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Kiwi comes to Zurich...

So yeah, gday! I'm moving over to Zurich for a work til the end of the year in the middle of June - potentially for longer if I get a contract extension (IT for one of the big two banks).

I'm 35, originally from NZ but have lived in london long enough to get a UK passport and now I'm taking the plunge into europe. Obviously I'm an uncouth mono-linguist but am slowly learning a few phrases before I get over there!

I've got all the usual things milling around in my head, where to live, how to cope with not understanding the bureaucracy, what sort of reception my UK registered classic car will receive, how long til I get over 'Franc Shock' (almost as bad as australia haha) but most importantly whats it going to be like after maintaining a breakneck social life in London - to switching to Zurich which suffers (im sure quite undeservedly) from a slight reputation for sedateness.

I've been across a couple times for work - had a pretty good time. But I'd like to know if theres any trouble I can get into? I'm sure its out there... I just need to find like minded locals I suspect ;-)

Oh and any Antips/Saffas - Let me know about southern hemispherean rugby watching? If none ill bl**dy well line something up myself!

Anyways - look forward to meeting some fellow ratbags in person when I get there. You know who you are...
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Re: Kiwi comes to Zurich...

Hello and welcome to the English Forum.
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Re: Kiwi comes to Zurich...

Hi, I'm from Nelson, been working here a couple of months and would be keen for a beer sometime. Cheers Tony
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Re: Kiwi comes to Zurich...

hey ratbag, i am also at one of the banks and into it so would be interesting to hook up for a drink. if ur at my bank could advise you of (against) the relocation company that was hired for me...in private. i am a scandinavian guy. cheers
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