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21 posts, 05:07 today
Any Canadians in Zurich?
Hello Guelphite! Not a native (originally from Mississauga) but went to U of G and didn't leave until my husband's PhD took us to Montreal. Would love to meet up when we get to Zurich - anytime after the 5th!
Started by: b_occomore · 23.Dec.2014 · Food and drink
1 post, 04:42 today
Cheap Kitchens Aros UK
Started by: baleni11 · 26.Jan.2015 · Complaints corner
3 posts, 04:41 today
Two Apartments
Started by: firenze21 · 26.Jan.2015 · Housing in general
15 posts, 04:39 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
53 posts, 03:15 today
What car seat do you use for the kids?
If anybody has any doubt and needs advice in English, please sign up for this report, it only costs £1 if you quickly cancel the subscription for advice from the Swiss motoring club, (Select language, D/F/I )
Started by: John_H · 24.Dec.2014 · Transportation/driving
25 posts, 02:37 today
How to get rid of old textbooks?
What a shame there are no (perhaps? would love to hear to the contrary) charity shops that specialise in books in CH. In the UK there are many- and when we go there, the one in our small market town is a real attraction, and so is the…
Started by: RuJoMa · 19.Jan.2015 · Education
40 posts, 02:28 today
Date in Zurich
I don't know about the teeth guys but from what I hear from the girls I study with they are totally repulsed by the current Central European fashion of huge hobo looking beards and clothes looking like they are from the thrift shop but…
Started by: zafer1973 · 16.Jan.2015 · Daily life
12 posts, 01:34 today
Renting without a contract yet, is it possible?
Sure. You can do that. Temp flats and subletting to someone going away for a few months are options. But do heed the warnings. Finding a job is tough these days and getting tougher. If you are getting bites and interviews, hold…
Started by: jvia · 25.Jan.2015 · Housing in general
113 posts, 01:16 today
Someone stole my shopping!
Guess DB doesn't really know how's like to be HUNGRY, or poor. He thinks rural Greeks are poor...:o Is it possible someone with no money left in the house and too proud or too lonely to ask for help, could have stolen the bag? As you…
Started by: GirlExotica · 24.Jan.2015 · Daily life
1 post, 01:11 today
Housing not speaking french
Started by: ruimgmartinho · 26.Jan.2015 · Housing in general
10 posts, 00:23 today
What to replace a smashed Nexus 5 with?
I want to replace my N5. I was thinking of just getting another N5, but thought I'd ask if there were any better ideas. Criteria: - Not bigger/heavier than N5 - CPU/RAM no worse than N5 - Runs at least Android 4.4.4
Started by: Phil_MCR · 25.Jan.2015 · TV/internet/telephone
11 posts, 00:20 today
PC - Home Build, Advice
Go for a beQuiet PSU, something like this (they are priced nicely in EU): https://www.digitec.ch/d... Plenty of expansion room for drives on that PSU, and its quiet quiet quiet (and flat flat flat rails!). I wouldn't bother with an…
Started by: Dragon5 · 15.Jan.2015 · TV/internet/telephone
95 posts, 23:58 yesterday
Smokers in Germany
To be honest, I don't give it a lot of thought as it really isn't any of my business, along with drinking wine, using speed or enjoying s&m. It's just one of those things other people do which simply isn't any concern of…
Started by: daboyblunder · 21.Jan.2015 · International affairs/politics
3 posts, 23:40 yesterday
Mobile and internet provider
Started by: Draknof · 25.Jan.2015 · TV/internet/telephone
3 posts, 23:40 yesterday
Cross-country skiing, beginners, JU
Started by: x-bow · 20.Jan.2015 · Social events
6 posts, 23:33 yesterday
Housing in Nyon (City)
Thanks for the help. I already found a portuguese guy that lives nearby and he will let me stay in his place while I look for a place of my own. Now I can be more at ease looking for a studio. Again, thank you very much for your help.
Started by: ruimgmartinho · 23.Jan.2015 · Housing in general
75 posts, 23:18 yesterday
Men- stand or sit to pee?
A German friend explained a couple of German insults to me. One of them was 'Sitzpinkler' - 'sit down pee-er' as an insult to a wimp. But German insults tend to be funny and hypocritical because sitzplink is normal and encouraged in…
Started by: Odile · 23.Jan.2015 · Other/general
36 posts, 23:18 yesterday
Alcohol at midday
I've worked in an international company in Zurich for the past 4 years and no one drinks alcohol (wine/beer) at lunch. Not even on casual Fridays. Easy rule to remember: the party only starts after 4pm.
Started by: neddy · 22.Jan.2015 · Daily life
4 posts, 23:15 yesterday
Ed Sheeran 28 Jan: Tickets without allocated…
Started by: Fish&Chips · 23.Jan.2015 · Entertainment & dining
9 posts, 23:12 yesterday
Real Ale Beers near Volketswil (ZH) or Zürcher…
Sudwerk, which I think is brewed in Pfäffikon ZH, has some nice beers, one of which (can't remember which one) tastes very much like a good strong English bitter. Coop stocks them. Coop also has Fuller's London Pride and (if you get…
Started by: CHDonna · 25.Jan.2015 · Food and drink
34 posts, 22:59 yesterday
Indian Restaurants in Zürich
Have to report back on the trip to Mundial on date night Friday. Walked in at 7pm and felt like we'd walked into someone's lounge while they were in the kitchen. We sat ourselves down and It took 15 mins for anyone to serve us. There…
Started by: Wollishofener · 25.Oct.2012 · Entertainment & dining
38 posts, 22:58 yesterday
Discounted 2015 vignettes?
*1 son actually gave me something like that from a Genevoise chocolate shop as a Christmas present last year... thereby outing his father who'd just been done by the local plod for driving my Mini without a sticker on a recently…
Started by: Village Idiot · 9.Dec.2014 · Transportation/driving
1 post, 22:51 yesterday
Leave Orange HowTo
Started by: Orac · 25.Jan.2015 · TV/internet/telephone
9 posts, 22:27 yesterday
Disposable camera photo developing Neuchâtel
So do I! Anyway, our local Migros used to have a service whereby you put the film into a special envelope and handed it in at customer Service desk, then collected it from them however many days later... worth asking if they still…
Started by: Kamarate · 25.Jan.2015 · Other/general
1 post, 22:16 yesterday
New to Forum but feel like a veteran of Zurich
Started by: AllTout · 25.Jan.2015 · Introductions
47 posts, 22:09 yesterday
Finding a nice home in Zurich. I'm genuinely…
You could also look at the areas down the lake, particularly the west coast/silver coast. Trains from there run directly to Oerlikon station, yes it would be a longer commute but you'd also be closer to the mountains
Started by: Lynds · 15.Jan.2015 · Housing in general
7 posts, 22:04 yesterday
[rant] orange sucks
I agree with you. Not the fruit or the brand, but the organisation operating under that name in Switzerland. Their customer care is terrible. If you want a fantastic data service just get a Lebara prepay SIM for CHF10 which…
Started by: josquius · 17.Oct.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
2 posts, 22:04 yesterday
Cleaningstore.ch bad laundry service?
Started by: Mr.Maquiavelo · 25.Jan.2015 · Complaints corner
1 post, 22:03 yesterday
Slovak in Zurich /Lenzburg new to the forum
Started by: KatarinaH · 25.Jan.2015 · Introductions
16 posts, 22:02 yesterday
Need spare temp tyre, wrench and a jack
Thanks for the responses. I ended up ordering the 8P0 012 615C (thanks Village Idiot) from VAG. I am not sure if the tyre space in the trunk is large enough to house a summer tire (winter tyres are on now). Maybe if I deflated that…
Started by: checkov · 10.Jan.2015 · Transportation/driving
82 posts, 21:52 yesterday
Restaurants insisting you pay the bill as…
Wow DB, you really are slacking lately if you think that not having individual bills is my actual complaint. Read the thread, and the underlined bit in my opening post. The point is that some restaurants will not allow people to pay…
Started by: Richdog · 25.Jan.2015 · Complaints corner
37 posts, 21:52 yesterday
Fitting a German-bought kitchen in Switzerland
Thanks. Bit busy next week. We've got an urgent job for Gornergratbahn. They've bought some standard-gauge rolling stock and want it reducing to narrow gauge. Mine gets about 30% smaller when it's cold, so I get out and give it…
Started by: RoadRunner23 · 21.Jan.2015 · Housing in general
42 posts, 21:51 yesterday
London mayor introduces collective punishment…
Nobody forced the Brits to adopt the HANNOVER-folks and the SACHSEN-COBURG-GOTHA Folks and the BATTENBERGER as monarchs. The trade-Club trading originally as Montan-Union and later as EEC is simply the EU in its old guise. In other…
Started by: Castro · 22.Jan.2015 · International affairs/politics
3 posts, 21:49 yesterday
Orange CH sould to Xavier Niel
Started by: MrVertigo · 18.Dec.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
2 posts, 21:34 yesterday
Guitar tuner ZH
Started by: easygoing · 25.Jan.2015 · Items wanted
49 posts, 21:19 yesterday
Driving from Bern to London(LHS vs. RHS)
Bawahahahaa! I love EF! Great! I don't have to worry about my husband then. I will update how it goes after we experience it. LOL Wow! People here so pro in driving. I never heard of anybody can drive so long.
Started by: Travelbug85 · 22.Jan.2015 · Transportation/driving
39 posts, 20:55 yesterday
Any opinions on soundbars?
Ditto, I sacrificed the sound quality for the uber-convenience, and I don't regret it. As soon as a decent soundbar comes out with removeable rear wireless speakers where you can actually change the volume of, then I will snap it up.
Started by: fduvall · 28.Mar.2013 · TV/internet/telephone
19 posts, 20:55 yesterday
How to sell a 996 Porsche 911 C4 1999
forgot to mention it had a new clutch two years ago. I now have a good idea of the value. What about hassle free selling? Option 1: sell it at a specialist (small) garage Option 2: buy a new 991 (or other) and trade it in Option…
Started by: Tinkiwinki · 24.Jan.2015 · Transportation/driving
4 posts, 20:52 yesterday
Second Hand Computers
Started by: AlreadyPacked · 25.Jan.2015 · Other/general
1 post, 20:52 yesterday
German in exchange to Guitar tutoring
Started by: easygoing · 25.Jan.2015 · Language corner
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