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Old 03-14-2014, 08:05 PM
 
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still boring :-)
You should go to Spain, that is a pretty fun, dynamic country!
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:54 PM
 
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I would love to be bored in Switzerland.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:30 AM
 
Location: zurich
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why is that? what would you do without working there? pretty lame :-)
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:00 PM
 
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why is that? what would you do without working there? pretty lame :-)
Soooo, you take the spectacular scenery, the music- and cultural festivals, the hiking, the folk culture, the cuisine, for granted? Oh, but you're from there. I guess that makes sense, in a way. Don't you have friends to hang out with? What do the young local people do there for fun? Please, enlighten us.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Centre of Europe
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That's pretty strange...Switzerland has one of the happiest citizens in the world and Zurich is one of the cities with the highest quality of life (from a view of expats) and you find it depressing?

And i think its not fair to compare Zurich (only 400K inhabitants) to a huge world-city. Of course you will find Zurich boring if you compare it to NY or London etc.

I am perhaps biased since i live in Zurich, but from what i hear from my friends coming from France and other countries, they just love the huge quality of life here. My south-Koeran friend who lived in Berlin, London, Frankfurt and Zurich found Zurich by far the best city to live.

You can also read a little bit about what other people say about their stay here:

Zurich Switzerland - Are the States better than Europe heres the European Scoop.

And you should give me an example of another city of only 400k having so much to offer than Zurich? Its quite impossible! It has for example the biggest density of bars and clubs in Europe. Talking about culture it's the fourth most important german speaking city after Berlin, Vienna and Hamburg. And you will find everything you can find in a huge world city and everything on a small area. And that's boring for you? And the mountains and lakes are just in the neigbourhood or in the city itself. You also can swim in the rivers in the summer in the middle of the city, what is nearly impossible in most of bigger cities. In less than 1 hour you will reach the ski-aeras.

I think you should have a problem with yourself or really need a huge worl city to be happy?

The only thing that is absolutely true is that people are very reserved, may look cold and it is very difficult to know new people. But the city has about 30% of foreigners, so you will meet a lot of people coming from everywhre when going out.

Zurich is one the best cities in the world for living for most of the people (in average), just missing more opened people.
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:02 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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The only thing that is absolutely true is that people are very reserved, may look cold and it is very difficult to know new people. But the city has about 30% of foreigners, so you will meet a lot of people coming from everywhre when going out.

Zurich is one the best cities in the world for living for most of the people (in average), just missing more opened people.
In my opinion and experience, it's the people who make the difference in the quality of someone's experience living in a foreign country. If you can make friends, have good conversations, and enjoy human company, the place won't be perceived as boring. Anyone can entertain themselves alone, and definitely, having many sports opportunities and cultural events really helps. But if you end up partaking of those activities alone all the time, it's going to get depressing eventually.

Although I'm surprised that a Swiss (the OP) would find his own country boring.
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Centre of Europe
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Anyone can entertain themselves alone, and definitely, having many sports opportunities and cultural events really helps. But if you end up partaking of those activities alone all the time, it's going to get depressing eventually.
Of course you're right. But it really isn't as bad as that! For sure you have to put more energy to know new people, but if you don't want to stay alone you will never be alone, since there are a lot of group activities you can participate at. There you will get good friends, at least other foreigners. The main difficulty is that in Zurich it's unusual to talk to other people on the street or in the bus. You can for sure talk to local people on a spontanous way and most of them will be polite to you but they will also show you that they don't want to be disturbed more. So it's just cultural i guess. You need more time to enter in contact with someone but it's far from being impossible ;-)
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:43 PM
 
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I'd jump at the right opportunity to put my finance background to work and live life to the fullest in Switzerland. Been there twice; the people, places and things to do were never ending fun and adventure.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:52 AM
 
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Zurich is not that boring
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Old 09-18-2016, 05:42 PM
 
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How can Switzerland be ever BORING??

Well, w/ Swissyland (please take no offence, to those not calling CH that, lol) -- I'd leap to go back there. Was there at 21 yrs old & miss it alot. Spent a good portion of a summer in Leysin & thought it was nowhere near comparable to best of anywhere in US. I always wanted to go see Lake Lugano & Lugano but didn't go then. But w/ all these open Swiss border issues, it seems, it has changed alot of what I envisioned as paradise.

I wanted to retire to Swiss living as an ex-pat but changed my mind & remain in US as I get older. Ok, I know this thread is old but just wanted to elucidate that memory to all.
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