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53 posts, 12:38 today
Appliances - Miele vs Siemens vs V-Zug
Among those 3 brands I would go with Miele. Their 48-inch pro range even has a microwave warming drawer with steam assist built into it. The pro range, as well as some of their wall ovens, connect to a water line for steam cycles which are…
Started by: eyebeebe · 21.Dec.2017 · Housing in general
34 posts, 12:37 today
E bike - used?
Hi! I buy an ebike from an online ebike store that sell Corratec, Quadrini and FLX ebikes, the name is Chebike Swiss (last weekend and I'm absolutely satisfied). You can choose your city ebike, the price is in the standards prices for…
Started by: aladin · 3.May.2017 · Transportation/driving
115 posts, 12:37 today
Thanks for curing me!
Is that the royal “we”? Europeans as a group are also diverse. I moved here when I was 52. I have adapted quite well, thank you. In fact, it was easier for me to move to Switzerland than from the northern US to…
Started by: CeeKay · 23.Apr.2018 · Complaints corner
16 posts, 12:36 today
Some UK stores still have no idea when it…
Or the swiss Raspberry Pi shop only official provider who sold the 10chf Raspberry Pi W tiny item and billed almost 6chf for shipping. The item came in a basic envelope (it's very flat device) and the stamp of 0.85CHF. I…
Started by: Richdog · 25.Apr.2018 · Complaints corner
23 posts, 12:33 today
Remove parental authority
That. I guess it would be helpful to have a trustworthy independent 3rd party come over occasionally (the more the better) to confirm your "diary" entry. As hard as it probably is, WRT to custody rights it may be useful if you keep on…
Started by: ilikefondue · 9.Apr.2018 · Family matters/health
4 posts, 11:31 today
Any Motor Bikers in or near the Bern / Thun…
Started by: rathore · 25.Apr.2018 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
2 posts, 11:22 today
Domain registration scam - China
Started by: marton · 25.Apr.2018 · TV/internet/telephone
24 posts, 10:55 today
'The Knowledge Academy'
Avoid this company at all costs. They cancelled a course of mine a week in advance then miraculously it was reactivated a few days before the scheduled start date. Eventually, within hours of starting, the participants walked out…
Started by: Bish · 19.May.2014 · Complaints corner
5 posts, 10:46 today
Anzac Day
Started by: MotorsportsNorton · 25.Apr.2018 · Daily life
1 post, 10:45 today
Looking for a pet sitter or dog daycare…
Started by: RebecaD · 25.Apr.2018 · Introductions
76 posts, 10:43 today
UK voluntary National Insurance contributions…
Intervals can mean that you will not have enough years of national insurance contributions (sometimes called 'qualifying year') to get a full state pension. If you are eligible, you may be able to pay voluntary contributions to fill any…
Started by: chinagirl · 21.Feb.2014 · Finance/banking/taxation
3 posts, 10:28 today
Did you see this shopping bag in Lucerne?…
Started by: Treverus · 25.Apr.2018 · Daily life
7 posts, 10:26 today
So, you think you're fit? Try a vertical…
Yes, as I understand it, it is open all the time. Apparently, there is a timing app from MSO (timmy?) that will record your intermediate times as well. I'll PM anyone who's interested when my Nyon buddy and I organize an evening…
Started by: FrankZappa · 24.Apr.2018 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
14 posts, 10:25 today
Toys R Us is scum of the earth
Frankly, first trip there which left me empty handed as you put it would have been a big sign to not go back for me. Why wait for "reparations", for retailers to pick up the vibe of customers, to offer good service. They'll go down at…
Started by: Leonidas05 · 14.Apr.2018 · Complaints corner
9 posts, 10:20 today
Best place to buy Art Supplies in Zurich…
I visit Zumstein regularly and i can confirm that I have never seen a round sterched canvas there (i will check again). I visit Kreativ Point in Konstanz regularly for art supplies and I know that they have 1 section devoted to canvas. I…
Started by: Artguy · 24.Apr.2018 · Daily life
9 posts, 10:19 today
Super fine insect net for window
Ha, thanks for that thread. I've been searching for weeks now as I need it as "Meterware" (like a few meters, no frame etc.) and can't find it anywhere. The sizes are either for windows or - when they are something like 2.5m long they're…
Started by: HailAlistair · 25.Apr.2018 · Other/general
46 posts, 10:14 today
Top British Schools in Zurich
You seem to not want to understand, people here are offering unique insight into a country you know very little about and you are being very defensive about it. Typical of UK migrants who believe integrating is beneath them. If you…
Started by: tiffspencer · 14.Apr.2018 · Education
12 posts, 10:14 today
Dentist Recommendation for Zurich Please!
Can you pay for a cleaning without them actually doing it? I refuse to do polishing any more. Every time I get my teeth polished, they're sensitive to cold and hurt for a month. I'm still trying to find a decent dentist.
Started by: hammm · 3.Feb.2018 · Family matters/health
53 posts, 10:08 today
Landlord turning empty apartments into AirBnB…
In the same way the government deals with all other things they ban! a) not so seriously - the cops only get active if somebody files a complaint. b) more seriously - the cops go out proactively and search AirBnB and other websites for…
Started by: wreckingcru · 9.Oct.2016 · Daily life
62 posts, 09:51 today
Are Swiss children at all disciplined?
It's more that it's illegal, rather than not being acceptable. If someone assaulted either of my kids I'd call the police. edit: Actually here's another story (not saying it's related to AbFab's story), something that happened to my…
Started by: Swisstobe · 11.Apr.2018 · Daily life
3 posts, 09:47 today
VAT refund at Geneve airport
Started by: jonniah · 25.Apr.2018 · Leaving Switzerland
7 posts, 09:44 today
Where to buy packaging material, Cardboard…
cant find them on the ottos website but I did find this: https://www.deal.ch/deal... which is the deal you are talking about. I wanted to check if they had other sizes but like I said, I can not find them on the ottos page
Started by: jodeen · 24.Apr.2018 · Daily life
21 posts, 09:11 today
Where are the bees?
We got a home for wild bees from these chaps, which we put up 2 weeks ago - its nearly fully populated already (we live in Vaud, Jura foothills) . Great to see them all going about their business - the deal there is you send it back…
Started by: TobiasM · 24.Apr.2018 · Daily life
15 posts, 09:01 today
Can someone send me prescription drugs from…
It’s complicated because it is requires a doctor’s prescription. I am surprised your mom could get them without prescription. If you can explain what you need them for and that they have worked in the past, hopefully the doc here…
Started by: Questioner · 16.Apr.2018 · Other/general
2 posts, 08:45 today
Regal from Ikea wanted
Started by: Zürich_girl · 25.Apr.2018 · Items wanted
16 posts, 08:18 today
Is it legal?
It's called "cabotage". Here is a bit of legalese about it, sadly only in DE/FR/IT. It basically sais that domestic commercial transports of people or goods with trucks/buses that are not registered, taxed and dutied (sic) in Switzerland…
Started by: Ambik · 24.Apr.2018 · Introductions
15 posts, 07:47 today
Werdinsel Zürich
"Thanks again for your message regarding the stink on April 23, 2018 on the Werdinsel and above the Werdinsel.They tell us that you are certain that this stench comes from the Werdhölzli sewage treatment plant. According to your further…
Started by: omtatsat · 6.Aug.2015 · Daily life
68 posts, 07:44 today
UEFA Champions League 2018 Discussion
Along with most of the media, I’m so convinced that Liverpool will crush Roma and get to the final, that I feel it’s now inevitable it will all go horribly wrong. That instead of 3 or 4 nil tonight, Liverpool will go down 1-2 or…
Started by: Uncle Max · 12.Dec.2017 · Football/sports
19 posts, 06:47 today
Nice things to say to your hosts in Armenian
It's come a bit late as I've been and gone, but thank you anyway. I did manage to muffle something in Armenian that must have been understood as I got a lot of applause. That, or they were just being polite!;)
Started by: McTAVGE · 5.Apr.2018 · Language corner
7 posts, 06:17 today
African (West) food in town [Zürich]?
Having lived in Ghana, Gambia and Senegal, you have two options... that I'm aware of. Ok, three. On badenerstrasse, https://www.queenidia.ch... is officially from further south/east - but does a mean fufu and soupa kanja. I eat here…
Started by: aymandel · 23.Apr.2018 · Food and drink
1 post, 02:09 today
Cable services in Geneva
Started by: Rmeron · 25.Apr.2018 · TV/internet/telephone
7 posts, 23:30 yesterday
2 1/2 fare train tickets rather than a full…
Way safer than trying to argue the point with someone who just keeps repeating "Half tax tickets are only valid with a current halftax card You don't have a current halftax card, therefore neither of you halftax tickets is valid."
Started by: Tom1234 · 24.Apr.2018 · Daily life
34 posts, 22:09 yesterday
Custody battle with ex wife, your experience/…
Shared parental authority is the norm here since July 2014 but shared custody is not. So by default, both parents have a say in important decisions regarding the child but the judge fixes the child's daily residence with only one parent…
Started by: soxsoxooo · 15.Mar.2018 · Family matters/health
150 posts, 21:44 yesterday
Abortion covered by health insurance?
I believe it's a very traumatic experience for a woman, which should be avoided at all costs, but whether it's morally abhorrent or not it's a very private sphere discussion, so to speak. I do get your point, but I think it's very…
Started by: marton · 12.Apr.2018 · Family matters/health
2 posts, 20:46 yesterday
ZHAW or FFHS-Weiterbildung
Started by: A Luscher · 24.Apr.2018 · Education
1 post, 20:46 yesterday
Looking for surveyor/architect in Thurgau…
Started by: Stew · 24.Apr.2018 · Housing in general
1 post, 18:29 yesterday
Mom with baby looking to meet other moms Luzern
Started by: stevetaylor · 24.Apr.2018 · Introductions
21 posts, 18:22 yesterday
Beginner Questions on US/Swiss Stock Trade
Hi All, Does anyone has experience with Ameritrade? I'm Easter European and I'm planning to have an account because their rates convinced me. I used to trade a long time ago and I want to start again. Can also anyone tell me some…
Started by: Mr. Happy · 8.Feb.2012 · Finance/banking/taxation
32 posts, 17:25 yesterday
Why are glasses of wine in CH only 1dl?
I will align with the Italian guideline then ... unless you have an even better one. I don't remember seing many people drinking "Tschumpeli" as seriously it's a sip = just a tease. They must have tried to serve me that at one point…
Started by: LearningAlways · 23.Apr.2018 · Food and drink
105 posts, 17:24 yesterday
Garages, Car repairs the good,the bad and…
Friend got a quote from AMAG for 360/tire, reifendirekt had the exactly same spec at 250. Even if AMAG had them in stock, they still didn't have an appointment in the same week, so absolutely no reason to pay for it. It's a ridiculous…
Started by: RTN · 26.Jan.2010 · Transportation/driving
The Local Switzerland
Banking: Credit Suisse profit soars as overhaul pays off

Banking: Credit Suisse profit soars as overhaul pays off

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse on Wednesday posted a big jump in net profit for the first quarter, as a major overhaul under way since 2015 delivers firm results.

Swiss man loses shopping bag containing 800,000-franc cryptocurrency stash

Swiss man loses shopping bag containing 800,000-franc cryptocurrency stash

On April 9th a man in the Swiss city of Lucerne lost a bag containing two cryptocurrency hardware wallets holding a portfolio worth around 800,000 francs.

Two Koreas, one rösti: Swiss dish to star at DMZ summit dinner

Two Koreas, one rösti: Swiss dish to star at DMZ summit dinner

The Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un will be served the Swiss fried potato dish rösti at a key upcoming summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Seoul said on Tuesday.

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