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Bankwise UBS for certain and possibly Credit Suisse are the only banks I know of to offer statements and correspondence in English if that's important for you. Otherwise you'd have the choice of French or German from the other banks probably.

Fribourg's tourist office is next door to the railway station and it has lots of info/maps, etc., both on the city and the canton. Staff in there speak fair English as I recall.

Do you know where you're staying yet?
Brilliant stuff thanks!!! I'll speak to them in FayFrench and they will feel sorry for me and guide me through the city......... Or not.

Wine......
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Old 30.07.2011, 22:57
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Cheers for the info it looks so cool!! Can't wait for a shot. Do you think they'll throw me off if I go on too many times and go weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee down the big hills?
Oh dear best get back to my wine
No - you just have to weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee in the tank, in the top "car", to give it the weight to descend and pull the other one up.
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No - you just have to weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee in the tank, in the top "car", to give it the weight to descend and pull the other one up.
I'll drink lots before I get on then!! Shouldn't be too much of a problem.
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Can be a bit smelly in hot weather though.

A few events you might like to like about going to, once the whole family is with you:

19 to 21 August at Morges (other side of Lausanne) is the first Barrel Organ Festival. Details on www.morges.ch

26 to 28 August at St. Ursen (village a little way out of Fribourg on the German side) is their annual Scottish Highland Games weekend. Details on www.highlandgames.ch


1st October at Morges again is the British Classic Car rally (definitely one for hubby). Around 1,400 old British cars of every kind turn up and line the lake shore of Morges. Jaguar and DeLorean are the specials this year, but there'll be lots of other different models as well. Details at www.british-cars.ch
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Can be a bit smelly in hot weather though.

A few events you might like to like about going to, once the whole family is with you:

19 to 21 August at Morges (other side of Lausanne) is the first Barrel Organ Festival. Details on www.morges.ch

26 to 28 August at St. Ursen (village a little way out of Fribourg on the German side) is their annual Scottish Highland Games weekend. Details on www.highlandgames.ch


1st October at Morges again is the British Classic Car rally (definitely one for hubby). Around 1,400 old British cars of every kind turn up and line the lake shore of Morges. Jaguar and DeLorean are the specials this year, but there'll be lots of other different models as well. Details at www.british-cars.ch
That's brilliant info thanks a lot.

I would love to go to the heilan' games!! Canny beat a burly man in a kilt.
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What more could you ask for ..... ?

Swiss pseudo sweatties showing off their tossing; Guinness, Newky Brown (although the latter hasn't travelled well - probably from Turkey); and fish 'n' chips (with a queue that never ends) .........

........... all this, and a personal cheesy appearance from your favourite gurner.
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Re: Moving to Fribourg!!!!

And just another event: on the 10th of September, there is a special "désalpe" parade in la Basse-Ville (250 cows are coming down the mountain for the winter and they are all very nicely decorated)... I think it will worth seeing it once ;-)

One last day to go until you can finally see what Friboug.looks really like! Have a good trip!
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Bankwise UBS for certain and possibly Credit Suisse are the only banks I know of to offer statements and correspondence in English if that's important for you. Otherwise you'd have the choice of French or German from the other banks probably.

Fribourg's tourist office is next door to the railway station and it has lots of info/maps, etc., both on the city and the canton. Staff in there speak fair English as I recall.

Do you know where you're staying yet?
That's what I'll do then! I've got a great wee hotel in the centre so its a fab wee stop for me to wander about and get a feel for the place.

Thanks for the info on the banks I'm sure if rubbish relocation wifie doesn't help my hubby's work will.
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Re: Moving to Fribourg!!!!

That's great then. If you're right in the centre then you'll be able to walk around most of the city centre and can get down into the old town as well. Or take that funicular ride down there or, more likely, take it back up as the hills will do you in pretty quickly.

Yeah, you'll need hubby around soon to co-sign rental/purchase agreements, bank account forms, etc, with you, especially if he's the main money earner so it's good he'll be arriving in a few days.

If it's a reasonable size company they should have someone in Human Resources who can help with sorting things out. Once you're both actually there, they may step in and provide more assistance.

Have a great trip and let us know how things are going once you've settled in and have a chance to breathe again. Oh, and pack an umbrella. A little rain due to arrive again on Wednesday, sorry about that.
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What more could you ask for ..... ?

Swiss pseudo sweatties showing off their tossing; Guinness, Newky Brown (although the latter hasn't travelled well - probably from Turkey); and fish 'n' chips (with a queue that never ends) .........

........... all this, and a personal cheesy appearance from your favourite gurner.
Sounds like a perfect day out!
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Happy Swiss day to all my new friends on EF and all those who aren't yet.
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Welcome to Fribourg. Wishing you all the best in your new life here in Switzerland.
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Re: Moving to Fribourg!!!!

Welcome to FR. Nice place. I lived in the old town square with the large tree for 6 months and loved it.

My fav restaurants are: McDonalds ; Cafe du Midi
Some other restaurants I can recommend: Restaurant Hotel de Ville, Restaurant le Beausite (great fish)
My fav spots are: Old town at the wooden bridge; the old dam behind the abby (great for a jog!), Route des Alpes

I believe Villars-Sur-Glâne has the lowest taxes but the rent is a big higher to compensate. Bus #5 runs there frequently.
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Bankwise UBS for certain and possibly Credit Suisse are the only banks I know of to offer statements and correspondence in English if that's important for you.
Credit Suisse's online banking site (Direct Net) is also available in English.
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As is UBS.

Another bit of advice. A lot of Swiss houses have funny locking for the doors. You have to turn the handle upwards by 45 degrees before the key will lock the door properly. Mostly front doors, but can also be internal as well. Just a warning so you don't do what I did when I first came over. Went take a second view of a possible house rental and forgot that the handle had to be moved. After muttering and cursing to myself for about 5 minutes one of the local kids who were playing nearby took pity on me and turned the handle herself so I could lock the door and stop disturbing their playtime. Very embarrassing!
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Welcome to FR. Nice place. I lived in the old town square with the large tree for 6 months and loved it.

My fav restaurants are: McDonalds ; Cafe du Midi
Some other restaurants I can recommend: Restaurant Hotel de Ville, Restaurant le Beausite (great fish)
My fav spots are: Old town at the wooden bridge; the old dam behind the abby (great for a jog!), Route des Alpes

I believe Villars-Sur-Glâne has the lowest taxes but the rent is a big higher to compensate. Bus #5 runs there frequently.

Cheers!!!
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I'm finally here!!!!!

And it's certainly not disappointed. What an absolutely beautiful place. I have walked and walked and walked all day and it's just breathtaking. I must also say that the ladies in the posh shops and the folk in restaurants have all been really lovely too. I was surprised but everyojne has been really cool. I've found the massive outdoor pool and went on the wee tourist train which was really good, wish I'd doone that first and save my poor feet a bit, I've eaten pizza and drunk beer!!!

I can't wait for my family to come out. House hunting tomorrow, wish me luck!!!
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We certainly do wish you luck with the house hunting. And you can do some house hunting window shopping as well as both banks and estate agents sell houses over here. So take the opportunity while sorting out bank accounts, etc., to have a look at what they have on offer. There's usually a stand somewhere inside the bank that has details of property for sale and estate agents have them in their windows. If you spot some you like you can always get your lady to arrange a viewing for you.

Cafe du Midi used to be pretty good for fondues, but haven't been there for years so can't say how it is now. Never have ice cold drinks with a fondue by the way, the usual drink is either hot tea or beer at room temperature. Too cold drinks and the cheese can harden up in the stomach, causing nasty problems. You don't want to start your life in a new country with a visit to the hospital, do you?
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Cafe du Midi used to be pretty good for fondues, but haven't been there for years so can't say how it is now. Never have ice cold drinks with a fondue by the way, the usual drink is either hot tea or beer at room temperature. Too cold drinks and the cheese can harden up in the stomach, causing nasty problems. You don't want to start your life in a new country with a visit to the hospital, do you?
Or take a few schnapps afterward the meal.
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Never have ice cold drinks with a fondue by the way, the usual drink is either hot tea or beer at room temperature.
Is the beer a Fribourg-specific thing? In Neuchâtel it's either tea or white wine.
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