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english_girl 27.03.2011 11:06

Sundays
 
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. :)

Nickers 27.03.2011 11:12

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I love Sunday's as I can't shop

Whenever I go to the UK it shocks me to see that people spend their Sunday's shopping. Dragging kids around shops Saturday and Sunday. I love seeing families on a Sunday here going for walks spending Sunday's relaxing and having family time. It's great. England could do with being a bit more like Switzerland.

I shall admit to feeling as you do when I first arrived but Switzerland thankfully cured my shopping addictions :)

stephen_NE 27.03.2011 11:14

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Sundays in Switzerland are for going to the mountains.

I hate Saturdays, because I have to shop :)

english_girl 27.03.2011 11:16

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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 :)

TiMow 27.03.2011 11:19

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England is England and Switzerland is Switzerland. If both countries were the same, then life wouldn't be so colourful.
You just need to adapt to your current situation and environment, and look for alternatives, other than retail. The emphasis is more on relaxation and socialising.

See the following thread, along similar lines for more of an insight to the Swiss Sunday. Some post make references to specific activities in the Fribourg region, but many are just general observations and suggestions.

http://www.englishforum.ch/travel-da...o-sundays.html

r4chel 27.03.2011 11:19

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I have to agree with Nicky on this one, when we first arrived here I hated sundays because I thought there was nothing to do especially with the two kids but I found that if you look hard enough there is always something to do rain or shine. Just because the shops are shut doesnt mean everything is. My girls thourghly enjoy going to the natural history museum on a sunday and it is so relaxed, the zoo is open on a sunday the botanical gardens are fab ( even in the rain). Like I said if you look hard enough there is plenty to keep you occupied on a sunday. We love sundays now.

Village Idiot 27.03.2011 11:23

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TiMow (Post 1149124)
See the following thread, along similar lines for more of an insight to the Swiss Sunday. Some post make references to specific activities in the Fribourg region, but many are just general observations and suggestions.

http://www.englishforum.ch/travel-da...o-sundays.html

Thanks, TiMow -- that's exactly the thread I was going to search for!

It's a nice day outside, so if you'll excuse me, I'm going for a walk...

tkn 27.03.2011 11:31

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Sunday is the day you go to church :p

27.03.2011 11:31

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Quote:

Originally Posted by english_girl (Post 1149116)
.... there's never anything todo, ...

On the contrary, there is so much to do there's not enough Sundays to fit it all in ;).

english_girl 27.03.2011 11:34

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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 :)

TiMow 27.03.2011 11:44

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Quote:

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 :)

Sunday's are made for students and student capers.
$tudents supposedly have no spare money - what could be better, than all the shops being closed?
After 8 mths. you must know fellow students, that you can get together with, and find something to enjoy together for free?

tkn 27.03.2011 11:45

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Quote:

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 :)

Neither am I and I don't have family or children. But this is Switzerland, I am not even allowed to do laundry even if no one is using the machines.
Usually I clean the apartment (or should be....) and go for long walks in the city. Not sure what is there to do in Brugg but I am sure even going for walks you will learn something new about the place.
The weather doesn't seem that bad, I might go for a walk (wander around) after cooking breakfast/tea/lunch and cleaning the kitchen :o.
If nothing there is always world of warcraft :D.

r4chel 27.03.2011 11:47

Re: Sundays
 
Quote:

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 :)

Just because you are a sudent and dont have kids or family doesnt mean you cant go for a walk in the botanical gardens or enjoy a day at the museum, or get a hobby. I know plenty of single people who make their sundays fab by doing things like i have suggested. If you try a bit harder you will see it isnt as boring as you think.

Peg A 27.03.2011 12:02

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It's maybe a bit late now, as they're heading out BUT there are quite a few folks meeting up to go to Papiliorama today - if you leave now / soon, you'll probably make it about the same time they do.

This is the thread about it here: http://www.englishforum.ch/social-ev...rfly-park.html

Otherwise, if you are really "dying" for some shopping, you're in luck as today is one of the few times a year that the shops are open on a Sunday here in Basel. I know it's a bit of a trip but who knows, maybe you'll meet some others who are searching for Sunday activities while you're on the train. :)

TiMow 27.03.2011 12:13

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Peg A (Post 1149157)
It's maybe a bit late now, as they're heading out BUT there are quite a few folks meeting up to go to Papiliorama today - if you leave now / soon, you'll probably make it about the same time they do.

This is the thread about it here: http://www.englishforum.ch/social-ev...rfly-park.html

Now that's how to make a Sunday flutter by.

Jimmy Bee 27.03.2011 12:25

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Quote:

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 :)

err you're a student and you're not drinking? Hell, sunday sessions are the most famous drinking days in the week. Do what needs to be done in the morning then round up some friends and head to a pub (which are not closed on sundays btw).

I'm heading to El lokal this arvo for this exact same reason ;)

shazzles 27.03.2011 12:43

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As far as i can see every one sits in the EF on sundays, lol :msngrin:

Guest 27.03.2011 13:04

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If this is boredom, I wish I had more of it during the week... :D

Woke up at 7:30, realised it was really 8:30, so changed all the clocks. Ate breakfast and had a cup of tea. Read a magazine for a bit, grumbled to my wife about the contents. Played the bouzouki for a bit. Started on a mosaic project. Had another cup of tea. Threw open the windows to listen to the church bells. Watched some horses go by. Looked at the mountains. Had another cup of tea. Finished the mosaic project. Ate risotto. Ate soup. Had another cup of tea. Going to eat muffins. Probably going to go for a walk. Probably won't do any unpacking. Should go to church but haven't plucked up the courage to attend the local one yet.

Sunday is the best day of the week, by far! :)

smackerjack 27.03.2011 13:19

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After the stresses of Basleworld, we have had a bit of Grand Prix this morning , a long bath, now going to have a lovely lunch and then we shall get our hiking boots on and up the Chasseron we shall go....

Great Sunday:)

Nil 27.03.2011 13:44

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I would like to have the shops open on sundays. Would it make me go more often and spend more money? Nope.

The shops are open today and I don't feel the need to go since I don't have anything to buy. But I do like the option to go if I want or not. At least the choice is mine.

I could do more with coffee places and nice terraces thought. This is a big lack in Basel (in my book) Something I see it is not missing in place like Zurich, Freibourg, Geneva....

Can't have it all, isn't it! ;)


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