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What are some things that you search for on your arrival to a city in Switzerland?

I apologize if this is misplaced, but seeing as this is the thread for newcomers to Switzerland I think my question has the best chance of getting the highest quality responses here:

What were the things related to your current location you wish you could find out all in one convenient place?

Some examples:
Pizza joint near me and open right now
ATM
____ government office
Closest tram/bus stop to me
Where can I buy a used desk?
What kreis/quartier am I in?
Cinema
Taxis
Nearest auto garage
Etc.

For anyone interested in why I'm asking, I'm part of a team working on the revamp of a popular search engine and I would like to present the needs of new comers/tourists, while everyone else on my team focuses on locals.
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Re: What are some things that you search for on your arrival to a city in Switzerland

Parking & toilets
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Re: What are some things that you search for on your arrival to a city in Switzerland

kfc, brown sugar and dishwasher tablets
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Re: What are some things that you search for on your arrival to a city in Switzerland

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Parking & toilets
Toilets! That's a great one.
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Re: What are some things that you search for on your arrival to a city in Switzerland

probably the sites for dog walkers to find the poo bags.


Also, not just Pizza.
Why not ALL restaurants and cafès?
.... add a filter by food origin eg. Italian, Indian, Chinese, etc.
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Old 15.01.2014, 15:12
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Re: What are some things that you search for on your arrival to a city in Switzerland

bars
night life
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Old 15.01.2014, 15:19
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Re: What are some things that you search for on your arrival to a city in Switzerland

Redlight district.
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Re: What are some things that you search for on your arrival to a city in Switzerland

I will add to the list of previous posters:

- grocery stores
- banks
- dept stores
- post office
- pharmacy
- hospital


And I will remove:

- Taxi
- Restrooms. If I need a restroom, I will go to the nearest shopping center, dept store or McDonald's. I will never use a street public WC .
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Re: What are some things that you search for on your arrival to a city in Switzerland

Mieterverband.


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Re: What are some things that you search for on your arrival to a city in Switzerland

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Redlight district.
What about pig farms? A man like you might need the services of someone who keeps a pig farm with at least 16 pigs.
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Re: What are some things that you search for on your arrival to a city in Switzerland

Landjaegers .
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What about pig farms? A man like you might need the services of someone who keeps a pig farm with at least 16 pigs.

And people with a sense of humor
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Re: What are some things that you search for on your arrival to a city in Switzerland

KFC
Beer
Hookers
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Old 15.01.2014, 16:23
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Re: What are some things that you search for on your arrival to a city in Switzerland

The first thing after I landed I would look for, and that literally comes from a non-smoker, by the time I made it to the train, I am already stressed enough so here is a hint:

Let's find a place to light up a fag (read cigarette).
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Re: What are some things that you search for on your arrival to a city in Switzerland

A pig farm with 17 pigs.
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A pig farm with 17 pigs.

Oh Mc Donald had a farm
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Re: What are some things that you search for on your arrival to a city in Switzerland

grocery stores that have longer opening hours [yeah i know, i'm hilarious]
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Re: What are some things that you search for on your arrival to a city in Switzerland

KFC?.
Where?..
Since When?...
WHERE?????????....

Please say it's true!
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Re: What are some things that you search for on your arrival to a city in Switzerland

Grocery stores (LIDL preferably), post office, bank, tram/bus stop, park.
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