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Wollishofener 27.03.2011 22:08

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Originally Posted by english_girl (Post 1149122)
i've been here 8 months haha and i still havn't cured my shopping addiction aha :)
and yeah i do suppose it should be a family day, but not having children of my own, shopping is the next thing todo ahah :)

But what is your problem really ? There are direct S-Bahn links from Brugg to Zürich HB and Zürich-Stadelhofen with quite many shops at your disposal. Admittedly not the full range but really quite a choice

nickatbasel 27.03.2011 22:09

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Agree about the pubs. I remember in 2003 going to watch Richard III at the Globe and afterwards (about 11pm) looking for a pub or bar to go for a nightcap. No dice. The licensing hours were introduced as an "emergency measure" in WWI.

IT took 80 years or so to have them repealed again, in the face of HUGE opposition from Christian groups (which I find strange as consumption of wine forms part of one of the most important ceremonies in the religion).

Cheers,
Nick

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Originally Posted by Wollishofener (Post 1149602)
And this was up into the 1990ies. Most shocking was that pubs outside downtown already closed at 11pm while midnight had been closing time in Zurich since WWII .areas.


CH_Me 27.03.2011 22:09

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Originally Posted by Nil (Post 1149573)
If you want to enjoy a nice meal out with friends, do your shopping and appointment at the hair dresser, sometimes saturdays are the only possible day to do so. And to fit all those tasks in the same saturday is very difficult if not impossible. It makes your saturday completely crazy, rushing and running around with all the other people in the same situation who are getting impatient and angry because of the traffic, the lines up, the waiting, the lack of time, etc.

If you can split some of those tasks in two days, it makes less people on the road the same day, less people in the stores the same day, etc.

I hate hectic Saturdays. I try to do our grocery shopping on a Friday. Lidl is open until 9pm on Fridays, so I can go after the kids are in bed.

27.03.2011 22:11

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Today in Avenches with some of my friends: we were all born in England and have each lived here at least 20 years,

!! SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON'T RETURN HOME IN TIME !!

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Wollishofener 27.03.2011 22:12

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Originally Posted by english_girl (Post 1149137)
but i'm not religious -_- and don't plan to change that, so sundays are ment for relaxing but after an hour of that i'm bored, and please bare in mind i'm a student so i don't have children or family here, so family outings arn't my thing aha :)

Relaxing ? What are you doing for relaxing ? Reading the Sunday Newspaper(s) ? Go to a Pub ? Read some book ? Watch TV ? Listen to some music ? Going into an internet forum ?

Wollishofener 27.03.2011 22:27

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Originally Posted by MarieZug (Post 1149619)
I hate hectic Saturdays. I try to do our grocery shopping on a Friday. Lidl is open until 9pm on Fridays, so I can go after the kids are in bed.

I on Saturday did some household things and then in early afternoon with some red wine, enjoyed a Sheesha, and that way escaped any kind of hectic

Brass427 27.03.2011 22:34

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Originally Posted by english_girl (Post 1149116)
is it just me or do you really not love switzerland on sundays, there's never anything todo, and all the shops are closed -_- thats where it should bemore like enlgand. :)

God forbid. If this was like the UK, Sundays would see the streets littered with comatose drinkers and vomit slicks.

28.03.2011 08:21

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Originally Posted by Ittigen (Post 1149621)
!! SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON'T RETURN HOME IN TIME !!

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You get 3 girls just for you ?

:D

Enaj 28.03.2011 08:29

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Originally Posted by english_girl (Post 1149116)
is it just me or do you really not love switzerland on sundays, there's never anything todo, and all the shops are closed -_- thats where it should bemore like enlgand. :)

Well, I left England in 1980 and up till that point there was never shopping on Sunday in England. Which is why I never minded working on Sunday....

Margaret Thatcher again...

Jimmy Bee 28.03.2011 08:44

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Holy crap that is a nice view.

Sada 28.03.2011 09:24

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What's really cool about a Sunday is
that it is different from a Saturday
and so unlike a Monday
and not at all like a Wednesday.

PaddyG 28.03.2011 09:29

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After 16 years, we're pretty much used to Swiss Sundays. Yesterday we had a lazy morning, picked wife up from work at 1, went for lunch, then browsed a few garage forecourts. Back home for a low-key evening.

Carlos R 28.03.2011 09:41

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:eek: Is that the view from DB's and Mathnut's new place in Glarus?

Lucky b......

Begga 28.03.2011 10:10

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Personally, I had an excellent sunday yesterday.
Started with a photoclub event with a group of great people, and ended with a dinner party with 2 girls from work.

I tend to create events on Sundays because I used to hate Sundays, so either I go somewhere on Sundays or spend it recovering from getting hammered the night before :o

ps. Sada; welcome back! Was starting to wonder where you went!

flow23 28.03.2011 10:33

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Originally Posted by economisto (Post 1149439)
but in London we used to retire to the Spaniards Inn after a long walk across the Heath.

how i love that tour!! :goodpost: :cheers:-> need to check the spaniard next time.

TidakApa 28.03.2011 10:42

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Originally Posted by nic80 (Post 1149414)
today we spent our day sleeping in, having a late breakfast, walking to Ouchy, :D

Ha Ha........ I thought you spent your sunday with a select group of certain Forum members !!!


For the OP,
I can completely sympathise with you on what you think of Zurich on a Sunday, I can honestly admit I felt exactly the same when I got here.

Now that I realise that Sunday Switzerland completely shuts down on a Sunday, I mostly plan with mates something to do in advance.
In the Winter snowboarding etc. dominates my weekends, and in the Summer, either music festivals or just a Sunday arvo session somewhere is good enough.
(See Jimmy Bee's offer to go to El lokal on Sunday. 5chf student budget priced beers, located on the Sihl river...... epic place in good weather).
There is also a number of great cafe's that are open on a Sunday (there are a lot of crap ones too, but 'trial and error' as they say).

If shopping is your addiction - just think "You can spend TWICE as much on Saturday" as long as you plan something to do on a Sunday in advance.

28.03.2011 10:49

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Originally Posted by Bertrand - Geneva (Post 1149776)
You get 3 girls just for you ?

:D

Sorry to rub it in Bertrand, but the photographer is also a lady. However I only sleep with the pretty one.

adrianlondon 28.03.2011 10:59

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I don't mind the shops in Basel being shut on Sunday (mainly cos the Asian shop I use, and a Migros and Coop by SBB, are open) but they should open decent hours the rest of the week.

Not far from central Stuttgart where I used to live, my local and quite large Rewe superkarket was open until 10pm six days a week. Now it's midnight. Where I live not far from central Basel (Brausebad) the local supermatkets shut about 4pm on Saturday (6:30pm weekdays, just before I get back from work). Stupid.

mojado 28.03.2011 11:12

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Originally Posted by nickatbasel (Post 1149593)
Yeah, but Migros in Basel SBB on a Sunday is like a Soviet supermarket on the day a new consignment of cabbages arrives.

Well, "In America, you can always find a party, in Soviet Russia, Party finds YOU!"

Treverus 28.03.2011 12:08

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Originally Posted by Wollishofener (Post 1149615)
But what is your problem really ? There are direct S-Bahn links from Brugg to Zürich HB and Zürich-Stadelhofen with quite many shops at your disposal. Admittedly not the full range but really quite a choice

I believe you do not get the idea of "shopping" at all: The ladies do not want to go to Migros - they want to shop clothes, shoes, unecessary household items... and for some reasons they find it relaxing.

It took me quite some time to get used to the law enforced shop opening times. So here are the tips for Sundays:

Food:
- Many stations, but Zurich Airport is best. Many local stations have some shops as well that are open, I for example would drop buy one at Richterswil that is open every day including Sunday till 21.00 and has everything from frozen food to drinks at "near coop prices".

Clothes, anything but supermarket:
- Zurich aiport
- Go to the outlet mall in Landquart (has a station next to it): http://www.alpenrheinvillage.ch/de-ch/home.aspx

Easy.


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