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7 posts, 02:28 today
Saying Hello with one hand (Swiss German…
Indeed. It is an old Swiss custom originating in the city of Bitte Nicht Einsteigen which is also famous, incidentally, for the number of trains serving it. There, one hand is reserved for bodily hygiene purposes and is generally not…
Started by: grumpygrapefruit · 21.Sep.2018 · Language corner
37 posts, 01:19 today
New iPhones
In my honest opinion Apple has lost it. I'm alternating between Android and iPhone recently. The apps on iPhone are unresponsive (except Apple apps) and not ergonomic to use. With the modern iOS Apple screwed on the UI guidelines part and…
Started by: omtatsat · 16.Sep.2018 · TV/internet/telephone
14 posts, 01:11 today
Car insurance actually covers tyres!
Same thing! I had a bolt in first 2 weeks of my 19 wheel sport performance mercedes GLA. In Mercedes they wanted to replace 2 front tyres. This was in April 2017. I patched in a tyre specialist shop in Zurich for 60 chf and 25 000…
Started by: NickGB · 13.Jul.2018 · Insurance
85 posts, 00:41 today
Pillar 3A insurance - how to cancel without…
No. The best case scenario is if you'd assume room temperature shortly after signing the contract and for unrelated reasons. Then there's actually a chance the insurance would owe your heirs more money than what you'd pay in premiums and…
Started by: Las · 16.May.2018 · Insurance
101 posts, 00:15 today
Nestle cuts 580 IT/Logistics jobs in Swiss…
Well technically Skin Health was sunscreens, lotions etc, while Galderma (which was kind of already dead after they gutted the site at Sophia Antopolis) is topical prescription meds before they dumped them together. From the outset,…
Started by: Verbier · 29.May.2018 · Other/general
18 posts, 23:28 yesterday
Friend's lad did a runner to...Birmingham…
I am missing one bit of the puzzle as to why he left so suddenly when the family is so close-knit. I suspect a fall out about his studies. He is like a French Harry Potter, thinking everyone is nice out there, which I think is the reason…
Started by: McTAVGE · 21.Sep.2018 · Other/general
1 post, 23:23 yesterday
Best Taxi from Small Town?
Started by: expat_in_zug · 21.Sep.2018 · Daily life
11 posts, 23:18 yesterday
New Shingles Vaccine, Shingrix
I think it depends on which illness "going down with it" is being discussed. ;) If you've had chicken pox, it may not be a bad idea to have the shingles vaccine. There's no guarantee you'll develop shingles even if you've had chicken…
Started by: terrifisch · 10.Apr.2018 · Family matters/health
28 posts, 22:27 yesterday
Mashed Potato in Switzerland
Thank you for this. I had noticed the colour coding but hadn't paid much attention to it. On the French version of the site it mentions "pommes de terre à l'anglais". What are we meant to eat that presumably the French despise…
Started by: AletschBub · 13.Feb.2018 · Food and drink
1 post, 22:16 yesterday
Good stores for furniture?
Started by: JamiSteven · 21.Sep.2018 · Other/general
15 posts, 21:55 yesterday
Master/Visa Debit Card?
They can, i have it, but its useless since it has a limit and I can only pay it at the end of the month... They dont have such pre-paid cards... not the Kantonalbank nor the UBS... its kind of sad to be honest, but, hey thats how…
Started by: martin959 · 21.Sep.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
112 posts, 21:42 yesterday
Microspot CHF15 off
I don't think I have ever seen Digitec offer any kind of discount code. Microspot usually gives rabatts from 5-20CHF. Conrad gives codes on occasion as well, but their prices are generally higher than Microspot.
Started by: we_da_man · 4.Jul.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
62 posts, 21:28 yesterday
Sinus infection
Returning with an update, now that I'm through the post-surgical woods of blood clots and if-only-they-were-oyster... If you're having persistent sinusitis and your family doctor is dragging her feet, insist on a referral to a…
Started by: Pancakes · 1.Sep.2013 · Family matters/health
125 posts, 21:16 yesterday
What (Swiss) watch do you wear?
That was not my point - not talking about foreign ownership, but the horology and design expertise of foreigners who have chosen to produce fabulous watches here in CH, due to the quality label, etc. OH on the other hand, has chosen a…
Started by: starmir · 29.Sep.2016 · Daily life
91 posts, 21:09 yesterday
WARNING: food cupboard moths.
Now is the time of year for Conkers*. I have read they are good to put in cupboards to repel moths. *Believe Conkers are known as Buckeyes in the US. I was excited Tuesday morning to see my first conkers and went enthusiastically to…
Started by: Oldhand · 3.Jun.2007 · Daily life
7 posts, 20:51 yesterday
How many times did you get this kind of…
Yeah, it pissies me off. I even got through a second interview, and a chase-up of my telephone references (which I know were good). Chased up 2 weekends later, just to be told by HR it was a rejection (complete surprise…
Started by: CodeDesign · 21.Sep.2018 · Employment
10 posts, 20:47 yesterday
Velogant
If you have the time and the interest, you might just go down there well ahead of the time. At least if you go, you'll know what it's about. Some folk are bicycle junkies, but can't allow themselves to buy any more because their homes are…
Started by: the worst witch · 20.Sep.2018 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
32 posts, 20:08 yesterday
Darf ich ihn bitte streicheln?
Many people generalize small dogs, especially chihuahuas as “not real dogs” ;) Although I’ve always wanted big dogs, a small one suits my lifestyle much better as I take my dog (and the ones in the past) everywhere with me, which…
Started by: summergirl · 18.Sep.2018 · Pet corner
8 posts, 19:10 yesterday
Breaching the contract
Usually the notice period is one month for the remainder of the 1st year. Does your contract say something different? Or does it fall under some kind of regulation or umbrella contract (Normalarbeitsvertrag) that says two months?
Started by: ferryboat · 21.Sep.2018 · Employment
2 posts, 18:35 yesterday
Bern Dinner Club - Burgers at The Butcher…
Started by: 3Wishes · 21.Sep.2018 · Social events
4 posts, 17:55 yesterday
USA iPhone in Switzerland
Started by: highsandlows · 21.Sep.2018 · TV/internet/telephone
104 posts, 17:33 yesterday
Travelling 3 hours (one way) for work
I've noticed that on some routes, first class is more packed than second. Anyway, if you find yourself on one of the newer ZVV S-Bahn trains, head up to the carriage with the WC. Go in at the door nearest the WC and turn immediately…
Started by: Ajeethaa · 18.Sep.2018 · Employment
23 posts, 17:19 yesterday
HELP! What is white vinegar???
Germany is expensive! :eek: Though it's only EUR 6 if you buy the half size: https://www.amazon.de/He... $15 from Amazon.com, which is 20x the Italian price. :eek::eek::eek: https://www.amazon.com/H... $0.99 at KMART…
Started by: SailAway · 19.Dec.2009 · Food and drink
5 posts, 17:01 yesterday
Where to buy conchiglioni rigati (giant…
Started by: blackstar89 · 18.Sep.2017 · Food and drink
50 posts, 16:11 yesterday
Best Whisky
As we know visualization can be very effective, did you feel drunk after? I don't drink whiskey as I really don't like it. Last week I was offered different brands of whiskey and - no surprise - I didn't like any of them except one:…
Started by: omtatsat · 11.Jun.2018 · Food and drink
9 posts, 16:08 yesterday
Can anybody reccomend an english-speaking…
It's worth noting that getting an expert valuation done is quite common nowadays, but that it's not a structural survey, which I presume is what the USAian posters are alluding to. So you'll get a lot of information about the property,…
Started by: ZurichLuck · 24.Aug.2018 · Housing in general
27 posts, 15:53 yesterday
Where to buy Toblerone cheaper than the airport
Toblerone as a piece of art, I get it representing Swiss Mountains, Tall Trees, snow. As a product, I have never understood the attraction. There are a huge amount of other chocolates out there that one will feel good reaction for, but…
Started by: expathere · 22.Dec.2017 · Food and drink
8 posts, 15:51 yesterday
Drawing course in Zurich?
Drawing and painting classes I attend at in Stäfa (Lake Zürich area past Meilen). The website is emilyhildebrand.com and Emily is the instructor. She is a qualified fine arts degree painter who teaches art. Daytime classes.
Started by: mirjammontandon · 27.Jun.2018 · Education
39 posts, 15:25 yesterday
Was he right to slap this kid?
I think for the boy, the force behind the hit was the lesser evil. I don't even think it was that strong. What propably caused more permanent damage was the humiliation of being slapped in front of his peers, and now the whole…
Started by: Phil_MCR · 20.Sep.2018 · International affairs/politics
18 posts, 15:16 yesterday
Drink with cheese fondue?
I usually have/serve some black tea (a nice earl grey or so) with slices of lemon and at the end we all drink a round - or two ;-) - of Kirsch, you should also put some Kirsch (1/2 tbs) and white wine (1 dl) into the fondue itself, but…
Started by: jaguarj · 20.Jan.2018 · Food and drink
1 post, 14:58 yesterday
B2 German Class - Oerlikon, ZH
Started by: KrystleJane · 21.Sep.2018 · Language corner
19 posts, 14:57 yesterday
Canned crab meat?
My Favourite Canadian Recpie: 60 fresh mushrooms 2tsp vegetable oil 2 tsp chopped garlic 2 8 oz packages cream cheese 2tsp lemon juice 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 cup minced green onions 2 6 oz cans…
Started by: Jesterjess · 5.Feb.2009 · Food and drink
34 posts, 14:54 yesterday
Liquid Smoke (Zurich)
Wrong. I had to learn French as I had decided to spend a high-school year in France when I was 15/16. ;) However, I only started to learn it after I got there. :eek: At the end of the year I was top of the class in three…
Started by: millhoaw · 18.May.2018 · Food and drink
30 posts, 14:51 yesterday
Street Food Festival Zürich
i was there when it was at hohlstrasse, behind alpiq. thats 2 years ago or something. the prices were crazy for what you got, the minisized portions. i needed 60-100 chf to eat properly. but i dont need to go again, as i know about…
Started by: omtatsat · 14.May.2018 · Food and drink
30 posts, 14:45 yesterday
Where can you buy Tahini?
I second that, unless you are making hummus every week, a bottle of expensive Tahini usually becomes the refrigerator wallflower. I buy a large bag of Sesame seeds from Aggrawals, which I freeze and grind just enough when I need…
Started by: jimjams · 28.May.2013 · Food and drink
10 posts, 14:43 yesterday
Zurich Burger Fest!!!
I was there, but I think the quality was rather cheap. None of the major "Zurich brands" were there. That itself is not bad thing itself, but those burger stalls which I tried were uninspiring :( Well, next year maybe.
Started by: expat_in_zug · 16.Apr.2018 · Food and drink
47 posts, 14:42 yesterday
Flight Delay
A Bronze member of their Executive Club? Well good luck with your claim. If the Heathrow Slot controllers withdrew your slot, there is no way BA could operate. Thunderstorms are not BA’s fault. If you don’t like their answer,…
Started by: Today only · 6.Sep.2018 · Travel/day trips/free time
8 posts, 14:40 yesterday
Jackfruit in CH?
Try the ethnic groceries on Langstrasse. Edit: oops, I see your location is Lausanne. Well, anyway, try ethnic grocery stores in your area. For recipes (well, depending on the recipe), the canned variety may be good enought too ... and…
Started by: giselleg · 28.Aug.2018 · Food and drink
5 posts, 14:31 yesterday
Tag des kinos
Started by: KRZ · 2.Sep.2016 · Entertainment & dining
52 posts, 14:25 yesterday
Law regarding walking on grass fields
The way I read art 699 it as well is that you can grab some blackberries without worrying. Not that you can traipse all over private land anytime anywhere... Yes. Land that is not fenced and being used at the time are key…
Started by: DanLF · 20.Sep.2018 · Other/general
The Local Switzerland
Northern Switzerland records

Northern Switzerland records 'latest summer day ever’

The thermometer climbed over the 30C-mark in the Swiss city of Chur on Friday making it the latest 'hot' day ever recorded north of the Alps in Switzerland.

WATCH: FC Zurich player’s goal celebration goes hilariously wrong

WATCH: FC Zurich player’s goal celebration goes hilariously wrong

It should have been something to remember: instead Benjamin Kololli’s successful penalty for FC Zurich against AEK Larnaca in Cyrus on Thursday night is going to be something hard to live down.

QUIZ: How well do you know your Swiss cities and towns?

QUIZ: How well do you know your Swiss cities and towns?

Can you tell Lucerne from Lausanne? Do you know Zug and Zurich inside out? Take our tricky test to find out how well you know Switzerland's cities and towns.

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