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21 posts, 17:49 today
Catalan referendum
Thank you, that is what I wanted to say. We have unity, often after previous damaging civil wars, and now why should countries be split up, for the advantage of a few? I believe Catalonia wants to separate from Spain, as they create…
Started by: ratbag · 29.Sep.2014 · International affairs/politics
24 posts, 17:48 today
Obsessive neighbor???
She has 1 black cat... Hairybadger, I haven't been in this particular situation before but since coming to Switzerland I have had ridiculous parking fines (over 800 francs), a doctor doing something very unprofessional so that's all…
Started by: Emma211 · 30.Sep.2014 · Daily life
17 posts, 17:45 today
Living in Zurich or Basel recommendation…
I live in Zurich Leimbach, me and my husband love here so much. As Uetiberg is nearby, and Silh river is just next to our neighborhood, it's really good view. Commute is also good, we have S4 to go to the city and bus 70 to go…
Started by: seph · 23.Sep.2014 · Daily life
16 posts, 17:45 today
Advice needed before move to Zurich area
We just moved from England early this summer, we lived in Zug for the first month, I really liked it! Our kids are 7 and 5. None of us spoke any German at all when we found out we were going to relocate (only 2 months before we…
Started by: lc1974 · 29.Sep.2014 · Housing in general
12 posts, 17:43 today
Is it a holiday in Switzerland this Thrursday?
I don't live in or around Luzern, so I can't tell you about most supermarkets, but these are opening times for Coop. Click on the various Coops on the left for individual opening times, it looks like some are open and some are…
Started by: ek123 · 30.Sep.2014 · Daily life
4 posts, 17:40 today
Any place I can buy US mattress sizes here…
Started by: mkeigs · 30.Sep.2014 · Other/general
13 posts, 17:36 today
Ideas for quick, accessible, english speaking…
Here's a more detailed response based on my experiences in Zürich since arriving in May 2013. I'm 29, with a relatively useless BA, took some German in high school but hadn't spoken it in 12 years. English/Irish Pubs Really your best…
Started by: Animal · 28.Sep.2014 · Employment
10 posts, 17:34 today
Upc cablecom mobile
For the price, I guess. I get 60 min of calls, 60 SMS and 1GB on Orange for 20 CHF (2y commitment, no handset), which is an OK price for Switzerland if you don't call a lot (even though I would have 3 GB for that price in France). Data…
Started by: AbFab · 30.Sep.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
7 posts, 17:34 today
Drone attacks
Despite the (very) shallow delivery I don´t see why John Oliver is terrified of drones, he isn´t a terrorist. Can you hear the outcry if manned planes were sent? Apart from the horrific cost of a F22, well, the horrific cost, period! Nah!…
Started by: Odile · 30.Sep.2014 · International affairs/politics
1 post, 17:27 today
City of Zürich is searching foreigners for…
Started by: prof. taratonga · 30.Sep.2014 · Swiss politics/news
11 posts, 17:24 today
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
27 posts, 17:24 today
Help - I can't really cope with this
There you have it. That was taken care of * well after* the facts. Well after. It appears that there are no repercussions. In some legal system you need to have a "smoking gun" if you want to initiate a successful legal…
Started by: Uncle GroOve · 30.Sep.2014 · Other/general
2 posts, 17:18 today
Dr Sophia Yin
Started by: meloncollie · 30.Sep.2014 · Pet corner
5 posts, 17:13 today
Greetings from Bristol, England
Started by: Animal · 28.Sep.2014 · Introductions
2 posts, 17:12 today
Takeover protocol
Started by: milsam · 30.Sep.2014 · Housing in general
1 post, 16:51 today
What to use instead of Smartr?
Started by: Marsalforn · 30.Sep.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
14 posts, 16:50 today
Cold call from Guardian Wealth Management
Unless it's certain that colleagues are doing business with them or passing on names, I am more inclined to believe that these individuals blag their way into obtaining names and numbers under false pretences, and claim to be advising…
Started by: StirB · 10.Nov.2011 · Finance/banking/taxation
6 posts, 16:40 today
Home brew shops in CH
Thanks Rob, I have most of the gear with me so just need the ingredients. I mainly do extract brews as I find the effort needed less and results to be more consistant than the all grain method. The last AG brew I did took me about 12 hours…
Started by: cloggybrew · 30.Sep.2014 · Food and drink
10 posts, 16:30 today
Sausages! First British Food Fair, between…
Yup, I was planning on doing the car show again but I've just got too much on this Saturday so I've had to cancel, I'll be in Geneva on Sunday though for the Expat Expo. I agree with others that it seems counter-productive from a…
Started by: Sbrinz · 30.Sep.2014 · Social events
3 posts, 16:27 today
Help with idea on living in Germany working…
Started by: JJJames · 30.Sep.2014 · Housing in general
24 posts, 16:23 today
Giving birth in Salem Spital Bern - not…
Seldom why? Based on what? Your theory the Swiss never behave in that way?? No I wasn't there. As for your "local ruling code of behaviour" I could cite countless examples where a SWISS speaking MUNDART have done the same to me. It's…
Started by: Swissresident · 27.Sep.2014 · Family matters/health
7 posts, 16:19 today
New to Basel
Hi, Im moving in a couple of weeks and initially looking to flatshare to try and meet new people and improve my german language skills. Finding it really difficult to get responses even when I send enquiries in english and german. Any…
Started by: Milan1981 · 15.Aug.2014 · Introductions
5 posts, 16:16 today
Inventory of protected monuments of the…
Started by: Wabma · 30.Sep.2014 · Housing in general
10 posts, 16:06 today
Basel Stupid tenant selection system *RANT*
Get your employer involved. Both times I got an apartment I got the admin assistant at work to give a phone call pretending it was on an official basis. When I was rejected once she called to find out why and asked if it was because I'm a…
Started by: AVS1985 · 30.Sep.2014 · Complaints corner
117 posts, 16:02 today
Where have regional accents gone?
I like how he does that too, it's better than I could do! But his RP isn't quite spot-on IMO and I think his Scouse isn't very good. I think that's because I have scouse friends and RP-speaking family so I'm used to hearing those…
Started by: taveau · 11.May.2014 · Language corner
29 posts, 15:50 today
Bristish classic car show 2012 - Morges…
Hi Dave, The Morges event is definitely worth a visit, it gets bigger every year, the setting is lovely, and car enthusiasts meet and exchange. I dont know if there is a club in the area, but the other Seven owners will soon tell you.…
Started by: Chris77 · 14.Aug.2012 · Social events
1 post, 15:20 today
Expat Expo Geneva
Started by: grumpygrapefruit · 30.Sep.2014 · Commercial events
55 posts, 15:19 today
Swisscare no longer valid for PhD & Postdoc,…
Last week I received a letter from CSS saying that they are terminating the Student Care product and that I will not be covered by them starting from 2015. I know from another friend who is also doing his PhD that if I apply for…
Started by: Leonidas05 · 2.Jun.2014 · Insurance
35 posts, 15:16 today
A weekend of torment setting up windows…
coffee 4$ + 400$ for time spent getting it to be coffee + 240$ for extra equipment + 14$ for vodka + 3$ chocolate + 100$ for time spent complaining about coffee >>>* iCoffee 12$ *(>>> = way greater right :D) now coffee 4$,…
Started by: CathHarmony · 21.Sep.2014 · Complaints corner
13 posts, 15:14 today
Casco bird shop - pet shop
I use zooplus.de frequently. For the things I buy the price difference is significant. I keep the orders under 50Euro and have never yet been hit with MWSt. Whether that's because I've stayed under the limit or because the packages are…
Started by: Khole · 27.Sep.2014 · Pet corner
8 posts, 15:14 today
Grass fed beef in Zurich?
Yep- in the form of hay. Silage is not allowed for making cheese- but even so, it would still be grass. Swiss beef cows are fed the smallest % of other foodstuffs compared to most countries- but you can find beef which is only grass and…
Started by: Taty99 · 30.Sep.2014 · Food and drink
1 post, 15:12 today
FC Basel - Real Madrid Champions League Tickets
Started by: Fredzzz · 30.Sep.2014 · Items wanted
11 posts, 15:09 today
US Social Security and US Pension Taxation
Yes, you should ask for an extension so that you are able to work out how much you really owe, if anything. Odds are the number you've been given is not taking into consideration the taxes you've already paid in the U.S. Find yourself a…
Started by: Aklein00 · 30.Sep.2014 · Finance/banking/taxation
6 posts, 14:56 today
Hello english forum
Hello, Not so new in CH, arrived 18 months ago from The Netherlands but still feel like a new arrival. Living in Vaud with my family and working in Geneva. So, from possibly the flattest land to the hilliest it's been quite a change but…
Started by: cloggybrew · 30.Sep.2014 · Introductions
12 posts, 14:46 today
IPSC Shooting club/Shooting gallery
Www.scheissenlage.ch is a 25m range that accepts B permit holder and allows you to rent weapons. I've recently been here. I also need to figure out something a little more permanent. PM me if you need more info Regards Dioxin
Started by: StShadow · 14.Mar.2014 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
1 post, 14:32 today
Pregnant in Olten -Wishing to share experiences
Started by: Liletti · 30.Sep.2014 · Family matters/health
21 posts, 14:10 today
Ahv , UI, pension plan when unemployed?…
A comment here: that's not entirely true. There is a certain period of time where a sick employee is protected against contract termination, but depending on how long he or she has been with the company, this might be as low as 30 days…
Started by: kachna · 25.Sep.2014 · Daily life
31 posts, 14:05 today
Pilates in Zurich?
There is a new studio just opened in Thalwil, the studio has a Cadillac, Allegro reformer and many other pieces of Pilates equipment, all the sessions are in English. The studio's website is www.shayharel.com, the website appears to…
Started by: Newby2 · 4.Jul.2012 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
14 posts, 13:45 today
Sunday Groceries in Lugano
The downside with Porlezza is the tunnels. It seems such a shame to do them in the car and I can't carry my shopping on the bike. And if I had a bike that could handle the shopping, I'd rather take the car :D
Started by: Horatio Gonzales · 28.Sep.2014 · Daily life
23 posts, 13:04 today
Arrived in Bern - My 1st impressions
Just take a credit-card that isn't already almost maxed out - or lot's of cash with you. It's damn expensive. But the products are very good. I recommend buying fruit and vegetables very early on Monday morning. This is…
Started by: FairDinkum · 26.Sep.2014 · Introductions
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