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From Sussex to Zug/ Hunnigue?

Hi all,

Just a little introduction. Have recently been offered a job in the tax haven of Zug and I'm looking to move over before the beginning of Sept 2011.

Of course, I have no idea what I'm doing, other than getting closer to my partner, who lives on the outskirts of Basel in Hunnigue. Everything's new and different, which is great. I'm a complete novice at this moving malarkey though, so any advise and guidance is appreciated.

So, next steps are to find somewhere to live (company pays the first 3 months), get a car, find some clubs to join and make some friends.

Figured this would be a good place to start and found it when looking for Summer slopes in Switzerland.

Well that's me, looking forward to see what comes of being here!
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Hey Welcome!

I'd suggest looking for somewhere as a midpoint between Zug and Basel perhaps? This might be Zurich or just north. Zug is no problem public transport from Zurich!

All the best for your move.
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Re: From Sussex to Zug/ Hunnigue?

Hi. Your move sounds very much like mine, moving from East Sussex to Zurich mid August!

Are you planning on moving furniture over as well? I will be doing a big move early September and could perhaps help you if you need to move things over?
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Re: From Sussex to Zug/ Hunnigue?

Cata1yst and Tumpe, impressive response times!

I'm actually moving from West Sussex, just down the road from where you are! I'm currently in Hunnigue, but will be looking for somewhere closer to Zug to spend at least part of the working week there and hopefully some weekends.

The company have given me an allowance of 4500 Swiss francs per month, so I think I should be able to find something nice and furnished for that... Fingers crossed!

That said, I do like Basel a lot. It has many museums and restaurants and seems to have a strong ex-pat community

Right, off to teach some of our French counterparts how to play football, I will check in again later!
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Re: From Sussex to Zug/ Hunnigue?

Sorry Tumpe, just realised I didn't answer your question!

To be honest, I wont be taking much with me. I have already sold my cars and gifted much of the things I wont be needing. The place in the UK will be rented out so the largest objects remaining to travel are my bike and guitar!

I do potentially have some allocation for shipping things across though if you need any assistance?
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Hi all,

Just a little introduction. Have recently been offered a job in the tax haven of Zug and I'm looking to move over before the beginning of Sept 2011.

Of course, I have no idea what I'm doing, other than getting closer to my partner, who lives on the outskirts of Basel in Hunnigue. Everything's new and different, which is great. I'm a complete novice at this moving malarkey though, so any advise and guidance is appreciated.

So, next steps are to find somewhere to live (company pays the first 3 months), get a car, find some clubs to join and make some friends.

Figured this would be a good place to start and found it when looking for Summer slopes in Switzerland.

Well that's me, looking forward to see what comes of being here!
Hi Rikalaus,

Welcome.

I'd put the car on the backburner for a while. Transport here in Switzerland is fantastic if you live in a town or city which is best if you want to get out and about in the evening. I hope your salary is going to be a fair bit higher that 4500 if you want to run your own car. Don't post your salary here though.

Anyhow what part of West Sussex are you coming from? I moved here a few years back from Brighton. I do miss seeing the sea every day a fair bit ...... and driving along the lovely A272 (haven't really driven much at all in several years). :-)

Good luck,
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Re: From Sussex to Zug/ Hunnigue?

Hi and welcome..

I just moved to Zug but my partner is in London so will also be doing the commute.

I like to hear that companies are still taking care of their employees. My employer didn't pay for a thing, not even my ticket over. It was a local contract, local rules so I was totally on my own arriving here, had to find and pay for extortionate corporate flat myself, etc.

I've just secured a flat and will be moving into it on the 15th... and should have some house-warming drinks as soon as I get a bit of furniture - you are welcome if you're around!

No summer skiing close to Zug unfortunately..

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Hi Rikalaus,

Welcome.

I'd put the car on the backburner for a while. Transport here in Switzerland is fantastic if you live in a town or city which is best if you want to get out and about in the evening. I hope your salary is going to be a fair bit higher that 4500 if you want to run your own car. Don't post your salary here though.

Anyhow what part of West Sussex are you coming from? I moved here a few years back from Brighton. I do miss seeing the sea every day a fair bit ...... and driving along the lovely A272 (haven't really driven much at all in several years). :-)

Good luck,
Higgy Baby
LOL! Yes, the salary is a little higher than that

Originally from Surrey, then moved to the US (Florida), only to return to London and have been in Shoreham, West Sussex for the last 10 years or so.

I know what you mean about the Sea, but the drive you speak of isn't the greatest right now. They've decided to dig up the roads (I say that , but I can't remember a time when they weren't digging them up!).
Besides, we have many beautiful lakes around us now!!

It's great to hear that the transport system is efficient here. I think you're right and I'll need to get to grips with it as soon as possible!

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Just want to say that I'm really impressed with the welcome I have been given so far! WOW!
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Hi and welcome..

I just moved to Zug but my partner is in London so will also be doing the commute.

I like to hear that companies are still taking care of their employees. My employer didn't pay for a thing, not even my ticket over. It was a local contract, local rules so I was totally on my own arriving here, had to find and pay for extortionate corporate flat myself, etc.

I've just secured a flat and will be moving into it on the 15th... and should have some house-warming drinks as soon as I get a bit of furniture - you are welcome if you're around!

No summer skiing close to Zug unfortunately..

Elsa
Hi Elsa!

I know exactly the situation you're in. My partner is French and we've had a distance relationship for almost 4 years now. It's not easy, but stick with it! I'm sure you both really appreciate the time you have together much more as a result

As for the summer skiing, you're right! It's about a 3 hour drive and being that I'm still a total novice, I'm not sure the conditions will suit my.. ummm.. style!

I'd love to pop over for a flat warming when you've had a chance to settle! Hopefully I'll be doing the same soon as well!!
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Small world , I am from Lancing originally!
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Small world , I am from Lancing originally!
Must be something in the water! Makes us all run off to Switzerland!

Nice to meet you Dani
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Re: From Sussex to Zug/ Hunnigue?

Hi guys,

I am from Brighton as well and not yet moved my stuff over yet, still finding somewhere permanent to live.. so happy to share some load if anyone moving stuff over. Must do an event and get together. I have no idea where things are atm as I only do work, apartment/hotel and airport atm, so may be down at English Cheese Centre sometime?
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Hi guys,

I am from Brighton as well and not yet moved my stuff over yet, still finding somewhere permanent to live.. so happy to share some load if anyone moving stuff over. Must do an event and get together. I have no idea where things are atm as I only do work, apartment/hotel and airport atm, so may be down at English Cheese Centre sometime?
Hi Gourmet,

Christ, everyone seems to be from Sussex! Love it!

Think it would be a great idea to all catch up. Looks like it might be a few weeks away yet what with the timings of the moves etc.

As for getting to know the place, I'm in the very same situation. I have only recently had my interviews and been offered the job this week, so have lots to learn and find out.

No idea what the English Cheese Centre, but if they sell cheddar, real bacon and breakfast tea I'm there! There seems to be a serious drought this side of the pond!!
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No idea what the English Cheese Centre, but if they sell cheddar, real bacon and breakfast tea I'm there! There seems to be a serious drought this side of the pond!!
Hi Rikalaus,

I need to get down to the Cheese Centre (owned by one of the guys here) and not speaking any German, it makes reading food label very interesting! I bought some cheese in Coop last weekend and having checked that it is not from raw milk so thinking I will give it a go.. oh well, it is rather SHARP! (and it is definitely not goat cheese) :S I will have to get some cheese next weekend!

First thing you need to get is the SBB half card then you get cheap travel, then get an app on your phone then you can find your way round. Asking people for direction is very well, problem is they understand where you want to go but do you understand what they trying to tell you? Talking about Zuri-deuch.. I think we have to have Zuri-Anglish as well.
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Re: From Sussex to Zug/ Hunnigue?

Another person from Sussex here! Grew up in Worthing and have lived in Brighton for the last 7 years. Looking forward to exploring the mountains and seeing how they compare to the South Downs :-)
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Another person from Sussex here! Grew up in Worthing and have lived in Brighton for the last 7 years. Looking forward to exploring the mountains and seeing how they compare to the South Downs :-)
Hi Jam! Yes, it seems Sussex is a popular place to move from
Ah Worthing, I remember nights out in Ruderfords (end of the pier) when money was too tight to go to Brighton

The mountains here are a little more impressive than the rolling hills back home, don't you think?

I'm looking forward to meeting all these people from Sussex!!
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Re: From Sussex to Zug/ Hunnigue?

shall we meet up on 13th, have a drink when the parade is on, so we do not feel totally out of "place"? and may be go to Cheese Centre before as well?
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Re: From Sussex to Zug/ Hunnigue?

Welcome to the forum from another Sussex resident. Sadly, still stuck in Hastings but still working on getting over to Switzerland.

I think that the lakes and mountains more than make up for the sea and downs.
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Re: From Sussex to Zug/ Hunnigue?

Excellent to hear that there are so many from such a small strip on the coast! I'm really up for meeting you all but I only move on the 16th August so perhaps we could come up with another event some time after that?
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Re: From Sussex to Zug/ Hunnigue?

Hello everyone! How cool to see so many people from Sussex here! I'm from East Preston originally (nearer to Littlehampton than I used to admit to publicly), born in Southlands hospital Shoreham, christened and married in Lancing :0). Family are all now in Worthing, with one nephew in Eastbourne, and after 20 years in Manchester I moved over here on a two year contract last year. Plan is to move to Brighton when I go back (or Shoreham, if your house is still up for rent then Rickalaus!), though after having such a great time at the port and stilton do yesterday, I'm thinking it's not beyond the realms of possibility I might want to stay here .
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