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Old 03.04.2009, 19:54
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Moving to Zug from Vancouver, Canada

Hello all forum members,

My husband and I will be moving to Zug this month, we are very excited. My husband is German and I'm a Canadian with somewhat limited German linguistic abilities. I'm studying everyday but still such a beginner .

My husband will start his new Job on May 1st , so we are coming ahead to find a place for him to live and get a few things settled before he begins. We are not moving our whole household yet because we are still trying to sell our house. I will have to return to Canada next month to take care of that business.

I will search other threads for specific info but any tips on getting settled would be very much appreciated especially about any used furniture, household goods, and a used or leased car to get him started.

This looks like a great place to meet new people and learn more about our new home. I look forward to chatting with you all.

Warm regards to all.

MsL
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Old 03.04.2009, 19:59
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Hellooo,

I recently moved to Zug from the UK 4 weeks ago with my wife and twi dogs. If you need any help etc let me know.

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Old 04.04.2009, 01:22
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Re: Moving to Zug from Vancouver, Canada

Hi Kev,

How did your dogs do with the move? Did you have any trouble taking them into Switzerland?

We have 2 cats but I'm not sure they would handle such a long international flight very well. I'm thinking it would be better for them, not me, if I found them a good home to adopt them to. This is heart breaking for me.

How do you like Barr?

Thanks for extending the hand.

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Old 04.04.2009, 01:34
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Re: Moving to Zug from Vancouver, Canada

I still feel guilty about giving away my cats before I moved. It was the right decision - one had a chronic cold and I could just see him sneezing his glop right on an inspector and being refused entry - but if it weren't for that, I'd have brought them.

Unless your cats are aged, they should do fine on the trip. There's others who have done it on the forum, do a search about moving cats, you're sure to find some of the threads.
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Hi Kev,

How did your dogs do with the move? Did you have any trouble taking them into Switzerland?

We have 2 cats but I'm not sure they would handle such a long international flight very well. I'm thinking it would be better for them, not me, if I found them a good home to adopt them to. This is heart breaking for me.

How do you like Barr?

Thanks for extending the hand.

MsL
I decided to have them driven to Baar from the UK by a pet transporter as I wasn't comfortable with them flying. They were fine going by road.
I had to get them rabies shots and a pet passport thats all. They weren't even checked at the border apparently!!

I think Baar is fine although while we were house hunting, my wife wanted to sta as close to her work in Zug as possible. We didn't consider surrounding areas as we thought they would be too far away which in reality wasn't the case. She now walks to work every day and loves it.

We'll have to meet up when you both arrive, always looking to make some new friends etc. I must warn you my wife is from the States...

I hope cat saga ends well. Hopefully you might find someone on here that has transported pets that far. Good luck.

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Old 04.04.2009, 09:12
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Re: Moving to Zug from Vancouver, Canada

Hey I just thought, I have to take some German lessons soon.I will give you the class details when I find somewhere.

Feel free to tap into my not-so vast knowledge of the Zug area for shopping, internet, pub/bars ( found those pretty quick).

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Re: Moving to Zug from Vancouver, Canada

Hi,

I have lived in Zug for the last 15 years and love it here. Drop me a line when you get here and I will gladly give you a mini tour. :0)
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Hey I just thought, I have to take some German lessons soon.I will give you the class details when I find somewhere.

Feel free to tap into my not-so vast knowledge of the Zug area for shopping, internet, pub/bars ( found those pretty quick).

KC
Hi Kev, I'm using a computer program called BYKI, by transparent language for my German lessons. It's quite good! You can download a trial of it to give it a go and see if you like it. I'm now able to understand and speak a few basic phrases. http://www.byki.com/ I plan to starts some formal classes too once we get settled so I'll be very interested to learn about the classes you take.

Glad to hear that you have an international family too. Where is your wife from? We were thinking of going to the states, had a green card all set but we changed our minds when my hubby was offered his job in Luzern. As for me I'll have to return to Canada to take care of selling and packing up the house. I may have to do a bit of traveling back and forth if we don't sell right away. I know it will all work out in the end but it seems a bit daunting at the moment, we don't have kids so that at least we don't have to worry about schools and all that.

We would like to find a nice apartment to get started in and then once I'm over permanently we will look at buying a place. Is there any specific area in Zug you would recommend to look for a starter apartment? We prefer a quiet residential area with good access to public transit.

Is it warming up there in Zug?. We have been having an very cold spring with surprise snowfalls many mornings very unusual for this part of the world.

I read on the net that one can borrow bicycles in Zug, there must be lots of good bike paths around the lake. I'm really looking forward to do alot of that.

Thanks for making me feel welcome.

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Hi,

I have lived in Zug for the last 15 years and love it here. Drop me a line when you get here and I will gladly give you a mini tour. :0)
Thanks so much Geen, I will take you up on your offer once we arrive and get settled!

Have a wonderful day.

MsL
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Re: Moving to Zug from Vancouver, Canada

Welcome to CH from another Canuk...
There are many places to cheap furniture in the local papers, or Ricardo, ebay for auctions.

Good luck in tax free Zug!
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Hello MsL, for all your transport requirements (boxes, clothes, pets) go to Worldwide Animal Travel on Miller Road by the airport [Telephone number removed]. They ship everything (including pets). Ask for Pasquale. He is a Swiss guy that works there. They do an unbelievable job and will update the progress of your shipment continuously.

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Re: Moving to Zug from Vancouver, Canada

First of all, welcome to EF and Zug!
If you have a big container bringing your stuff over, try to squeeze as much stuff as you can into it -- favourite furniture, pillows, duvets, kitchen utensils, contact lens solution, skincare, clothing, etc. Things are quite expensive here, so if you don't have to buy so many things to get you settled in, it'd help a lot.

Sure you'll enjoy the free rental bicycles -- in Zug and Cham -- and the lovely and biggish lake park in Cham by the Zuger Lake which boasts swans, many kinds of ducks and other birds.
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Re: Moving to Zug from Vancouver, Canada

Will call Worldwide Animal Travel tomorrow and see what they can do about our very fussy Main Coon cats. It's big drama just to go to the vet for a nail trim so I'm worried about how they will handle a long international flight.

To start with we are just bringing 10, 2 cube boxes of essentials along with our suitcases. After we sell our house we plan to pack everything up into a big container and have it all shipped. I've will start stock piling the select suggested. We probably have more furniture than we need, but hate to part with special treasures.

Any recommendations on shipping companies for the container?

Great Tips, thanks so much! Keep them coming.

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