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And Tokyo / Japan is right up there too.
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It means what you post on EF may be translated and then reported in 20 Minuten.
Uh what does this mean? Sorry, newbie here!
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Old 30.04.2014, 15:18
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Uh what does this mean? Sorry, newbie here!
Did you read the first post? 20 Minuten is the freebie newspaper you pick up around town and there was an article about EF in it last week.
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Re: You've been Switzerlanded - what does it mean for you?

And now a follow up article:
http://www.20min.ch/community/stories/story/16366036
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Old 30.04.2014, 15:35
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And again comments are closed so mods can catch up For anyone wondering, traffic on EF is certainly up from last week.
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I imagine whoever has domain names like "Youvebeenswitzerlanded.ch" or "swissified.ch" could have quite a marketable website if done right!
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Old 30.04.2014, 16:59
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I imagine whoever has domain names like "Youvebeenswitzerlanded.ch" or "swissified.ch" could have quite a marketable website if done right!
or hollymotherofgod.ch
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Old 30.04.2014, 17:33
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EDIT - Ahh never mind, live and let live...
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Old 30.04.2014, 17:38
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I imagine whoever has domain names like "Youvebeenswitzerlanded.ch" or "swissified.ch" could have quite a marketable website if done right!
someone bought:

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switzerlanded.ch

Holder of domain name:
Wyssbrod Carlo
le Pairez 59
CH-2716 Sornetan
Switzerland
Contractual Language: German

Technical contact:
Wyssbrod Carlo
le Pairez 59
CH-2716 Sornetan
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He was Switzerlanded! Much cheaper to get a .co.uk or a .com
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Re: You've been Switzerlanded - what does it mean for you?

Ahh a Valaisan- perhaps bought it on behalf of his friend Oscar- perfect
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Old 30.04.2014, 19:23
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just out of interest, which countries have a better public transport system? I love the way connecting trains work here, they actually wait! and when I get off the train there is a bus waiting, and again is the bus/train is late then the bus/train waits so I'm never left stranded anywhere.

never used public transport anywhere else I've been where everything was so integrated
At home it's the same, better, actually - buses, trams and subways are more frequent. For a fraction of the cost here. I think it seems incredible here to those who are used to crappy infrastructure or who cannot accept, uncritically, there might not be something 100% perfect here.

What I miss about Swiss transport, when I am at home, is how clean it is. And, from my work point of you, CFF personnel really have their multilanguage skills mastered.

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Old 30.04.2014, 19:32
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Re: You've been Switzerlanded - what does it mean for you?

It's all perception anyway... In Russian, швейцарить (to switzerland) means to serve, from швейцар (the swiss) in the meaning concierge, housekeeper, doorman. There are many things in the eyes of the beholder, not only beauty.
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Old 30.04.2014, 19:40
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At home it's the same, better, actually - buses, trams and subways are more frequent. For a fraction of the cost here. I think it seems incredible here to those who are used to crappy infrastructure or who cannot accept, uncritically, there might be something 100% perfect here.

What I miss about Swiss transport, when I am at home, is how clean it is. And, from my work point of you, CFF personnel really have their multilanguage skills mastered.
Just out of interest, are you talking about Prague, or the whole country here?

One of the things which is great here is that buses link up with trains- and you can search for a journey which include both. So if I want to go, say, from my house to Evolène, as an example- the CFF site will give me the timetable including bus from here, to local train and onwards train and then bus from Sion. The bus will be in front of station waiting for the train to arrive in case of minor delay- and take me to Evolène- and will give me timings even to walk from train to bus, etc, allow me to buy ONE ticket and pay in one go. In the town where I lived the longest in UK, the bus station is on the other side of town and not linked - and if you want to travel afar, you may have to take buses and trains from several companies. You buy a day ticket for the County, and find that half the buses are run by another company that does not accept that ticket. Incredible (Thank you ... not, Mrs T (: ). But agreed, it is a terrible system.

Fortunately when we take TGV and onwards Eurostar to St Pancras London, we have direct trains to the town where we normally stay every 30 mins, almost direct and just over 1 hour- so can't complain there. Price of course varies vastly depending on when you travel, when you book, etc, from sublime to about ridiculous.

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Re: You've been Switzerlanded - what does it mean for you?

Not just Prague, elsewhere buses are so frequent people don't wait either. It's online as well. One doesn't need a car at all, loads of lifestyle things are similar back home and here. Sans the selfrighteousness and horrendous price tag. It's that that makes me feel Switzerlanded, really..Miss the stoic, dry, drama free environment at home, where people feel responsible for one another and get really involved..without hesitating about investments, first. Communal. But. I think Swiss Switzerland themselves a lot more than newcomers..we are in a quarantine, they cut us a slack for a little bit at the beginning.
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I hope to liver before this happen. Precision , great salaries , cosmopolitan environment ... Ok and then what ? How difficult is to make work a country of 7 millions people ? Where 45 % of illegal money is saved and secured by the constitution ? Where work between men and women is still officially discriminated and the last one got the rights to vote just in 90th ? I could list many good and bad things that on the paper will make sense in both ways ... But guys can anyone else how different is the people when you are back home ? Wormer genuine friendly or as well nasty but still genuine ? Where the people still smile even if has much less and will pay u a pint ? Guys there are things as in that commercial you cannot buy ... For all the rest there is Switzerland .
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Ehmm I only got visa...
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Re: You've been Switzerlanded - what does it mean for you?

Reading EF I do think 'Switzerlanded' should really be changed to

'Zuricked' (with a k for pronunciation reasons)- would be more apt.
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Re: You've been Switzerlanded - what does it mean for you?

In a positive way

Just had some paintwork sorted on the car, they did it exactly when the said, the car was ready when they said and the price was at the lowest end of the quote they gave me, and they also polished out some other scratches as they had some time left over

The panels I had painted in the uk where not ready on time and cost more then the quote.
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Re: You've been Switzerlanded - what does it mean for you?

I am looking for a replacement glass lamp shade, and I came across a simple plastic "hanging from the ceiling" lamp.

The company Lumimart is owned by the Coop, and I think the asking price defines "Switzerlanded" very well. A hanging lamp, 45 cm wide and takes one standard light bulb,

http://www.lumimart.ch/pendelleuchte...-e27/P4292873/

Are they having a laugh? CHF 549,-- for a lamp you can buy in Ikea for less than CHF 100,--

http://www.ikea.com/ch/de/catalog/ca...ng_room/18751/
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