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zürich has no street life-musicians,stalls,markets etc
Sir, we no longer are in 1958 ...... and in Britain Harold Macmillan and Earl of Stockport has faded away a while ago
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Re: Isn't Zurich extremely boring?

People who say they are bored always give me the impression that they expect others to entertain them. The place they are bored in reflects their own state of awareness.
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Re: Isn't Zurich extremely boring?

well maybe it's more interesting for the " filthy rich" who can do the society thing.
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Re: Isn't Zurich extremely boring?

So, it looks like it's not only boring but also expensive... ;-)
People living in other places of the planet might earn less but the prices are lower so they can have a better life, especially when going to pubs, clubs, restaurants, using different services etc... ;-)
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OK,
so it is possibly the city with the highest average salary in the world but isn't Zurich extremely boring?
Comparing to cities like Paris, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Prague, Barcelona...?
Does anybody have an experience from living in one or more of those cities as well as from living in Zurich?
I don't know about Zürich, but your posts are certainly extremely boring.

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So, it looks like it's not only boring but also expensive... ;-)
This is Zurich on a busy Saturday morning:



As one strolls around the exclusive boutiques of the Bahnhofstrasse, one can make out the occasional shambling local picking his way through the rubbish bins, trying to find a piece of artisanal bread to help him get through the weekend. The wind whistles through the shutters of abandoned shops, while shitehawks wheel menacingly above the empty, deserted streets.

Nobody goes to Zurich any more. They simply can't afford it. Once or twice a month a helicopter lands on the roof of the main station, out of which leaps a representative of the Elevated Ones on a mission to buy small children to eat. But that's a rare spectacle, which draws crowds of three, four, maybe even five people to come and gawp at their betters.

Imagine Detroit, but with better watches.

That's Zurich.

I'd stay where you are, if I were you.
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Old 19.07.2014, 15:40
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Re: Isn't Zurich extremely boring?

Zurich is a city with a huge disadvantage of parking space for 100k+VAT valued sports cars therefore it is extremely boring for some. If one cannot arrive there in truly royal style then you will get immensely disappointed. Now, imagine buying a ticket to and fro while traveling in overcrowded carriages emanating with sweat of cattle. And all inhabitants are still waiting for lake cleaning services while paying whopping 10+ a pint in local deplorable pubs.

I wouldn't go there it's better to stay where you are and enjoy naturally given freedom
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Re: Isn't Zurich extremely boring?

It's a very personal thing.

I don't know Zurich, but from what i have read here and elsewhere it doesn't seem to be boring at all. I would love to pop in and see Grumpy, or go to a really good concert etc.

But, i live in Geneva. This is my town and i love it, with its ups and downs.

And to get to see a good concert in Zurich would cost me the ticket, the train ticket, food, drink and probably an overnight.

Gosh, was i happy when Bruce Springsteen came here last year!!!

We also have a vibrant night life, good restaurants and a good drug scene. Oh, and a lake. Just speak another language.

What more can you ask for?
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Re: Isn't Zurich extremely boring?

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As one strolls around the exclusive boutiques of the Bahnhofstrasse, one can make out the occasional shambling local picking his way through the rubbish bins, trying to find a piece of artisanal bread to help him get through the weekend. The wind whistles through the shutters of abandoned shops, while shitehawks wheel menacingly above the empty, deserted streets.

Nobody goes to Zurich any more. They simply can't afford it. Once or twice a month a helicopter lands on the roof of the main station, out of which leaps a representative of the Elevated Ones on a mission to buy small children to eat. But that's a rare spectacle, which draws crowds of three, four, maybe even five people to come and gawp at their betters.

Imagine Detroit, but with better watches.

That's Zurich.

I'd stay where you are, if I were you.
Yeah, true. You do get a bit more action where you are, don't you?

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Old 19.07.2014, 19:25
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Re: Isn't Zurich extremely boring?

This is exactly what I thought on reading the opening post.

I find this attitude childish. It's what kids expect when they complain of being bored ie for another/others to suddenly make things exciting for them!

In my experience, adults like this also tend to be selfish individuals who seek to blame others for all their woes, expect to be made happy etc, etc whilst doing little to nothing in return.

That of itself is extremely exhausting and dare I mention boring!

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Re: Isn't Zurich extremely boring?

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...Nobody goes to Zurich any more. They simply can't afford it. Once or twice a month a helicopter lands on the roof of the main station, out of which leaps a representative of the Elevated Ones on a mission to buy small children to eat. But that's a rare spectacle, which draws crowds of three, four, maybe even five people to come and gawp at their betters.

Imagine Detroit, but with better watches.

That's Zurich.

I'd stay where you are, if I were you.
That's one depressing picture...
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Re: Isn't Zurich extremely boring?

I'm a Spaniard that have been living in London and now in Denmark. I have my sister there in Zurich, and I must say that I cannot wait to finish my issues here in Denmark for finally move to Zurich.

I agree with someone that said that London can be too overwhelming... however, Zurich is still a capital with everything that you want/need. Actually, I remember to have even Bolivian food in Zurich... I don't think you can find that kind of things in a "boring" city...

Anyway, the concept "boring" depends on each point of view.
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Re: Isn't Zurich extremely boring?

Some places eg London can indeed be immensely overwhelming at times. Actually, I have found it to be so a lot of times even though I come from there.

That said, I think the same exists in reverse where a place is perceived as underwhelming for whatever reasons, thus boredom sets in en masse for that individual.

What seems odd to me is that there are some who've been in Zurich a long time and clearly got bored with the place ages ago, constantly complain about it but, come what may, still remain or leave with great fanfare only to return later down the line and rather more quietly than when they left...
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If boredom kicks in, there is only one place to go fly ...

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Yeah, true. You do get a bit more action where you are, don't you?

Is the road in the photo Oxford Street and the building to the right at the end Centre Point ?
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Some places eg London can indeed be immensely overwhelming at times. Actually, I have found it to be so a lot of times even though I come from there.

That said, I think the same exists in reverse where a place is perceived as underwhelming for whatever reasons, thus boredom sets in en masse for that individual.

What seems odd to me is that there are some who've been in Zurich a long time and clearly got bored with the place ages ago, constantly complain about it but, come what may, still remain or leave with great fanfare only to return later down the line and rather more quietly than when they left...
This is why Zürich people are enthusiastic holidays makers, as people need to get OUT of Seldwyla/Limmat-Athens for a few weeks per year, And on return you like your town again
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OK,
so it is possibly the city with the highest average salary in the world but isn't Zurich extremely boring?
Comparing to cities like Paris, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Prague, Barcelona...?
Does anybody have an experience from living in one or more of those cities as well as from living in Zurich?
My experience is that people who call Zurich boring are boring or lazy themselves.
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Re: Isn't Zurich extremely boring?

well if you come from " back O' Bourke" then Zürich is an exciting city
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Re: Isn't Zurich extremely boring?

yes it's expensive. Went to City bath in Tiefenbrunnen and they demanded CHF 4.50 for a small botlle of mineral water.
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So, it looks like it's not only boring but also expensive... ;-)
People living in other places of the planet might earn less but the prices are lower so they can have a better life, especially when going to pubs, clubs, restaurants, using different services etc... ;-)
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Re: Isn't Zurich extremely boring?

If you find Zurich boring, then you are looking to visit a wrong country.
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