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Old 02.01.2011, 18:42
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Dreamland S [seeking advice on moving to Italian (or other) parts of Switzerland]

Well, did you evah...

I am a writer and professional musician based in Sweden, longing for Switzerland. I would like to move to the Italian parts and live in a small village close to a town.

To camp on a mountaintop and awake to Eine Alpensinfonie would be okay, too. But how to go about it? Perhaps you mountain dwellers have suggestions.

Also, how is the goat situation? Is sex forbidden?
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Old 02.01.2011, 18:54
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I am a writer and professional musician based in Sweden, longing for Switzerland.
You're not American par chance? Geographically challenged, when it comes to countries beginning with "Sw..."?

Oh, and bye-the-way, only Heidi gets to go with the goats, ..... OK!?
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You know what they say...

A man is a man and the goats are affraid...
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Old 02.01.2011, 19:17
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Oh, and bye-the-way, only Heidi gets to go with the goats, ..... OK!?
That's what I've herd!
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Re: Dreamland S

Hmm, why am I thinking that perhaps Trolls may be a better bet than goats here
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Old 02.01.2011, 20:37
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You know what they say...

A man is a man and the goats are affraid...
i prefer sheep myself, much softer....
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You're not American par chance? Geographically challenged, when it comes to countries beginning with "Sw..."?
Damn, you are right! I meant Swaziland, not Switzerland

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Oh, and bye-the-way, only Heidi gets to go with the goats, ..... OK!?
So what happened to Peter?

Enough about goats. What about the mountains? Do people actually live there? I mean, they are among the finest assets of S.

But of course, if you have real Trolls they might overshadow even the mountains.
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Old 03.01.2011, 13:46
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Three countries in one?

I have been thinking about moving to Switzerland for a long time. Now feels like a good time to actually do it, but I would like to know a bit more of where I am going. And not just from books but from people.

From what I have heard the experience is quite/very different depending on which part you live in. (I want to be in Ticino but am curious about all the parts.) Generalizations should be possible, I think.

I want to live in or close to a rural area. Cities are fine to visit but I would prefer being close to a mountain.

Grateful for all input.
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Re: Three countries in one?

Hi Accerris
Your second thread in as many days, along the same lines. The first
http://www.englishforum.ch/introduct...eamland-s.html
I (and maybe some other responders) took to be a little more tongue-in-cheek, than a serious request. Or, was it just open to misinterpretation?
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Hi Accerris
Your second thread in as many days, along the same lines. The first
http://www.englishforum.ch/introduct...eamland-s.html
I (and maybe some other responders) took to be a little more tongue-in-cheek, than a serious request. Or, was it just open to misinterpretation?
Yes.

And since EF doesn´t let me answer just "yes" I will say it again: yes. I try to stay open, and I want to make the move to S.
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Old 03.01.2011, 14:12
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I live 8km from downtown Lugano, and I am in the country, complete with cows, goats, chickens, deer, wild boar, and hunters.

If I want a city for going out, concerts, etc., Milano is one hour away.
Sounds great, Tom.

Why would you say Ticino is better than Zurich?
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Old 03.01.2011, 14:25
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Re: Three countries in one?

I love Lugano (especially in the spring when ZH is still grey and cold), but for me, the language barrier is far too much. I've never had such difficulty buying a can of beer at a little shop. No amount of English, German, French or Spanish could assist such a simple task.
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Old 03.01.2011, 14:34
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I love Lugano (especially in the spring when ZH is still grey and cold), but for me, the language barrier is far too much. I've never had such difficulty buying a can of beer at a little shop. No amount of English, German, French or Spanish could assist such a simple task.
Strange, I got by for years with French, German and English until my Italian got up to speed.

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Old 03.01.2011, 14:34
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Sounds great, Tom.

Why would you say Ticino is better than Zurich?
It's simply a variant of town vs countryside.
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I love Lugano (especially in the spring when ZH is still grey and cold), but for me, the language barrier is far too much. I've never had such difficulty buying a can of beer at a little shop.
Well, my Italian is not bad, I guess it would help.

And I don´t drink beer, that might also help.
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Old 03.01.2011, 14:53
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Strange, I got by for years with French, German and English until my Italian got up to speed.

Tom

Yeah it could have just been one isolated incident, but it was a first for me, when all communication methods failed. The shop keeper even wrote down how much it cost, and I had no clue what she wrote, some sort of rogue mix been standard numbers and roman numerals. I eventually just did the tourista: "here, have some monies" and got out of there happy I didn't break some sort of unknown cultural law (as I'm known to accidentally do).
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I have been thinking about moving to Switzerland for a long time. Now feels like a good time to actually do it, but I would like to know a bit more of where I am going. And not just from books but from people.

From what I have heard the experience is quite/very different depending on which part you live in. (I want to be in Ticino but am curious about all the parts.) Generalizations should be possible, I think.

I want to live in or close to a rural area. Cities are fine to visit but I would prefer being close to a mountain.

Grateful for all input.
Most cities here are relatively close to mountains

the sight from the Lake of Zürichonto the Glarner Alps from the lake to the Albis-chainthe Felseneggbahn Wollishofen with the Albis



Lugano-Lido with Monte Bré


the Monte San Salvatore






Luzern & Pilatus


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Most cities here are relatively close to mountains
One thing that I admired when travelling in S were the small villages at the foot of mountains. Cute and exotic.
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i prefer sheep myself, much softer....
Different country.... You have to adapt!
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One thing that I admired when travelling in S were the small villages at the foot of mountains. Cute and exotic.
Please, please, stop referring to the country as "S"... the whole "swiss" as a noun thing was bad enough, we really don't need to escalate it.

If you REALLY feel that the whole word "Switzerland" is just too long to type, "CH" is the abbreviation that won't feel like needles to ones eyes.
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