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9 posts, 05:31 today
Non-alcoholic drinks
At home Try some herb and fruit-infused waters I drink a lot of iced tea I'm what we call a cheap date - one glass of wine and I'm done, so I'm usually the designated driver, no drinking. If you're out, ginger beer, bitter lemon.…
Started by: lucy_who · 19.Sep.2014 · Food and drink
6 posts, 05:21 today
Breast milk donation in Zurich
Hi Ladies, I am an American traveling to Switzerland September 20-30. Flying into Zurich and then heading to Lausanne. I am a donor in the US and would like to donate my milk as to not bring it back. Do any of you know where I can do…
Started by: aprilkian · 21.Jun.2014 · Family matters/health
66 posts, 04:06 today
Mediocre (and that's being generous) Swiss…
So why does England then have arguably the best football schools in the world but a crap national team? I think you are mixing cause and effect: Why is there not a better education for creative jobs in Switzerland? I think that's…
Started by: 22 yards · 17.Sep.2014 · Daily life
95 posts, 03:51 today
Moms who decided to stay home-convince me!
Having been on such a sabbatical (and still am, sort of), I haven't accomplished nearly as much as I wanted to - my German is meh, I've not written the things I wanted to, my house is a mess. I had a bit of an illness diversion a few years…
Started by: swiss_in_training · 16.Sep.2014 · Family matters/health
1 post, 03:09 today
A new Lebanese restaurant in Zürich-Seebach
Started by: Wollishofener · 19.Sep.2014 · Food and drink
43 posts, 02:50 today
New to the English Forum, From Pennslyvania…
I have no desire to make things miserable for Newcomers, but necessary corrections are necessary right at the beginning. The theory of Mr King (our teacher) and Mr Fairhurst (the chief) was that names of - nations - ethnic groups -…
Started by: joebagofdonuts · 17.Sep.2014 · Introductions
31 posts, 02:32 today
Are the Swiss really like this?
had a similar experience with a swiss person... she took out my unfinished laundry out of the machine because she was in "rush"! :S in this case there was no timetable, it was working on first come first served basis, but found her…
Started by: US Alien · 18.Sep.2014 · Daily life
102 posts, 00:41 today
IPhone 6
Orange has 200CHF discount for students, making it more affordable for me lol. But the monthly plan is quite expensive. Anyone knows if Sunrise or swisscom or other companies have better offers for students?
Started by: Island Monkey · 27.Aug.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
21 posts, 00:19 today
Stalking from another Forum
Thanks everyone for your replies. It's nice to know that this is not just me being a bit paranoid. Today we shall be eating the best mushrooms we have picked locally, with obviously the best meat that we get just over the border,…
Started by: Patsycat · 18.Sep.2014 · Daily life
5 posts, 00:07 today
Share transport UK -> CH in early/mid October…
Started by: Seeds · 18.Sep.2014 · Transportation/driving
3 posts, 23:57 yesterday
English in Bern
Started by: RoseK · 18.Sep.2014 · Introductions
21 posts, 23:41 yesterday
I solved a theft crime today
I'm not trying to belittle OPs actions, and I know it came across a bit harsh, it's just that to me it seems much easier to dial 112 (where they almost assuredly speak english) than chasing after a bunch of guys stealing a bike. OP is…
Started by: vribium · 17.Sep.2014 · Daily life
9 posts, 23:38 yesterday
IPhone 4S on/off button repair
Regarding the iPhone 5, the Apple announced free of charge replacement as long as your phone's serial number qualifies for such: https://www.apple.com/su... Btw: I'm glad I found this thread again because after typing the serial it…
Started by: fduvall · 9.Sep.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
2 posts, 23:28 yesterday
Masters UZH Fall 2014
Started by: muswesic · 5.Aug.2014 · Education
4 posts, 23:21 yesterday
Mindfulness Meditation in Basel
Started by: m4miller · 21.Jun.2012 · Family matters/health
64 posts, 23:13 yesterday
My 1,000th post & overview of 5+ years here
Or, you could just move to Ticino and not have to deal with the inner-Swiss mentality. ;) (P.S. around here, inner-Swiss (Svizzera interna) means all the non-Italian speaking bits, though I'm not sure if the Rumantsch speaking bits are…
Started by: TheSpouse · 16.Sep.2014 · Daily life
32 posts, 22:52 yesterday
Diferent people on EF
I hope that most people would not do the same in their situation. Look, I have made another deal, I had sold an item to another member and I offered to deliver on the same day as the wardrobe has I should have the van and I should…
Started by: luisvb · 18.Sep.2014 · Other/general
1 post, 22:45 yesterday
Free moving boxes wanted please (Zurich)
Started by: Candy-BOS-MA · 18.Sep.2014 · Items wanted
2 posts, 22:33 yesterday
Settled in Nyon
Started by: timjolin · 17.Sep.2014 · Introductions
34 posts, 22:30 yesterday
Anyone handed a lease car back? info needed
The Mrs has spoken to the lease company, they want nothing to do with it, the garage bought the mini from them so they couldn't give a toss. So basically the garage bought the car, did all this work, and are now trying to charge me for…
Started by: bigblue2 · 3.Sep.2014 · Daily life
1 post, 22:24 yesterday
Banking laws witholding tax
Started by: paulo · 18.Sep.2014 · Finance/banking/taxation
7 posts, 21:59 yesterday
Seems I have not yet earned the "thanks" button, so... Thanks to all for the responses. Brown sugar, soap, self-rising flour, and a way to watch American football (or the NHL, as is my preference). The giant bottle of motrin is…
Started by: Cowboys & Bimmers · 17.Sep.2014 · Introductions
9 posts, 21:51 yesterday
Moving to zug
Depends what the salary is. Also how long are the extras paid for - you need to think about what you will be able to afford once they finish laying the extra allowances. It is difficult to move house here!
Started by: zugbound · 18.Sep.2014 · Daily life
34 posts, 21:44 yesterday
Netflix Switzerland starting September 18
I actually think it's really lacking .. Ok I've had an account for ages UK/US and I know it wasn't gonna be the same, but seems really little content, even just browsing, it seems to get to the end real quick. I'm not a film or TV buff…
Started by: dawiz · 12.Sep.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
43 posts, 21:38 yesterday
Indoor Football in Enge Zurich (Free)
I have heard rumours recently that Mr TouchTheLake, in an attempt to do just that, has bent too far forward resulting in his falling into the Zürisee. Replies from him will likely come once he has been dredged out and dried up.
Started by: TouchTheLake · 25.Sep.2013 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
31 posts, 21:30 yesterday
Poker in Zug
hi guys! ready then for the game on Friday? This is the place Podium in Zug: and the time: 7pm! Please respond to this letter if its OK... (If there'd no enough players we can postpone the event for the next…
Started by: alex_1981 · 9.Nov.2010 · Social events
7 posts, 21:21 yesterday
Zurich english speaking dentist
If you don't mind the distance to Cham (Zug) (short trip, particularly by car), you can also give us a try. We are tri-lingual - English, German, French. Dental Praxis Cham https://www.facebook.com...
Started by: edinburghfamily · 26.May.2014 · Family matters/health
2 posts, 21:01 yesterday
Wanted: FOLDING double bed, Zurich area.…
Started by: Philippa · 11.Sep.2014 · Items wanted
10 posts, 20:59 yesterday
New in Lausanne
Oooohhh... didn't mean to pile the pressure on! :o Trust me - I said what I said with the full knowledge that I'm glad I've done it and now on the "other side" :) just like the ump-teen other people who also had finished and said the…
Started by: Cindy_McAwesome · 15.Sep.2014 · Introductions
4 posts, 20:40 yesterday
DS Autistic Spectrum disorder
Started by: Niceyes · 18.Sep.2014 · Family matters/health
87 posts, 20:37 yesterday
Info for nurses looking to work in switzerland.
hi everyone, anyone here who is a US- License Nurse? what was the final decision of Red cross about your bachelor degree? Im asking these because I am also a US-license Nurse at the same time Registered Nurse in the Philippines (im…
Started by: jojo · 3.May.2007 · Employment
11 posts, 20:20 yesterday
Undergrad Considering Moving From US
You only need B1 to get into UNIL. :eek: As to the OP, your best bet might be to do finish your bachelors then do a masters in Switzerland. Often they are in English at this level. You can read the general admissions requirements for…
Started by: laseroptics · 18.Sep.2014 · Education
44 posts, 19:59 yesterday
Swiss village raises taxes for a single…
Those figures are just made up as the uk border farce have absolutely no clue how many people are in uk illegally or not. If you ever get a chance watch 1 episode of uk border patrol. .. the level of incompetence is astounding. "We…
Started by: we_da_man · 17.Sep.2014 · Swiss politics/news
16 posts, 19:38 yesterday
Gotogate.ch warning
I wanted to report another very bad experience with gotogate.ch. Their "buy insurance" trick is very aggressive: pop-up asks "do you want insurance? yes/no", you choose "no", then another pop-up asks the same question with huge green…
Started by: Batcow · 2.Jul.2014 · Complaints corner
1 post, 19:22 yesterday
Printing services - Lausanne
Started by: christinagomes · 18.Sep.2014 · Other/general
44 posts, 19:21 yesterday
No, you can't get ahead of me at the cash…
You weren't in Winterthur yesterday? A very kind woman with a very full shopping cart let me go in front of her. I was done before she was done unloading. It was my first trip to Aldi in like a year. This was after a new register…
Started by: glowjupiter · 16.Sep.2014 · Complaints corner
11 posts, 19:07 yesterday
Anyone from the US have google voice, for…
Thanks everyone for the helpful information. I am going to go with the google voice to port the US number. I am most likely going to use the computer for checking messages and texts which I do on a daily basis. Thanks for the tip about…
Started by: joebagofdonuts · 17.Sep.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
25 posts, 19:00 yesterday
IOS 7 untethered jailbreak is out
I managed to grind it on my old iPhone 5 and it's all worth upgrading it IMHO. Either speed is really major feature of this system or all Cabelcom went out of control :D My take on it is to backup the iPhone or photos (videos) then free…
Started by: cdcdoc · 22.Dec.2013 · TV/internet/telephone
2 posts, 18:58 yesterday
Wanted: Transformer Figures
Started by: FromABtoTOtoZH · 26.Aug.2014 · Items wanted
15 posts, 18:43 yesterday
Scottish referendum: any scots in Lausanne?
to be honest i just like to celebrate :D but having no tie to this issue and not following it too much- i'm happy for anyone who wants independence to have it- why stay in a loveless marriage, so to speak ;)
Started by: Penelopeee · 18.Sep.2014 · Daily life
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