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I don't think "the grass is always greener" is the right way to look at our living situations. Cuz when I was in California and had ever lived in CH, i still never wanted too. :-) Well long-term anyways. So I guess it means that we are taking a step in the right direction - we are finding ourselves in both places and not just one or the other. I am the first to admit, I am more CA than CH, but doin' ok.

Avocados? My sweet husband just bought me four today so that I could make guacamole.
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Old 06.09.2011, 18:07
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...average in the round trip air fare to California and that Swiss avocado suddenly doesn't look so expensive..
Yeah but gotta love the $35 Levi's as opposed to 150 CHF!!
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Ain't that the truth! I buy all my Levi's in US too. There are a lot of fashions I will buy in the US that are so expensive here. I come back looking like a million Franks! Ha ha.
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Old 06.09.2011, 22:39
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Re: A Californian in Zurich

Hey, I just found out that JC Penny in the USA ships internationally...even says so on their website. So here's your 39.99 USD Levis
http://www.jcpenney.com/jcp/XGN.aspx...&CmCatId=70673

Just gotta pay shipping costs.
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Yeah but gotta love the $35 Levi's as opposed to 150 CHF!!
I buy them at Kohl's when they are on sale at $28. Bought a pair of 505 two years ago, but the fabric was so threadbare, some seams ripped after a year. Now, ripped jeans are no big issue, but a big tear right in the crotch is. I took them back a few weeks ago. Got $35 back, although I had no receipt and told them that I had paid only $28. They handed me the refund with a smile and an apology. Try to do such in a Swiss store!
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Wow Karl.. impressive!! I should save all those positive things and copy and paste them whenever someone is being negative .. hehe
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Ain't that the truth! I buy all my Levi's in US too. There are a lot of fashions I will buy in the US that are so expensive here. I come back looking like a million Franks! Ha ha.
I have to say that I even shocked myself when I went shopping at Bloomingdales for my winter wardrobe and felt like I was getting a great bargain.
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I bought a winter coat from TJ Maxx before coming to Europe - calf-length, water resistant, 100% goose down for $110!!

Survived 3 brutal winters here and still going strong for a couple more
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Re: A Californian in Zurich

Welcome,

I'm a Swiss-born but grew up in the Bay Area, Mt. View High , San Jose State grad and have lived 50+ years outside of Switzerland. Now back since a 1 1/2 years I'm finding this a great place to live. My Swiss ETH nephew who just received his Phd. going to Stanford next year for a post-doc.

Have you checked out the Lucerne, Mt. Rigi, Pilatus, Engelberg areas? These are really neat.

Cheers,

Rene
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Re: A Californian in Zurich

Welcome ex pat. Zurich is a fun city, Enjoy yourself. There is a film Festival in 2 weeks and also the Europa cup game with FCZ. That will be THursday the 14th.
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Love it! Tj Maxx is the best shopping experience! I need a hardy coat like that!


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I went to the International Animated Film Fest last night in Baden. That was great. There are cool things do.

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Yep. I have been to those areas. They are nice. Maybe I need to experience more good memories in these places before they really mean something to me.

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Welcome,

I'm a Swiss-born but grew up in the Bay Area, Mt. View High , San Jose State grad and have lived 50+ years outside of Switzerland. Now back since a 1 1/2 years I'm finding this a great place to live. My Swiss ETH nephew who just received his Phd. going to Stanford next year for a post-doc.

Have you checked out the Lucerne, Mt. Rigi, Pilatus, Engelberg areas? These are really neat.

Cheers,

Rene
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