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8 posts, 18:50 today
Long term parking Basel airport
Another vote for F4 - your car stays under cover and clean. Worth the extra €10 that it costs for a four day stay (vs. F6). I've noticed that there are *lots* of Swiss cars in F4 most days. They've also worked out that it's a much…
Started by: Vido · 8.Oct.2018 · Transportation/driving
13 posts, 18:50 today
Christmas in October? Stop it now
Christmas is in only two months. Christmas markets start in one month. ;) People need to buy the Christmas crap for their Chistmas market stalls prior to that (and yes, we will have one. :eek:) Tom
Started by: omtatsat · 21.Oct.2018 · Daily life
2 posts, 18:46 today
Easiest way to get Varicella vaccine in Zug?
Started by: Troublawesome · 21.Oct.2018 · Family matters/health
16 posts, 18:44 today
Electric car owners, what are…
That's 1.14% of the population (No clue how many go to company's tho.) To go a bit further, Nationwide we have .53 car per person, and Zürich municipality has only .35 car per person. (numbers 2015) So lets say Zürich…
Started by: Pather · 21.Oct.2018 · Transportation/driving
112 posts, 18:25 today
The Swiss Public Transport System
Forgot to buy a ticket on the tram? Caught in a ticket control? Now your full personal details are to be registered ( from April 2019 ) in a National Register. Congratulations. You are now a criminal !
Started by: Longbyt · 14.Sep.2010 · Transportation/driving
1 post, 18:17 today
Kibz
Started by: Dark Knight · 21.Oct.2018 · Education
24 posts, 17:20 today
Dog food - review of Babarf
The FDA memo has certainly created a storm - whether it turns out to be tempest in a teacup or the canary in the mineshaft is yet to be seen. The memo was maddenly light on details, so I would simply urge all of you to: A. Don't…
Started by: Kamya · 10.Jul.2018 · Pet corner
1 post, 16:45 today
Adliswil Board Games
Started by: swisspea · 21.Oct.2018 · Social events
12 posts, 16:44 today
Legality in Exiting Sub-let contract early…
I have Six questions and need advice from legal expert Context: I have rented sublet property for 4 months starting 05-Sept-18 till 03-Jan-18. Agency has rented to tenant (landlady) and tenant has sublease to me. Tenant has gone to USA…
Started by: NPinZH · 14.Oct.2018 · Housing in general
4 posts, 16:42 today
Saturday afternoon board games
Started by: swisspea · 9.Sep.2018 · Social events
4 posts, 16:41 today
Adliswil Board Games
Started by: swisspea · 29.Sep.2018 · Social events
13 posts, 16:39 today
Shopping at Foxtown is it worth it ?
Have you tried online outlets? I get daily emails from: www.zalando-lounge.ch www.my-store.ch There are often really good deals. I just bought a CHF400 Barbour jacket for CHF155 and they recently had a special deal on swimming trunks…
Started by: andreacardona · 20.Oct.2018 · Other/general
2 posts, 16:34 today
Hello from Hungary
Started by: Gazso · 21.Oct.2018 · Introductions
11 posts, 16:09 today
Any experience shopping with vidaXL ?
I think you chose wisely. Few months ago I found a car cover at their online store, in the photos it looked okay, in the description they said that it can be used outdoors. When I received it I realised that it is only for indoor use,…
Started by: John_H · 25.Mar.2018 · Other/general
13 posts, 15:50 today
MOVU – Professional removal and cleaning…
We moved last week with Ants (https://ants-transport... and had the cleaning done by them, too. Everything went well. For the move, there were 3 guys with a small truck; they came on time and moved really quick. They dismantled the…
Started by: EF Advertising · 7.Dec.2015 · Housing in general
34 posts, 15:26 today
Private car sale - test drive
I think that's an absolute must, and make sure you have the grey card on you (or at home) rather than in the glove compartment. You or someone you trust should be in the car at all times while the other guy has the keys. Get in, hand…
Started by: eyebeebe · 19.Oct.2018 · Transportation/driving
33 posts, 14:41 today
Wine shops in Zurich?
You could try Zweifel, just up from the Meierhofplatz stop (bus 46 or tram 13) Expovina Primavera is taking place the end of this month - another opportunity to discover more wines and their local merchamts/distributors.
Started by: lorenzoroma · 3.Jun.2010 · Daily life
99 posts, 14:05 today
New iPhones
If you need the space, then it's worth it. "Data fills the available space". Generally, what a product is worth is entirely in the eye of the beholder (the buyer in this case). It is usually expressed in the amount of money forked…
Started by: omtatsat · 16.Sep.2018 · TV/internet/telephone
15 posts, 13:29 today
Military Megastore Niederwangen
https://www.armyliqshop... There is also this place which sells genuine Swiss army surplus articles. They also organize an annual auction of surplus army vehicles which, I am given to understand, is quite an event.
Started by: Medea Fleecestealer · 20.Oct.2018 · Other/general
83 posts, 13:03 today
Khashoggi in Saudi Embassy.
In the same vein, the Onion news organisation has a assisted the Saudis by floating a cover story for the "Embassy Incident" which has both the virtue of being credible and of forming a solid basis for satisfying the demands for a…
Started by: omtatsat · 12.Oct.2018 · International affairs/politics
5 posts, 12:44 today
Cost of babysitter in Bern
Started by: berntime · 18.Oct.2018 · Other/general
87 posts, 12:42 today
Leaving to live in the EU & cashing in a…
I used Pictet in Geneva, not quite the lowest tax canton, however they had the best customer services in whatever language you wanted. Very uncomplicated come payout as they accepted my leaving certificate stating I was single with no…
Started by: fatmanfilms · 5.Jun.2015 · Finance/banking/taxation
20 posts, 12:39 today
Buying and Fitting New Winter Tyres
Well, considering 90% of the plates in the parking lot are Swiss, I'm in good company. Bear in mind that many people go shopping in Germany also. Killing two birds with one stone can make good sense. Naturally, if you live further away…
Started by: Neil MacLeod · 17.Oct.2018 · Transportation/driving
39 posts, 11:59 today
Is Switzerland for real-cow horns vote!…
I love the sight of Swiss cows and appreciate their horns but horns pose a danger to both people and other animals. I really need to talk to some Swiss farmers first before I make a decision. Avocados, palm oil and other mass-produced…
Started by: omtatsat · 19.Oct.2018 · Swiss politics/news
1 post, 11:52 today
Rob Spence, the Australian/Swiss comedian
Started by: olygirl · 21.Oct.2018 · Travel/day trips/free time
56 posts, 11:19 today
Will Trump get reelected
From "the onion": <<“That’s probably for the best. A fully informed electorate is bound to be biased.”>> Correct me if I'm wrong, I got the impression that the US has the biggest, constant tv news-service (while we here still…
Started by: robBob · 13.Oct.2018 · International affairs/politics
21 posts, 10:58 today
Decathlon Store!
Just noticed last weekend that there's another new Decathlon in Collombey, VS (just outside Monthey). I had been aware that one of the pre-existing Athleticums at Conthey was going to change to Decathlon, but didn't realise we were getting…
Started by: Spinal · 22.Sep.2017 · Daily life
19 posts, 10:31 today
PhD in Zurich from Canada
Hi Pather, We actually have been living off of 100 chf/week. It is not "realistic". It is real and fact. The ~450 in health insurance only for my wife is with a nice/premium with 300chf franchise. I don't want to cheap out on her…
Started by: SJLPHI · 16.May.2018 · Introductions
1 post, 09:47 today
Used practice violin?
Started by: SJLPHI · 21.Oct.2018 · Items wanted
11 posts, 08:36 today
Children’s education subsidized by employer
The cost of a private school with aftercare would be around 30 000 CHF per year. The public school aftercare is more affordable and the quality of care generally high. I think for the decision for a private vs public school how long you…
Started by: Jackberg · 30.Sep.2018 · Education
21 posts, 07:34 today
Is there a market for junior developers?
If anybody is interested, for a family of five, the poverty line as defined by cantonal social help of Zurich is about CHF 5850 /month net, CHF 70'200 net / year. If you earn less you can apply for social…
Started by: Jerome Baldino · 3.Oct.2018 · Employment
70 posts, 06:10 today
Are Native Swiss Rude or Friendly In Your…
I think you have pros and cons with any nationality and living environment. Again, it depends on whether or not you live in the city or a small local town. If you make the effort to integrate etc., people tend to be more willing to be open…
Started by: Dark Phoenix · 6.Sep.2018 · Daily life
9 posts, 01:24 today
Whisky boats coming back?
Lmgtfy Whiskey Ship Zurich 2018 The whiskey ship Zurich takes place from Thursday, November 29 to Saturday, December 1, 2018 . We have moved: THE WHISKEY SHIP IS NOW IN THE DRY DOCK, IN ALBISGÜTLI ZURICH !!! and not at the Bürkliplatz…
Started by: taliskerme · 19.Oct.2018 · Daily life
54 posts, 01:14 today
Basel with 2 dogs
I know someone who lives in Riehen, they own their home (duplex), I don’t know what renting is like there but it is a lovely place, quiet and lots of green spaces and easy access countryside, quick commute to Basel city.
Started by: candicehal · 17.Oct.2018 · Pet corner
4 posts, 00:59 today
Looking for cat sitter in Aarau (November 2018)
Started by: drcpt · 20.Oct.2018 · Pet corner
17 posts, 23:47 yesterday
Zuspa, Zurich
My experience is very different to yours. We try to go to the Züspa each year, and enjoy it. You easily get your entry price back on various freebies around the place, including tasting various foods and drinks, and there's heaps of…
Started by: mankav123 · 26.Sep.2010 · Travel/day trips/free time
40 posts, 21:28 yesterday
Heinz Baked Beans
I have not been through the full thread so apologies if it has already been covered. Aligro has three different options on the Heinz Baked Beans. A bit less expensive than Coop. Photos and prices below.
Started by: Mountain High · 17.Oct.2018 · Food and drink
44 posts, 20:38 yesterday
Postfinance done with free accounts
Btw. Anyone uses CA NextBank? They have a 'account pack' which is totally free if you account balance is >20 000 chf... With free Maestro card and free withdrawals in all Swiss ATMs. https://www.ca-nextbank... CA itself is a huge bank…
Started by: ivank · 13.Oct.2018 · Finance/banking/taxation
39 posts, 20:32 yesterday
Soy yoghurt & other lactose-free products?
An update for those who might be searching chocolate powder options for lactose intolerants. I tried the 1 tsp cocoa powder with 1 tsb raw sugar and it was not that bad. Then I also tried 1 Tbsp of Schokoladenpulver which contains…
Started by: Agra · 10.May.2014 · Food and drink
22 posts, 20:00 yesterday
Divorce
Yes, most marriages, when they dissolve, do so because of faults on both sides. Fortunately, the Swiss law and courts no longer places much emphasis on the fault or blame, except in cases of gross maltreatment. My sympathies go to…
Started by: Genealogy · 17.Oct.2018 · Family matters/health
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