Friday, October 5, 2012

Zürich city


Good morning dear readers. 
Here we are, located smack in the middle of the city of Zürich after two weeks of totally (controlled) chaos. A big truck with almost all of my belongings arrived well this Monday. It took a long time packing in boxes in the safest possible way to move the long way to Switzerland. On the same Monday, Alexis and I arrived by plane and then we entered our new apartment that I had actually only seen on a poor quality video prior to moving in - well, it took some nerves. It's even bigger than our condo in Sweden, a little different in style with less high ceilings, but with nice old doors and more space and more rooms. It's also located in a fabulous area, three minutes to the lake and the nature and six minutes to the best spot in Zürich city, namely Paradeplatz at the end of high street). The tram stops outside my entrance door and shops like pharmacy, grocery stores and dry cleaning, flowers ... etc as well. The building itself is really pretty and all the things inside as well which of course has a huge influence on the overall feeling. We have the elevator up to our door and we live at the top floor so it's very convenient.
I must say, I really like it so far.
When we arrived, the city offered glorious late summer weather with shining sun and warm temperatures. I was literally walking in a top and flats. That "small" detail, is something I will be enourmously curious to explore futher this winter; if the climate is that much milder than in Stockholm. I wish!!!

Well, I just wanted to drop a note now when internet is working properly. So, see you very soon I guess!

40 comments:

  1. Welcome to Zurich, Stina! I hope you get to love the city as much as I do. :-)

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  2. That sounds great! I wish you all the best for your new appartment - of course, moving is very stressful, but I'm sure you will be very happy when everything is finished!

    xxx Anita

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  3. Oh, vad spännande!! Verkar vara perfekt läge och skönt att ha nära till allt. Så kul (fast jobbigt så klart) att packa upp och komma i ordning i något nytt. Lycka till! MVH Laila

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  4. It sounds like a you are about to start a wonderful new chapter of your life, stina. wish you all the best! thanks for sharing your journey through your blog, its always a pleasure to read your wise words, check out your goooorgeous outfits and beautiful pictures. this is one of my favourite 'feel-good' and 'daily inspiration' blogs. xoxox

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  5. sounds so lovely!
    wish you all the best for the living in the new home in Zürich :-)

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  6. Wish you the best of luck in your new home town, but Stockholm misses you!

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  7. Stina the best, best things are to have very near all the conveniences. It's absolutely the must nowadays, all other whing will take place slowly slowly. I know and see where you are my hsuband 2o years ago had to work to ZH, shopping also very near........ Tiring period, true but you will be all the time with your love. For me, French person, the Swiss German people were difficult to bear because I am not very disciplinated and I hate this language but for you it will be completely different because of the friends of M and also because you are Swedish, from the north I mean. Looking forward to hearing more. XXX

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    1. Ha, ha, ha Uta you're so funny! I have a problem with the swiss discepline also, rules for small stupid things if you ask me but ja, ja, ja ...

      I wish they spoke french here, but they don't. And yes, both Swedish and German comes from Germanic so it's probably easier for me.

      Talk soon!

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  8. I wish you and your little family all the best for your new life in Zürich!!! The description of your new appartment sounds wonderful. Best location in Zürich. I am looking forward to many nice pictures ;-)

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  9. Dear Stina
    Welcome to Zürich and I wish you all the best for your family and your new home. I am looking forward to many lovely pictures and maybe I will see you one day at Paradeplatz ;)

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  10. Grattis till flytten! Hoppas ni får njuta av en fin höst nu när det är avklarat!

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  11. Dear Stina with the best blog:)))

    I saw you close to Paradeplatz yesterday in a blue coat.....looking sooooo chic....I new it was you!!!!:)))Love to have you in my city:)))

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  12. hi! Nice that you arrived well :) I have a question about your moving, I will move next year in March from Zürich to Stockholm, can you tell me approx. how much you paid for the move? I do not have a lot of stuff but I am scared about the prices... thanks in advance and enjoy the sun here today! :)

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    1. Oh my, It's depending if you use a international moving company, then you have to count with about 5000Euro for a truck 17 sqm. And also the tax for going in and out of the countries.
      Or you drive it yourself, that's a lot cheaper but takes approximatly 4 days. Or you send them by airplane and that's all depening on how much you want to ship over. Email me if you want at stina_auer@live.se

      It's not cheap to move abroad with a full home but there's good ways of doing it.

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  13. Ooh vad härligt att höra och vad fint det låter! Hoppas att det kommer bjudas på små glimtar från hemmet i framtiden=)

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  14. welcome to Zürich! Is it so importend to say, that your last apartment was a condo ????????

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    1. ???? Just as important as to write a stupid comment like this I guess ...

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  15. Lycka till Stina! Måste kännas helt underbart att kunna vara med M. på heltid! :)
    Får jag fråga hur du tänker göra med ditt jobb på kliniken i Stockholm? Och vad ska du jobba med i Zurich? Ska du vara mammaledig länge till? Många frågor, jag vet ;) Många kramar från en annan mammaledig mamma :) /Angela

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    1. Angela, I will come to stockholm every 6th week and treat my patients, more about that on the blog soon! I will probably be a stay at home mum for Alexis at least 6 more month but still treat both here in Zürich and in Stokcholm, but not full time! Varm regards, stina

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    2. Thanks for answering! What a perfect solution! Good for you! Customers happy, you happy and both of your families happy! I am sure it'll work out great. :)

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  16. Har du sålt lägenheten i Sthlm? Har du flyttat på riktigt?! Antar att det var för att slippa pendla? Modigt av dig. Hoppas det blir bra!!

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    1. Yes, we wanted to live together. Yes it took a lot of courage actually but it's in the same way a thrilling adventure!

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  17. I have a great feeling about your new life in Z ürich, dear Stina :)

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    1. Sheyda! I sooo hope your feeling is true!

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  18. Roligt att få höra hur ni har det!! Varit tomt utan dina kloka ord och förstår att det är full rulle. Spännande! Zürich låter som en dröm! Så roligt att få följa dig på instagram under tiden! Trevlig helg!

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  19. oh wow that looks so amazing a friend of mine just spend her day there and really fell in love with the city hope you do too!

    love cherrybee
    http://live-life-cherrybee.blogspot.de

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  20. Spännande!
    Lämnar du ditt stockholmsliv bakom dig nu?
    Hur gör du med jobbet?
    Säljer du stockholmslägenheten?

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    1. No, I still have part of my home in Stokcholm and if everything goes as planned, I will work there every 6th week.

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  21. Great to be here, this is such an interesting blog.

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  22. Grattis till det nya hemmet!

    Hälsningar från det regniga Karleby/Finland

    Ann-Cathrine

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  23. Vad roligt att höra och tack för att du uppdaterar ofta på instagram, så härligt att följa med;)
    Ha det bäst!

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  24. Everyone: Thank you for the nice comments and all the wished! Warm regards, stina

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  25. Hi Stina,
    I know exactly how you feel, I also moved down from Stockholm to Switzerland, however one year ago. The climate here in the south is great, I love the mountains and the swiss people are quite similar to the swedish; however, I am starting to miss Stockholm, but not the cold winter and the darkness :-) Btw I have got one hint if you search for dry cleaning in zurich, try cosmobutler, try are quite smooth. Ha det så bra, så hörs vi. Saknar Stockholm! Alexander Larsson

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