Gruezi! I'm an Irishman living in New Zealand and as I found myself a lovely Swiss\Kiwi lady here we're thinking of moving to Switzerland while our family is very young so I can experience life there and be able to travel around Europe for work. Hopefully in the next 1-2 years.
I have visited Zurich twice before and last time went to her family home near Schaffhausen which I loved. We also visited Winterthur. Only had time for this short trip but while in Schaffhausen I proposed and she said yes! So I would love to find a place to live in the countryside near Schaffhausen and enjoy rural living, but still be near a nice pub for a pint of beer now and then!
I know some high school German so the priority for me now is to do a Gothie course at nighttime but also try learn the unique Zurich-Swiss that my partner and her father can speak. I can understand quite a lot but I must get better before we move. I can't find much Swiss-German online course material so just want to immerse myself by listening to SRF1
Would be keen to get in contact with other Irish expats in Switzerland, in particular in Winterthur, Schaffhausen or Zurich as I think I'll be basing us somewhere there.
Life is about experiencing new things, New Zealand has been great but I feel the need to experience more history, culture and music then there is to offer here, and it will be nice to be somewhere central to easily fly around Europe for work and for run.