Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Housing in general  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06.12.2007, 19:42
msolis's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fällanden
Posts: 234
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 173 Times in 61 Posts
msolis has slipped a little
Living in Davos [seeking advice about]

Is there someone from Davos or near, that could give me a feeling about living in Davos like advantages vs disadvantages? My main concerns are about services that city can offers, and how is life in canton Graubünden, tax and services. Is it also viable live in any other city near like Chur?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06.12.2007, 20:40
Woodsie's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Zürich
Posts: 898
Groaned at 6 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 665 Times in 338 Posts
Woodsie has a reputation beyond reputeWoodsie has a reputation beyond reputeWoodsie has a reputation beyond reputeWoodsie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Living in Davos [seeking advice about]

It would probably help people to give you the answers you are looking for if you give a bit more background. Why are you considering living in Davos? Would you be working there or would it be purely recreational? What sort of a lifestyle do you live. Your experience living in a ski resort will be quite different depending on if you are the sort of person who prefers the luxuries and excitement of city life or if you are more oriented towards mountain sports and a simpler lifestyle. Though Davos certainly offers the opportunity for a luxurious lifestyle if you've got the money to spend.
__________________
If you're not living on the edge you're taking up too much space. But I'm greedy and like my space.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06.12.2007, 21:09
msolis's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fällanden
Posts: 234
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 173 Times in 61 Posts
msolis has slipped a little
Re: Living in Davos [seeking advice about]

It is a really about a job opportunity there, I'm not a guy used to live in parties, but I really think that I can became used with the life in the montains, sadly I don't know sky, maybe it could be a good oportunity to learn . What really I'm worried is about infrastructure such Hospitals, good places in a good price to live (nothing luxuroius), what means that if I choose to live there I'll not be forced to go outside to solve any kind of day-by-day issues.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06.12.2007, 21:39
Woodsie's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Zürich
Posts: 898
Groaned at 6 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 665 Times in 338 Posts
Woodsie has a reputation beyond reputeWoodsie has a reputation beyond reputeWoodsie has a reputation beyond reputeWoodsie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Living in Davos [seeking advice about]

I cannot speak specifically about Davos, as I have only visited there for four days. But I can relate from my experiences of living in a small ski village in Austria.

You mention Hospitals. Ski resorts have some of the best hospitals in the world for treating injuries, as people are hurting themselves all the time on the mountain. They don't have the same level of expertise for medical problems, but they are very well equipped and are still pretty good.

Accommodation will tend to be expensive and fairly basic as most of the good places are rented out to tourists on daily rates. But I found that in a ski resort I did not miss having a nicer apartment as I did not spend a lot of time at home.

Other aspects of life can also be expensive, but when you live there for a while you do learn how to do it cheaper, the places where you can get special local prices and how to adapt your lifestyle to the different environment. As the other people living there are in the same situation, they know how to have a good time and live a good life in those circumstances.

Also, due to the nature of the work that most people do at a ski resort, it tends to attract young, energetic and outgoing people. So making new friends will be easy and there is a lot of potential for a fun, active social life. Also, due to the fact that most of the guests during the season are there for a week or less, if you go to the same bar three weeks in a row, they will start to recognise you. The same will go for shops that you frequent.

If you are there for more than just the winter season, you will find that life ebbs and flows. Winter will be very busy, lively and active. Summer will also be a bit like this, but to a much lesser extent as summer guests tend not to party as hard as winter guests. But be prepared for the fact that most of your new friends will leave at the end of the season with you not knowing if you will ever see them again. This leaves spring and autumn being very quiet and a bit of a shock after the peak seasons. But this also gives you more of a chance to meet the people who actually live there, and this is the time when you will make your some of your closest friends.

Of course you must learn to board or ski during the winter. It would be a waste not to. Nothing beats the experience of being able to ski most days of the year, squeezing in a couple of runs before work or during lunch and then hitting it hard on your days off. The activity and being outdoors will also put you in a better mood when you arrive at work.

Your experience in Davos will most likely be different to mine in Austria as Davos is a much bigger town than the village I was working in, and you will probably be doing different type of work. But really, give it a go. If you don't like it you can always leave. But if you don't give it a try you will spend the rest of your life wondering "what if".

Damn, now you've got me wondering what the hell I am doing spending the winter in Zürich.
__________________
If you're not living on the edge you're taking up too much space. But I'm greedy and like my space.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
davos




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Salary/ Cost of Living Advice Ian Other/general 5 30.12.2015 00:53
Advice needed on working in the UK and living in CH ccmiller Business & entrepreneur 1 02.10.2007 13:11
Seeking advice for planning trip saraTG Other/general 3 15.02.2007 09:04
Is this possible - seeking advice from UN/WHO employees genevainseptember Permits/visas/government 5 05.02.2007 09:29
seeking advice scotandy Daily life 2 04.11.2005 10:51


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:25.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0