Switzerland - any PHers live there?

Switzerland - any PHers live there?

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Ayahuasca

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26,701 posts

245 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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Anyone here live in Switzerland ?


SaulGoodman

110 posts

38 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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Used to. Miss the views. There are a few posters that live there, definitely.

Ayahuasca

Original Poster:

26,701 posts

245 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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SaulGoodman said:
Used to. Miss the views. There are a few posters that live there, definitely.
Great, thinking of moving there, Zurich. Any tips greatly appreciated !

tomsugden

1,999 posts

194 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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I have a good mate who worked in Basel for many years. Initially he lived in a flat in Basel, but the rules and regulations were so draconian that he moved to France. He wasn't allowed to pee standing up after 8pm, or wash his car, use a mower or the washing machine on a Sunday. On one occasion he did use the washing machine on a Sunday and one of his neighbours called the police. If you're going to live in a flat, look carefully at any rules and regs first.

SVX

2,117 posts

177 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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I did two years in Zürich, and my new gig is supposed to be partly based in Lausanne (damn COVID). It's a wonderful country and Brits, especially from the Tech/Science sector are in high demand - because of the open agreement signed post-Brexit. Good luck, but it's hellishly expensive, so negotiate up on any job offer.

rastapasta

1,009 posts

104 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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yes why whats up?? almost ten years here. need help with anything??

hyphen

20,282 posts

56 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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Ayahuasca said:
Any tips greatly appreciated !
https://www.englishforum.ch/

rastapasta

1,009 posts

104 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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Ayahuasca said:
SaulGoodman said:
Used to. Miss the views. There are a few posters that live there, definitely.
Great, thinking of moving there, Zurich. Any tips greatly appreciated !
PM me. I lived in Zurich for 5 years and then moved out of town towards the mountains/ Chur.


Edited by rastapasta on Wednesday 22 July 12:50

Lemanandbeyond

120 posts

22 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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Love it here, I am in Lausanne.

As others have said Pm if you need help:-)

rastapasta

1,009 posts

104 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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Lemanandbeyond said:
Love it here, I am in Lausanne.

As others have said Pm if you need help:-)
its nice down there. I get job agencies at me to move down but have set roots where I am and with a wife and kids i cant be moving.

Lemanandbeyond

120 posts

22 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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rastapasta said:
its nice down there. I get job agencies at me to move down but have set roots where I am and with a wife and kids i cant be moving.
Its a long way from where you are but both areas equally stunning in different ways.

SaulGoodman

110 posts

38 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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Ayahuasca said:
Great, thinking of moving there, Zurich. Any tips greatly appreciated !
I was in Lausanne, so a bit different to the German part. Some good tips above. Englishforum is a great resource. Make sure you get proper help with relocation - we had an agent to help us out with renting a flat and we'd have never managed otherwise. The market is very different.

Do go if you have the chance. It is expensive, but hopefully you'd have a package to allow for that. We were skiing pretty much every weekend, and it's well placed for travelling around Europe.

chris_gilmartin

26 posts

166 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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Geneva, been here 5 years.

HIAO

103 posts

59 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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Geneva. 9 years, nearly.

Lemanandbeyond

120 posts

22 months

Thursday 23rd July 2020
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Ok I still love it but a bloody Fouine chewed my wife's car last night, 1500CHF in damage grrrr.

Thankfully my car and bike live in the garage ! I feel the carport turning into a garage will be our next project.

rastapasta

1,009 posts

104 months

Thursday 23rd July 2020
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Lemanandbeyond said:
Ok I still love it but a bloody Fouine chewed my wife's car last night, 1500CHF in damage grrrr.

Thankfully my car and bike live in the garage ! I feel the carport turning into a garage will be our next project.
Insurance will pay for that. They chewed our 15 year old corolla so they dont discriminate

W99KSY

326 posts

104 months

Thursday 23rd July 2020
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I’ve been living in the German side of Switzerland the past 9 years - can’t see myself living anywhere else at the moment! If you do move I can definitely recommend living in a lake town - this time of year it’s great going for a swim after work! Thalwil and Horgen are typically filled with expats and we’re down in Lachen which has a really nice marina and Old town. Any questions feel free to ask

Edited by W99KSY on Thursday 23 July 14:33

Ardennes1944

84 posts

31 months

Thursday 23rd July 2020
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Just moved to Scotland from Basel where we lived for 6 years. You have had many offers but if you need any info let me know

rastapasta

1,009 posts

104 months

Thursday 23rd July 2020
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W99KSY said:
I’ve been living in the German side of Switzerland the past 9 years - can’t see myself living anywhere else at the moment! If you do move I can definitely recommend living in a lake town - this time of year it’s great going for a swim after work! Thalwil and Horgen are typically filled with expats and we’re down in Lachen which has a really nice marina and Old town. Any questions feel free to ask

Edited by W99KSY on Thursday 23 July 14:33
Im 25km further south towards Chur. The Badi is real nice in Lachen.


Edited by rastapasta on Thursday 23 July 19:09

mercedeslimos

1,095 posts

135 months

Thursday 23rd July 2020
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rastapasta said:
Insurance will pay for that. They chewed our 15 year old corolla so they dont discriminate
In Germany you can get specific Marten insurance, they cause so much hassle!


https://www.berlin.de/special/auto-und-motor/nachr...