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From Ireland to Zurich

Hi All,

I'm relocating to Zurich in two weeks time and just wanted to say hello.

Having used the forum to get some great information already I would still be greatful for any additional tips or advice you may have for a newbie such as myself.
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Re: From Ireland to Zurich

Hiya Irishlad,
Best of luck with your move to Zurich. I moved here last week from Dublin. I hope your move goes smoothly for you.
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Welcome to Switzerland and the forums and all the best with the move. You'll find it quite different to Ireland, that's for sure.
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Welcome to the forum and good luck with your relocation
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Thank you all, I'm really looking forward to it.
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Hey Irish, as an Irish person living in Switzerland a few years my advice is if you're a tea drinker don't forget a few packets of Barry's, if you're a sausage eater don't forget to bring a few packets of Denny's or Shaw's or whatever, as it takes a while to get used to the bratwurst and the klopfer (not salty or greasy enough if you ask me). It's the little things you will miss.
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Welcome and good luck with the relocation!
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Hey Irish, as an Irish person living in Switzerland a few years my advice is if you're a tea drinker don't forget a few packets of Barry's, .
Barrys tea?? I'm sorry Baseller but Lyons tea is the superior Irish tea.
Where in Ireland are you from?

Definitely bring the tea bags! Barrys or lyons are miles better than the weak lipton tea you get here!

p.s can you bring me some? I've run out!

p.p.s search the forum, there seems to be a few other Irish people that have moved here recently they might be able to help you.

as for advice; get documents and packing done early, relax and enjoy the new move. It certainly ain't anything like back home.

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Hello!

Good to see that Irish people really do exist in Zurich! Lol, I've been here since September and have only met 2 Irish people so far. Must side with you there on the Lyon's Tea...although I've run out and have been reduced to Tetley's!

Best of luck on your arrival to Zurich btw
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Hi All,

I'm relocating to Zurich in two weeks time and just wanted to say hello.

Having used the forum to get some great information already I would still be greatful for any additional tips or advice you may have for a newbie such as myself.
I have clients from Ireland who brought me the most wonderful box of chocolates. If you need to give anyone a gift, that's the ones to bring. Oh yes, crisps. I can't recall the name but the kids said they were awesome.
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tayto's crisps, salivating now.
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Barrys tea?? I'm sorry Baseller but Lyons tea is the superior Irish tea.
A Corkonian (myself included) would always choose Barry's over Lyons...
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Cead mile failte!

you dont have to be from Cork to believe that Barrys is the best tea in the world.
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Re: From Ireland to Zurich

Down with this sort of thing - Lyons is the tea, Barry's is only for splitters.
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Re: From Ireland to Zurich

Thanks for all the comments ladies and gents.

Just finished my last day at work in Dublin yesterday. Flying over to Zurich next Thursday on a one way ticket whoop whoop!!

Being from Cork also, Barry's tea wins this debate hands down lol!!

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Can't believe Lyons is being compare to Barry's. Everyone in Sligo anyway knows Barry's is 'The' Irish tea.
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Although having just read my own post that might not be saying much. . .
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Welcome to Zurich. I miss breakfast. You cannot get breakfast in Zurich. Lunch starts at 1130 which still shocks my tummy. Its just not ready for lunch and it hasnt had its Irish Breakfast. Forget about sandwiches as well, they are a great disappointment. If you need advice about anything just ask. People were so helpful to me when I arrived. Getting an apartment is the trickest thing and the deposit can be hefty.
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I miss breakfast. You cannot get breakfast in Zurich.... Forget about sandwiches as well, they are a great disappointment.
I agree with nettles. I'm about to go back to Switzerland after spending quite a bit of time in Cork, and my advice is to eat out as much as you can before you leave!
Food here (in Ireland) is soooo good (and much, much better value than in CH), and it's definitely one of the things I'm going to miss most. That, and how friendly everyone is.
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This sasanach considers Barry's to be the only tea in the world with even the slightest hope of challenging the supremacy of PG Tips.

Welcome to the forum, Irishlad!
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