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30 posts, 16:29 today
New in Basel
Hi! I just moved here this week from the US and haven't gotten the chance to meet anyone yet. If any of you would like to go out for drinks or coffee sometime soon, I'd love to get the chance to get to know some people here in town.
Started by: chemgirl · 21.Aug.2014 · Introductions
41 posts, 16:28 today
Is THIS much traffic noise/pollution normal?
well, here's the explanation: that might all be because the country has about 1m more people than 10 years ago (given we started out with 7, needless to say 1 is quite a lot). Also, "we" don't really want to build skyscrapers - and I very…
Started by: atchieu · 21.Jan.2012 · Daily life
45 posts, 16:26 today
Skin care routine and makeup
Is the aspirin for redness, like rosacea, or breakouts or just for reducing inflamation? There are lots of skin care products in the US with salicylic acid and derivatives, makes sense to me. Used to use benzoyl peroxide, although it…
Started by: Masooma · 25.Sep.2014 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
5 posts, 16:25 today
Is it a good time to buy a property in Geneva?
Started by: vali2014 · 30.Sep.2014 · Housing in general
1 post, 16:22 today
Boot Camp Basel
Started by: fidarello · 2.Oct.2014 · Commercial events
38 posts, 16:21 today
Gluten free/lactose free diet. Will it ever…
We can have sheep's or goat's milk though (or camel if you can find it). /QUOTE] Which means you're not lactose intolerant but have a cow milk allergy - as there's lactose in all kinds of milk, including goat's milk, you wouldn't be…
Started by: IzabelaInZug · 27.Sep.2014 · Daily life
13 posts, 16:18 today
Digitec lost my phone
So shortly after my last post yesterday I got an email from Digitec telling me I could pick up my phone, which I duly did (checking it was my phone and was indeed fixed as promised), so all's well that ends well. I can't say if this…
Started by: Aeneas · 30.Sep.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
5 posts, 16:15 today
Tickets to events/concerts
Started by: icsikos · 2.Oct.2014 · Complaints corner
15 posts, 16:14 today
Running beginner
I have injured myself on runs before, both times after an increase in performance. It's good to be able to either call for some help or take transit home. Both times, it was something minor and I just took a tram home and took a hot bath.
Started by: PaddyG · 2.Oct.2014 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
66 posts, 16:12 today
Pharmacy extra billing.
This is why i'm so clueless...in Zurich, insurance is billed directly. I guess i didn't check to see if it was an option to pay cash and submit. I get my meds every 3 months...some last longer than 3.
Started by: Nil · 1.Oct.2014 · Daily life
60 posts, 16:11 today
MBA - is it worth it ?
Education generally is outstanding in Switzerland, that includes higher education, specifically MSc/MA degrees at state universities. There is one very good business school and that is the IMD. Uni St. Gallen has very good MSc/MA…
Started by: Pashosh · 2.Dec.2009 · Employment
70 posts, 16:08 today
Obsessive neighbor???
Superb thread, as always, made so entertaining by the folks chiming in! Loved every bit of it. On a serious note though - why the need to lie or avoid the elephant in the room? Seems to me that unless you break the vicious circle, the…
Started by: Emma211 · 30.Sep.2014 · Daily life
1 post, 16:05 today
EXTRA SHOW ADDED! Reginald D. Hunter in…
Started by: The Laundry Man · 2.Oct.2014 · Commercial events
1 post, 16:05 today
WANTED Small chest freezer, Zug
Started by: Ecm62 · 2.Oct.2014 · Items wanted
29 posts, 16:04 today
Cat quota in Switzerland?
Our 2 have together since 12 weeks old. If she can't see him, she just walks around crying and looking for him. He will follow me around until I sit down so he can jump up for a cuddle. Our two never go outside unless on a lead or on a…
Started by: Just_A_Mutt · 1.Oct.2014 · Pet corner
12 posts, 16:03 today
Opening an UK Bank Account for non UK residents
I know 2 people that are ex UK, now Swiss, and both have opened Natwest accounts in the UK. I asked earlier this year at Natwest in Bridgnorth, but I didn't have the proof of Swiss residence with me then.
Started by: Confloozed · 1.Oct.2014 · Finance/banking/taxation
1 post, 16:03 today
Cat-friendly hotel in Basel?
Started by: price123 · 2.Oct.2014 · Pet corner
11 posts, 16:01 today
Last salary before leave the company
For any holidays taken above your quota, they would be entitled to deduct the amount from your last salary - presumably they waited until the end of September to determine whether you would take additional holidays or whether you would be…
Started by: M4rcius · 28.Aug.2014 · Employment
16 posts, 15:55 today
Time definite contracts "in chain"
No of course not, but we never do and we can always just assess a situation based on whatever is written here. Agree of course with what you say, it is an abuse, at least in some cases, and even if brought to court, not much will…
Started by: Gema · 30.Sep.2014 · Employment
4 posts, 15:48 today
Epic - Private Snowsports School Lenzerheide
Started by: EF Advertising · 2.Oct.2014 · Travel/day trips/free time
11 posts, 15:37 today
Potato chipper
There were loads of different food cutter things in Züspa, but you are in Vaud. We had one at home, but it made our chips bendy, not an issue normally except one time I had to make exactly equal size potato oblongs for a GCSE biology…
Started by: rootkit · 2.Oct.2014 · Food and drink
4 posts, 15:33 today
Public schools in Lugano's area
Started by: startfresh · 27.Sep.2014 · Education
26 posts, 15:24 today
Safety of Lausanne Chauderon area
I have one more piece of advice for you and that is become a member of ASLOCA L'Association Suisse Des Locataires It's about Fr.55.00 per year. If you should have any problems with your landlord they will represent you. This…
Started by: giraffe_lion · 1.Oct.2014 · Housing in general
32 posts, 15:22 today
Finally, some good news for pedophiles
Are you for real? We are obviously not talking about an old grandmother inviting village kids that she knows over for baking and eating some pies, that's an absolutely mind-bogglingly stupid example, and completely out of context to the…
Started by: Assassin · 1.Oct.2014 · Swiss politics/news
6 posts, 15:20 today
Wanted - man's bike [Brugg]
Anyone got a cheap and cheerful man's bike they would like to sell? I live in the Brugg area and need for short commute to work, so nothing fancy required but as long as it's working and reasonable price.:)
Started by: still game · 23.Sep.2014 · Items wanted
5 posts, 15:20 today
CDN government warning - Bern protest Oct. 4th
Started by: Verbier · 2.Oct.2014 · Daily life
5 posts, 15:19 today
"Outstanding" health insurance bills
Started by: lucy_who · 2.Oct.2014 · Insurance
10 posts, 15:17 today
Vet and Pet Sitter Needed in Zug
Hi there, I've actually just moved to the UK and am looking for similar help with vets and Pet sitters but for my dog. I am a vet nurse in the UK and could potentially help you with day check ins if you'd like.
Started by: swannie · 2.Sep.2014 · Pet corner
2 posts, 15:10 today
Lynsey de Paul gone - below Rock Bottom
Started by: TiMow · 2.Oct.2014 · International affairs/politics
94 posts, 15:10 today
Why are Swiss people so eager to speak english
I make a written answer on the Forum earlier, but you are needing to know that we Swiss peoples make learning English at school from an early age so we like to make the practise very much when possibly.
Started by: TheLast · 15.Jul.2014 · Other/general
3 posts, 15:05 today
Moving to Bern
Started by: Jean_mouton · 1.Oct.2014 · Housing in general
4 posts, 14:59 today
Half Tax Offer
Started by: simple_person · 28.Sep.2014 · Transportation/driving
11 posts, 14:58 today
Hong Kong ... the next Tiananmen??
One of the international news networks (BBC or CNN, I forget which) interviewed some tourists from the mainland yesterday. These folks are not dummies. They chose their words carefully. Some said it was disgraceful to protest, not proper…
Started by: ratbag · 31.Aug.2014 · International affairs/politics
22 posts, 14:54 today
Bank wants to visit our apartment 18 months…
If that was technically true - if the house went away so would the loan. But it doesn't, so can't be. The house is the owners. The owner takes out a loan. The owner secures the loan using the house. If the loan is defaulted the bank…
Started by: JanieCH · 2.Oct.2014 · Housing in general
31 posts, 14:43 today
Quick opinions on this car [BMW 320d touring…
indeed - it's had it's first MFK and buying it now would bring you up the queue. Why do you think the seller is keen to shift it in the time before the next MFK? Offer 500 extra for the car with it done. It'll be worth it.
Started by: JakubB · 23.Sep.2014 · Transportation/driving
16 posts, 14:40 today
Filmed by stranger in playground, what would…
One of my friends are taking shots about the people in the foreign countries. He makes this, to get know and remember the atmosphere of a country and culture. It can be ether strange or normal. How can you decide!?
Started by: banadol · 29.Sep.2014 · Other/general
1 post, 14:38 today
Wanted-Pannier(s) for a bike-Birr /Brugg
Started by: still game · 2.Oct.2014 · Items wanted
9 posts, 14:22 today
Parking a motorbike at st. jakobs for the…
for the record.. looks like you can get a motorbike in front of the stadium.. but you have to get there early and you'd have to get out passed all the crowds you can park in the official car park but you have to queue to get…
Started by: ipoddle · 30.Sep.2014 · Transportation/driving
31 posts, 14:13 today
Vietnamese coffee?
Vietnamesemom - thanks, got the package, and have been enjoying my ca phe sua da for a few days. Yay! jonbvn - if you happen to remember next time you stop by the shop, which Trung Nguyen varieties are they selling?
Started by: atamar · 18.Oct.2012 · Food and drink
11 posts, 14:13 today
Get rich in Switzerland!
I would just go there for the heck of it to learn his tricks but avoid any dubious offers as hell's fire :D One should notice that there is more mula to be made from marketing seminars about the property market worldwide than from…
Started by: Phil_MCR · 11.Sep.2014 · Other/general
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