Switzerland - any PHers live there?

Switzerland - any PHers live there?

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Ayahuasca

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25,759 posts

238 months

Wednesday 22nd July
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Anyone here live in Switzerland ?


SaulGoodman

104 posts

31 months

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

Ayahuasca

Original Poster:

25,759 posts

238 months

Wednesday 22nd July
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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

1,848 posts

187 months

Wednesday 22nd July
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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

2,094 posts

170 months

Wednesday 22nd July
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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

808 posts

97 months

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

hyphen

17,422 posts

49 months

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

rastapasta

808 posts

97 months

Wednesday 22nd July
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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

117 posts

15 months

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

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

rastapasta

808 posts

97 months

Wednesday 22nd July
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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

117 posts

15 months

Wednesday 22nd July
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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

104 posts

31 months

Wednesday 22nd July
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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

20 posts

159 months

Wednesday 22nd July
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Geneva, been here 5 years.

HIAO

92 posts

52 months

Wednesday 22nd July
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Geneva. 9 years, nearly.

Lemanandbeyond

117 posts

15 months

Thursday 23rd July
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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

808 posts

97 months

Thursday 23rd July
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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

311 posts

97 months

Thursday 23rd July
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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

77 posts

24 months

Thursday 23rd July
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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

808 posts

97 months

Thursday 23rd July
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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

603 posts

128 months

Thursday 23rd July
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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...