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Re: Are you happy living in Zurich?

Yes, I am. I've been here since May.


It has a good transportation system; bike friendly; good variety of restaurants; fun events (such as LangeNacht (https://langenacht.ch/)--museum night where a single ticket gets you into 30 museums that have special events and food vendors and are open until midnight or 3am.).


Doesn't mean I love everything here, but you asked if I'm happy, and yes I am.
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Old 23.10.2018, 17:38
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Yes, I am. I've been here since May.

Funny, with the speed you suddenly have been posting and resurrecting old threads one would have thought that you are leaving
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Yes, I am. I've been here since May.


It has a good transportation system; bike friendly; good variety of restaurants; fun events (such as LangeNacht (https://langenacht.ch/)--museum night where a single ticket gets you into 30 museums that have special events and food vendors and are open until midnight or 3am.).


Doesn't mean I love everything here, but you asked if I'm happy, and yes I am.
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Re: Are you happy living in Zurich?

I've been living here for more than 3 years. For some time I was indeed bored of life in Zurich, coming from some months spent working in a much bigger city (Montreal). Then I had to move to Paris for work for few months and I was so frustrated with the life and people there that I was extremely happy and feeling like I was in a paradise when I came back to Zurich. And now I would not leave Zurich ever (but unfortunately I have to go to Paris again :/)
I think Zurich fits my personality at this time of my life
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I've been living here for more than 3 years. For some time I was indeed bored of life in Zurich, coming from some months spent working in a much bigger city (Montreal). Then I had to move to Paris for work for few months and I was so frustrated with the life and people there that I was extremely happy and feeling like I was in a paradise when I came back to Zurich. And now I would not leave Zurich ever (but unfortunately I have to go to Paris again :/)
I think Zurich fits my personality at this time of my life
Guess you must be about ready to go on the pension
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Guess you must be about ready to go on the pension

hahaha not really, well almost the opposite. But I was fed up with super inefficient public trasportation, supermarkets like jungles, lots of useless paperwork at work, people that barely speak English with huge communication problems everywhere but especially at work (I work in the scientific research field, I could not learn french in few weeks just to be able to partecipate to our work meetings).
So a lot of preciuos time wasted, which is not the case here
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Old 23.10.2018, 22:25
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I lived in Zurich for about 5 months, but I live in Vaud/Genève. I never got bored with it. There is a large multicultural community in Zurich, but I found it difficult as I speak French AND English, but I don’t think they could understand me particularly well.
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I lived in Zurich for about 5 months, but I live in Vaud/Genève. I never got bored with it. There is a large multicultural community in Zurich, but I found it difficult as I speak French AND English, but I don’t think they could understand me particularly well.
That's called Frenglish! Zurich is choking slowly . A small city that has nowhere to expand ( except up) and they say it will grow to over 500,000 in 10 years. Basically they want to get all the people who dont earn much ( mainly non Swiss ) into the outside areas. The inside will just be reserved for the good earners and the rich with luxury apartments replacing the old buildings.

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Think you got that backwards buddy.
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Think you got that backwards buddy.
Well lets just say they want to force minimum wage earners to the outside of Zurich- Schwamendingen ,Schlieren,Stettbach etc etc-all those nasty ( foreigner/non Swiss/criminals ) areas.

https://interaktiv.tagesanzeiger.ch/...?openinbrowser See the map
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Re: Are you happy living in Zurich?

Overall, yes. Love the access to outdoors and activities. That said, I will say that during the winter, options for indoor activities for small children (under 5) are limited. Wish there were more options.
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Overall, yes. Love the access to outdoors and activities. That said, I will say that during the winter, options for indoor activities for small children (under 5) are limited. Wish there were more options.
Why not pack them warm and dry and send them outdoors?
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Why not pack them warm and dry and send them outdoors?
Oh for sure, we do, but they're still little (3), so if they're out, I'm out, and sometimes... it would be lovely to be cozy and warm while they're running their energy off. We basically run through the options of trampolino, FIFA museum, Transportation Museum and a few others... but when its icy cold and grey and day #53 (total exaggeration...) Just sometimes wish we had a good, super city central option for the under age 5 crowd.
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Well lets just say they want to force minimum wage earners to the outside of Zurich- Schwamendingen ,Schlieren,Stettbach etc etc-all those nasty ( foreigner/non Swiss/criminals ) areas.

https://interaktiv.tagesanzeiger.ch/...?openinbrowser See the map
erm, first of all thats happening in every city. dunno what city you are originally from, but central living costs more than the sticks and i believe that is in your birthplace the same. as Zurich isnt that big and Kreis 1 not really attractive to live in (opt between Niederdorf or Bahnhofstrasse), i dont see how "they" (who is that anyways?) push "them" out to nasty places like Schwamendingen, Schlieren, Stettbach as low income people still live close to kreis 1? also what defines them parts as nasty? still kreis 3,4,5,6 is affordable, more upscale is Hottingen Flutern, eventually Wollishofen in parts and Seefeld (kreis 2, 7 and 8). also when you look at the Tagi map, i still see places starting at 1500 CHF in most areas of Zurich. further not in a 100 million years they will destroy Niederdorf to make way for new buildings. totally bollocks.

further your observation about excessive shopping: most shops are centralized in the middle of a city, so in Zurich. gazillions of agglo shoppers must come into town as when you want something specific, you either order online or walk Bahnhofstrasse. so its not the rich Zurich people, its loads of people from around the kanton plus tourists, too. its even more excessive in Munich / Kaufingerstrasse (name ist programm) over Marienplatz to Tal and all the way up to Schwabing. or Zeil in Frankfurt, Oxfordstreet in London, etc etc. it kills you even more there as its 10 times as much people plus traffic!
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Overall, yes. Love the access to outdoors and activities. That said, I will say that during the winter, options for indoor activities for small children (under 5) are limited. Wish there were more options.
Well take them to Manor or Jelmoli. Use your imagination!
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Well take them to Manor or Jelmoli. Use your imagination!
Tragically, we DO do that. We can come up with all sorts of wild, weird things to do. Doesn't mean I can't wish we had some more options that allowed me to walk in, pay some money, and then sit and relax while my kids run wild and gleefully.
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Here's a list of indoor playgrounds.
https://www.freizeit.ch/aktuell/1873...-in-ihrer-nahe

On https://www.freizeit.ch/ you can click on "Alter" (age) to see a pre-selection.
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Well lets just say they want to force minimum wage earners to the outside of Zurich- Schwamendingen ,Schlieren,Stettbach etc etc-all those nasty ( foreigner/non Swiss/criminals ) areas.

https://interaktiv.tagesanzeiger.ch/...?openinbrowser See the map
Lol, you're talking like it's in the favelas there....seriously, I always wondered from which pristine, holly kind of the countries some EFers come from, 'cause you surely sound like you can't handle one bit of diversity - neither ethnical nor social diversity. No, not every "brunette" person or unwashed construction worker is after you, guys. Is paranoia endemic where you all come from?

Before moving to the suburbs I lived in a relatively good part of Zurich. The only weird messages posted on the entrance were coming from anglo "expats" demanding that either their mail was stolen or their I don't know what was broken by the neighbours...I mean, seriously. Do you ing think that if the rest of the mortals (those with strange names and darker skin tones) are able to pay that kind of rent and live in that kind of place they're going to steal your bike or something? But yeah, one learns to accept stupidity too.
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