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From Dublin, arrived here three weeks ago, bored.

Hi,

I arrived in Zurich three weeks ago from Dublin to work at a bank.

Since then I am bored.

I speak both German and English and have literally nothing to do on weekends. Plus I don't know anyone here.

Anyone reading this interested in playing Chess, Badminton, watching movies, old TV shows or anything like that, please reply. :-)
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Old 29.10.2011, 17:51
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Hi,

I arrived in Zurich three weeks ago from Dublin to work at a bank.

Since then I am bored.

I speak both German and English and have literally nothing to do on weekends. Plus I don't know anyone here.

Anyone reading this interested in playing Chess, Badminton, watching movies, old TV shows or anything like that, please reply. :-)
Welcome to Switzerland. I'm just curious... is Ireland closed on Sundays as well?
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Old 29.10.2011, 20:43
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Welcome to Switzerland. I'm just curious... is Ireland closed on Sundays as well?
No. Most everything is open, including shops and museums excluding banks and government offices.
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Old 29.10.2011, 21:01
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Welcome to Switzerland. I'm just curious... is Ireland closed on Sundays as well?
No, it is more are less like another day of the week, in commercial terms - it's like having two saturdays, except that shops don't close at 4.00pm!

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Re: From Dublin, arrived here three weeks ago, bored.

This looks like a job for the Social Events section!!

Get in there, and go hard - surely something appeals to you?
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Re: From Dublin, arrived here three weeks ago, bored.

Unless you like mountains, skiing & sex, there is not much else to do at the weekends.
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Re: From Dublin, arrived here three weeks ago, bored.

Hi,

I totally get what you mean. I always wonder what people do on weekend in Switzerland too. I am still trying to adapt, coming from a city where shops are open everyday and for longer hours too.

Hopefully, you manage to have a network of friends to hang out with over time.

All the best,
Cecilia
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Re: From Dublin, arrived here three weeks ago, bored.

[You may check the events page in Zug:
http://www.zug-tourismus.ch/en/navpa...cat=GuidleVkZT&
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Unless you like mountains, skiing & sex, there is not much else to do at the weekends.
I like skiing; I guess 1 out of 3 ain't bad.
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Unless you like mountains, skiing & sex, there is not much else to do at the weekends.

Oh god no wonder I'm bored. Maybe I should move to Ireland.
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Re: From Dublin, arrived here three weeks ago, bored.

The secret lies in self-motivation... especially when there's a new world out there - but I only say this to lessen your burden of being bored.
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Re: From Dublin, arrived here three weeks ago, bored.

Last time I was bored must have been the last century... and I'm not THAT fond of mountains and skiing.

Museums are also open here on Sundays, the people of Zurich like to brunch, the Zoo is open, my parents like to phone their relatives, I usually do an extra long session at the gym, do housework, read...
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Museums are also open here on Sundays
Here is an unusual museum, open only on Sundays.

Executioner’s Museum in Sissach & the Swiss Museum Pass
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Hi,

I totally get what you mean. I always wonder what people do on weekend in Switzerland too. I am still trying to adapt, coming from a city where shops are open everyday and for longer hours too.

Hopefully, you manage to have a network of friends to hang out with over time.

All the best,
Cecilia
hi cecilia

are you living in St.Gallen?

cheers Martin
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Re: From Dublin, arrived here three weeks ago, bored.

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Hi,

I arrived in Zurich three weeks ago from Dublin to work at a bank.

Since then I am bored.

I speak both German and English and have literally nothing to do on weekends. Plus I don't know anyone here.

Anyone reading this interested in playing Chess, Badminton, watching movies, old TV shows or anything like that, please reply. :-)
buddy go back to dublin swutzerland uís a horrible place i hate it

cheers Martin
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Last time I was bored must have been the last century... and I'm not THAT fond of mountains and skiing.
So, not fond of mountains and skiing ...
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Unless you like mountains, skiing & sex, there is not much else to do at the weekends.
Visit museums and exhibitions, and if the weather is nice go cycling, for example along the lake.
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I like skiing; I guess 1 out of 3 ain't bad.
do you like flat land skiing, as you dont like mountains
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do you like flat land skiing, as you dont like mountains
Haven't heard of water skiing?
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Re: From Dublin, arrived here three weeks ago, bored.

I'm fairly new here too (living on Lake Geneva) and from Dublin. It's a lot different from back home especially with no shopping on Sunday and a lot of places closed etc. I was never into shopping much but I do miss having the option to go on Sunday if you need something.

However, that's why you really need to get out to the mountains and do some hiking. Or buy a bike and go cycling. There so much outdoor stuff to do, we are spoilt for choice. This was one of the major deciding factors for me in coming here apart from work.

There's also Milan which is pretty close by (at least from here) which is great for a weekend city retreat somewhere lively and the shops open on a Sunday too.

I suppose we must spare a thought for many of the recession hit folk back home who are barely able to break even and can't even afford to go shopping on a Sunday anyway. Think of Switzerland as a great opportunity.
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