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12 posts, 13:46 today
Slow Up Season 2016
Last year we were at a restaurant on the route of the slow up in Zurich and we watched an e-biker go airborne after hitting a bloke on a scooter. E-biker was going FAR too fast given the volume of people out and couldn't react in time…
Started by: Medea Fleecestealer · 16.Apr.2016 · Travel/day trips/free time
1 post, 13:46 today
The Swiss language that few know
Started by: roegner · 23.Apr.2019 · Language corner
1 post, 13:44 today
Launch of "The New Beyond Chocolate - Understanding…
Started by: Writer's block · 23.Apr.2019 · Commercial events
1 post, 13:31 today
Hiring an agent to help find a music practice…
Started by: chrisba · 23.Apr.2019 · Housing in general
8 posts, 13:30 today
Price of petrol/gasoline
Yes, but then you get the "oh sod it" factor where Iran has no lever left than to shut the straits. From a strategic point they are too narrow for a deep water navy like the US to operate and casualties will be high. In fact the US navy…
Started by: bowlie · 22.Apr.2019 · Transportation/driving
11 posts, 13:11 today
Entertaining someone coming from London
Will they drive themselves or are you chauffeuring? If it is the latter you can do some interesting one way trips: Rigi: Up with the train at Arth, down with the Gondolla to Weggis. Take the Ferry to Beckenried. They take a boat…
Started by: higgsboson · 22.Apr.2019 · Travel/day trips/free time
2 posts, 13:05 today
Historical sale prices for home/land..
Started by: plm987sdf · 23.Apr.2019 · Housing in general
6 posts, 13:04 today
Calling all geeks, its that time again
friendly reminder, its next week !!! :eek: We still have a shed load of work to do for our display, lots of long nights ahead getting things ready. Looks like the organisers have opened their wallets this year and forked out from…
Started by: bigblue2 · 25.Mar.2019 · Commercial events
10 posts, 12:28 today
Bombing in Sri Lanka
I'd have opened another thread to be honest. All this does is blur the lines further on an already murky thread between mass shootings, gun crime, terrorist attacks and religious hate crime. The only thing I would say this attack…
Started by: roegner · 21.Apr.2019 · International affairs/politics
60 posts, 12:17 today
Good english-speaking dentist in Basel?
Sorry. The practice closed. I now go to the zahnartztzentrum.ch near SBB and see Osman Bukari. I went there first as an emergency - from phone call to being in the dentist's chair was twenty minutes! I stay with them because I…
Started by: jeremy1 · 17.Jan.2010 · Family matters/health
39 posts, 12:16 today
Dentists, Basel or just over the border
FWIW, I paid chf 190 for a molar extraction, and follow up appointment to remove the stitches, with DZR. I was an existing patient, so no initial costs. A new patient would need to add an x-ray and initial consultation. A wisdom tooth…
Started by: Fidgety · 10.Dec.2011 · Family matters/health
7 posts, 12:06 today
URGENT: Dentist near Basel (French side)
Just over the border, the prices are cheaper than CH, but they do get a lot of Swiss and price accordingly. The locals complain in fact that the Swiss are pushing the prices up for them. Does the 298 include a clean? From what I can…
Started by: Village Idiot · 26.Aug.2009 · Family matters/health
2 posts, 12:05 today
[Software Engineer] Jobs at Junior/Mid level?
Started by: Potato Farm · 22.Apr.2019 · Employment
13 posts, 11:21 today
Hiking route tip in the alps needed
Not totally in the spirit of your request (no cable car) but the Grand Ballon in the Vosges is often overlooked. Approx 400km of walks - all relatively easy and with stunning views over the Vosges/Alsace. Approx 75 mins from…
Started by: ipoddle · 22.Apr.2019 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
21 posts, 11:10 today
Home mortgage and ownership, US person
Hi - allow me to clear this up. I'm US citizen. I have a mortgage for house in AG. At the time, I was limited to UBS and Credit Suisse as those were to my best knowledge only ones offering mortage to US citizens. This was 5 years…
Started by: surfmase · 22.Apr.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
47 posts, 11:05 today
The Gin Thread
Globus claim to have 500 gins from 30 countries - though they're not the cheapest in town: https://www.globus.ch/we... Also Hortus from Lidl (Own Brand Spirits Supermarket of the Year in UK) is a steal when you can find it. They also do…
Started by: Swisstree · 16.Apr.2019 · Daily life
4 posts, 11:02 today
Retrofit door buzzer/intercom/lock
Started by: swisspea · 22.Apr.2019 · Housing in general
16 posts, 10:03 today
Alternative to tunnels to Italy this Easter
Happy to report that the Innsbruck / Bolsano route worked really well for us. A little congested with lorries on Friday morning but still kept up a good speed. Drive back yesterday was clearer and, as has been said, its a beautiful…
Started by: Mountain High · 15.Apr.2019 · Transportation/driving
72 posts, 09:22 today
Fired without notice or pay - against work…
Its fine if you stay at home, legally they can't touch you, in fact as you work from home they have to pay all your bills for that time including your rent and any food, its the law. If your boss even brings it up as an issue you can…
Started by: Susie-Q · 18.Apr.2019 · Employment
3 posts, 08:58 today
Ja nur verbii choo
Started by: Rjellsch · 23.Apr.2019 · Language corner
3 posts, 08:49 today
Huh, never knew that
Started by: Medea Fleecestealer · 23.Apr.2019 · Language corner
15 posts, 08:01 today
Painting at home - any paperwork needed
Or friends. And there's a difference between voluntary work and someone coming to visit you and helping out. Voluntary work is usually work that would normally be paid, that you do for a third party - neither family nor friends.…
Started by: angel1 · 22.Apr.2019 · Housing in general
3 posts, 07:28 today
Swiss tax on taxed rental income from foreign…
Started by: bobob · 23.Apr.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
27 posts, 00:43 today
N26 is coming to Switzerland!
I've had a normal account and then Black account for 3yrs now. Not 1 problem. Girlfriend has the normal account and loves it too. Its how banking should be. These new app based banks are good. I have Monzo for the UK too. I do make sure…
Started by: iu1nguoi · 20.Feb.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
13 posts, 22:38 yesterday
Changing cantoons How tax works
I'd be in treat to know if taxing at source would make a difference in terms of the rates of the new cantoon. Would it also wait for the 31st of December (as it would for normal tax declaration using the forms) or would it be…
Started by: cserdar · 22.Apr.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
19 posts, 21:16 yesterday
Recommendations for mobile roaming in 2019?
Yeah, you are right. it is all down to what your needs are. For me, the internet is the thing that matter the most as I use Facetime or WhatsApp to call when abroad. But others needs differ. Glad you got what you were looking for
Started by: italo · 22.Feb.2019 · TV/internet/telephone
2 posts, 21:08 yesterday
Dog walking near Montreux
Started by: Prime · 26.Aug.2018 · Daily life
9 posts, 20:47 yesterday
B2 German Exam (Goethe) - Prep recommendations?
I got B1 too, but after the interview they recommended me to join the A2 course. I did it, and I totally don't regret it. Coming from self-administered online courses I could probably have filled the A2 gaps while doing B1, but it would…
Started by: dasdasdas · 24.Aug.2017 · Language corner
3 posts, 19:58 yesterday
Play dates for dogs near Zurich
Started by: biotyna · 22.Apr.2019 · Pet corner
4 posts, 19:55 yesterday
Anipryl/Selegiline for Dogs with Cognitive…
Started by: Textoch · 19.Apr.2019 · Pet corner
12 posts, 19:36 yesterday
Two employment in two countries (UK & CH)
can you stop being judgemental and sarcastic? If you have no intention of helping do something else please. I am not here to argue. If you really wanna know, he did not let me saying he had something else to do. Of course, I…
Started by: cserdar · 22.Apr.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
31 posts, 18:53 yesterday
I am the unluckiest foreigner i the history…
Hey ThomaS thank for sharing this, nice reply, Can you tell which exactly is this reacreatinal training office in Zurich, maybe its a good idea to check it at least.? I would do it for sure it's number 2 on checklist after i finnally…
Started by: Lotapractical · 17.Apr.2019 · Employment
6 posts, 18:52 yesterday
Hernia surgery and Hospital invoices
How do you know it‘s too low? For example, I had a total knee replacement, 4 nights in the hospital, it was just about chf 9000. A lumpectomy, one night in hospital was about chf 6000. But it is true that bills come in spurts. My…
Started by: Istcantabria · 22.Apr.2019 · Family matters/health
29 posts, 17:54 yesterday
Got milk?
Does it have to be big containers? Or would periodically buying bulk amounts instead do? We consume much less milk nowadays but some years back we'd drink about 1lt a day. Bought when they were on discount at 10CHF per 10x1lt pack. If…
Started by: rakuen · 12.Apr.2019 · Food and drink
5 posts, 17:47 yesterday
Buying a Car in Switzerland when living…
Started by: RASZ · 22.Apr.2019 · Transportation/driving
72 posts, 17:30 yesterday
Noise rules, fact or fiction?
Oh not to mention we have some crazy people sometimes moving furniture at 1:30 AM, going up and down with the lift (and that thing is noisy) for about an hour at 2, then going on the corridor, slamming their door repeatedly and then…
Started by: bigblue2 · 26.Jul.2010 · Daily life
8 posts, 15:33 yesterday
Migros bank personal loan
Good for Switzerland, but a 5.4% spread to the base rate is large vis-à-vis the creditworthiness of the people they lend to. Consumer finance in Switzerland is expensive for those with a good credit profile and due to legal caps cheap…
Started by: Dark Knight · 18.Feb.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
2 posts, 14:10 yesterday
Moving Furnitures from Zürich To Aarau…
Started by: elenoire · 19.Apr.2019 · Housing in general
4 posts, 14:07 yesterday
Skype German Lessons
Started by: WelshishJem · 11.Apr.2019 · Language corner
4 posts, 14:05 yesterday
Business intentions, consutation with a lawyer
Started by: Score · 18.Apr.2019 · Business & entrepreneur
The Local Switzerland
Geneva set to ban single-use plastics

Geneva set to ban single-use plastics

The Swiss city of Geneva is ramping up efforts to protect the environment with a planned ban of single-use plastics at businesses and events on public land.

Swiss village bordering France subsidises alarms for burglary-prone residents

Swiss village bordering France subsidises alarms for burglary-prone residents

A Swiss village at the border with France will become the first to subsidise burglary alarms for all residents after a spike in break-ins, the mayor said in comments broadcast on Friday.

'We eat pork': Swiss company's job listing for a driver accused of discrimination

An online job listing seeking a 'Swiss' driver has caused outrage among members of Switzerland's migrant community.

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