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30 posts, 23:07 today
How to get from Manchester airport…
Passport control at Manchester I do at the same time every week. Fastest will be 5 mins. Hit a queue and you will be up to 30 mins. Actually, it seems to take less time than you think it will. There are now 10 automatic gates and…
Started by: JanieCH · 20.Mar.2017 · Travel/day trips/free time
11 posts, 23:06 today
Living in Ticino, is this salary enough?
Hey guys, couldnt say thanks to everybody on this post who help me out on this one! :o I ended up rejecting it, and I got now one in Basel for 102k, which I guess is better than that one :p Really appreaciate it!!! Thanks again…
Started by: martin959 · 20.Dec.2016 · Finance/banking/taxation
5 posts, 23:01 today
Schooling for the Vision Impaired
Started by: jenmat · 22.Mar.2017 · Education
5 posts, 22:59 today
Please let me know. [cost of living questions]
Started by: Tantamount · 22.Mar.2017 · Employment
6 posts, 22:58 today
Invoicing Software for Small Businesses?
Freeagent.co.uk Records expenses, time etc. Does all your accounting for you as well and is really simple to use. 30 day free trial so you can really make sure it works for you. And then only a few quid a month. Plus you can…
Started by: effveedeebee · 14.Feb.2017 · Business & entrepreneur
6 posts, 22:54 today
Provisorische Rechnung received from Steueramt
The bill is "provisorisch". It either is based on the year before or just an idea they have about you. Call them and tell them you've delivered your tax-forms and to have a look at it / suspend this bill. And don't pay this one as Tom…
Started by: JaneF · 22.Mar.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
10 posts, 22:44 today
Staying at same schools after moving to…
Would it be possible when one has a residence in each Gemeinde, then they can choose which Gemeinde to study? e.g. your flat is in countryside, but you want your kids to study in the city, so one rents a place for this purpose... Or the…
Started by: szdro · 22.Mar.2017 · Education
76 posts, 22:43 today
"Connect box" - New UPC Cablecom modem
Do you mean "modem mode"? If you're using the connect box in its default (router) mode the IP address is 192.168.0.1 unless you changed it in DHCP settings. For modem mode (what most routers call bridge mode) then the IP address should…
Started by: MajorGrubert · 13.Nov.2015 · TV/internet/telephone
13 posts, 22:41 today
Poll: Average Monthly Expenses
Yes, Geneva cost of living is definitely wrong :) and it's not exactly a place crowded with people on average Swiss salaries Unless you signed the rental contract for a 150 m2 5-bed apartment within the spitting distance of the cathedral…
Started by: Dan M · 22.Mar.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
21 posts, 22:38 today
Vielen Dank im Voraus. Thomas.
Today my assistant said, "There's an all blank envelope in your correspondence today. Isn't that a bit odd?" I very casually said, "Oh I'm fairly sure that's from Médecins Sans Frontières. Please feel free to open it any time."…
Started by: k_and_e · 21.Mar.2017 · Daily life
44 posts, 22:30 today
Reports of shots outside UK Parliament
Please don't pretend you're shocked by this stuff anymore. I tend to prefer satire to changing my facebook profile pic or lighting up the Eiffel Tower with the union flag. Either way, it doesn't change anything.
Started by: Castro · 22.Mar.2017 · International affairs/politics
6 posts, 22:27 today
Train derailment at the Luzern Station
This happened a couple of hundred metres from where I live. Lots of coming and going of diesel locomotives bringing stuff to/from the scene of the accident this evening, and a crane has been installed presumably to set the tilted coach…
Started by: Th3Alchemist · 22.Mar.2017 · Swiss politics/news
145 posts, 22:24 today
Slammer's Pokemon Blankie - EF's 1st Ever…
Thank you. EF does indeed rock. Yep. Pm away. When do you need it for? They take a bit of faffing with... Thank you. It's a prototype. Needs tweaking. They do indeed. I had a silk flower, vintage brooch, button,…
Started by: MusicChick · 16.Mar.2017 · Daily life
60 posts, 22:17 today
Car lease - flexibility
Just had a look at an insurance quote I received 18 months ago. The Vollkasko part was 0.75% per annum. On that 50k/300k car that would be 4.5% of the car value. In the grand scheme of running a 300k car (just like insurance the other…
Started by: FourRings · 20.Mar.2017 · Transportation/driving
13 posts, 21:15 today
Bird identification
Thanks for the reply and suggestion! It moved something like a raven, in the sense that it was a bigger bird and not flighty like the Nuthatches and sparrows. I will have to verify tomorrow when I go back to the garden, but I think that…
Started by: Bobby.Buchi · 2.Jun.2011 · Travel/day trips/free time
2 posts, 21:12 today
Hire Car with Roof Box in Switzerland, Germany…
Started by: highsandlows · 22.Mar.2017 · Transportation/driving
10 posts, 20:54 today
US taxation of Swiss retirement…
I also paid a licensed US tax professional to help me with my tax return and he told me to report my "Bruttolohn" as my taxable income. Which is probably the only definite wrong thing to do because it includes my contributions but not the…
Started by: spatzunder · 21.Mar.2017 · Finance/banking/taxation
1 post, 20:49 today
Gas oven/stove
Started by: szdro · 22.Mar.2017 · Food and drink
6 posts, 20:02 today
New to Forum
Welcome, and welcome (possibly) to Basel! You'll find that the EF is full of knowledge, and it is also full of smartasses :) Be sure to use the search function before asking your questions, or you will be a target for the bored members…
Started by: jenmat · 22.Mar.2017 · Introductions
1 post, 19:39 today
Company for home projects near Lausanne?
Started by: Tears · 22.Mar.2017 · Daily life
6 posts, 19:37 today
Payment options at Thayngen Zoll
As long as it is not a flux capacitor you should be fine and not end up in 2007. In case it is just do not go over 88 mph before the border. In case it isn't do not go over 88 km/h after the border as they regulary check the speed on this…
Started by: maypril · 22.Mar.2017 · Daily life
1 post, 19:18 today
Junk removal companies near Lausanne
Started by: Tears · 22.Mar.2017 · Daily life
45 posts, 19:03 today
US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound…
As far as I can recall, travel insurance is unlikely to cover the loss of electronic equipment that has been stored in checked luggage. Remember reading about that in Norwegian papers. Future-X's company even issued a policy at some point…
Started by: Blueangel · 21.Mar.2017 · International affairs/politics
28 posts, 18:40 today
Divorce and children back to home country
I don't think the wife can legally take the children out of the country without the father's consent. However, realistically she probably could. My husband is French and I am Canadian. I didn't change my last name when we married. Only one…
Started by: Alonso · 21.Mar.2017 · Family matters/health
7 posts, 18:09 today
Job Offer / Negotiation
Health insurance premium depends on franchise (i.e. your risk): if you choose the maximum risk (franchise, i.e. agree that first CHF 2500 of medical costs each year are uncovered by insurance and will be paid by you directly), then monthly…
Started by: KGBterp · 22.Mar.2017 · Employment
107 posts, 17:56 today
4 messages in 1440 mins
I'm not sure of the details here on EF or vBulletin. I think it's reasonable to allow a newbie to PM the group @moderators, even while they are still in the sandbox, but I don't know if vbulletin does group PMs. The site I run…
Started by: swedishguy · 25.Feb.2011 · Forum support
1 post, 17:34 today
Ice Caves - which one?
Started by: Jamboree · 22.Mar.2017 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
77 posts, 17:05 today
If I speak fluent standard German, will…
As a native swiss German speaker myself, I can say that only other people speaking swiss German, are really seen as insiders. Often (especially in rural areas) you will only be seen as an insider if you speak the local dialect. I really…
Started by: chaspire · 24.Jan.2017 · Daily life
122 posts, 16:52 today
Is Quality of Life in Geneva really that good?
With the Bois de Jussy on my doorstep, plenty of pipers in the family, all I need is the Haggis (in the freezer) and the Scottish beer (Jim's Market not far)...that's my wake sorted, then! But if you don't mind, I'd rather wait a while…
Started by: nickmartin · 14.Mar.2017 · Complaints corner
1 post, 16:49 today
Zug: Parking space
Started by: AthanasiosGR · 22.Mar.2017 · Property wanted
11 posts, 16:38 today
Send boxes/bike from the UK
Hello I would like to send an electric bike from London, UK to Flims, Switzerland, door to door. Can anyone recommend a company to do that, and how much it would cost. Have any of you researched this already (to save me 'reinventing the…
Started by: Adenosin82 · 20.Jun.2013 · Daily life
27 posts, 16:16 today
Shops for Scotch Malt Whisky?
You could also try these guys (you can sign up for their news letter as well). From memory it is part of the Diaego Spirts group. They often have low volume/limited production special bottles that they profile. They used to have…
Started by: gzhtub · 20.Oct.2016 · Food and drink
12 posts, 16:13 today
Avoiding double UPC Cablecom charges
Cable connection fees goes up and up every year. Now it is increased to CHF 36.90.- per month since Jan 2017 https://support-en.upc.c... As long as you/upc don't change contract you will continue to pay separately but you might save…
Started by: Sbrinz · 22.Mar.2017 · TV/internet/telephone
5 posts, 15:48 today
Physiotherapist/certified massage therapist…
Started by: MikkoT · 5.May.2015 · Employment
32 posts, 15:44 today
Youtube embedding broken
A workaround for PCs for the time being. For Firefox and Chrome: 1) rightclick "How does this work" and select "Element untersuchen" (inspect element?) from the context menu that pops up 2) An editor window at the bottom will appear,…
Started by: JagWaugh · 16.Mar.2017 · Forum support
21 posts, 15:17 today
Who pays in case of faulty electrical installation…
On an 18 months old installation with a RCD, the socket turning isolating the oven started smoking & buzzing. The RCD did not trip. I just changed the offending switch. No idea what happened but I suspect that the wire was not…
Started by: whome · 21.Mar.2017 · Housing in general
109 posts, 14:44 today
Parents and thier phones
Not surprising you've never heard of it. I've only just 'invented' it. I got the idea from an article about Kindergarten teachers and parents - and have stored the idea away in my head as a USEFUL THOUGHT for about forty years.
Started by: scotty3032 · 16.Mar.2017 · Daily life
32 posts, 14:43 today
Is house price negotiable?
I find it really hard work because the Swiss just don't show much emotion about it, and find talking openly about money distasteful. If you negotiate in the UK (not the most outgoing culture), an offer is given with obvious…
Started by: szdro · 17.Mar.2017 · Housing in general
27 posts, 14:39 today
Anyone flown Aeroflot from ZH airport?
I flew Aeroflot a few time from Zurich to Moscow. It's actually pretty good. If you fly business you have a real business class with very large seats. I wouldn't really care about the food for a 3h flight. It's overall a better…
Started by: jg09 · 6.May.2009 · Transportation/driving
3 posts, 14:34 today
Hiking trail books
Started by: Jamboree · 22.Mar.2017 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
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