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Gift for a newborn and family in Switzerland

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!
posted by whitewall on Dec 5, 2014 - 4 answers

How xenophobic is Basel, Switzerland?

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.
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2014 - 10 answers

Ready me for international conference and travel

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]
posted by inevitability on Sep 24, 2014 - 15 answers

Planning a peaceful trip to Switzerland and beyond?

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]
posted by inevitability on Jul 11, 2014 - 11 answers

Help me ID this Swiss(?) Watch

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]
posted by 23 on Jan 24, 2014 - 7 answers

Good "homestyle" restaurant in Zurich?

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!
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Dec 8, 2013 - 6 answers

Redoing a garden. In winter. In Switzerland.

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]
posted by tracicle on Dec 8, 2013 - 7 answers

U.S to Switzerland mailing times

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.)
posted by kalapierson on Jul 30, 2013 - 6 answers

Cologne to Marseille in 7 days - where to go in between?

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]
posted by curtains on Jul 27, 2013 - 7 answers

Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland Travel Ideas

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]
posted by murrey on Apr 6, 2013 - 6 answers

Sleeping in Switzerland

I am taking a last-minute, whirlwind tour of Switzerland from August 29-Sept 7th, and need budget lodging recommendations. [more inside]
posted by larthegreat on Aug 20, 2012 - 3 answers

How can I order a basket of tasty treats for family vacationing in Switzerland?

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]
posted by blahblahblah on Aug 15, 2012 - 1 answer

Travel tips for Switzerland- Zurich, Chur, and Vienna

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]
posted by forkisbetter on May 10, 2012 - 13 answers

Looking for a modern-day moveable feast.

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]
posted by tully_monster on Feb 19, 2012 - 7 answers

What to do in Aarau?

Tell me everything about Aarau and Unterentfelden, Switzerland! [more inside]
posted by scose on Jan 30, 2012 - 2 answers

Moving from the US to Switzerland for work - what should I know?

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]
posted by scblackman on Jan 9, 2012 - 12 answers

Switzerland in the winter without winter gear

What should I see and do in/around Zurich and Bern? [more inside]
posted by madokachan on Dec 15, 2011 - 5 answers

YANMTA,BIDHATA,S...

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]
posted by AugieAugustus on Oct 6, 2011 - 12 answers

Cheap but Quality M.S Finance Program in Europe

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]
posted by sawyerrrr on Sep 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Swiss Misses?

Swiss misses? [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Sep 9, 2011 - 5 answers

What if we moved to Lausanne?

Tell me about living in Lausanne, Switzerland. [more inside]
posted by ohio on Sep 8, 2011 - 7 answers

What's it like to work in Swiss academia?

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]
posted by lapsangsouchong on Aug 28, 2011 - 4 answers

plan my trip to switzerland. please.

help me enjoy my trip to switzerland! [more inside]
posted by sabh on Aug 11, 2011 - 21 answers

Getting a EU passport stamp

If I travel by train from Switzerland to France will I get a EU stamp on my passport? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2011 - 18 answers

National Lampoons European Vacation

European Vacation! Zurich, Neuschwanstein, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Graz, Ljubanja, Bled, Trieste, Venice. Then Stockholm, Roslagen! [more inside]
posted by lundman on May 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Geneva for a weekend - things to not miss?

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]
posted by jlunar on Mar 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Favorite spots between Zurich and Florence?

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!
posted by walla on Jan 18, 2011 - 10 answers

Is There a Guidebook for Being a Swiss Expat in the United States?

Please recommend a guidebook for a Swiss person moving to the United States. [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Dec 6, 2010 - 4 answers

Can you suggest a good base for some hiking in Switzerland?

Can you suggest a good base for some hiking in Switzerland? [more inside]
posted by Mngo on Aug 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Need to find an article in Playboy about Swiss banks

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]
posted by reenum on Jun 4, 2010 - 3 answers

What happened to the fronts in World War I at the Swiss border?

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]
posted by cowbellemoo on Apr 8, 2010 - 9 answers

Living in Zurich sounds great, moving to Zurich sounds painful

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]
posted by Schismatic on Apr 2, 2010 - 1 answer

Looking for feedback on my plan for a May trip to Western Europe.

Looking for feedback on my plan for a May trip to Western Europe, probably Paris and one other country. [more inside]
posted by kdern on Mar 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Ex-pat sewing classes in Europe - Possible?

What type of international work will I be doing and how do I do it? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Jan 18, 2010 - 9 answers

2 weeks driving around Europe at Christmas - what not to miss?

European road-trip for the holidays (filter). [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Dec 3, 2009 - 12 answers

Seen lots of old stuff, want some modern culture

How can I find good live music in Switzerland (or maybe Vienna or Prague or somewhere else) during the next few days? Or other interesting evening events? [more inside]
posted by little e on Oct 31, 2009 - 4 answers

Swiss passport holder trying to do seasonal work in france

Australian holding a swiss passport and looking to do some seasonal work (less than 2 weeks) in france while travelling. [more inside]
posted by Raff on Sep 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Another Question about moving to London. Likely more to follow.

I'm moving to the UK. I love snowboarding. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by ElmerFishpaw on Jun 22, 2009 - 9 answers

Happy birthday, eh!

I want to put together a Canada-themed birthday package for my friend in Switzerland. What should I include and where can I find it? [more inside]
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér on Mar 3, 2009 - 26 answers

Best weekend ever, Switzerland edition.

Boyfriend and I are spending a weekend in Zürich in a couple of weeks. What are the things we mustn't miss there? Also, what would be the best way to travel to other places in Switzerland for a day? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Feb 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Switzerland vacation ideas

I just decided to take a winter vacation to Switzerland for the week before Christmas with my friend. I have never been to Switzerland (or outside North America for that matter) and I was wondering if anyone had been to Switzerland and had suggestions about what to do/where to go? I am up for anything! [more inside]
posted by bucksox on Dec 3, 2008 - 15 answers

Screw Chevy Chase

I'm looking for underrated, obscure European vacation stops. [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Oct 1, 2008 - 33 answers

Zürich ist zu reich...

What do I do in Zürich for five months, and which websites can eliminate the need for this question? (Especially if I'm on a relative budget) [more inside]
posted by stvspl on Aug 7, 2008 - 7 answers

Switzerland in 1817

ObscureHistoryFilter: Any pointers to resources about how Switzerland was like in 1817? What was life like? What was the political and economic situation? What technology was around? I'm trying to create a Call of Cthulhu campaign based in that place and time, and I'm trying to be as realistic as possible (aside from the cosmic horrors). [more inside]
posted by Zarkonnen on Jul 25, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me plan a European relocation?

European relocation: I've been asked to help plan a friend's relocation from Switzerland to Norway. [more inside]
posted by dance on Jun 28, 2008 - 2 answers

Where should we go and what should we see in Germany and Switzerland?

My boyfriend and I will be meeting my dad in Berlin in mid-September. I've never been to Germany and my boyfriend has never been to Switzerland, and we'll be there a total of 10 days. How should we split up our time, and what should we see? My dad will be renting a car, so we're planning on driving between cities. Any suggestions are appreciated!
posted by odayoday on Jun 26, 2008 - 4 answers

Switzerland for foodies?

Switzerland for foodies? [more inside]
posted by AceRock on Jun 20, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me find a post-grad program in applied statistics

Can you recommend me post-grad / continuing studies in Applied Statistics? Either at Swiss universities, or via good e-unversities. [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Jun 6, 2008 - 2 answers

Where to go from Lyon?

I'm thinking of taking a day/weekend trip from Lyon (Rhône-Alpes) to... somewhere. I'd like the destination city to be pretty close. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Apr 17, 2008 - 10 answers

Does anyone know a good French Language School in Geneva

I'm staying with friends on the border between Switzerland and France for about six weeks this summer and would like to find a school that offers intensive French lessons. Ideally I would leave for France sometime in the beginning of June and stay until mid-July, though my dates are flexible. I speak intermediate level French now and would be willing to come into a course a little late, if necessary. Thanks!
posted by pkuras on Mar 21, 2008 - 2 answers

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