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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #50 on: October 21, 2020, 03:47:38 PM »
Swiss Miss. Have you collected any zero euro notes?  I found this on ewetwobe today.

https://youtu.be/TAGu0ywMyT4

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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #51 on: October 21, 2020, 05:17:59 PM »
That’s what you get back from the bank with negative interest rates as explained in this link.
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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #52 on: October 22, 2020, 06:49:26 AM »
Swiss Miss. Have you collected any zero euro notes?  I found this on ewetwobe today.

https://youtu.be/TAGu0ywMyT4

Interesting! I've never heard of these, and therefore it is safe to say, I've never seen one, either  ;D
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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #53 on: October 22, 2020, 08:20:36 AM »
I cannot tolerate more than about 30 seconds of information thin video.  It’s explained in the video if you watch long enough.

What is a Zero Euro?

The Zero Euro is a souvenir banknote with authorized printing by the European Central Bank (ECB) and is on queue to be a popular in 2018 banknote collector markets. It’s origins stem from France in 2015 after Richard Faille, creator of popular French currency souvenirs, decided to create euros that promote tourism. The banknotes are printed at a private fiduciary facility and they share many of the same characteristics of a real Euro except that they are marked as “0”, hence the name, and are tested to ensure they cannot enter circulation as legitimate financial currency. The front of all zero euros is the same and it includes a white zero followed by the Euro sign to denominate no financial value. Then (from left to right) Brandenburg Gate, Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, Sagrada Familia, Manneken Pis and the Mona Lisa.
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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #54 on: October 22, 2020, 11:14:13 AM »
Did you eat a Toblerone? The first thing I did when I got US citizenship was stop at McDonalds and got a 1/4 lb'r with cheese and supersize fries!

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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #55 on: October 23, 2020, 08:54:31 AM »
Did you eat a Toblerone? The first thing I did when I got US citizenship was stop at McDonalds and got a 1/4 lb'r with cheese and supersize fries!

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This is kinda similar--I took a college sponsored trip to Europe and a bunch of us all went to McD's as soon as we were settled in after the flight just to see if it was the same as in the States.  It was.
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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #56 on: October 23, 2020, 09:13:34 AM »
Congrats!  I made Chicken Cordon Blue in your honor the other evening for dinner.   :smiley_thumb:
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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #57 on: October 23, 2020, 11:37:43 AM »
This is kinda similar--I took a college sponsored trip to Europe and a bunch of us all went to McD's as soon as we were settled in after the flight just to see if it was the same as in the States.  It was.
It is the same here - but 4x as expensive!  :o
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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #58 on: October 23, 2020, 11:38:40 AM »
Congrats!  I made Chicken Cordon Blue in your honor the other evening for dinner.   :smiley_thumb:

Mmmm - that sounds good. 

Unfortunately, the restaurant across the street serves less-than-good cordon blue. Otherwise it would be soooo convenient. Too convenient, actually.
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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #59 on: October 23, 2020, 03:35:48 PM »
Congrats!  I made Chicken Cordon Blue in your honor the other evening for dinner.   :smiley_thumb:

I celebrated by making some laeckerli!
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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #60 on: October 24, 2020, 08:28:31 AM »
Congrats!  I made Chicken Cordon Blue in your honor the other evening for dinner.   :smiley_thumb:

I celebrated by making some laeckerli!

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And how did it turn out?
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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #61 on: October 24, 2020, 06:45:31 PM »
Congrats!  I made Chicken Cordon Blue in your honor the other evening for dinner.   :smiley_thumb:

I celebrated by making some laeckerli!

 :bigok:


And how did it turn out?

Addictively delicious.
She's got a worm in 'er belly? That's disgusting! That's interesting, but very disgusting. 

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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #62 on: November 30, 2020, 05:20:36 AM »
It took me a while to sort out how to go about getting it, but once I did, it took less than three days in total for my Little Red Book to arrive in today's post. Application an photo Thursday morning, Postman rang the bell mid-morning on Monday. Rather efficient, one might say  8)

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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #63 on: December 01, 2020, 08:59:57 AM »
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Remarkably efficient process.
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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #64 on: December 01, 2020, 08:15:32 PM »
:thumbsup:

Remarkably efficient process.


Well, they're Swiss, it's kind of expected of them...
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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #65 on: December 02, 2020, 01:18:15 AM »
They could have been more efficient though, as the ID card came the next day. If they really had their act together, it would have been just one visit by the Postman  :gerg:
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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #66 on: December 02, 2020, 05:25:56 AM »
I assume Dan went/is going through the same process isn't he?
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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #67 on: December 02, 2020, 07:53:41 AM »
I assume Dan went/is going through the same process isn't he?

Dan was "born Swiss" - even though he was born in the UK  :smoking:

His mom is Swiss, so he inherited it from her. That's also the reason I could apply for mine so soon: being married to a Swiss citizen makes it for a "facilitated naturalization", and I only had to wait 5 years (instead of 10) before I was able to apply.

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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #68 on: December 02, 2020, 10:05:50 AM »
I assume Dan went/is going through the same process isn't he?

Dan was "born Swiss" - even though he was born in the UK  :smoking:

His mom is Swiss, so he inherited it from her. That's also the reason I could apply for mine so soon: being married to a Swiss citizen makes it for a "facilitated naturalization", and I only had to wait 5 years (instead of 10) before I was able to apply.

I had no clue. I thought he was a California boy.
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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #69 on: December 02, 2020, 10:08:24 AM »
All I can say is...congrats!
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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #70 on: December 02, 2020, 10:34:37 AM »
I had no clue. I thought he was a California boy.

Swiss mom, born in the UK, naturalized in Canada. Not an ounce of US blood in him  :tinfoil:  - one more reason why I don't anticipate coming back to the US. If we leave Europe it'll be for BC  :inlove:
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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #71 on: January 05, 2021, 06:04:57 PM »
I had no clue. I thought he was a California boy.

Swiss mom, born in the UK, naturalized in Canada. Not an ounce of US blood in him  :tinfoil:  - one more reason why I don't anticipate coming back to the US. If we leave Europe it'll be for BC  :inlove:

I was born in UK, grew up in Quebec, my wife was also born in UK and grew up in Vancouver where most of her relatives live. We go up a couple of times a year (pre-covid). If we didn't live here it'd be in BC. I always feel like I'm back home when I'm in Canukistan

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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #72 on: January 06, 2021, 03:52:58 AM »
I always feel like I'm back home when I'm in Canukistan

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Same here!

We're actually planning a two week trip to BC once it is safe and sane to travel again. We'll rent motorcycles and ride through the lower province. I want to revisit all of the places I used to ride to/through when I lived in Seattle, and Dan has never been there at all (well, baring one weekend trip to Castlegar to visit bubba)
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