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Porto to Zurich

Hi everybody. I am a Portuguese male and 29 years old. I have been reading for a while this forum because Switzerland seems very interesting place to relocate.

Now i have registered because i have an offer from a bank in Zurich. By the way, i am graduated in Computer Engineering and pursuing the Quality Manager career.

I hope this is the first of many posts and therefore any question that you have about Portugal and Portuguese people you can count on me.
I hope to cont on you for any doubt that i will have and i will about Zurich and daily life.

Best Regards.
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Hello and welcome and Bom Dia and get ready to pay more for fish then you ever dreamed(or nightmared) possible. I'll see you at the pub.
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Thanks.
I know red meat, fish and eating out is expensive in Zurich. As you might know i am from a city/country where you can eat fresh fish for 10 at most 15 chf for person.

I know this will be a kind of shock but i hope many things will make me forget about that.

For the fun and professional experience i hope this one will be positive.
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Re: Porto to Zurich

Fun thing is well, I will tell you that off forum(pm me is ok). Expensive, yeah, get ready for the shock in all aspects.
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In this forum is there any portuguese?

And why you mean shock in all aspects?

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Don't forget that your salary will be much higher too.

I'm Portuguese! Ola! But have yet to live full time in Portugal. On day. <sigh>
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Re: Porto to Zurich

welcome to switzerland and to the forum,you ll see that this country has plenty to offer(portugal is a magnificent country to spend hollidays,but unfortunatly not that good to live with those salary........)
i hope that you will find here whatever your hoping for
benvindo e boa sorte
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Bem vindo!!!

Portuguese here too!

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Final interview will be on 14th April. Wish me luck. I will stay from 14 till 16th April in Zurich.
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Final interview will be on 14th April. Wish me luck. I will stay from 14 till 16th April in Zurich.
I received today that the company will make an offer.

Next week i will have to decide if i move to this wonderful city.
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Congratulations!!!
Now go out and buy a warm coat.
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Re: Porto to Zurich

Portuguese here! From Lisbon!

Boa sorte por terras helvéticas! Atenção à estrada, há radares por todo o lado!

(I'm telling him about the radars, in Portugal we are not used to that control on the road )
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Neste momento, vou viver de transportes públicos (estive ai 4 dias e pareceu-me excelente).

Devo fazer a mudança a 23 de Maio ou inicio de Junho.
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wow...super parabens!!! welcome to the land of cheese
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Thanks.
I know red meat, fish and eating out is expensive in Zurich. As you might know i am from a city/country where you can eat fresh fish for 10 at most 15 chf for person.

I know this will be a kind of shock but i hope many things will make me forget about that.

For the fun and professional experience i hope this one will be positive.
Just for your comfort, there are many Portoguese clubs and association in Zurich and with the Marisqueira a nice Portuguese restaurant.
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In this forum is there any portuguese?

And why you mean shock in all aspects?

Best Regards.
With this he means not just the relatively high prices (similar to what you have in München/Munich, Stuttgart, Paris and Amsterdam), but also quite many differences in habits and customs.

However, the change from Portugal to Switzerland may be far less drastic then the change from Britain to Switzerland. In contrast to most Brits or French or Germans, you grew up in a country where knowledge of other languages is useful at least or almost a requirement.

And admittedly, the weather here is .... as it is ! Or, as a tourist guide of United Arab Airlines in about 1960 said about Zurich "rain is likely at any time"
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Bem vindo!!!

Portuguese here too!

Jeanie
Portuguese with American & Swiss flags?!? that's hot

Welcome to Swissland Superfast!!! Enjoy the beauty of CHongo
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Neste momento, vou viver de transportes públicos (estive ai 4 dias e pareceu-me excelente).

Devo fazer a mudança a 23 de Maio ou inicio de Junho.
Sorry but i am posting in Portuguese foruns and i did not comply to rules in this one.

I said that i am not taking a car for now. I have been in Zurich a couple of days and i used the public tranports and i loved it.

I will change in 23rd of May or first week of June.

Thanks for all that are supporting me.
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Sorry but i am posting in Portuguese foruns and i did not comply to rules in this one.

I said that i am not taking a car for now. I have been in Zurich a couple of days and i used the public tranports and i loved it.

I will change in 23rd of May or first week of June.

Thanks for all that are supporting me.
I cannot get what the argument between you two above was, but what I tell you is a recommendation, and that is : Continue to post in Portuguese forums. Possibly even start some blogs to them about your experiences here ! They may find it both interesting and entertaining And for you, it will allow you to participate in a way on both sides. This will not hinder your integration/assimilation here but help it !

And you might of course mention the E.F. to them. In the house where I live are two Portuguese families. The barkeeper in the neighbouring flat speaks perfectly Swiss German (he himself may feel differently), while the plasterer half a level below still has some difficulties, but in my view they both are excellent chaps and integrate here very well. The barkeeper HAD to learn the local dialect swiftly for professional reasons, while the plasterer with many Portuguese colleagues was not under the same pressure. Beside the point that in the construction industry here, the "Lingua Franca" is Italian.
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Hi everybody. I am a Portuguese male and 29 years old. I have been reading for a while this forum because Switzerland seems very interesting place to relocate.

Now i have registered because i have an offer from a bank in Zurich. By the way, i am graduated in Computer Engineering and pursuing the Quality Manager career.

I hope this is the first of many posts and therefore any question that you have about Portugal and Portuguese people you can count on me.
I hope to cont on you for any doubt that i will have and i will about Zurich and daily life.

Best Regards.
Do you take orders for Porto?

Lots of nice stuff there at the Porto bars, not to be had elsewhere (easily).

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