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Old 07.09.2015, 21:53
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Re: Need Help!! Moving from Dubai to Lausanne

Hi and welcome to Lausanne!

I will warn you that it is not as cold or rainy as you've been warned. In fact, this summer we had several weeks of well over 30 degree weather. Not Dubai, but no air conditioning, either!

The winter is not that bad - especially in Lausanne. Also, you don't need to prepare that much. In the end, you're moving to Switzerland - they have stores here with a lot of winter stuff

October shouldn't be very cold yet and for sure, no snow, so you'll have time to get what you need when you feel the need. Bring a good coat or at least a mediocre one and get a good one here. To save some dough, drive an hour to either Pontarlier or Annemasse in France and pick up amazing winter gear at very low prices at Decathlon (a French sports store chain). You will want to have some waterproof shoes for the rainy days (rubber boots or hiking boots) and some winter shoes for the snow (mainly when you travel from Lausanne), but again, you can get that here. An umbrella comes in handy, as well

If you have small children, something you may not be accustomed to is a sleeping bag in the stroller. Everyone here has them.
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