I am a UK citizen living in Switzerland and I want to legally change my name. If I were resident in the UK, I could just make my own deed poll and have it signed by two witnesses. As I live abroad, it has to be notarised.* I have a few questions. [more inside]
I'm likely to join my dad for a skiing vacation in Austria in early February, and I'm considering adding on 3-6 days traveling in the area by myself either before or after. Flying in/out of Zurich. The problem is, I don't know how to vacation in Europe in winter. Halp? [more inside]
I need to travel from Los Angeles, CA to Yverdon, Switzerland. Nonstop flights aren't available from LAX to Geneva, but are available to Zurich. So, is it better to fly into Zurich and take a 2 hour train, or connect somewhere, fly into Geneva and take a 1 hour train? A local is telling me to make a connection, but a flight connection anywhere in the world, including the US, seems worse than an extra hour in the train.
Thanks to you, I have found new potential (sub)-tenants for my apartment in Switzerland. How do I proceed now? [more inside]
I need someone to take over my apartment so I can move out. Quick. Help, please? [more inside]
The Mr and I are starting to plan a trip to Switzerland and parts of northern Italy next fall, and would like ideas about what to do and where to go in Switzerland that are not hiking or other athletically-inclined activities and are within reach of train stations. [more inside]
Hi all! I want to visit the small town of Le Noirmont in June, and the problem is, I can't drive. According to google maps, there is a train service that runs from Bern to Le Noirmont, so I think I will begin my adventure in Bern! [more inside]
During my upcoming trip to Japan, I will be staying with my boyfriend's parents. Please help me get them a gift that says "thank you for taking the trouble of having me, and I'm the perfect daughter-in-law." [more inside]
I'm going to be in Switzerland for the last two weeks of October! Thanks to this question, I have a lot of good tips for day trips while in Lausanne, Switzerland. My question to you: where should I go FROM Lausanne for an overnight trip--2, max 3 days? My husband will still have some work at the EPFL, so were not taking a long trip outside of Switzerland. I'm looking for recommendations for some peaceful, beautiful nature (but comfortable lodgings) places to go, whether in Switzerland, Italian Alps, or...(insert idea here). I'd like to minimize travel time to <1 day, so that we spend more time relaxing and less time getting there. Any suggestions for overnight stays that are comfortable but surrounded by beautiful nature? Any favorite places in the Swiss or Italian Alps? We're into hiking and sitting around fires eating/drinking in equal measure, and prefer nature to big city experiences. Thank you!
I have two days to kill time starting either in Lugano or Zurich. Where should I go? [more inside]
I did the Harder Kulm trail today and absolutely loved it, probably my favourite hike ever, but it was about at my limit for difficulty - first hike of the year, and my bad ankle was starting to have sharp pains in the last half hour downhill. I'd like to do another trail or two while I'm here - can anyone recommend some easy-to-moderate trails in the area? [more inside]
After years of scrimping and saving, we are contemplating a trip abroad in the fall. However, small budget means we have to figure out what to visit and how. Please help us figure out the last potential vacation overseas for the next decade or so! [more inside]
How can I make my dream come true, or should I give up? I want to follow my soul-mate back to Switzerland and find a job in the IT field. Difficulty: I'm an American living in Asia. [more inside]
Is this a legitimate site? I can't find anything online to suggest that it isn't, but at the same time I can't find any reviews suggesting that it isn't, either. Thanks!
My boyfriend and I are both in Switzerland, he in Geneva and I in Bern. We want to move in together. Please help us with our special snowflake details? [more inside]
Our friends in Geneva just had a baby, and we'd like to do something more interesting than just sending flowers. Is there something else nice we could get delivered to them? Or a just-perfect gift certificate we could purchase online? The complication is that we currently live in the U.S. Any suggestions are welcome!
I'm considering a job offer from a Big Pharma corporation in Basel, Switzerland. I'm Filipino-American, currently based in DC, and am concerned about xenophobia and racism in Swiss society.* If you know of any blogs, articles, etc., that touch on this subject on a more personal level, please point me in their direction. I'm especially interested in reading first-person accounts.
My trip to Switzerland and Austria sneaked up on me. It's also my first international conference. I have hotels booked. What's left to do? What can I expect when I'm there? [more inside]
Kinda two-fold. (1) What's do-able with 10 days in/from Lausaunne, Switzerland? (2) How do I manage this trip with my boyfriend and a few other friends? [more inside]
I recently bought a pocket watch (photos: one two three), and I was hoping to find out something about the company that made it. The brand is "Three Stars" and it's supposedly Swiss. I can't find anything searching because the name collides with a lot of things (including a line of wrist watches that seems unrelated), but am I missing something? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good homestyle restaurant in Zurich. By "homestyle" I mean good examples of local cuisine. The typical websites (tripadvisor, urbanspoon) haven't been particularly helpful. Cost doesn't matter. Bonus points for links to menus!
We moved to Zurich earlier this year. Our apartment has a couple of balconies, both with raised gardens around the edges. When we moved in, they had been untouched for months and are full of scrubby things and stumps. I want to spend winter (while the ground isn't frozen) cleaning them out for spring, as well as preparing the rest of the garden for potentially heavy snow. [more inside]
U.S. to Switzerland by regular first class mail: in your experience, has that ever taken longer than 12 business days? (Item in question would be a flat 9x12" envelope, papers only, zero customs value, from east coast U.S.)
My partner and I (early 30s) will be in Cologne, Germany for an event mid-September. The event ends on a Saturday, and we are flying out of Marseille, France the following Sunday. Please help us plan a wonderful, romantic mid-late September European vacation. [more inside]
The Murrey family is heading to Germany this July and staying in Stuttgart with friends. They have a car. We need your guidance on what to see and where to go. [more inside]
I am taking a last-minute, whirlwind tour of Switzerland from August 29-Sept 7th, and need budget lodging recommendations. [more inside]
My in-laws are vacationing in Beatenberg in Switzerland. I want to get them a basket of great food delivered to their apartment. How do I do this? [more inside]
Going on a trip to Switzerland for about 10 days at the end of September. We're flying into Zurich and then going to visit the tiny village near Chur where my family emigrated to the states from, and flying home from Vienna. Looking for travel tips for Zurich, east Switzerland, day trips from Chur or Zurich, and Vienna. [more inside]
What are your favorite books (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc) and films about contemporary life in Paris, Munich, and/or Zurich (or their environs)? (Translated into English, of course). [more inside]
Tell me everything about Aarau and Unterentfelden, Switzerland! [more inside]
I'm looking at a potential job in Berne/Neuchatel, Switzerland, and it would involve relocating my wife and 5 year old child. Does anyone have experience with relocating from the US to Switzerland, or any thoughts on life in Switzerland that they'd could share? [more inside]
What should I see and do in/around Zurich and Bern? [more inside]
EuroTravelFilter: Help us determine stops, a route, strategies, tips, dangers, etc. for our Summer 2012 Rome-Baltic odyssey, currently in its very early planning stages. What can we hope to achieve in ~2 weeks and $3-4k? [more inside]
Looking for "cheap" but high quality masters/finance program in Europe(preferably), that has an emphasis on hedgefunds/quant/derivatives/trading and is taught in English. [more inside]
Swiss misses? [more inside]
Tell me about living in Lausanne, Switzerland. [more inside]
How does working in a Swiss university compare with working in British or American academia? And thoughts on living and working in Switzerland more generally. [more inside]
help me enjoy my trip to switzerland! [more inside]
If I travel by train from Switzerland to France will I get a EU stamp on my passport? [more inside]
European Vacation! Zurich, Neuschwanstein, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Graz, Ljubanja, Bled, Trieste, Venice. Then Stockholm, Roslagen! [more inside]
I'm looking for things to see/do in Geneva, as well as any recommendations for eats. Will be there from a Friday to a Monday morning in early April. Suggestions? [more inside]
Help us plan our trip between Zurich and Florence? What are your favorite spots? Should we take the train or rent a car? We have about a week, and it will be mid-February. Unfortunately we don't ski but are open to just about anything else. Thanks in advance, MeFites!
Please recommend a guidebook for a Swiss person moving to the United States. [more inside]
Can you suggest a good base for some hiking in Switzerland? [more inside]
ReadingPlayboyForTheArticlesFilter: I once read an article about Swiss bank secrecy in an issue of Playboy from the 1960's or 1970's. Can anyone help me find out which issue this was? [more inside]
What happened to the fronts in World War I at the Swiss border? Did the trenches go up to an imaginary line and just...stop? Was there just an agreement on both sides that no aggressive action would be taken within a certain distance from Switzerland? Has anything been written on this situation, or even better, any pictures of what happened when the trench lines approached the Cantons? [more inside]
So I'm moving to Zurich this summer for a postdoc. What should I know to make finding an apartment and settling in as painless as possible? [more inside]
Looking for feedback on my plan for a May trip to Western Europe, probably Paris and one other country. [more inside]
What type of international work will I be doing and how do I do it? [more inside]
European road-trip for the holidays (filter). [more inside]
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