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