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This channel is your guide to Geneva and Switzerland! Moving to Switzerland is a big and exciting step, I know cause I did it! In this podcast you’ll find useful information about moving to Geneva, living and working in Switzerland.

All my podcasts are related to my YouTube channel, you can subscribe and watch the videos here: bit.ly/Miko_PS

Tune in to the podcast where I share tips and experiences which will be useful for both those planning to move to Switzerland, people already living here or those simply visiting Swizerland as a tourist. I have spent a third of my life as an expat around Europe.

Currently, I live in Switzerland. I absolutely love it here and have a story or two to tell about this place. Some might even be interesting 😜

You’ll find some of the stories here. On relocating, living as an expat in Switzerland and Italy. On studying in the Netherlands and landing my dream career in the financial industry. Occasionally a story or two about going back home to Poland.
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By popular demand, in this podcast, I talk about the Swiss people. In general, what are Swiss people like? How is it to live amongst them? If you're planning to move here, it's one of the things you probably want to know, after all, these will be the people you will be spending your time amongst 😉
*All my podcasts are adapted from my videos and are related to my YouTube channel, you can subscribe and watch the videos here: bit.ly/Miko_PSIn this podcast, I show Geneva after the COVID lockdown. Since the number of new Coronavirus cases in Switzerland has drastically improved in the last weeks, most of the restrictions have been lifted. The city looks like its getting back to normal. But isn't this all too rapid?
*All my podcasts are adapted from my videos and are related to my YouTube channel, you can subscribe and watch the videos here: bit.ly/Miko_PSI test drive the best selling car in Switzerland (March 2019) and talk about the costs of owning a car in Switzerland. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment. Useful links below:1. Buying:- https://www.autoscout24.ch- Facebook Marketplace2. License Plates (tax for emission) - You can read more here: - https://www.ge.ch/impot-vehicules- https://www.ch.ch/en/vehicle-testing/- https://www.ch.ch/en/registering-vehicle/3. Insurance - Cou can compare prices here: https://en.comparis.ch/versicherung4. Parking in Geneva - more info here: https://www.geneve-parking.ch/fr7. Swiss technical test: https://www.ge.ch/controlevisite-techniqueOn importing vehicles from abroad: https://www.ge.ch/document/conducteurs-vehicules-importation-vehicules-provenance-etranger
*All my podcasts are adapted from my videos and are related to my YouTube channel, you can subscribe and watch the videos here: bit.ly/Miko_PSNight walk in Geneva - A COVID souvenir. I made this video of a night in Geneva as a reminder of what the COVID world looked like.It has now become a norm for all of us. But hopefully, one day and sooner rather than later, it will be a memory and proof of how resilient and flexible humankind can be.
*All my podcasts are adapted from my videos and are related to my YouTube channel, you can subscribe and watch the videos here: bit.ly/Miko_PSListen before emigrating - the truth about becoming an expat. In this podcast, I share my thoughts on the last 10 years of my life which I have spent as a migrant around Europe. I talk about immigrant experiences, everything that is great but also difficult about leaving your home country. The whole truth, the good, the bad and the ugly. Since 2011, I have lived in the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Switzerland. Every move was a new adventure but also brought new challenges. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to comment! Hope you enjoy!
*All my podcasts are adapted from my videos and are related to my YouTube channel, you can subscribe and watch the videos here: bit.ly/Miko_PSIn this podcast, I show Geneva after the COVID lockdown. Since the number of new Coronavirus cases in Switzerland has drastically improved in the last weeks, most of the restrictions have been lifted. The city looks like its getting back to normal. But isn't this all too rapid?In this video, I talk about the procedure of getting a dog from EU and bringing the puppy to Switzerland. I cover the process and all the necessary steps in order. We've just gone through the process, often found ourselves confused. So hopefully, this video will be useful for those getting a dog and will cover all your doubts. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask in the comments section!Overview of the process:1:06 When can you bring a dog 1:58 Customs 2:24 Civil liability insurance for the dog 2:48 Municipal Police3:13 Vet3:40 Municipal Police (again...)Good luck and success!Learn more here: https://www.blv.admin.ch/blv/en/home/tiere/reisen-mit-heimtieren/hunde-katzen-und-frettchen.html#:~:text=Leaving%20Switzerland,wish%20to%20return%20to%20Switzerland.
*All my podcasts are adapted from my videos and are related to my YouTube channel, you can subscribe and watch the videos here: bit.ly/Miko_PSIn this podcast, I show you what I spend in a day to give you an idea of prices in Geneva Switzerland and the cost of living. If you are interested, here is a video I made on the Cost of living in Geneva for an average month: https://youtu.be/fVByjUcO-dIand here, on the Cost of moving to Geneva, cost of the first months in Geneva: https://youtu.be/9K6VeAX-h_0I hope you enjoy it, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.Please keep in mind that the calculation made in this video is very subjective and will differ greatly depending on one's preferences. There are no ads in this video, no product, service or brand is being advertised.
*All my podcasts are adapted from my videos and are related to my YouTube channel, you can subscribe and watch the videos here: bit.ly/Miko_PSThis podcast is a quick guide through the rules for visiting and immigrating to Switzerland. You will learn more about visas and permits for studying in Switzerland, working in Switzerland as an EU/EFTA and non-EU/EFTA citizen, and retiring in Switzerland. Timecodes and a repository of useful links below. Comment if you have questions, we will try to answer them together! 😊😉Useful links:Intro video by the service of the Confederation, cantons, and commune:1. https://youtu.be/oyhoxADsEAcEntering Switzerland & Residence:1. https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/themen.htmlDo I require a visa:1. https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/themen/einreise/merkblatt_einreise.html2. https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/publiservice/weisungen-kreisschreiben/visa/liste1_staatsangehoerigkeit.htmlEntry & residence:1. https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/themen.html (Entry & residence)2. https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/themen/aufenthalt.html (Residence)3. https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/themen/fza_schweiz-eu-efta/eu-efta_buerger_schweiz.html (EU/EFTA Citizens: Living and Working in Switzerland)4. https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/themen/arbeit/nicht-eu_efta-angehoerige.html (Non-EU/EFTA nationals)5. https://www.ch.ch/en/family-reunification/ (Family reunification)6. https://www.expatica.com/ch/moving/visas/switzerland-visa-and-immigration-107631/ Studying in Switzerland:1. https://www.eda.admin.ch/countries/china/en/home/visa/residency/studying.html (Studying in Switzerland)2. https://studyinginswitzerland.com/student-visa-switzerland/ (Studying in Switzerland)Retirement in Switzerland:1. https://www.expatica.com/ch/moving/visas/switzerland-visa-and-immigration-107631/ 2. https://www.expatica.com/ch/finance/retirement/a-guide-to-retiring-in-switzerland-100004/Additional links with clarifications:2. https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/work-permits/29191706 (work permits)3. https://www.expatica.com/ch/moving/visas/switzerland-work-visa-102462/#:~:text=If%20you%20want%20to%20work,visa%20in%20your%20home%20country. (Work visas and permits in Switzerland)4. https://www.learn-swiss-german.ch/blog/type-permit-need-stay-switzerland/ (types of permits)5. https://visaguide.world/europe/switzerland-visa/long-stay/work/
I have spent roughly 115 nights in a dozen different hotels in Geneva. In this video, I give my subjective review of budget and rather cheap (for Geneva standards - prices up to 1000$ for a 4-5 night stay) hotels in Geneva. If you have questions, add them in the comments! In this video review I cover the following hotels:1:49 Hôtel Diplomate4:57 Hôtel International & Terminus Genève6:08 Hôtel Strasbourg fassbindhotels7:15 ibis Genève Centre Nations8:55 bonus, couple of words about ibis Styles Genève Gare, Ibis Style, The Ambassador9:52 Hotel Cristal Design (fassbindhotels)11:35 Novotel Genève CentreAll opinions in this video are my subjective views and experiences after staying in the mentioned hotels. This video is not an advertisement for either of the mentioned hotels.Let me know what you think and what more you would like to know! Comment if you have questions!*All my podcasts are adapted from my videos and are related to my YouTube channel, you can subscribe and watch the videos here: bit.ly/Miko_PS
Trick to renting cars for cheaper in Geneva. Hope you find it useful. Please use at your own risk ;-)*All my podcasts are adapted from my videos and are related to my YouTube channel, you can subscribe and watch the videos here: bit.ly/Miko_PS
Today, I'll share some thoughts on what might very well be the world's best country to live in. Is life here better than anywhere else? I will perform some real-life tests and look at some statistical indicators. Let's see if this really is the world's best place to live. If it is, why not come and stay :)Enjoy!*All my podcasts are adapted from my videos and are related to my YouTube channel, you can subscribe and watch the videos here: bit.ly/Miko_PS
*All my podcasts are adapted from my videos and are related to my YouTube channel, you can subscribe and watch the videos here: bit.ly/Miko_PSIn this podcast, I talk about the costs of moving to Geneva, the costs of the first months here and all expenses related to settling here. As all such podcasts, it has a highly subjective character, but hopefully, it will still give you a rough idea of what those costs are.This podcast is part one of a playlist dedicated to the logistics of moving to Geneva, where I talk about the costs of moving and living in Geneva, finding a job and apartment, about health insurance, apartment insurance and all other aspects of migrating to Geneva.
*All my podcasts are adapted from my videos and are related to my YouTube channel, you can subscribe and watch the videos here: bit.ly/Miko_PSThis podcast is part one of a playlist dedicated to the logistics of moving to Geneva, where I talk about the costs of moving and living in Geneva, finding a job and apartment, about health insurance, apartment insurance and all other aspects of migrating to Geneva.In this podcast, I talk about the costs of living in Geneva for an average month. As all such videos, it has a highly subjective character, but hopefully, it will still give you a rough idea of what are the costs of living here.BELOW ARE SOME HELPFUL LINKS!!https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/GenevaHEALTH INSURANCE:https://en.comparis.ch/krankenkassen/defaulthttps://www.offremaladie.ch/MOBILE PHONE:https://en.comparis.ch/telecom/mobile https://www.sunrise.ch/en/residential/mobile/freedom/options/others/halbtax.html - with half farehttps://www.salt.ch/en/young/ - nice option if you are below 30INTERNET:https://en.comparis.ch/telecom/adslGYM:https://www.nonstopgym.com/en/ - the cheap basic but 24-7 optionhttps://www.activfitness.ch/ - cheap optionhttps://www.letsgofitness.ch/MOBILITY:https://www.mobility.ch/ - great option for a car in Switzerland
Recently together with my wife's family, we have organized a surprise trip for her birthday. In this video, I share my experiences and everything I learned in this process. A surprise vacation, even if it's short, is a great gift for an anniversary, birthday or just as a symbol of how much we care. This video includes 10 tips that will help you organize a surprise trip for your loved one! Everything you need to succeed and tips on what to watch out for!Enjoy!!*All my podcasts are adapted from my videos and are related to my YouTube channel, you can subscribe and watch the videos here: bit.ly/Miko_PS
In this podcast, I wanted to share my experience from the first months of living in Switzerland and all the things that I found odd, things that surprised or shocked me when I first came here. On this podcast I talk about expat life, migrating, living, and working in Geneva, moving to Switzerland and building a life here. If you are fascinated with this country, if you’d like to migrate to Switzerland, if you'd like to know more about the standard and style of living here, the cost of living in Switzerland, the traditions, the pros and cons of Switzerland, this is the channel for you!Enjoy!!All my podcasts are related to my YouTube channel, you can subscribe and watch the videos here: bit.ly/Miko_PS
In this podcast, I wanted to sum up all the things I wish I knew before moving to Geneva. I hope this will help all those preparing to move. At the same time, I wonder how the experience differs for those already living in Geneva. If you already live in Geneva, please share your experiences, do you agree? Did you have similar experiences? How did your experiences differ?All my podcasts are related to my YouTube channel, you can subscribe and watch the videos here: bit.ly/Miko_PS
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