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Old 09.11.2016, 19:09
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Re: 9 months in Switzerland - a honest report.

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Amsterdam, NY, London, some tiny towns in Germany, France, Croatia, you name it.
Nah, in France they stare. Or flirt, or something.

And probably Croatia is about the same.
The Swiss aren't that special in this regard...
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Old 09.11.2016, 20:26
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Re: 9 months in Switzerland - a honest report.

Well if you walk down the street and look people in the eyes they will quickly look the other way.Try it. The latinos dont look away so quickly. Of course that does does not apply to handy gazer zombies.And of course its the way you look-sort of with that void " theres no one here "look.
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Old 09.11.2016, 20:36
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Well if you walk down the street and look people in the eyes they will quickly look the other way.Try it..
Yeah but isn't this what we all normally do? Except of course, when there's something to ahem, check out. And even then, a quick glance is sufficient. Oder?


Seriously, my guess is that some people who complain about the Swiss stare are staring themselves. Take a book, or something.
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Old 10.11.2016, 11:14
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Old 10.11.2016, 11:48
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So, in real life, how did you get on? Did you take anyone to task about them staring at you?

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Old 10.11.2016, 12:20
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Well if you walk down the street and look people in the eyes they will quickly look the other way.
That's how people determine if the other intends to greet, not the head, whatever. Avoid eye contact means no greeting.

Granted, that may work less well in bigger towns (say, more than 30k inhabitants) or in areas with a high proportion of foreigners, but the pattern's still there, even in Altstetten twenty years ago.
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Old 10.11.2016, 22:34
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Op must be happy for not having a GF http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/11...poisoning.html
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Old 10.11.2016, 22:55
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Op must be happy for not having a GF http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/11...poisoning.html
Or happy to have a modern Low emissions auto that has negligible toxic effect!
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Re: 9 months in Switzerland - a honest report.

this is really interesting cause i have the same experience being in your country as a tourist for a month. I would never ever go back there. It was the worst holiday i have ever had in my entire life. The country is indeed great, but i saw parents beating their children so hard in public that i couldn't believe my eyes. If you don't know Russian, then you cannot even buy anything as everything is written in Russian. You won't see anything in English anywhere. Not knowing Russian and specially speaking in English will worsen the scenario as no one will respond to you even if they know English.
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Old 01.12.2016, 00:31
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this is really interesting cause i have the same experience being in your country as a tourist for a month. I would never ever go back there. It was the worst holiday i have ever had in my entire life. The country is indeed great, but i saw parents beating their children so hard in public that i couldn't believe my eyes. If you don't know Russian, then you cannot even buy anything as everything is written in Russian. You won't see anything in English anywhere. Not knowing Russian and specially speaking in English will worsen the scenario as no one will respond to you even if they know English.
Um...I don't think this is the discussion board you are looking for...


Russian isn't, and has never been, a Swiss language.
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Old 01.12.2016, 00:59
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Re: 9 months in Switzerland - a honest report.

Are you refering to Switzerland or Russia?

According to your first post on the forum in June, you lived in Switzerland from 2011-2013, or am I mistaken in my interpretation of this post?

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Also the house is near the public transportation, a gym, and other facilities. The house has a parking space for one car. I have spent a great amount of money with the apartment and my request is that you treat it like it was your own.

I have the house keys with me. When I do find a reliable tenant I will return to Zurich to show the house and complete the lease agreement.
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Are you refering to Switzerland or Russia?

According to your first post on the forum in June, you lived in Switzerland from 2011-2013, or am I mistaken in my interpretation of this post?

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Yes, Blueangel, I think you might have misinterpreted something.

The way you have quoted it makes it appear that these are Ariaz own words about him/herself.
However, as I read that particular post, Ariaz was not writing that he or she had lived in Switzerland from 2011-2013, but rather was quoting an ad he or she had read, and asking here on the forum whether or not that ad was a scam.

Or maybe it is now me who is mistaken... don't know for sure.
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Old 01.12.2016, 01:18
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Or maybe it is now me who is mistaken... don't know for sure.

Thanks for the clarificaton.
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Re: 9 months in Switzerland - a honest report.

Ariaz is responding to the OP, who is Russian.

HTH
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Um...I don't think this is the discussion board you are looking for...


Russian isn't, and has never been, a Swiss language.
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Thanks for the clarificaton.
Sometimes you guys are not very sharp, or at least contextually aware.
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this is really interesting cause i have the same experience being in your country as a tourist for a month. I would never ever go back there. It was the worst holiday i have ever had in my entire life. The country is indeed great, but i saw parents beating their children so hard in public that i couldn't believe my eyes. If you don't know Russian, then you cannot even buy anything as everything is written in Russian. You won't see anything in English anywhere. Not knowing Russian and specially speaking in English will worsen the scenario as no one will respond to you even if they know English.
Really? They speak Russian in Russia? And everything is written in Russian?

Well who would have thought...

Also, thanks for reviving this idiotic thread with an even more idiotic statement that couldn't be less relevant...
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Old 01.12.2016, 11:01
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Also, thanks for reviving this idiotic thread with an even more idiotic statement that couldn't be less relevant...
I guess i could start contributing.....
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Really? They speak Russian in Russia? And everything is written in Russian?

Well who would have thought...

Also, thanks for reviving this idiotic thread with an even more idiotic statement that couldn't be less relevant...
At least I shared my experience, and didn't insult anyone. FYI, It is the experience of 10 different nationalities while staying in Russia for a month, not just mine.Your post is also irrelevant as it adds nothing to the thread.
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Old 01.12.2016, 12:20
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Really? They speak Russian in Russia? And everything is written in Russian?

Well who would have thought...

Also, thanks for reviving this idiotic thread with an even more idiotic statement that couldn't be less relevant...
It was obvious to anyone with half a brain what she was referring to, namely that while Switzerland is foreigner-friendly and English-speakers can get by in daily life perfectly fine, Russia is not. It was at least a valid response to the OP's criticisms.

Seems like you are are playing the idiot here.
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