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View Poll Results: Which One Do You Think is the best for the categories posted?
barcelona 7 36.84%
milan 1 5.26%
geneva 8 42.11%
vienna 3 15.79%
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:11 PM
 
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hello, I am enquiring about living in europe, and have found some criteria.
1. Large City
2. Close to Ski Resorts
3. Language is no barrier, am open to learning new ones.

Thank you!

Please leave some ideas and tell why/give some explanations
thanks again!
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:17 PM
 
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Geneva ......

International City with United Nations, other international organizations, European HQs of large US corps., international banking sector.

Most people speak some English and often are comfortable in multiple languages.

In about an hour you can be skiing in the Chamonix area (Flaine, Les Contamines, La Clusaz, Le Carroz, etc.). A couple of hours gets you to resorts like Les Menuires (France), Courmayeur (Italy) or Verbier (Switzerland).

Watersports on the lake.

International airport.

At the centre of Europe. On the French border, one hour to Italy, three hours to Germany, eight hours to Spain (all by car).
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:48 PM
 
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Default Barcelona vs Milan vs Geneva vs Vienna

Hello All, Thinking about relocating to europe. Just wondering where. My company has branches in all the cities listed and more. Thanks


In terms of...
culture
food
cosmopolitan
skiing
beaches
world class
language isn't an issue

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Old 10-21-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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In terms of...
culture
food
cosmopolitan
skiing
beaches
world class
language isn't an issue
culture - Milan, Vienna
food - all have excellent restaurants
cosmopolitan - Geneva due to international orgs., UN and US EHQs
skiing - Geneva. The others have skiing but not nearly so close
beaches - Barcelona
world class - all of them
language isn't an issue - Geneva
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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Definitely Zurich.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:32 PM
 
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First I was going to say Turin, but if you want more upscale, I'd say Geneva.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:22 PM
 
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TO ALL: another criteria is how important the city is in the world (World Class)
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:33 PM
 
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TO ALL: another criteria is how important the city is in the world (World Class)
Dude, it doesn't get more "world class" than Switzerland. Definitely recommend!
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:26 AM
 
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I faced a similar choice many years ago and chose based on culture over what was best for career. I did alright in many senses, but not the best in terms of career.

Among the cities you list, career-wise the best bet may be Geneva, unless you are already CEO or something, and of course it also depends on what industry you are in.

Based on my knowledge, experience and impressions, Geneva scores highest in terms of cosmopolitan, world class, and use of languages. From a career-move perspective, then, my best guess is that you should have a very specific cultural and/or niche career interest to choose one of the other three over Geneva.

Good Luck!

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Old 10-22-2012, 05:45 AM
 
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Swizrland is extremely expensive. I, on the other hand, would definitely choose Munich! much more convivial than anywhere in Switzerland (Englisher Garten, Oktoberfest, museums, Ludwig II castles, lakes..) and close to the Alps (Garmish-Partenkirchen, world class ski resort , is 1 h away!). Maybe English is not as widespread as in Zürich or Geneva (not sure about that, I believe it's about on a par) but if you have some notions of German, it's much more easy to understand there than in CH, whre the Schwyzerdutsch is (for me at least) an ununderstandable goobledyook (and frankly not very pretty sounding), it could as well be Papuan...
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