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Old 03.01.2009, 12:17
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It only took 12 months!

Hi everybody,

Just thought I would let you all know that my wife and I have finally arrived in Zurich. Just 12 months after our whole plan to move to Switzerland started.

Now just trying to find our feet and settle in. Any suggestions on how to make this as painless as possible would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 03.01.2009, 12:29
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Re: It only took 12 months!

Hi,

Accept you have a lot to learn and that it takes time. Try not to get to stressed, easier said than done. Make the effort to learn about the country, the language, the people and network.

Keep abreast of what is happening in the country, I spend 15 minutes a day to read www.swissinfo.ch

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Re: It only took 12 months!

Welcome to your new home!
I don't expect it feels like that yet, but I hope you'll be comfortable here soon. To avoid some problems it helps to go through other posts in relevant forums - but it also makes scary reading!
I suggest you just keep your eyes peeled and ears open, ‘search the forums’ for the sort of question every new arrival will have (which sort of rubbish goes where!!) and come here with other questions as they occur. There are quite a few ex SA who around might be able to give you tips about the things which were most different from their expectations - or just search ‘SA’ and see what their first posts were about!
I see you have a dog and a cat – have a look through the ‘new’ Pets Corner part of the Forum sometime. Forewarned is forearmed and vets fees are no joke here. There are a couple of VERY knowledgeable folk on the Forum who will be able to give you tips about doggie matters.
I hope you have time to enjoy a bit of sun in the mountains – rather foggy here in the lowlands at the moment. Not even the EF has come up with a solution to ‘Hochnebel’ yet. (the fog, mist, clouds which obscure the sun).
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