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Old 27.09.2011, 20:05
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What can you not live without from home?

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I'm moving to Switzerland shortly and I have to take everything with me on the train (long story). Anyway - it got me to thinking - what can you not live without from your home/ home country that you would pack? (bearing in mind I am limited to what I can carry)

Yes - I have learnt there is a search function and yes there are threads on what to pack and what you miss. But I'm talking one or two essential items you simply can't live without.

For me, I am not sure what they will be yet so I would be interested to hear what you would take. Although I'll probably end up wanting to pack more than I can carry

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Old 27.09.2011, 20:12
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Pretty much every English person I know here complains about the tea... bring tea
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Old 27.09.2011, 20:13
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Re: What can you not live without from home?

See similar thread theme here - Your Essential Items from Home list
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Old 27.09.2011, 20:15
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Pretty much every English person I know here complains about the tea... bring tea
I'm the exception to that rule - I don't like tea
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Old 27.09.2011, 20:17
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See similar thread theme here - Your Essential Items from Home list
As I said, there are similar threads but I think I will struggle to carry a sky TV box, a slow cooker, a 6ft christmas tree, a motor bike, bikes etc.
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Old 27.09.2011, 20:23
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Pretty much every English person I know here complains about the tea... bring tea
Forgive me for being the exception....Swiss teas in general are better than British for range and quality. I accept that you can't make "builders tea" here though!
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Old 27.09.2011, 20:24
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Re: What can you not live without from home?

iPad/laptop and hrm....sourdough starter. It pays to be flexible and to travel light and, though your needs are few, some of the wants will bug you, especially when they're double the price of anywhere else. If you like living here, you'll gloss over that and, if you don't, you'll be miserable. I'm not a cheapskate and I am rather low maint, but I don't enjoy living here so the wants sometime become a much larger issue than if I did like it here. And, yes, the tea is a bit wanting.
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As I said, there are similar threads but I think I will struggle to carry a sky TV box, a slow cooker, a 6ft christmas tree, a motor bike, bikes etc.
Same difference as far as I'm concerned. In other words, what you've asked could also have been incorporated in and covered by that thread...
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Old 27.09.2011, 20:38
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Same difference as far as I'm concerned. In other words, what you've asked could also have been incorporated in and covered by that thread...
That thread was last posted on in 2008. Its now 2011 - its a new topic and its a different style of question. Move on. There are many larger things I wish I could take with me but I can't as I have to carry them.
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Hi all,

I'm moving to Switzerland shortly and I have to take everything with me on the train (long story). Anyway - it got me to thinking - what can you not live without from your home/ home country that you would pack? (bearing in mind I am limited to what I can carry)

Yes - I have learnt there is a search function and yes there are threads on what to pack and what you miss. But I'm talking one or two essential items you simply can't live without.

For me, I am not sure what they will be yet so I would be interested to hear what you would take. Although I'll probably end up wanting to pack more than I can carry
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did you ever see the film "This Is Spinal Tap" - spoof documentary about a rock & roll band where they also asked "what can you not live without?"
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Old 27.09.2011, 21:18
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Re: What can you not live without from home?

There are always a few things you miss- but nothing you can't do without, honest. In fact I like going home and having the real treat of enjoying things I've missed. As they say 'absence makes the heart and stomach fonder'

Family is the hardest. If I ever go back to the UK, it would be for my grand-children.

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Re: What can you not live without from home?

Medicine.. that you must bring especially if you catch cold easily etc. Over counter medicine are "eye-watering" expensive, so have a pack of emergencies and stuff that you need like band-aid, eye-drops etc.

Otherwise, get an unlocked phone as well so you can have a PAYG sim. Since you are just arriving, you won't be able to get a contract, so bring one with you. Other than that.. I got my list of stuff but not sure about you as they might be VASTLY different!
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Re: What can you not live without from home?

A 7 liter V8!

Meanwhile, I'll just have to live with a 1 liter V2 that produces exactly the same power as my '82 Z28 with a 5L V8 !

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Meanwhile, I'll just have to live with a 1 liter V2 that produces exactly the same power as my '82 Z28 with a 5L V8 !

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Old 27.09.2011, 21:50
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did you ever see the film "This Is Spinal Tap" - spoof documentary about a rock & roll band where they also asked "what can you not live without?"
Nope - is it good?
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Medicine.. that you must bring especially if you catch cold easily etc. Over counter medicine are "eye-watering" expensive, so have a pack of emergencies and stuff that you need like band-aid, eye-drops etc.

Otherwise, get an unlocked phone as well so you can have a PAYG sim. Since you are just arriving, you won't be able to get a contract, so bring one with you. Other than that.. I got my list of stuff but not sure about you as they might be VASTLY different!
Ah - good tips - thanks

I think I fail on the start a new thread front - I was interested to know what other people would take given my situation. Not just what I need to take
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Ah - good tips - thanks

I think I fail on the start a new thread front - I was interested to know what other people would take given my situation. Not just what I need to take
Ok.

Wanna know what you should take?

A van
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Old 27.09.2011, 21:57
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You really should get on a better car maintenance course!
Umm, that was as purchased.

Doubled the HP with minimal cost (cam, carb, exhaust, 7k RPM rev limit instead of OEM 4.5k)

My 999R is still a lot faster than any Z28 could hope to be, though.

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Old 27.09.2011, 22:01
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Ok.

Wanna know what you should take?

A van
Yes that would be the easy solution, but its very expensive and I'm moving on a limited budget (Zurich sure takes a lot of money out of your account...). Van hire you also have the added cost of plane tickets as the van has to go back to its origin and I'm not sure how long I am staying as it depends how things work out - so I may end up doing the van thing twice. Fingers crossed all works out and I stay longer - in which case, I will get a van.

But for the moment, I am happy to travel light. Its no big deal and I will manage just fine. I was just curious as to what everyone would take given my situation.....
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Re: What can you not live without from home?

When I moved here in '86, I took a motorcycle, an electric guitar, and a PC (desktop).

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