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Old 17.12.2012, 22:14
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An official hello...after a long year!!!

Hi all (officially).

I just wanted to take the time to thank those who have helped us with advice over the last year and to officially introduce my(our)selves.

We are a mixed French/American couple (married) living in the middle of nowhere Zurich Canton. We moved here on account of my wife's career...whereby I put mine on hold (unfortunately). After nearly a year of planning and moving and settling down we can officially say...we live in Switzerland now. And I must say, even with the imperfections and differences, it is truly great to be here. The lack of gun fights and pure cultural ignorance has been well received.

I have been here for three months now and have had plenty of time to explore and discover things. This has been a fun process as I love new experiences and the like. However, since we uprooted from our friends and family, I have come to discover a whole new level of zen-like isolation. It is interesting to experience...but it is indeed getting old. Also, the lack of employment has only enhanced this isolation.

So...its time for me(us) to break the cycle of isolation and build a new life here. We don't anticipate leaving anytime soon as my wife's contract is through 2017 with an option to renew.

I am interested to meet others who are love to do the following things: skiing, biking, climbing, jumping into lakes, making too much BBQ and suffering the consequences of one too many beers/bottles of wine, camping, concerts, touring, creating, cooking, general boredom avoidance, going to central France for absolutely no reason at all, and more or less any other activity that is stimulating, interesting and/or fun.

I would love to hear from anyone that is like 'minded'. My wife and I are more or less the same person, so she too would love to meet the same people I meet. I (we) are open-minded, caring and a little bit nuts. I guess for the sake of compatibility I should state that: we are childless (at the moment), in our 30's, probably functional drunks (I'm kidding) (not really), happy, caring and eager to meet others who love life and have an affinity for doing things simply because they can be done.

I feel like I just joined a dating service. In any case..if there are others (men and women) out there that would like to meet up and bounce down a mountain or find a decent kabob...drop me a line.

Tschuss!
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Re: An official hello...after a long year!!!

Just saying hi and welcome to the forum and to Switzerland. It can take a while to pick up your life after such a major change, but you'll make new friends very quickly I'm sure.
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Old 18.12.2012, 10:45
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Welcome, not unlike myself and my missus. I'll be up for some boarding over Xmas, no jumping in any lakes yet though!
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Welcome, not unlike myself and my missus. I'll be up for some boarding over Xmas, no jumping in any lakes yet though!
Mountain sports...over Xmas...in Switzerland. This sounds like a fantasy I used to have. Its so mind-boggling awesome that this is our new reality!

Send me PM sometime and we can arrange something...even including missuses. Where are you two from?
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Re: An official hello...after a long year!!!

Welcome. I relocated here with my husband for his job; am currently unemployed . We're in our 40's, childless, love the outdoors, live music, concerts, are ourselves functional drunks (LOL). We're both from the US; he from TN and me from NYC. PM me if you'd like to go out and play
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