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Living in Switzerland II: The trams, automobiles and tour buses

28 September 2012 No Comment



This article is a look into the cobra tram which runs in Switzerland.

The photo shows the white and blue cobra tram as it moves slowly and gradually not disturbing the peace and tranquility of Switzerland.

There are five passengers who have their iPhones out for staying in touch with their friends and relatives on Facebook and Twitter.

Some people are reading the cheaply printed and poorly written newspapers, which are present on the vacant seats of the tram. It is taken as litter in the tram.

The newspapers, it seems have no respect as they are free and aren’t even used to put in the bird cages.

In the back seat of the tram, there are some sun burnt kids who are fighting over seats in the small VIP lounge, which is a few step elevated than the rest of the passenger seats. It gives a good back view.

Outside the tram’s window, the cars, vans and trucks are getting on with their lives in their pursuit of morning routine.

Some drivers are smoking and some are eating cadies and picking their noses. It looks very disgusting and odd to a tourist.

They are clearly annoyed, when the pedestrians walk one of the three cross-walks, which extend to and from the tram.

The flow of traffic on other side of street is easy going and smooth. Less people are heading into the city at the late afternoon hour.

People also ride a motorbike over here and passes through the lane, which is used only by trams and buses.

Girls ride bikes over here unlike in Islamic countries; it is banned to do so. Most of the bike riders do not wear a helmet.

So, as we see, life in Zurich is pretty standard and normal.

Read carefully now

1: It is said that obtaining a residence permit is not possible. That is wrong and it is possible to get it. If you are retired and a businessman, a work permit can be granted.

2: Switzerland is not as cold as Siberia. Wine and kiwis are grown over here and the summer temperatures can go up to 30 degrees Celsius. Winter season lasts for a few months tops and there is occasional snowfall.

3: The life in Switzerland is not that expensive as compared to Paris, London and Tokyo. Also, note down the fact, that you paid a lot of taxes in your own respective country than you will pay in Switzerland. Therefore, the cost of living is adjusted in Switzerland.



4: This is not true that only billionaires, steel magnates, telecom CEO’s and Hollywood celebrities can live in Switzerland. There are so many common people living in Switzerland and they are not as famous or as rich as owner of IKEA or Tina Turner. You must be considerably rich to live in Switzerland, but not a millionaire.

5: In Switzerland, you can buy a house once you have the residence permit. When you have a B permit, then you can buy off a house anywhere in Switzerland. This is the new law.

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