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8 posts, 10:49 today
Living Costs in Switzerland
Welcome to the Forum. :) I know it sounds like a total pain, but this question has been asked many, many times before - particularly about Zürich. You need to do a little homework on your own.;) Cost of living seems straightforward but…
Started by: Rabit · 31.Oct.2014 · Daily life
19 posts, 10:47 today
Russia and NATO in the News
About "Two Royal Air Force jets reportedly threatened to shoot down a Latvian cargo plane, rushing at supersonic speeds to intercept it, after the plane failed to respond to air traffic control over Kent in Southern England " How do…
Started by: bigfujitsu · 30.Oct.2014 · International affairs/politics
1 post, 10:46 today
Wanted: very old and easy PC USB Keyboard…
Started by: YaPaY · 31.Oct.2014 · Items wanted
15 posts, 10:44 today
Pregnancy during medical insurance waiting…
Call assura and ask them for English speaker they will pass you to someone who speaks English? Writing them could be a very slow experience :D You can check on their website or comparis for premium. You can take policy from insurance…
Started by: propolinka · 27.Oct.2014 · Family matters/health
2 posts, 10:43 today
Student house Vinzenz?
Started by: justiliang · 6.Oct.2014 · Housing in general
28 posts, 10:43 today
Vitamin B12 deficiency
Vitamin b12 food is very useful for human body.People with B12 deficiency may eventually develop pernicious anemia, a type of blood disorder. Patients with pernicious anemia cannot produce enough IF (intrinsic factor) in their stomach.…
Started by: Island Monkey · 27.Nov.2013 · Family matters/health
54 posts, 10:42 today
Help needed... Am I just being hypochondriac?
I took my wife to the doctor once as she had bad headaches. The doctor gave her paracetamol. She actually had meningitis. (This was in the U.K. though). However, the point with the OP is the actual condition (hemorrhoids) rather…
Started by: EricXing · 30.Oct.2014 · Family matters/health
5 posts, 10:41 today
Paying first months rent and security deposit…
Started by: justiliang · 31.Oct.2014 · Housing in general
2 posts, 10:40 today
Tomtom Live Traffic - Worth It?
Started by: jesuisuntouriste · 31.Oct.2014 · Transportation/driving
3 posts, 10:37 today
Work speaking English, Russian and Polish…
Started by: LostTheMarbles · 30.Oct.2014 · Employment
1 post, 10:34 today
Legaly partime work besides full time job
Started by: draganl · 31.Oct.2014 · Employment
6 posts, 10:28 today
Looking for a partner for some Tango lessons…
I wouls still recommend the two schools above. If you go to Silbando, make sure you book a course with Karin & Andreas. They are excellent teachers who pay a lot of attention to details such as communications and musicality, and have…
Started by: Squeeeez · 27.Jan.2012 · Social events
1 post, 10:22 today
Best PAYG Mobile Deals
Started by: Ardennes1944 · 31.Oct.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
26 posts, 10:16 today
Can you be friend with your doctor?
I didn't say my psychiatrist counted me as a friend. I said I count her as one. In a relationship which needs a high level of trust, I feel this is a good thing. But of course dependency is an issue. The idea of having to change…
Started by: happyrobbie · 30.Oct.2014 · Family matters/health
13 posts, 10:07 today
A parking ticket in Thalwil from Kilchberg…
There are many people that do not list their address. You can request to have your information available only to police. In which case you can receive a parking ticket from a security guard, however they cannot check your address and…
Started by: guitrchic · 30.Oct.2014 · Daily life
149 posts, 10:04 today
SVP Gold Referendum could succeed!
Remember back in early 2012 when the Bundesbank wanted 300 mT of its gold held at the NY Fed to be repatriated? Back when gold was still fetching $1700 an ounce? Well guess what, that still hasn't happened. No valid reasons have been…
Started by: Dack Rambo · 23.Oct.2014 · Swiss politics/news
12 posts, 09:59 today
13th salary after losing one's job
Exactly. While a pro-rated payment is the norm, the above is not unheard of and just as legal. OP - check your contract. True, if the salary is quoted as an annual salary - however in most cases in Switzerland, the contract only…
Started by: Konuku · 30.Oct.2014 · Employment
5 posts, 09:58 today
Dog Assistance in Schaffhausen
Started by: emgamache · 30.Oct.2014 · Pet corner
8 posts, 09:56 today
Muttenz with kids and a dog?
Hi Onionboy we decided not to go for the house in the end as it was a little too small. If it had been bigger we would have gone for it! My husband said he thought the area was lovely. I think it's where in Muttenz rather than Muttenz…
Started by: Wabma · 29.Sep.2014 · Housing in general
3 posts, 09:55 today
[Basel] German language school Academia…
Started by: Sujayrai · 20.Apr.2013 · Language corner
22 posts, 09:54 today
Moving apartments - cleaning company or…
This is true! We decided to get a cleaning company for our 2 bedroom apt before we left. It was about 500ch. But the rental company was less likely to challenge us on cleaning when we showed the professional cleaning receipt, and…
Started by: Bobby.Buchi · 5.Apr.2010 · Housing in general
6 posts, 09:50 today
Local schools in Basel for 6.5 year olds
My children were 4,6 and 10 when we arrived, and they've all done Swiss schooling since then. They're all doing fine, they adjusted quite easily. They had additional language lessons supplied by the Gemeinde. If you get a private tutor,…
Started by: dimneon · 30.Oct.2014 · Family matters/health
2 posts, 09:44 today
Free French lessons (Lausanne)
Started by: zyxel · 29.Jun.2011 · Language corner
94 posts, 09:42 today
Swiss Border Controls
Border controls are not allowed in Schengen, and ID checks in border areas are regulated by Article 21 of the Schengen borders code: Article 21 Checks within the territory The abolition of border control at internal borders shall…
Started by: Ttt · 23.Oct.2014 · Swiss politics/news
19 posts, 09:37 today
Good Restaurants in Basel
Hmm...places we used to visit in Basel when we lived there. Marmaris on Spalenring was always one of our favorites. It also is just a few blocks from the shop that makes Fasnacht masks for the clique I play with - so often go there for a…
Started by: pippa.anne · 12.Mar.2013 · Food and drink
57 posts, 09:36 today
Swisscare no longer valid for PhD & Postdoc,…
Hi all, I've a question related to Swisscare . I'm a postdoc at ETH from more than 1 year. I got Swisscare insurance when it was still allowed and it seems that until my exemption is valid I can still use this insurance. However in 1…
Started by: Leonidas05 · 2.Jun.2014 · Insurance
71 posts, 09:36 today
Have you taken your Iodine tablets?
Swiss local news reporting at it's best: Q "Can I give iodine tablets to my dog or cat?" A "No, this would lead to a massive overdose. The only animals for which the pills are suitable are cows."
Started by: Loz1983 · 17.Oct.2014 · Family matters/health
4 posts, 09:24 today
Used Audi car
Started by: MPL · 31.Oct.2014 · Transportation/driving
13 posts, 09:23 today
Basel police road blocks all over
I imagine it is muti-force training in preparation for large security conference the first week of December. 21st OSCE Ministerial Council Basel, 4-5 December 2014 ( There has been a fair bit in the local papers about various…
Started by: Mtnryder · 30.Oct.2014 · Daily life
12 posts, 09:22 today
Selling property in Basel - advice please
On the other hand: I've looked into renting our house rather than selling, as property prices in my area have fallen to the point where the house is now down to what we bought it for 10 years ago. (Without figuring in the 50% additional I…
Started by: carlottina · 10.Apr.2014 · Housing in general
22 posts, 09:02 today
I've seen some at the Landi - I assume you'll need to go to a larger one. Try garden centers, for instance Meier in Durnten: But most large garden centers will have them. Also look at Hornbach, as well as Coop B/H garden center - there…
Started by: sam ali · 22.Oct.2013 · Other/general
18 posts, 09:01 today
Reducing risk of Prostate cancer!
Quid pro quo - Reduce your chances of getting prostate cancer...by increasing your chances of getting AIDS. Outstanding. Why don't they just recommend that all men become profuse masturbators? No lifestyle change required there...
Started by: marton · 30.Oct.2014 · Family matters/health
3 posts, 08:50 today
Five own goals, in Indonesian second division…
Started by: Sbrinz · 31.Oct.2014 · International affairs/politics
12 posts, 07:43 today
Which network offering cheaper iPhone 6?
No shit!!! Honestly, new phone is released, do you seriously think there will be good deals on it in the first 3 months?? If you aren't willing to pay the price (upfront or over 24mths) you'll just have to live with an older model. …
Started by: ihtxam · 25.Oct.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
3 posts, 07:39 today
Started by: dimneon · 30.Oct.2014 · Introductions
2 posts, 07:11 today
Administrative Fee for Rentals?
Started by: AroundTown · 30.Oct.2014 · Housing in general
12 posts, 03:38 today
Borreliose/Lyme disese in Switzerland
Treatment for lyme disease in Switzerland could be covered by accident, not medical insurance. I doubt that either would cover long term antibiotic therapy for Post-Lyme-Syndrome as, as jotha mentioned, it is not considered an…
Started by: ecoo · 30.Sep.2014 · Family matters/health
44 posts, 02:05 today
The Android beasts thread, 2014 edition
It's done, I am running Cyanogenmod 11 (Android 4.4.4) on my S4 and it is so cool! I have no idea what they did with Oneplus One, but the standard CM11 is extremely clean. I only disabled a couple of apps, and this only because I am…
Started by: lewton · 17.Oct.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
22 posts, 23:44 yesterday
Buying property - need advice
Another one (IMO) is the large number of diplomats who don't pay any taxes at all. That's factored into the rents, too. Their home-country's taxpayers probably pay for housing, too - at least partly. And then there's all the people…
Started by: cowboyCH · 28.Oct.2014 · Housing in general
30 posts, 23:29 yesterday
Prostate Cancer Awareness/Charity…
To raise awareness of some of the health issues affecting men's health, I will participating in Movember 2014. You can learn more about this event here: You can donate here if you want to help out: I hope EF members, women…
Started by: DanielL · 6.Sep.2007 · Family matters/health
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