Did you know that in rents in Switzerland are tied to the mortgage rate and every time the mortgage rate falls the landlord is legally obliged to offer you a rent reduction? No? This might seem incredible for those that come from «Wild West» style rental markets where being gouged is a way of life but it is true. Fortunately there is a website called 5minutelawyer that can find out if you are entitled to a rent reduction and guide you through the process. It’s also in English which is very useful indeed. It’s worthwhile checking and only takes a few minutes.
With all the hot weather we’ve been having it’s great to get out on the water and enjoy the lake. Temperatures are often noticeable lower when you leave the shore so it provides some respite from the sweltering heat of the city. But
2. Lake or river? Water sports in Zurich
Okay, so we’re not basking on the coast of Mediterranean, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the water. At destinations along Lake Zurich there are different types of water sports to choose from – and learning
3. Meatloaf? No, It's Fleischkäse.
What is «Fleischkäse»? If you translate directly you get a distinctly unappetising sounding «meat cheese» but the closest you can get in English is meat loaf which doesn’t really do it justice. The best thing to is give it a try and
1. Urban Signs Photo Trip
Take part in Ron's Urban Signs Photo trip. If you come across any unusual signs, shop windows, adverts or street art in your world travels, take a picture and upload it to the website. Limit yourself to your very best shots from where
2. Nature Photography
Images far from urban life
3. Zurich Photo Trip
1. Casa nostrana
Albisstrasse 25, 8038 Zürich
2. Lucky Dumpling: Authentic Chinese
6 years ago we welcomed 'Dini Mueter' to the Langstrasse. This summer, the bar and restaurant underwent a refurbishment and just reopened its doors with a new concept and a new name. Well, actually the new name is also the concept: Lucky
3. Ooki: All the way from Tokyo
Whenever a new Japanese restaurant opens somewhere, you can be sure that I’m not far behind. This new locale is called Ooki and serves gyoza, ramen, tempura, udon, Japanese curries and sake. The interior is very authentic, the
I've just been refused entry to a cafe in Zurich because their Vaccine app doesn't recognise my UK vaccination certificate.
The owners of the app tell me there are no plans to fix this.
Has anyone else had this problem?
Does anyone have any suggestions?