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Old 12.11.2015, 17:45
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Re: where do u prefer to live? French or German part?

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Funny, for such a small country there is such an animosity between cantons and people and languages. Bit silly.

Like Glasgow and Edinburgh or Dublin and Belfast. But sillier.
Well agreed- but if you studied the history of how the Jura was just given to Bern- different language, religion, 'culture' being imposed on them, as well as the economy and best lands- you would perhaps understand that part better. And we are talking about early 19th C, not ancient history either, hence (compared to say Ireland or Scotland versus England).
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Old 12.11.2015, 18:07
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Re: where do u prefer to live? French or German part?

If I were asked this question a year ago, I would immediately say the French part! Why? Because I speak French fluently and because I read so many stories here on EF about the Swiss Germans are a bit "different"!

But a year on, I am tackling the language barrier, and made lots of friends and acquaintances on this side of the Roestigraben. I still use English for my day-to-day stuff, and occasionally use the odd German sentence. But life on this side is not as bad as some of the folks make it to be
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Old 12.11.2015, 18:17
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A bit ridiculous & homophobic approach, to be honest. Do you have an actual story of those black guys ever attacking/pickpocketing someone? Those dealers (yes, most of them are) don't cause any trouble, simply because they are not that stupid - they are on the edge of society, and any stupidity will send them to prison/deportation.

I've lived in quite a few places, but never felt as safe as in Switzerland, even after dark, even nearby of those dealers. Doesn't matter if Zurich, Lausanne, or Geneve.

If that's truly your approach and mindset, this world must be one hell of a scary place to you...

The world is a beautiful and colored place for you...

1) These dealers know the law can not touch them so they are free. They are regularly part of "catch and releases" operation by the police. Read around, I've even seen it happening.

2) Yes I've witnessed them pickpocketing, looking for fights, annoying girls (well the usual comments when passing bye)

3) I've seen them trying to fall on weaker people (drunk, alone, etc...).
I've also seen them following single individuals in what looks like attempt to assault. In fact 2 tried on a street near Riponne with me, unless when I turned around and faced them they stopped and turned around.

All that in Lausanne...

Anyway you feel safe? Good for you.
I don't think everyone should feel safe to have criminal individuals with no identity roaming around, especially when police officially admit they have to release them and can't do anything about it.

PS: I still walk around I can defend myself. Not everyone can/want or should have to be in that position.

PS2: homophobic? Lol
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Re: where do u prefer to live? French or German part?

German part for sure!


I have spent four years in Geneva and four years (still) in Zurich.
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