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94 posts, 22:10 today
Racism in Switzerland
I can understand why you feel this way, but the fact of the matter is that you can control how you feel/interpret things, but probably cannot change how strangers behave or treat you so quickly. I lived in Zurich for 2 years and…
Started by: Ben · 16.Jul.2019 · Daily life
12 posts, 22:02 today
How the heck did you learn Präposition + Kasus
Thanks everyone for the tips. It gives me some comfort that I am not the only one who is struggling with that. Hope someday I can also say „I used to struggle“ rather than still am. My go to approach was to translate the verb in…
Started by: aa_248 · 16.Jul.2019 · Language corner
43 posts, 21:46 today
A friendly reminder about cycling on the…
Exactly, some people really think they are the center of the universe: it happened to me, therefore it is the absolute truth and should be the same for everyone else. Speaking of logic, some people also really struggle with the…
Started by: aSwissInTheUS · 16.Jul.2019 · Transportation/driving
12 posts, 21:36 today
Buying a home in Switzerland on mortgage…
Not really, banks don't want the hassle of U.S. reporting. If you're resident in the U.S. and not here, I can't see any bank that would want to help. As for difficulties, hire a professional familiar with the U.S. tax system. :)
Started by: attinger · 3.Jul.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
78 posts, 21:32 today
Financial protection before divorce.
I‘ve never met an American who doesn‘t begrudge it either, but I certainly move in more rarified circles than Chuff ;) It doesn‘t seem unreasonable that people want to optimise their tax affairs, perhaps retiring to a low tax…
Started by: California Dreamer · 17.Jul.2019 · Family matters/health
8 posts, 21:19 today
Xiaomi electric scooter tire replacement…
No help for you sorry .. But it was for this very reason I bought mine where I did.. A shop in Geneve sells e-Twow brand and they do the full nuts and bolts servicing and repairs in house.. Just drop it off, get a courtesy scooter and…
Started by: venkatesh · 16.Jul.2019 · Transportation/driving
8 posts, 21:12 today
Recieving Human Ashes
If you plan to fly with human ashes, do not keep them in an urn that prevents x-ray from getting through. It may also help to have a copy of the death certificate and cremation certificates. The last thing you want is your family's…
Started by: reids · 16.Jul.2019 · Other/general
20 posts, 21:00 today
Nachmieter - how long can landlord decide?
I could be wrong, but I think people want their deposits back. If you just mail in the keys then perhaps you don't have a say about the handover because you weren't there. The landlord can say you destroyed everything and you don't…
Started by: ddartt · 24.Jan.2019 · Housing in general
59 posts, 20:34 today
Steak "doneness" temperature differences…
When I was a kid I only ate steak & chocolate, I would happily go without food. Interestingly I have no fillings probably something in Cadburies Dairy Milk in the 1960's :D. Never board of steak if it has flavour
Started by: Genesis · 14.Jul.2019 · Food and drink
12 posts, 20:10 today
How much I have to safe to pay taxes ?
Try EasyTax, the software provided by the Basel Land Tax Office. You can simulate and if you want even submit your declaration. Have a look here: https://www.baselland.ch... I use the one for Basel Stadt, this one should be similar.
Started by: Tomasdeleon · 17.Jul.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
5 posts, 19:47 today
Unfair immediate dismissal
Started by: reetah · 17.Jul.2019 · Employment
3 posts, 19:24 today
Advice for Australian law student?
Started by: ejia · 13.Jul.2019 · Employment
1 post, 19:14 today
Track cycling or cyclocross
Started by: Betty · 17.Jul.2019 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
22 posts, 18:53 today
Suggestions for hiking with kids?
We are holidaying in Schwarzsee, Fribourg right now, and there is a lovely hike along the lake called Häxewag, lots of playgrounds, bbq areas and even a fire spitting dragon along the way. It takes about 1.5 hours total. There is another…
Started by: ricardo · 23.Aug.2007 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
4 posts, 16:53 today
UK Tax Accountant for new Ltd.
Started by: Pauly · 17.Jul.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
7 posts, 16:42 today
Salt vs UPC - my experience
So UPC called me back today, and asked the same questions again (which cable are you using, is it in a 2 or 3 port socket). Then the guy said that it had been passed to 2nd line support on Sunday, but that they passed it back to first…
Started by: Spinal · 14.Jul.2019 · TV/internet/telephone
6 posts, 16:03 today
Working and living in Vaud, Valais, Berne,…
Plenty of English-only jobs in Vaud, but also understand that competiton for these positions is fierce. There are people applying from Switzerland and Europe. Don't leave your current job without having something lined up.
Started by: ionsupse · 17.Jul.2019 · Daily life
1 post, 15:27 today
Open Skating Sessions for kids
Started by: Natan Lakonishok · 17.Jul.2019 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
40 posts, 15:06 today
Age Limit to study master's degree in Zurich
As previously stated, each canton has this age limit cut off fon non EU citizens. So no , you won’t be issued with a student visa. Note that this is due to the actual cantonal rules, not the rules of the consulate in your country, so…
Started by: Ariaz · 29.Jul.2016 · Education
6 posts, 14:18 today
Real Estate Contract
With a signed contract you are locked in, as others have said. So now it is about cost /time minimisation, you are at the mercy of the agent in relation to costs (new contract fee/when the next tenant once found can move in). I would go…
Started by: JackDeMon · 17.Jul.2019 · Housing in general
6 posts, 13:42 today
What was that? A crocodile? [It is summer…
Seems this is the summer of rogue reptiles... From your article: "Die Suche nach dem Tier ist bis anhin erfolglos geblieben. Chicago recently had it's own rogue alligator problem. 'Chance the Snapper' was spotted living his best…
Started by: aSwissInTheUS · 16.Jul.2019 · Swiss politics/news
1 post, 13:39 today
Tk maxx and other shopping
Started by: krsa · 17.Jul.2019 · Other/general
6 posts, 12:39 today
Amazon - a way to search for items deliverable…
whats even worse is amazon let you go all they to pay before telling you its not possible to deliver, as happened to me last week on a pre-order grrr they really need to do something with their website, its junk
Started by: chrisba · 17.Jul.2019 · TV/internet/telephone
7 posts, 10:47 today
Yova - seeking online invest. insights
Hi, I am a customer. They are legit. They actually do regular open nights where you can go and meet the team, visit their offices, get to speak with staff about investments, your portfolio... As for some of the comments below, in…
Started by: curiousnomad · 10.Jul.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
29 posts, 10:39 today
How to sell paintings of a deceased artist?
I would first of all look for people who knew him, other artists who worked with him, galleries who sold or listed him etc. Maybe you need to talk to his widow to work out the best people and places to start. It seems to me that she's…
Started by: neatjun · 15.Jul.2019 · Business & entrepreneur
15 posts, 09:58 today
Riding a Swiss motorcycle in EU
Make sure you have a decent amount of cash on you and/or are able to draw it at short notice on a cash-card, in some of those countries because you are on a foreign bike they will want immediate payment for any traffic…
Started by: Emilianobiker · 16.Jul.2019 · Transportation/driving
3 posts, 09:06 today
Moving from Romandie to Heidiland?
Started by: Kito · 17.Jul.2019 · Housing in general
39 posts, 06:55 today
Recurring unemployment
As I said I had always fixed term contracts of 1-2 years in university as researcher or in industry. My salary was not bad (85-95 K peryear) but most of the times It took 6-12 months to find another job on and meanwhile I was on…
Started by: tampepan · 2.Jul.2019 · Employment
13 posts, 00:41 today
Waldorf Schools Geneva/Lausanne…
The fact that you write with so much disrespect clearly points out: a) you need get a life, b) for sure your stupid parents did not give a damn about you "life" so you ended up like this. Get the heck out of this thread you moron…
Started by: SDU · 16.Jul.2019 · Education
73 posts, 23:41 yesterday
Switzerland compared to Australia
Two Scandinavian friends of mine did exchange studies in Australia, one in Sydney and the other one in Melbourne (both in the past 10 years). The first guy disliked Australia (Melbourne) so much he left earlier than planned, taking a…
Started by: juice99 · 26.Feb.2009 · Daily life
48 posts, 23:38 yesterday
Keeping Swiss bank accounts after leaving
We have Credit Suisse and recently went in to a branch to ask about closing our account since we are moving back to the US. They initially said they would close it on our departure date since they can no longer send us mail. We thought…
Started by: Feyr · 25.Mar.2019 · Leaving Switzerland
9 posts, 23:35 yesterday
A victory for democracy
Will this raise her chances of not getting prosecuted for the corruption she is currently being researched for? In that case: Well done Ursula. Gaining a majority due to countries like Hungary, Italy and Poland hoping she stays as…
Started by: k_and_e · 16.Jul.2019 · International affairs/politics
27 posts, 22:30 yesterday
Divorce, take 2?
Maybe you could ask whoever it was who told you that to explain 1. the formal name of the new Swiss document he/she thinks you will be given 2. who says it is necessary and why, i.e. in what way the UK documents are not sufficient…
Started by: BLP · 16.Jul.2019 · Family matters/health
1 post, 22:26 yesterday
Merlischachen (Lucerne) - recommendations?
Started by: Rjellsch · 16.Jul.2019 · Travel/day trips/free time
8 posts, 22:06 yesterday
The Sunday Times - Is It still available here?
I have subscribed to The Times and Sunday Times on my iPad, iPhone and iMac for a number of years now. No going out looking for it. No paper for the paper collection. Robust app means it‘s here every morning before I wake. Also…
Started by: Merrylegs · 16.Jul.2019 · Daily life
5 posts, 20:41 yesterday
Lump sum pension payment and possible return
Started by: phdoofus · 16.Jul.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
16 posts, 20:30 yesterday
Leaving CH, obliged to close bank account…
we've been using transferwise.com and have been really happy with it. Their fee is always less than going through a bank and the exchange rates seem fair. The transfers go through in a couple days. I suppose the tricky thing with doing…
Started by: Ewergreen · 22.May.2014 · Finance/banking/taxation
12 posts, 19:41 yesterday
How to cancel health insurance
We are leaving shortly and wanted to share our experience with cancelling our insurance from Assura, which was much easier than I expected it to be. We emailed a pdf of our deregistration forms from Zurich, along with our policy numbers…
Started by: Alejo07 · 21.Mar.2011 · Insurance
16 posts, 19:32 yesterday
Football in Zug
Hi, No sign up, just show up. Average age 30-45 Average Overweight 5-15 Kilos Average amount of Beers consumed after training 2.5 Not hard core competitive, slide tackling frowned upon etc... Every once and a while 'outside' games are…
Started by: dadm1975 · 13.Jul.2009 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
11 posts, 18:47 yesterday
Design of scan lines and QR codes for bank…
I just scanned a scan-line with PF mobile, and it told me it would show up under "Scan & Pay" in the online/web finance. I could not for the life of me find it, and ended up typing in the scan line manually. I even tried editing my…
Started by: chrisba · 13.Jul.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
The Local Switzerland
Nine German words that strike fear into foreigners in Switzerland

Nine German words that strike fear into foreigners in Switzerland

Some German words can only mean nothing good is coming. Here's The Local's list of terms that cause foreigners in Switzerland to break out in a cold sweat.

South Korean climber dies on Switzerland’s Matterhorn

South Korean climber dies on Switzerland’s Matterhorn

A climber from South Korea died on Monday after hitting bad weather on the iconic Matterhorn mountain.

Zurich calls for help in fight against tiger mosquitoes

Zurich calls for help in fight against tiger mosquitoes

Zurich is calling on residents to stop the spread of the Asian tiger mosquito which can carry a range of potentially fatal diseases.

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