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Moving from Philadelphia to Zurich

Greetings from Philadelphia. My wife and I are moving to Zurich on July 1. I am an attorney working for a large multinational corporation and we are looking forward to participating in this forum. It has already been a valuable resource for us and we decided to join. I will update my profile when we have some more time and have settled into our flat.
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Old 27.06.2011, 18:03
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Welcome to Zurich and to the forum. My husband and I moved from Boston to Zurich last October, and I'm also a lawyer. Good luck with your move.
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Thanks!.

My wife and I are quite happy with what we've seen in Zurich (from our scouting trips). Just signed a lease for a flat in Zollikon, so we are really looking forward to it. How are you finding the weather?
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I love it here and stay outside as much as possible. Lately it has been hot and sunny. In general it can get foggy in Zurich, which makes it nice to get up high into the mountains, but the clear days when the mountains are visible over lake Zurich are sublime!

Let me know if you would like to meet for a coffee when you arrive.

As I advise all newcomers from the States: you will probably have to put salt in your dishwasher because of the calcium in the water. I didn't realize that for several months.
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welcome to Zurich and to the forum
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Re: Moving from Philadelphia to Zurich

wellcome to Zurich,

Zollikon is nice and close to where we leave so when we come back from vacation we can organize a get together! weather is not the greatest, is summer it can get unbearable -but it will last a couple of days each time,also because there is no airconditioning anywhere- another thing i absolutely dislike is that almost every evening is cold. Generally is raining and winter can be really put off as sun is rare phenomenon! i guess you just have to live in a place to see how it suits you
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wellcome to Zurich,

Zollikon is nice and close to where we leave so when we come back from vacation we can organize a get together! weather is not the greatest, is summer it can get unbearable -but it will last a couple of days each time,also because there is no airconditioning anywhere- another thing i absolutely dislike is that almost every evening is cold. Generally is raining and winter can be really put off as sun is rare phenomenon! i guess you just have to live in a place to see how it suits you

My wife loves cool evenings, so that will be perfect for her. We'll have to arrange something when we get settled. Thanks for the note.

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I love it here and stay outside as much as possible. Lately it has been hot and sunny. In general it can get foggy in Zurich, which makes it nice to get up high into the mountains, but the clear days when the mountains are visible over lake Zurich are sublime!

Let me know if you would like to meet for a coffee when you arrive.

As I advise all newcomers from the States: you will probably have to put salt in your dishwasher because of the calcium in the water. I didn't realize that for several months.
We should certainly meet up. I'll PM you once we get settled.

Salt in the dishwater? To get it so suds up?

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Re: Moving from Philadelphia to Zurich

Welcome:

Things to bring from the States:
Salsa,
brown sugar,
vanilla,
Peanut Butter,
anything fat free
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I'll tell my wife! Brown sugar!
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Greetings from Philadelphia. My wife and I are moving to Zurich on July 1. I am an attorney working for a large multinational corporation and we are looking forward to participating in this forum. It has already been a valuable resource for us and we decided to join. I will update my profile when we have some more time and have settled into our flat.
Welcome! is your name Jason by any chance??
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I'll tell my wife! Brown sugar!
Vanilla is a good one as well.
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Re: Moving from Philadelphia to Zurich

welcome to helvetia
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Re: Moving from Philadelphia to Zurich

Welcome to the Forum and Switzerland!

Salsa is something that you can make yourself or buy
it here:

www.elmaiz.ch

They also have fresh jalapenos....
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Re: Moving from Philadelphia to Zurich

Welcome to Zurich,

If you two are looking to meet expats, there is a weekly meeting called Thirsty Thursday. Best way to find it is on Facebook under the name "Thirsty Thursday Zurich". This was the first place i met loads of expats and eventually make some friends. I have met most of my Zurich friends there

One thing which i wished i had done before I moved to Zurich was to learn German. Get yourself even just a phrasebook. People here are ok speaking English but they are even more accomodating when you can at least ask a question in German.

Hope you settle well
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Re: Moving from Philadelphia to Zurich

We are working on german!
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Re: Moving from Philadelphia to Zurich

Hi and welcome to the forum,

Looks like you'll be missing out on the 4th of July but you can make up for it with the Swiss equivalent on August 1st!

I'm American but just finished law school here at the University of Zürich. Life has gotten a lot easier for English speaking legal types as the main laws in Switzerland are now available online in English. This is a big step up from the past. In general, more and more is available in English but this is no reason to stop working on your German. It is a simple sign of respect that you try to speak German and people here will appreciate it immensely, even though they will want to speak to you in English.

Good luck with the move!
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Salt in the dishwater? To get it so suds up?
I think the salt is necessary because of the calcium in the water. It gets all over everything.
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Welcome:

Things to bring from the States:
Salsa,
brown sugar,
vanilla,
Peanut Butter,
anything fat free

To this I would add:

Your favorite over-the-counter headache pills, cold medicines, etc.;
Saline solution;
Athletic equipment; and
Cosmetics.

These are on my list to buy when we visit the States this summer.
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Re: Moving from Philadelphia to Zurich

Bring a cheesesteak, wit n wiz please

Enjoy your move to Zurich, you're over on the sunny side of the lake...nice!
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Re: Moving from Philadelphia to Zurich

wELCOME in Switzerland. I guess you're already packing ..out :-)
I am sure you will feel home yourselves here, and find the right places. This forum is a great start! If you have any questions, PM me!
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