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Nothing to do???!

Maybe I've been spoiled by not living in Switzerland for my whole life. But why is it that there is nothing to do here that does not cost a fortune??? Since restaurants are the only things open past like 5 pm, what else is there to do! I'm not trying to be mean, I need some ideas because I am going nuts.

Maybe just some input on what you guys do for fun. I have a lot of time on my hands recently, and besides playing video games, and taking out a loan for a piece of sausage, any little bit of information helps (kidding bout the loan part)

Or just make this a thread about things that annoy you in this country
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Old 18.05.2011, 18:13
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Old 18.05.2011, 18:30
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Learn to play the Alphorn and explore beautiful Innerschweiz !

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thank you for the welcomes
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Old 18.05.2011, 18:52
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Maybe I've been spoiled by not living in Switzerland for my whole life. But why is it that there is nothing to do here that does not cost a fortune???
How about playing a team sport or joining a local club or association interested in something that's vaguely compatible to your own interests or join a band or a choir or do something like that. A great way to meet people and make friends.
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Old 18.05.2011, 18:58
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Re: Nothing to do???!

Why don't you organise a meet up for forum members and if it is popular then you could make it a regular occurance?
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Re: Nothing to do???!

FAPPING is free
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Old 18.05.2011, 19:03
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FAPPING is free
Come again ???
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Old 18.05.2011, 19:05
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Re: Nothing to do???!

What did you do for fun before you came to Switzerland?
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Old 18.05.2011, 19:09
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Re: Nothing to do???!

For weekends:
-visit your friends, do something around your house (finish housework or arrange something in your house that you don't have time or not in the mood for on weekdays), go to fares, expositions, museums, concerts, Wildnispark in Adliswil, Botanical Garden, Zoo or just go out in the nature and discover the beauty of Switzerland. Some Museums are open on Sundays and some they are free (the ones I've been to).
Weekdays- you should join a club of some sort- sports, music, arts. Just something you like to do.
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Old 18.05.2011, 19:16
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Re: Nothing to do???!

Have you visited this museum on a Sunday ? With SBB Supersaver tickets, you might find it affordable to visit it in Sissach.
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Old 18.05.2011, 21:55
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Re: Nothing to do???!

It would be easier if you lived in one of the bigger cities, like Zurich, but I know luzern is quite small.

I'd suggest, even if the initial expense is not little, to invest in a year GA card. That way, whenever you are bored, you can just pick a corner (most rail/bus/boat transport becomes free once you have it) and head there. Pack your lunch so you don't have to eat from expensive restaurants and there you go. I think a monthly GA would be about 300 chf, which is worth it if it fills your time and gives you the freedom to explore.
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Old 18.05.2011, 22:05
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Re: Nothing to do???!

Get a bike. That's what "real" Swiss men do.
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Old 18.05.2011, 22:09
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Re: Nothing to do???!

How about go to Starbucks and just hang out? Cost of a coffee is no more than 8CHF and then you can stay there until it closes.
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Old 18.05.2011, 22:11
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Get a bike. That's what "real" Swiss men do.
For free - free for a day.

Free bike rentals at 8820 Wädenswil ZH - Wädi Rollt
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Old 18.05.2011, 22:37
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Re: Nothing to do???!

Motorcycling, walking, bicycling, gardening, the list goes on...

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Old 18.05.2011, 22:44
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Re: Nothing to do???!

join the old lady in HB that looks at people go by. seems fun.
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Old 18.05.2011, 22:57
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Re: Nothing to do???!

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Old 18.05.2011, 22:58
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Re: Nothing to do???!

The 5 step guide to transform 'too much time' into 'eternal busyness'
1) Get on the internet and meet a girl/boy/monkey/whatever e.g. parship.ch
2) Line up dates for Monday to Friday.
3) Focus on one monkey and "get serious/committed/whatever"
4) Plan to have a family
5) Have a family
6) Game over, and no coming back on the Forum saying "I don't have any time whatsoever...."
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Or just make this a thread about things that annoy you in this country
Oh, yes please, 'cos we've never had one of those here on EF.

If you search EF, or even just spend 20 minutes browsing the latest posts and checking out the Events calendars, I'm sure you'll find a ton of things to do.
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