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Old 24.07.2011, 23:03
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I can't stand Olten...and I can't stand Switzerland for that matter...but I never asked anybody to compare Zurich with Olten. Zurich would win handsdown..but in comparesence with other cities, be it equal in population size or in repuatation, Zurich would fair off as a total $hithole with a complete lack of infrastructure, grubby feel and people's attitudes that fits the cities landscape (grey and unwelcoming). There, the...you can tell em I said it!
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Old 24.07.2011, 23:05
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If it's that broke, bro, fix it.
I'm paging MacGyver as we speak...

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Old 24.07.2011, 23:11
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Re: So this is Zürich

On a more serious note, with limited experience in Europe, I found Amsterdam to be the most vibrant city (even during gloomy and rainy weather).
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Old 24.07.2011, 23:20
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**Paging MacGyver**
Even MacGyver (thanks for that reminiscent moment) knew when to give up and run before that baby blows.
Seriously, LiB, you seem to really hate it here.
It falls short of all your previous experiences, evidently.
But I get the impression you've been here a while.

So a question bubbles like a bad case of gas ... why stay, why be miserable, why criticise, why urinate on others' chips?

If you can't go, why not make the most of your time here?
If you can go, do.
Life is too short to spend time hating your environment, Switzerland, Zurich, Olten, and everyone in it.

I really wish you all the very best, wherever you end up.
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Old 24.07.2011, 23:32
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Even MacGyver (thanks for that reminiscent moment) knew when to give up and run before that baby blows.
Seriously, LiB, you seem to really hate it here.
It falls short of all your previous experiences, evidently.
But I get the impression you've been here a while.

So a question bubbles like a bad case of gas ... why stay, why be miserable, why criticise, why urinate on others' chips?

If you can't go, why not make the most of your time here?
If you can go, do.
Life is too short to spend time hating your environment, Switzerland, Zurich, Olten, and everyone in it.

I really wish you all the very best, wherever you end up.
Mods, can we get a sticky thread just for the "LiB why..." posts? And a program that puts text blocks together for a daily update. Only read.

And we don't let him go. He has to suffer here like everyone else.
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Old 24.07.2011, 23:38
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i'm so bored today, i've just non-stop nyan-catted for 7 minutes
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Old 24.07.2011, 23:42
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Even MacGyver (thanks for that reminiscent moment) knew when to give up and run before that baby blows.
Seriously, LiB, you seem to really hate it here.
It falls short of all your previous experiences, evidently.
But I get the impression you've been here a while.

So a question bubbles like a bad case of gas ... why stay, why be miserable, why criticise, why urinate on others' chips?

If you can't go, why not make the most of your time here?
If you can go, do.
Life is too short to spend time hating your environment, Switzerland, Zurich, Olten, and everyone in it.

I really wish you all the very best, wherever you end up.
If anybody could help me get some gainful employment abroad (outside of Europe)....I'd be gladly on my way.....but meanwhile, I have to stick to my masterplan....and urinate on chips.
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Old 24.07.2011, 23:46
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Is that why those paprika chips taste so funny?
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Is that why those paprika chips taste so funny?
Nah, I added some special sticky-icky to those....
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I can't stand Olten...and I can't stand Switzerland for that matter...but I never asked anybody to compare Zurich with Olten. Zurich would win handsdown..but in comparesence with other cities, be it equal in population size or in reputation, Zurich would fair off as a total $hithole with a complete lack of infrastructure, grubby feel and people's attitudes that matches the city's landscape (grey and unwelcoming). There, there....you can tell em I said it!
the city's landscape ?



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I can't stand Olten...and I can't stand Switzerland for that matter...but I never asked anybody to compare Zurich with Olten. Zurich would win handsdown..but in comparesence with other cities, be it equal in population size or in reputation, Zurich would fair off as a total $hithole with a complete lack of infrastructure, grubby feel and people's attitudes that matches the city's landscape (grey and unwelcoming). There, there....you can tell em I said it!
Complete lack of infrastructure ?



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Old 25.07.2011, 14:03
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Complete lack of infrastructure ?
Bla, bla, bla Wolli...boo friggin hoo it's got trams. Show me indoor basketball courts, show me indoor running tracks, show me pedestrian crossings that lead me over the road, rather than having to dodge trams from 4 different directions, show me a golf course or at least a driving range that is accessible within city limits....I could do this all day long. In addition, the city is ugly, grey and full of graffiti. The lakeside has nothing to offer but a few stands. Compare it to the lakeside of Friedrichshafen (a city with a fraction of Zurich's population) and you'll see how once again, people in Switzerland are getting ripped off by inferior quality goods and lack of choices.
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Bla, bla, bla Wolli...boo friggin hoo it's got trams. Show me indoor basketball courts, show me indoor running tracks, show me pedestrian crossings that lead me over the road, rather than having to dodge trams from 4 different directions, show me a golf course or at least a driving range that is accessible within city limits....I could do this all day long. In addition, the city is ugly, grey and full of graffiti. The lakeside has nothing to offer but a few stands. Compare it to the lakeside of Friedrichshafen (a city with a fraction of Zurich's population) and you'll see how once again, people in Switzerland are getting ripped off by inferior quality goods and lack of choices.
I agree.
A city without indoor golf course is rubbish.
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Old 25.07.2011, 14:14
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Complete lack of infrastructure ?
..and stop showing me stupid trams. I'm still pissed off about going to the Trammuseum in Zurich (because you suggested it, without ever having been there ). Needless to say, the place blew! It's a bigger garage under the same roof as a local grocery store...and they had about 10 trams in there. I initially thought, that I went through the wrong entrance and ended up in the junkyard section of the museum where they fix up trams.

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Bla, bla, bla Wolli...boo friggin hoo it's got trams. Show me indoor basketball courts, show me indoor running tracks, show me pedestrian crossings that lead me over the road, rather than having to dodge trams from 4 different directions, show me a golf course or at least a driving range that is accessible within city limits....I could do this all day long. In addition, the city is ugly, grey and full of graffiti. The lakeside has nothing to offer but a few stands. Compare it to the lakeside of Friedrichshafen (a city with a fraction of Zurich's population) and you'll see how once again, people in Switzerland are getting ripped off by inferior quality goods and lack of choices.
one thing that surprised me was the lack of green space compared to london with its many parks (some huge). even with zurich's tiny population, you can't go for a stretch in the sun without practically sitting on top of someone else.
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one thing that surprised me was the lack of green space compared to london with its many parks (some huge). even with zurich's tiny population, you can't go for a stretch in the sun without practically sitting on top of someone else.
Exactly, another thing is...how completly car, bike, pedestrian unfriendly the place seems.
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Old 25.07.2011, 14:27
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one thing that surprised me was the lack of green space compared to london with its many parks (some huge). even with zurich's tiny population, you can't go for a stretch in the sun without practically sitting on top of someone else.
depending on who that somebody else is, that can actually be quite pleasant.
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Old 25.07.2011, 14:30
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depending on who that somebody else is, that can actually be quite pleasant.
How about the sweaty, smelly punk, homeless pretendo kids getting drunk and sitting on the floor right next to the train station? Wanna sit on their laps?
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one thing that surprised me was the lack of green space compared to london with its many parks (some huge). even with zurich's tiny population, you can't go for a stretch in the sun without practically sitting on top of someone else.
Maybe this true of the city center. But there is a lot of green space comparable in size with the parcs in London (wood, pastures) close by at the Uetliberg or near the zoo.
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