Hi guys , i'm Raptor
Hi I would like to ask some questions about life in Lausanne. Coming from a good family , I live in a city. Specificaly in Manila more specificaly in Makati City.
I have some questions to ask to all of you:
1. How do teens hang out? What are their hobbies?
Depends on the tribe. All the usual ones are present in Lausanne, and plenty of suburban kids come into town on weekends & wednesday afternoons (the usual half day off here). Hobbies here are the same as elsewhere.
2. Are there malls?
There's Metropole 2000 as a decent mall, and since most of downtown is pedestrian, you can call it an open air mall.
3. Are there shops in Lausanne for the ff: (If so name and where)
what's ff: ?
Downtown has all you need, department stores and specialist stuff
b.Shoes (Roshe Run , Nike Sb , Air Jordans , Adidas Stan Smith etc. etc.)
try Pompes Funèbres and friends in Flon, and Foot Locker.
c. Skateboard / Longboard shops
They're around but I don't have any store in mind
That kind of stuff is mostly bought online.
Same, but Digitec do have a store in Malley (mostly for pickup).
f. Biking Shops
They do exist, if you want those fancy custom jobs they're available. Don't have addresses
4. How is the weather?
Goes from -15°C in winter to over 40° in summer, depends on the jetstream etc. We're experiencing a warmer than normal winter due to Atlantic storms blowing in.
5. How is being in school more specifically an international school?
We don't appear to have any kids who are in school here, you'll need to try social networks for that.
6.Ways of transport.
Lausanne has excellent public transport, be it bus or light rail (which is most of the time underground). A tramline is going to be driven from Flon to Renens and probably to Villars-sur-Crans from next year if all goes well. There's late night transport on the weekend to get home from the center of town.
7. Best food? Cheap food?
It's nothing special. Burgers, kebabs, pizza, and stuff like that. You do get specialty burgers though, and some takeaway pizza is really good.
8. Way of life? Cerfews?
Currently no curfews, but minors under 16 cannot buy alcohol, and under 18 can only buy beer and wine. Shops aren't allowed to sell it later than 19:00 on Fridays and Saturdays though. You're probably asking for drugs, and the honest answer is they're available as this is a cosmopolitan city. I won't say any more though.
Since you're 14 you won't get into any held in clubs/bars. In the summer there's a lot going on by the lakeside and at various parks. Otherwise you'll have to be popular enough to get on the private home party circuit such as it exists with your peers, whatever school you end up going to.
We have music festivals all summer in the region but it can be hard to get tickets and you'll need to be accompanied by an adult to go to them. As mentionned by others we do have a few venues for live music outside DJ sets.
11.Cost if Living
It's high, especially for designer clotheswear. Your mobile/smartphone with or without subscription is expensive, food is too. Think 10CHF for hot snacks.