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Hello from Toronto

Hi everyone.

My name is Ron and I may be working in Zurich in the very near future. I'm hoping to learn more about Zurich before (and if) I receive a job offer so if you have anything to share please do.

I've never worked outside of Canada before so this would be a new experience for me. So far everything I've read has been great but I would love to hear about others experiences moving from another country to work in Switzerland.
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Re: Hello from Toronto

Good news is ,it`s not as cold .Minus 3 @ night
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The correct spelling is 'Tronna'.

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Re: Hello from Toronto

Hey Ronm,

I am from Vancouver, lived and worked in Germany and now living in Basel. Being a Canadian, I know what you are gonna go through. If you have any questions at all about anything, let me know. I'll be happy to help ya. Good luck with your move. Otherwise, Switzerland is a beautiful country. I am loving it here and you would too.

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Welcome Ron.
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Thanks. I'm sure to have many questions in the next few weeks.
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Hi Ron,

I'm from Ottawa but was most recently in Toronto, moved to Zug (near Zurich) in Jan. Happy to answer any questions or connect once you're here.

Best, Kyle
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Re: Hello from Toronto

Hi Ron,

Welcome. I've lived in Twrano for 8 years and 13 years in Vancouver. I'm a newbie and just arrived 2 weeks ago. Happy to share my experience so far with you.
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Re: Hello from Toronto

Hi Ron, Welcome to the forum. I moved here from Toronto four years ago. I am originally from the US, so my Toronto experience got me used to composting and garbage tags. A gentle introduction to living in a well-regulated society.

There is a lot I miss about T.O. (Balzac's in the Distillery, $5 Sushi lunch in the Annex)- though Zurich is so completely different a comparison is not really useful. You just have to experience both and see what suits you.

Good luck with your preparations for moving. Switzerland is a truly beautiful place to live.
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I'm from Ottawa but was most recently in Toronto, moved to Zug (near Zurich) in Jan. Happy to answer any questions or connect once you're here.

Best, Kyle

I only guessing you fled the minus 28 C temperature we having
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Re: Hello from Toronto

Hello Ron,


I'm English and have been here nearly 3 years, still getting used to it. One great thing about Switzerland is that everything is clean, everything runs on time and works properly, and if not, it gets fixed within about 10 minutes. The downside is that there are no proper pubs with real ale, a pool table, dartboard and jukebox, a good cup of tea is hard to come by, and real gravy is still unknown here.


I also learned some German before arriving here, then discovered most people speak Swiss German, which still sounds like Welsh to me.


Overall, life is pretty good and you are well-located for exploring the rest of Europe.
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Re: Hello from Toronto

... there are no proper pubs with real ale

This could be a deal breaker ...
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Re: Hello from Toronto

Hey Ron, writing as I listen to Q107. If you're into playing flag football, there's always a warm welcome for Canucks on our team.

Go Argos!
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Well, you're only an hour and a bit by plane away from England.
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Hello Ron,


I'm English and have been here nearly 3 years, still getting used to it. One great thing about Switzerland is that everything is clean, everything runs on time and works properly, and if not, it gets fixed within about 10 minutes. The downside is that there are no proper pubs with real ale, a pool table, dartboard and jukebox, a good cup of tea is hard to come by, and real gravy is still unknown here.


I also learned some German before arriving here, then discovered most people speak Swiss German, which still sounds like Welsh to me.


Overall, life is pretty good and you are well-located for exploring the rest of Europe.

TEA `? Do it yourself at home, but do not forget using a waterfilter


German ? Züritüütsch of course is the best German on the globe


Welsh ? The Helvetians were a Celtic tribe who in about 300-AD mixed with Alemannic people, and the result is Swiss German
= 3000 years of history on one line
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