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3 posts, 15:39 today
Customs tax on gifts sent from abroad
Started by: Sushi24601 · 18.Jun.2014 · Other/general
12 posts, 15:37 today
Swiss 'Fish' species racism!
I think it very much depends on where you buy it. In some stores, the fish in the case has not been deep frozen and thawed. It's been chilled to near-freezing and shipped/kept on ice. You can definitely taste the difference between this…
Started by: Hausamsee · 1.Feb.2015 · Complaints corner
139 posts, 15:32 today
Restaurants insisting you pay the bill as…
Whenever I’m part of a larger group in a restaurant, I take along a piece of paper and draw a plan of the table, and stick-drawings of the people, with their most prominent attributes (long hair, glasses, beard, fluffy pullover) and…
Started by: Richdog · 25.Jan.2015 · Complaints corner
4 posts, 15:28 today
Food in Zurich? Plain mediocre
Started by: alessandrog · 1.Feb.2015 · Food and drink
41 posts, 15:24 today
CH banking is awful
You do realise that each of your online transactions is lovingly carried out by a little wizened old elf wearing a neat green three-piece suit? The Swiss Clearing Elves read each online request and sort them and match them to the right…
Started by: Troublawesome · 30.Jan.2015 · Finance/banking/taxation
31 posts, 15:23 today
Where is the largest/best zoo in Switzerland
I havent been there yet, but from what I read and heard the zoo in Basel must quite impressive! I hdon´t know about renovations, etc, but I think the zoo made it into the top15 list by Forbes magazin.. It might not be the all deciding…
Started by: happyrobbie · 5.Jul.2014 · Travel/day trips/free time
30 posts, 15:19 today
I knew it could not be possible...bleach…
Same concentration, yes, but Chlorox Bleach contains a number of other chemicals besides sodium hypochlorite and water (= Eau de Javel), namely sodium chloride (kitchen salt) as a stabilizer, sodium carbonate (washing soda) to break down…
Started by: Ttamasle · 29.Jan.2015 · Daily life
1 post, 15:06 today
Anyone know if/when McFit are coming to…
Started by: parnell · 1.Feb.2015 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
24 posts, 15:06 today
UK General Election 2015: May 7 (poll)
Sounds like any expat pub in Zurich. Upper middle class people behaving like upper middle class people. So what's the answer? Well, clearly more lower middle class and working class people - but they're not interested in politics…
Started by: Pachyderm · 31.Jan.2015 · International affairs/politics
1 post, 14:49 today
WTB: Stand Up Paddle Board
Started by: Brewer · 1.Feb.2015 · Items wanted
3 posts, 14:48 today
Recommended day trips for a Sunday Walk?
Started by: amybum · 31.Jan.2015 · Travel/day trips/free time
38 posts, 14:34 today
I've never liked it much in CH, thinking…
Having lived in both places I find that the grass isn't necessarily greener in either, just different. They are both great countries to live in. It is definitely easier to get to know people in Canada, but you have to make the effort there…
Started by: paulini86 · 17.Jan.2015 · Other/general
8 posts, 14:27 today
Dogs for Apartments
Meloncollie, thank you very much for taking the time to answer so thoroughly! You have given me a lot of food for thought :) I will try to digest everything as much as possible before taking any next steps. Mrs. Doolittle, thanks also.…
Started by: CornishPasty · 31.Jan.2015 · Pet corner
16 posts, 14:26 today
French supermarkets near Geneva Airport
Indeed, both Carrefour (used to be Champion before Carrefour took it over) and Lidl in Ferney are filthy beyond belief. Carrefour in Ségny (toward Gex) is okay. Leclerc improved after renovation works. Also there is a huge Migros MMM…
Started by: sue h · 31.Jan.2015 · Daily life
20 posts, 14:16 today
German language schools in Zurich
I recommend Allegra Sprachschule (behind Globus on Löwenstrasse). I completed B1-B2 there and found the teachers, especially Stephanie to be very good. Courses are well structured, and they prepare you for the exams which you have to do…
Started by: perla_margherita · 25.Jun.2009 · Language corner
8 posts, 14:07 today
Superbowl - where to go?
Started by: rocksteady · 26.Jan.2015 · Football/sports
13 posts, 14:01 today
Getting a job in Switzerland after period…
Ok, I know that is not sure that i will be accepted at eth. As I already said, I have found a research group at eth whose research projects are compatible with mine, and I will ask to them. Also, my supervisor knows the main prof of…
Started by: ilmago · 30.Jan.2015 · Employment
96 posts, 14:01 today
How long did it take you to make friends here?
Oh, that's an aspect I hadn't thought of quite like that, before. Interesting. For myself, I'd taken the drumming in of "get to know some Swiss people" and "learn the language", both of which I've been told a zillion times and which…
Started by: Switzerlanded · 18.Oct.2014 · Complaints corner
14 posts, 14:01 today
Trip to Uetliberg tomorrow.
The key to being genuinely witty is to make a joke or pun that is both relevant. and humorous to the issue being discussed. Paying for a ticket in a machine or on a phone application is on no way equivalent or relevant to splitting a…
Started by: amybum · 31.Jan.2015 · Travel/day trips/free time
3 posts, 13:58 today
Building of aftificial walls in the loft
Started by: Meerkat · 26.Jan.2015 · Housing in general
15 posts, 13:43 today
Ramen in Zurich
There is a Wagamama but they don't use the same recipes as the Wagamama in the UK. I complained once to the manager about their Chilli Beef Ramen which was nowhere near as spicy as the British version - he told me that they reduce the…
Started by: kyo · 5.Jan.2013 · Food and drink
2 posts, 13:37 today
Purchasing cars at an auction
Started by: AshwinS · 3.Dec.2014 · Swiss politics/news
9 posts, 13:36 today
230 Volt at the light switches but no lamp
Why don't you post a good-quality scan of the electrical plan so we can see? One possibility, if my suspicion that it's a button, but not a switch, is correct: perhaps the relay in the electrical panel has failed. Have one person stand…
Started by: Walter52 · 1.Feb.2015 · Daily life
26 posts, 13:32 today
UK state pension, new rules after 5. April 2015
Never fear! Plans are afoot to invest it in the next generation Trident system. Keeping the free world safe from those pesky Russians... and Chinese...and Cubans ... and Koreans...and IS...and ...;)
Started by: Sbrinz · 13.Jan.2015 · Finance/banking/taxation
5 posts, 13:32 today
Employment lawyer success fees
Started by: Sierra01 · 1.Feb.2015 · Employment
41 posts, 13:25 today
Good food in zurich city
Ploy Thai on Uetlibergstrasse (Zurich Binz area) is a Thai restaurant run by Thai people - if you tell them you like the food spicy they will do it with a Thai amount of chili (rather than the less spicy version that appeals to the…
Started by: nikiagarwal · 24.Sep.2014 · Food and drink
5 posts, 13:16 today
Luzern Carnival 2015
Started by: ecoo · 30.Jan.2015 · Daily life
47 posts, 13:09 today
Wi-Free by Cablecom, the good, the bad and…
I've activated the Wi-Free service and set a password in the interface. Problem I'm having is that I can't correct. I'm testing it at home and trying to connect to the Wi-Free signal from my own router and it's failing the log-on. Has…
Started by: we_da_man · 26.Aug.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
30 posts, 13:02 today
Any Canadians in Zurich?
You're shitting me... a Guelphite? I grew up there all my life, went to Waterloo for school, now in Dietikon. Hockey? Meet up? Lets do something. I've got some fine ground Timmies at home still...
Started by: b_occomore · 23.Dec.2014 · Food and drink
3 posts, 12:57 today
Kloten Flyers vs. EV Zug - Saturday at 19:45…
Started by: akowalew · 31.Jan.2015 · Football/sports
27 posts, 12:57 today
EUR Current Account
It probably would be way too expensive. After all, this is a comparatively small German *regional* bank which happens to only do business online - and which has picked upon the need/desire of the (German) Swiss to have a free Euro…
Started by: Mikers · 23.Jan.2015 · Finance/banking/taxation
3 posts, 12:56 today
Employee living in France, working in CH…
Started by: doropfiz · 31.Jan.2015 · Employment
2 posts, 12:47 today
Wanted: moving boxes and bubble wrap
Started by: Aero Geek · 1.Feb.2015 · Items wanted
4 posts, 12:45 today
Free Google Earth PRO license
Started by: we_da_man · 31.Jan.2015 · TV/internet/telephone
9 posts, 12:39 today
Cops threatened with sack [employment…
Indeed, they do not have the right to a union either, but instead have a toothless organization called the police federation. I remember a British black and white movie once where the criminals went on strike... Reminds me of…
Started by: neddy · 30.Jan.2015 · Swiss politics/news
15 posts, 12:34 today
Clarity in ordering from online shops
Having lived in several European countries, I think Amazon FR is the best for books. Other articles were best from Amazon DE, cheaper, greater variety than Amazon ES, FR or IT. Then I moved to Switzerland and Amazon UK has emerged the best…
Started by: antonb · 31.Jan.2015 · Daily life
23 posts, 11:50 today
Experiences with Vereins / Clubs
How did I find my club ? I just googled the name of the village and 'Musikverein'. You can check the local newspaper too, there is a calendar with the days of rehearsal of several Vereins. They also advertise for their activities and…
Started by: ETH Frau · 31.Jan.2015 · Daily life
1 post, 11:49 today
Freelancer: From Gross to Net income (Does…
Started by: vintres · 1.Feb.2015 · Finance/banking/taxation
16 posts, 11:37 today
CHF/EUR exchange rate on goods on order
What you don't know is whether the store purchased the items from the manufacturer immediately, and in what currency they ordered, and what rate they were given. Maybe they are also stuck with a higher rate as per their purchase order.…
Started by: AbFab · 29.Jan.2015 · Complaints corner
5 posts, 11:28 today
Sri Lankan food in Basel
Started by: strawberries · 3.Oct.2013 · Entertainment & dining
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