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Old 16.09.2011, 16:25
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Re: Things I wish I had known before moving here

Love this thread. T minus 3.5 months until I move to Zurich. I'm starting A.2.1 German tomorrow, and probably will think of that Ashtray simile every day. Can't say I didn't try.














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Hmmmm....... the double negative


One won't talk, and the other won't shut up


Which is truely the lesser evil ?


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- Europe is far more difficult to get around than you think
(It takes months to plan to save money, and seemingly relatively short distances always takes much longer)

- German, French, Italian, and Romansch are the 4 official languages...... Yet learning to speak German is about as useful as an ashtray on a motorcycle when trying to understand Swiss-Deutsch
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Old 16.09.2011, 17:46
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Re: Things I wish I had known before moving here

..That I will actually miss living in China (which was far more fun and easy by comparison)..That the term anal-reten*** will be re-defined for me in Switzerland..That 'quality of life' is a very relative term
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Old 16.09.2011, 18:24
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Re: Things I wish I had known before moving here

Books under 209 chf are VAT exempt. If over that amount, the taxation rate is 2.4%. Buy to your heart's content at Amazon if it's books. The postman won't know this rule so you'd better know it before he shows up at your door with your books so you can challenge him. I was charged my first time accepting books.
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Old 16.09.2011, 23:18
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Funny this always reminds of this very same thing I have about American men you know.

- Waste no time on American men I say, yeah!!!

(I don't care whether you're American or not though I simply wanted to get this off my chest.)
Well, Sada, interestingly enough, I am (was) America, but now officially Swiss. So, I am not so sure you would be wasting your time on
me. I actually find you to be the sexiest person on the forum (judging purely by your posts, I have never met you). And about your chest...well, you just got me fantasizing with that comment...
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This is a hindsight thread is it not?
Indeed it is. My mistake. I am the confused one....the thread kinda morphed from hindsight to a more general tone and swept me in....
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