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Old 02.12.2014, 02:25
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Re: Leaving for California - what to take from Switzerland/Europe

I can't think of any day to day items of any significant value in Switzerland that I'd consider worth shipping back to North America except for one great item.
My "Lara Star" steam iron and board which I managed to get 50 % off at a local COOP sale. She'd definitely be worth the costs of a transformer and shipping. I don't think I could have found such a high quality steam iron board system back home before I moved here 5 years ago... but perhaps they are on the market there now?

As far as I'm concerned the majority of current day furniture in Switzerland is nothing less than highly over rated and over price, imported junk but to each his own. I now seek out retro furniture pieces from certain places and periods in appreciation of the materials used and the craftsmanship, much of which seems to have been lost in modern day furniture manufacturing world wide now.
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Bring Swiss Army Knives (not in on board luggage), Ski Gear- its expensive here I miss Migros sales and money, especially for accomodation and leave behind inhibitions and attitude. You can anything you want here or online. Be prepared to pay through the nose or grovel for an apartment, bring references from former landlords/ladies. It is getting better, but apartment showings are like Black Friday Sales. If renting, choose a rent controlled area.There are a lot of Swiss here and Swiss organizations.

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Take with you a big assortment of the best chocolate...
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We are also moving back to California this summer after 2 years in Bern. Are there any Swiss goodies you really miss after being back in the states for a while?
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We are also moving back to California this summer after 2 years in Bern. Are there any Swiss goodies you really miss after being back in the states for a while?
we were regular customers here:

http://stores.swissfavorites.com

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we were regular customers here:

http://stores.swissfavorites.com

Thanks, I will definitely be getting all my mayonaise from this website.
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Re: Leaving for California - what to take from Switzerland/Europe

It has been 4 months since I moved back to the US from Switzerland, and I'm finding there's really nothing that I miss. Ok, maybe chocolates, and cheese fondue, but aside from that, you can find pretty much everything in the US. In fact, I went to the local supermarket here other day and I saw Swiss cheese fondue and found some Swiss chocolate. So you might not find Villars chocolate, but at least there is something.

On a side note, I'm still receiving those lovely pink slips from my old landlord to collect extra charges after I left. It's never ending..... so if you get one of these pink slips in the mail, that would bring back some memories from Switzerland for sure!
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http://stores.swissfavorites.com

I'm surprised to see they don't have Rivella on the site
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I'm surprised to see they don't have Rivella on the site
there are other sources where you can order it, but the shipping costs are ridiculous.

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