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5 posts, 23:16 today
Starting CH work: as EU company, invoicing…
Started by: iik · 29.Jan.2015 · Business & entrepreneur
46 posts, 23:09 today
Michelle Obama unveiled in Saudi Arabia
Guide after guide states this is the case in Barcelona, so I am surprised. It certainly was the case when we visited- although it was some years back. Why would I make it up? Whether it is enforced or not, anyone who visits a Catholic…
Started by: olygirl · 28.Jan.2015 · International affairs/politics
17 posts, 23:08 today
Thoughts on buying a car
Yes, but the seller is a private person, not a garage. ;) Hence, big problems, especially if you don't speak the local language. Hell, not only did I take a trailer, but I dragged my girlfriend (now wife) along to deal with any…
Started by: Morganw42 · 29.Jan.2015 · Transportation/driving
114 posts, 23:08 today
Restaurants insisting you pay the bill as…
Surely restaurants should factor in credit card charges into their pricing? Some people will pay cash, some will pay card, and if it doesn't all come out in the wash then adjust your pricing to adequately cover your operating…
Started by: Richdog · 25.Jan.2015 · Complaints corner
5 posts, 23:06 today
Awesome cat playhouse kickstarter project
Started by: Nerya · 29.Jan.2015 · Pet corner
127 posts, 22:58 today
Benedict Cumberbatch race terminology…
So what's the word, if any? Do you honestly believe people will come to you and say "Hei yo, yo coloured".. It's when you're not around and someone has to describe you "Nadia the cute tanned lady or whatever"...how would you like to be…
Started by: Pixie B · 27.Jan.2015 · International affairs/politics
12 posts, 22:55 today
I knew it could not be possible...bleach…
Ttamasle, sorry to burst your bubble, but La Croix Javel has the same concentration of chlorine bleach as all the versions at Migros, Coop, Denner, Aldi, Lidl, Baumarkt, Jumbo, Landi etc.. It's just the same stuff.
Started by: Ttamasle · 29.Jan.2015 · Daily life
19 posts, 22:46 today
Aussie Food - Tim Tams & Vegemite
You might try Migros? I was really surprised to find weetabix there the other day. A friend mentioned she had bought vegemite here in Zurich the other day, I think she said at the grocery store (not sure which one though). Anyway, give…
Started by: JoshFromOz · 9.Sep.2014 · Food and drink
7 posts, 22:24 today
Postdoc in Switzerland
What Murphy said: If it works like ETHZ, which is the same 'domain' thus system, you will get yearly contracts that can be renewed up to 6 years. Renewal will depend on your performance and available funding. Ask your boss about that.…
Started by: aipotu · 28.Jan.2015 · Introductions
2 posts, 22:22 today
What's On in Zurich / Just Opened in Zurich…
Started by: MitzEclipse · 29.Jan.2015 · Daily life
4 posts, 21:56 today
Mortgage while on IV
Started by: FunnyBone · 29.Jan.2015 · Housing in general
41 posts, 21:56 today
Garage cheating on price
My garage guy asks me to see if I can find parts cheaper on internet if he finds the price too much (sometimes even for customers, as he doesn't speak English). Also, he once quoted me a price, and the delivered priced was almost twice…
Started by: DKfribourg · 29.Jan.2015 · Transportation/driving
13 posts, 21:55 today
Au Pair Query
If they haven't specifically told you that those two weeks are forced vacation, I'd approach it with an "innocent" stance. :) "Hey guys, just so we're clear - those two weeks you're away at the wedding are not part of my vacation, right?…
Started by: amybum · 29.Jan.2015 · Family matters/health
31 posts, 21:40 today
Cat food advice.
I believe that cats should eat what they would eat if they were in their natural habitat. Cats living outside don't find kibble in the bushes, but they chase mice/birds etc. So, in my opinion feeding raw is best, and if that's not…
Started by: Micads · 23.Jan.2015 · Pet corner
2 posts, 21:11 today
Squash Buddy in Zug
Started by: Halfasleep · 27.Jan.2015 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
29 posts, 20:48 today
You drag my dead corpse post out from its grave? You zombie my big metal-gluing fantasies from their dead dead dead reality-induced death, for what? Just to bitch about how no one in Switzerland wants to hire an underwater welder who can't…
Started by: 10:30 · 17.Apr.2010 · Daily life
1 post, 20:47 today
Anyone using Film On ?
Started by: Joolie · 29.Jan.2015 · TV/internet/telephone
15 posts, 20:33 today
Free SSL certificate - what is the catch?
I have also been using StartSSL for a number of years on my personal blog site. It was simple to set up and have been very happy with them. When the heartbleed bug was discovered, I wanted to request a new certificate, but StartSSL…
Started by: defcon3 · 28.Jan.2015 · TV/internet/telephone
7 posts, 20:29 today
Wanted - Workbench [ZH]
Started by: peter1123 · 3.Jan.2015 · Items wanted
17 posts, 20:29 today
Best place to buy skis Zurich
I've hired skis several times from Sport Pfister in Uster, they're friendly and helpful, and a few of the guys speak good English. Last year I hired skis for the whole season at a good price, which is great value if you aren't sure what…
Started by: finkle · 21.Feb.2013 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
25 posts, 20:20 today
I've never liked it much in CH, thinking…
Hey, I'm a similar age and found it difficult when I first moved to CH. I hadn't lived overseas before and I think I expected to be much easier than it was. Getting a handle on all the 'rules' here consumed so much of my time,…
Started by: paulini86 · 17.Jan.2015 · Other/general
8 posts, 20:19 today
CHF/EUR exchange rate on goods on order
I cannot imagine many Swiss importers on this scale hedge, partly they don't understand, partly it is too small as you never really know wha tyou need from one day to the next, but mostly complacency. They all heard SNB say peg wasn't…
Started by: AbFab · 29.Jan.2015 · Complaints corner
1 post, 20:19 today
Free PS4 if you sign up for Cablecom Super…
Started by: MajorGrubert · 29.Jan.2015 · TV/internet/telephone
15 posts, 20:14 today
Is this BS? Only because I am not Swiss?
I think that you should try to distance yourself from the decision made by this other apartment owner. From what I've been told, it is quite common here for owners to make decisions based on personal and arbitrary opinions. There is no…
Started by: fzambon · 29.Jan.2015 · Housing in general
4 posts, 19:30 today
Homegate & Comparis Map Search Missing
Started by: diamondscan · 15.Jan.2015 · Housing in general
27 posts, 19:21 today
Westminster Paedophile Ring
No one says there is any "going back". As you well know, the current Home Secretary has been trying to set up an inquiry for a long time, and was on the radio yesterday talking about her frustrations, most of which stem from a bitter…
Started by: Hausamsee · 2.Dec.2014 · International affairs/politics
2 posts, 19:12 today
Kinderzulage (child allowance) - Renewal
Started by: babaroga · 29.Jan.2015 · Finance/banking/taxation
3 posts, 19:03 today
Swiss Travel Point is a SCAM!
Started by: Tater Tot · 29.Jan.2015 · TV/internet/telephone
1 post, 18:54 today
Galenos Health Insurance?
Started by: Vlh22 · 29.Jan.2015 · Insurance
30 posts, 18:44 today
Subway CH expands
Yeah the sandwiches here can be pretty repetitive. Subway if done well would just add some variety. Pretty expensive though, in think 15.90 for a foot long. I couldn't recall what it was in pounds 12 months ago.. I think 6.65 or similar?
Started by: Wollishofener · 24.Nov.2013 · Daily life
13 posts, 18:24 today
Wow day in basel
When take a good look around you, you will always see funny things here. Weird people, funny clothes, people talking nonsense to you, unexpected things happening... For me Switzerland is a very funny place.
Started by: evasydney · 28.Jan.2015 · Daily life
2 posts, 18:23 today
Change foreign currency in Bern
Started by: m_nora · 29.Jan.2015 · Finance/banking/taxation
2 posts, 17:53 today
Damaged Items in Move
Started by: Maria7890 · 29.Jan.2015 · Housing in general
1 post, 17:50 today
Top Dermatologic Surgeons in Switzerland
Started by: jonas_j · 29.Jan.2015 · Family matters/health
36 posts, 17:46 today
Infant Formula Brand Advice Needed
Glad this was of help. After all how many times are people told to search the existing material on the forum, before posting a query and if someone has something useful to add, then why not ... helps everyone in the long term.
Started by: Switzerland2009 · 21.Jan.2010 · Family matters/health
5 posts, 17:44 today
Andy Murray
Started by: alanshearer · 3.Jul.2013 · Football/sports
2 posts, 17:31 today
Hi to all EFers
Started by: empathy · 29.Jan.2015 · Introductions
2 posts, 17:23 today
Gefahr and Gefährdung
Started by: PaddyG · 29.Jan.2015 · Language corner
1 post, 17:12 today
Basketball in Cham
Started by: tarta · 29.Jan.2015 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
3 posts, 17:09 today
Some Advice Needed
Started by: logo123 · 29.Jan.2015 · Housing in general
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