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Australia vs Switzerland

Hi everyone,

I have been in Zurich for 2.5 months now waiting to see if my company would accept a transfer or if I could get on an IT project here in Europe. It's looking like I won't be able to get on a project, so I will probably head back home to Australia , since my tourist visa will run out soon.

I'm trying to convince my boyfriend to give Australia a go. He is umm'ing and arrh'ing. And I think I need just a bit more pros to tip the decision.

Can you guys help me remember what are some of the good stuff about Australia (Sydney and Melbourne) vs living in Switzerland? I can think of:

1. Weather (it's around 20+ degrees celcius in Sydney and Melbourne already!)
2. Lots of yummy and cheap Asian food.
3. Cheaper to dine out
4. Shops are open on Sundays! And grocery shops are open for longer during the day.

...for the life of me I can't think of anything else, perhaps because I was getting so used to living here in Switzerland?!

He is a soccer fan so he will not be able to watch all his soccer games with the time difference (and with daylight savings coming up on Oct 5, it will be 10 hours difference!)

Please help me convince!
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Old 23.09.2008, 21:09
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Re: Australia vs Switzerland

You forgot the most important... the beaches!!!
And unlike here you dont need a licence to go fishing and crabbing
Also meat is heaps cheaper than here.
If he likes the snow, he can still have that in Syd-Melb.

I find the worst bad point though is the distance.. Ozi is just tooo far away! And if he has family here, then its not going to be easy.

Ohhh and i forgot... OZI RULES!! Carlton is aways a great team to support

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Old 23.09.2008, 21:11
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Re: Australia vs Switzerland

Oh yeh, the beaches - I forgot about that...but I think I prefer the lake over the Aussie beaches! The waves are too strong!! And the lake is much calmer.

But I'll put that on the list - thanks!
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Old 23.09.2008, 21:12
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What nationality is your BF??
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Re: Australia vs Switzerland

What about the opportunity for a new experience?

I would have though that would be enough, but some people need to be sold cheap meat, beer and beaches.
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Hi everyone,

I have been in Zurich for 2.5 months now waiting to see if my company would accept a transfer or if I could get on an IT project here in Europe. It's looking like I won't be able to get on a project, so I will probably head back home to Australia , since my tourist visa will run out soon.

I'm trying to convince my boyfriend to give Australia a go. He is umm'ing and arrh'ing. And I think I need just a bit more pros to tip the decision.

Can you guys help me remember what are some of the good stuff about Australia (Sydney and Melbourne) vs living in Switzerland? I can think of:

1. Weather (it's around 20+ degrees celcius in Sydney and Melbourne already!)
2. Lots of yummy and cheap Asian food.
3. Cheaper to dine out
4. Shops are open on Sundays! And grocery shops are open for longer during the day.

...for the life of me I can't think of anything else, perhaps because I was getting so used to living here in Switzerland?!

He is a soccer fan so he will not be able to watch all his soccer games with the time difference (and with daylight savings coming up on Oct 5, it will be 10 hours difference!)

Please help me convince!
have your own home make noise ,drink XXX all night
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Old 23.09.2008, 21:17
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Re: Australia vs Switzerland

Ok, let's see ...

1. He can throw his rubbish in any bin he wants

2. He can make any kind of noise after 10pm

3. He can partake in BBQ's with lots of beef! mmmm Aussie steak!

4. He doesn't have to listen to or watch slobbering hounds in restaurants

5. It would be the opportunity of a lifetime for sure

And if that doesn't work you can always try ... "if you loved me you would..."


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What about the opportunity for a new experience?

I would have though that would be enough, but some people need to be sold cheap meat, beer and beaches.
hehehe my bfd is swiss.. and when ever we go to Oz all he wants to do is go to the beach, drink Pure Blonde.. and make BBQ's..... sold him!!
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What nationality is your BF??
He is Swiss. Never ever lived abroad Zurich. Never been to Australia.
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What about the opportunity for a new experience?

I would have though that would be enough, but some people need to be sold cheap meat, beer and beaches.
He definitely loves the idea of a new opportunity. I guess one of the factors of moving to Oz (for him) is lower salary, and higher taxes...but I think it's all relative!
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He is Swiss. Never ever lived abroad Zurich. Never been to Australia.
look for a other BF
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Old 23.09.2008, 21:31
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have your own home make noise ,drink XXX all night
We already make lots of noises :-)

Our neighbour is deaf.
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Old 23.09.2008, 21:51
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Hi everyone,

I have been in Zurich for 2.5 months now waiting to see if my company would accept a transfer or if I could get on an IT project here in Europe. It's looking like I won't be able to get on a project, so I will probably head back home to Australia , since my tourist visa will run out soon.

I'm trying to convince my boyfriend to give Australia a go. He is umm'ing and arrh'ing. And I think I need just a bit more pros to tip the decision.

Can you guys help me remember what are some of the good stuff about Australia (Sydney and Melbourne) vs living in Switzerland? I can think of:

1. Weather (it's around 20+ degrees celcius in Sydney and Melbourne already!)
2. Lots of yummy and cheap Asian food.
3. Cheaper to dine out
4. Shops are open on Sundays! And grocery shops are open for longer during the day.

...for the life of me I can't think of anything else, perhaps because I was getting so used to living here in Switzerland?!

He is a soccer fan so he will not be able to watch all his soccer games with the time difference (and with daylight savings coming up on Oct 5, it will be 10 hours difference!)

Please help me convince!
I have a few questions, such as how long have you been going out? Where are you going to be living? Sydney? What does he like to do?

I am a Sydney girl (also lived in Melbourne), and I have been here for a year.

Send me a PM if you like, and I would be happy to go out for a beer, and tell him about Oz from a bystanders point of view.

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Old 23.09.2008, 22:02
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OK. Oz will be quite a shock for him. He'll either love it or hate it.

Space, freedom, low prices, the great outdoors will be on your side. The lack of Alps, everything only in English, the other side of the planet and a long way from his mum will be against you

- but you won't find out which way until you get him out there...
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I would have though that would be enough, but some people need to be sold cheap meat, beer and beaches.
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He is Swiss. Never ever lived abroad Zurich. Never been to Australia.
I would have put money on this being the answer

Tell him that you can take a pee after 10pm AND FLUSH! That should make the prospect of drinking VB in the evening more entertaining
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Old 23.09.2008, 22:13
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I'm trying to convince my boyfriend to give Australia a go. He is umm'ing and arrh'ing. And I think I need just a bit more pros to tip the decision.
can't he go for a visit/short holiday and see for himself??
i haven't been to Oz myself but i wouldn't need much convincing to go!
(let's hope baz luhrman's upcoming Oz pic will convince him...i am looking forward to that)
good luck with it, hope he takes the plunge to step outside Switzerland

ps. keep us updated also, cos you know how nosy we all are
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I don't know about drinking XXX all night, but XXXX bloody fantastic!!


Reef, Mountain, Beach, Rainforest, Snow, Desert, Farmland, Swamp. Aus has got everykind of environment you can think of. There is so much opportunity to see it all at your front door.

Plus 10 of the post deadly or poisonous snakes in the world, big spiders, crocodiles and sharks.....
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Old 23.09.2008, 22:20
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I don't know about drinking XXX all night, but XXXX bloody fantastic!!


Reef, Mountain, Beach, Rainforest, Snow, Desert, Farmland, Swamp. Aus has got everykind of environment you can think of. There is so much opportunity to see it all at your front door.

Plus 10 of the post deadly or poisonous snakes in the world, big spiders, crocodiles and sharks.....
Blimey mate! Could you be any more Aussie?


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Plus 10 of the post deadly or poisonous snakes in the world, big spiders, crocodiles and sharks.....
He would have a heart attack if he saw a daddy long leg (harmless spider) in the bedroom. The other night he screamed like a girl when a moth flew into the kitchen.
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OK. Oz will be quite a shock for him. He'll either love it or hate it.

Space, freedom, low prices, the great outdoors will be on your side. The lack of Alps, everything only in English, the other side of the planet and a long way from his mum will be against you
and only tasteless cheese and fluffy white square bread . Expensive beer.
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