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Old 09.09.2011, 11:34
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The Official EF Ticino Thread

I'm starting this as I still never got any answers on my request below:

BMW Motorbike Service in Ticino?

I guess we in Ticino are somewhat marginalised (both in Swiss and EF terms) so maybe a one-thread-addresses-all approach would be good.

Anyone else think that's a good idea?
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Old 09.09.2011, 23:44
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I'm starting this as I still never got any answers on my request below:

BMW Motorbike Service in Ticino?

I guess we in Ticino are somewhat marginalised (both in Swiss and EF terms) so maybe a one-thread-addresses-all approach would be good.

Anyone else think that's a good idea?
Congratulations ! Your assimiliation makes rapid progress. You already have taken over the mentality of the Ticinesi about feeling "marginalised", both by Switzerland AND by Italy.

Just for comparison purposes here first the Canton of Ticino

Republik und Kanton Tessin
Repubblica e Cantone Ticino


Basisdaten Staat: Schweiz Amtssprache: Italienisch Hauptort: Bellinzona Grösster Ort: Lugano





Fläche: 2812 km² Einwohner: 335'720[1] (31. Dezember 2009) Bevölkerungsdichte: 119 Einw. pro km²


and here for comparison the CITY of Zürich

Wohnbevölkerung der Stadt Zürich

2010
Veränderung (%)
Total Wohnbevölkerung 385'468
0,7
Schweizerinnen und Schweizer
268'017
0,9
Anteil an der Gesamtbevölkerung (%)
69,5
...
Ausländerinnen und Ausländer
117451
0,0
Anteil an der Gesamtbevölkerung (%)
30,5
...


and this shows that the whole Canton of Ticino has less inhabitants than the CITY of Zürich alone, even without outer suburbs

Add to this that the Ticino is south of the San Gottardo, and you get it.

BUT, let's see the other side of things
A) are you aware how many old-aged or holidaying Zürcher are in TI ?
B) have you ever, on any parking lot in TI, counted the cars with ZH-nrs?
C) are you aware that the numbers of TI-folks in ZH are more than 30'000
D) are you aware of the pt. that most political leaders in Cantone TI, and in the cities of Lugano, Bellinzona and Locarno are Zürich educated ?
E) are you aware of the point that all TI Bundesräte got elected into office with the help of Zürchers ?
F) but while admitting that there are Zürcher who in TI behave in a pompous, self-assuming and arrogant way, most ZH people feal some real and heartfelt sympathy for the TI, possibly more than anybody else and for sure more than the Milanese
G) True, for a while to come, the train from Zürich-HB to Lugano-Stazione needs 2 hours and 45 minutes, but that will come down markedly when in a few years the new tunnel gets into service
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I'm starting this as I still never got any answers on my request below:

BMW Motorbike Service in Ticino?

I guess we in Ticino are somewhat marginalised (both in Swiss and EF terms) so maybe a one-thread-addresses-all approach would be good.

Anyone else think that's a good idea?
I think it is a great idea. You will see some competitive ZU noise here, most probably, ehm. But I am sure people will slowly come out of lurkerdom and positively chip in, I am sure.

We are not as big in GE area, either, but it took a while to get things moving, anyways.

I work with some TI people, my closest colleagues, so helpful and open minded.
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Re: The Official EF Ticino Thread

Occasionally on the "What are you currently reading?" thread, I'll post about some book I am read or have just read, and as a courtesy will post links to buy that book in Swiss bookstores. For German and French translations, I've found that www.exlibris.ch and www.payot.ch are good but until recently I've had trouble finding a Swiss bookstore for the benefit of Ticino EFers like the OP.

I've finally found one, and she might want to consider using it if she has trouble ordering from one of the European Amazons:

http://www.ticino-shop.ch/Libri.html

P.S. This URL is probably best for ordering ITALIAN language books. For English, German, or French, she would be better off sticking to Exlibris or Payot.
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I think it is a great idea. You will see some competitive ZU noise here, most probably, ehm. But I am sure people will slowly come out of lurkerdom and positively chip in, I am sure.

We are not as big in GE area, either, but it took a while to get things moving, anyways.

I work with some TI people, my closest colleagues, so helpful and open minded.
I don't know whether anybody will or should oppose the idea of the OP, as this should not be the case. To have a thread dedicated to the TI, and kept alive longterm, may be a way to keep the TI up in the mind of people. Essential will be that somebody contributes regularily as the thread otherwise will "disappear".

Another interesting point is that the OP gives as location in the profile "on the train". Now, go to Lugano Stazione and look what the two major destinations of trains are ? I can tell you the answer : Milano Stazione Centrale & Zurigo HB
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Occasionally on the "What are you currently reading?" thread, I'll post about some book I am read or have just read, and as a courtesy will post links to buy that book in Swiss bookstores. For German and French translations, I've found that www.exlibris.ch and www.payot.ch are good but until recently I've had trouble finding a Swiss bookstore for the benefit of Ticino EFers like the OP.

I've finally found one, and she might want to consider using it if she has trouble ordering from one of the European Amazons:

http://www.ticino-shop.ch/Libri.html

P.S. This URL is probably best for ordering ITALIAN language books. For English, German, or French, she would be better off sticking to Exlibris or Payot.
For German language it rather is www.books.ch the online portal of Orell Füssli, and for English www.books.ch/english_books , unfortunately Orell Füssli again, but OF years ago purchased both Däniker English Bookshop and Stäheli English Bookshop, thereby creating one of those only too typically Swiss monopolies "LiB" so correctly has criticized in the past.

As they at OF not only are linked with a München based bookshop giant named Hugendubel (not Tubl) but also have to face competition on the Web and competition from good places in Konstanz, their prices are not particularily high.
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Re: The Official EF Ticino Thread

With the lack of luster and opportunity to spur up fun EF events in Romandie, we just might need one too.

Good idea for Ticino.
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