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Old 22.12.2009, 22:15
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Paris: I want to go shopping, in which area will I go?
Zurich: ....there is only one street with shops here

Paris: I am tired, why don't we eat home delivered sushi? or pizza? Which one of the 50 sushi shops?
Zurich: ...there is only one sushi shop with home delivery. It is far ore expensive and far less good. And now it is too late. I am starving.

but also:
Zurich: Tram, buses and trains are on time
Paris: they are late. Again.Hum, this is the 15th strike of the month.
> First of all, you compare Paris, a city which has the size of all of Switzerland together with the largest City in Switzerland, which has the population of some two to three arrondissements

> It is rather clear that the shopping area in Paris is a bit larger than Greater Zurich. But at the other hand, shopping in Zurich means shopping a variety of roads, from the Bahnhofstrasse, to the Löwenstrasse (and all the side roads in between), over to the Bederstrasse/Bhf-Enge, the Bellevue area, the Niederdorfstrasse/Limmatquai, or a bit out of downtown the centre of Oerlikon.

> Sushi deliveries ? Try Pizza deliveries and you have them by the dozens, and even Indian curry meals or Turkish+Arab cuisine are widely available for home delivery.

> Public transport in Paris may be late, and prone for strikes, but in reality is one of the best transit systems in the world. It already in the 1960ies impressed visitors by its range and speed. An uncle of me worked in the projects of putting the Métro below the Seine, down from the bridges, and was proud of it. He however after the end of the program left Europe and went to the Maghreb and the Soudan Français (Tchad, Niger, Mali) for working in irrigation projects and finally into the project of the harbour dam of Agadir. He also at the nice age of 98 however, when I met him in Hyères-Toulon still felt pride about the Paris Métro. I mean, that a Métro of a 8 mio. city has a bit more delays than the transit system of a 830'000 people place (outer suburbs included ! ) is rather natural !
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Old 22.12.2009, 22:50
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Re: Cultural differences between Switzerland and your own country

There are, to my knowledge, a couple of Sushi deliveries in Zürich, google is your friend, I ordered from 2 already.
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> First of all, you compare Paris, a city which has the size of all of Switzerland together
don't you think you are a bit exagerating?
and guess what?? it was humour...
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There are, to my knowledge, a couple of Sushi deliveries in Zürich, google is your friend, I ordered from 2 already.
google is also my friend, and I have already tried yoojis and Kai, which are expensive and not very good, but if you had another name, it would be nice! (especially those with salmon and philadelphia cheese rolls )

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Old 22.12.2009, 23:31
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Re: Cultural differences between Switzerland and your own country

I ordered from Yoojis too (average), the other I don't know, there are others though that are supposed to be better.
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Old 23.12.2009, 01:30
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don't you think you are a bit exagerating?
and guess what?? it was humour...
When you mentioned the number of strikes of Paris public transport it was CLEAR that it WAS humour ! But I do not exaggerate. Switzerland has 7,5 mio inhabitants. You now take the number of inhabitants in Greater Paris including outer suburbs ! For example Wikepedia means

The city of Paris, within its administrative limits largely unchanged since 1860, has an estimated population of 2,203,817 (January 2006),[5] but the Paris aire urbaine (or metropolitan area) has a population of 11,769,433

And so, the "Paris Metropolitan Area" is about Switzerland including Alsace and the Région Genevois .
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Old 23.12.2009, 01:39
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google is also my friend, and I have already tried yoojis and Kai, which are expensive and not very good, but if you had another name, it would be nice! (especially those with salmon and philadelphia cheese rolls )
http://www.food-delivery.ch/rootFood...asp?Kurier=212
http://www.food-delivery.ch/rootFood...asp?Kurier=136

might be something to check. I love Arab, Turkish, Italian and Indian cuisine, and Chinese cuisine, but regard Japanese cuisine as not being my beer, so that I cannot judge.
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Old 23.12.2009, 01:51
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When you mentioned the number of strikes of Paris public transport it was CLEAR that it WAS humour ! But I do not exaggerate. Switzerland has 7,5 mio inhabitants. You now take the number of inhabitants in Greater Paris including outer suburbs ! For example Wikepedia means

The city of Paris, within its administrative limits largely unchanged since 1860, has an estimated population of 2,203,817 (January 2006),[5] but the Paris aire urbaine (ormetropolitan area) has a population of 11,769,433

And so, the "Paris Metropolitan Area" is about Switzerland including Alsace and the Région Genevois .
This includes Geneva? Right.
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Old 23.12.2009, 02:21
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This includes Geneva? Right.
The Région Genèvois is a region inside France linked to Geneva by some special treaties, which for example means that Gamay wine produced there can be marketed as "Gamay de Genève", that agricultural products from this region can be imported into the Canton of Geneva duty/VAT free, that people from there can go working in Geneva and much else. The "Région" is not limited by the usual 25km zone but defined by a particular borderline. My Godfather in Geneva once explained it to me with all the intricacies. I cannot recall everything, but it is highly interesting. It in the end means that an area of the size of the Canton of Geneva in practice is "Swiss" and French much at the same time.
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Old 23.12.2009, 18:05
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Re: Cultural differences between Switzerland and your own country

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CH: In parking places with designated parking spots, people park exactly between the lines
CY: Lets leave the car here. What? Do i take up four parking places? Who cares?
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When you mentioned the number of strikes of Paris public transport it was CLEAR that it WAS humour ! But I do not exaggerate. Switzerland has 7,5 mio inhabitants. You now take the number of inhabitants in Greater Paris including outer suburbs ! For example Wikepedia means

The city of Paris, within its administrative limits largely unchanged since 1860, has an estimated population of 2,203,817 (January 2006),[5] but the Paris aire urbaine (or metropolitan area) has a population of 11,769,433

And so, the "Paris Metropolitan Area" is about Switzerland including Alsace and the Région Genevois .
Paris's suburbans doesn't really count for parisians but I see your point
The meaning of that was that it could be quite difficult for a "city person" to adjust to the life here . Anyway, it's a really pleasant and safe city.
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To go back to the topic

CH: In parking places with designated parking spots, people park exactly between the lines
CY: Lets leave the car here. What? Do i take up four parking places? Who cares?
oh do they now, there in Geneva, that highly amazes me !!! They certainly don't see no lines here in Neuch
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CH: In parking places with designated parking spots, people park exactly between the lines
CY: Lets leave the car here. What? Do i take up four parking places? Who cares?
Everything of course depends on the comparison. I some years ago was on holidays in Egypt and did some 500kms of driving there, and returned via Cyprus. I got a rental car at LCA airport and enroute to the EastLarnaca Hotel almost bumped into a dozen cars as I with shock realized that Cypriots DO brake in case of stop-signs and in case of red traffic lights. . ..l. then thought "it cannot become worse on arrival back home in Zurich" ... but it became worse !!
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Paris's suburbans doesn't really count for parisians but I see your point
The meaning of that was that it could be quite difficult for a "city person" to adjust to the life here . Anyway, it's a really pleasant and safe city.
But here you miss a point, very important here, and that is that Zürchers ARE "city persons" and find it difficult to adjust in small towns or villages ...
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Old 24.12.2009, 11:33
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Re: Cultural differences between Switzerland and your own country

Well come on Wollishofener, while you might be right in principle surely a "real" city person has a bit of difficulty adjusting in Zürich.
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Well come on Wollishofener, while you might be right in principle surely a "real" city person has a bit of difficulty adjusting in Zürich.
Yes AND No. Somebody from London or Paris might feel in a town when visiting Zurich or Geneva. Somebody from an Emmental village however feels downtown in Burgdorf or Solothurn. All such things depend on the comparison.

The same inside France. People from Strassburg, Reims, Bordeaux, Toulouse see themselves correctly as "city-dwellers" .
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CY: You can leave your car unlocked and running while you pop for 2 minutes in a kiosk
CH: Bye bye car
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CY: You can leave your car unlocked and running while you pop for 2 minutes in a kiosk
CH: Bye bye car
you still can find you car at the same place, but you'll have a fine because it's forbidden to let the car at this place....

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It is also forbidden to leave the car with the engine running or even to leave it unlocked with the keys sticking.
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It is also forbidden to leave the car with the engine running or even to leave it unlocked with the keys sticking.
They might have laws like that in Cyprus, too... but the wonderful thing is that the Cypriots don't give a damn!

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