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Re: Tips for teens living in Lausanne :)

No malls in mountains, neither fed-ex delivery.

Where you hang out depends on you. But, please do not do it at public places with a bottle in your hand...

Wishing you a nice stay with us!
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No malls in mountains, neither fed-ex delivery.

Where you hang out depends on you. But, please do not do it at public places with a bottle in your hand...

Wishing you a nice stay with us!
I think im gonna live near International School of Lausanne so I think im in the city... is there malls there?
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Hi Raptor,

I am not a teen nor do I live in Lausanne. But here some answers anyway.
Just one question, how old are you (approximatly 10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18)?
I am 14-16

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Re: Tips for teens living in Lausanne :)

[QUOTE=RenzoRaptor;2092162] 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: ?

a.Streetwear/Menswear
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
d. Videogames
That kind of stuff is mostly bought online.
e.Computer Parts.
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.

9.Parties?
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.

10. Concerts?
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.
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last question , the last user said there is no FedEx or shipping system is that true?!

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Re: Tips for teens living in Lausanne :)

Hi Renzo, Welcome to Switzerland and I hope you will look at your time here
as a great life experience. I assume you will go to the International School since you mentioned living near it in your post? If so, it will be easier for you, you will make friends quickly. I have two children. My daughter is a teen and is very outgoing and has many friends and is always the organizer of get togethers. My son is
going on 13, tends to be a homebody and would rather retreat into his computer or video games - which has restricted his making friends compared to my daughter. So, I have to push him out the door for his own good.

I would encourage you to get out and involved, don't stay locked up in your flat - meet as many people as you can and learn the local language as much as you can. Hanging out with the locals - skate parks, the lake will help. Join local sports clubs. It will be hard the first year, just hang in there.
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I am 14-16
Here some laws relevant to your age (under16).

You can freely go to restaurants till 8pm given your parents consent. After 8pm you need to be accompanied by an adult.
http://www.wirtepatent.ch/images/ges...verordnung.pdf

No alcohol for you. Art. 11 ODAIOUs

Smoking. You can not buy tabaco products in Canton of Vaoud until you are 18, but you may freely smoke. http://www.liguesdelasante.ch/ls_201...nt_mineurs.pdf

Sex. If one of the partner is under 16 the age difference can not be more than three years. Art. 187 Swiss Criminal Code

PS: Always consider your morale and religious values. Be responsible, protect yourself and others from any harm. Stay healthy.

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last question , the last user said there is no FedEx or shipping system is that true?!
It is not true. For nearly any shipping you can use the Swiss Post. There is also FedEx, UPS, DHL etc. but mostly they are more expensive than the post.

One thing you have to be aware. Any shipment which comes from aboard may be subject to import tax and duty. For more information look in this thread Import tax on internet purchases and this Faq from the Swiss Post http://www.swisspost.ch/post-startse...-zoll-mwst.htm to avoid any nasty surprises and high charges.
Maybe there is a paket station in Evian, which allows to recive goods from the European Union much cheaper.


Here a comment on biking. Lausanne has one disadvantage, it is on a hill. The lake is at 375 meters above sealevel. The trainstation allready at 418, Rue de Bourg (Shopping district) at 495, and La Pontaise the footbal stadium at 580. It is just 2.5 km from the lake to La Pontaise (as the crow flies). But on the other hand, the lake is pretty level as far as I can remember.
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Hi Renzo, Welcome to Switzerland and I hope you will look at your time here
as a great life experience. I assume you will go to the International School since you mentioned living near it in your post? If so, it will be easier for you, you will make friends quickly. I have two children. My daughter is a teen and is very outgoing and has many friends and is always the organizer of get togethers. My son is
going on 13, tends to be a homebody and would rather retreat into his computer or video games - which has restricted his making friends compared to my daughter. So, I have to push him out the door for his own good.

I would encourage you to get out and involved, don't stay locked up in your flat - meet as many people as you can and learn the local language as much as you can. Hanging out with the locals - skate parks, the lake will help. Join local sports clubs. It will be hard the first year, just hang in there.
Ma'am I am both :/ I am outgoing yet I like video games. Usually teens here in my country are like that we part yet we play videogames.
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Here some laws relevant to your age (under16)...
Thanks

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try Pompes Funèbres and friends in Flon, and Foot Locker.
where in lausanne is there footlocker???

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try Pompes Funèbres and friends in Flon, and Foot Locker.
Also , Pompes Funèbres and friends I searched means funeral ... what?

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Re: Tips for teens living in Lausanne :)

Flon will have most of the stuff you're looking for for shopping.
Fnac or Miximage for video games. Mediamart will be cheaper than either of those though, but you'd need a ride to Crissier. There is a skate shop on rue de pepinet (I forget the name atm) right above Les Brasseurs. Can't really help with anything else, my kids aren't teenagers yet
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Thanks BTW Do you have any tips for me
Sorry, I'm afraid my teens are long behind me and I've never lived in Lausanne. I'll have to leave it to the other Forum experts.
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Flon will have most of the stuff you're looking for for shopping.
Fnac or Miximage for video games. Mediamart will be cheaper than either of those though, but you'd need a ride to Crissier. There is a skate shop on rue de pepinet (I forget the name atm) right above Les Brasseurs. Can't really help with anything else, my kids aren't teenagers yet
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Sorry, I'm afraid my teens are long behind me and I've never lived in Lausanne. I'll have to leave it to the other Forum experts.
No problem but thanks for the help anyways
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Also , Pompes Funèbres and friends I searched means funeral ... what?
Pompes Funebres is a clothes shop and if you ask for the Flon in Lausanne, that's where it is.
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where in lausanne is there footlocker???
RUE HALDIMAND 7

https://maps.google.ch/maps?q=rue+ha...gl=ch&t=m&z=16

You will also see Lausanne Flon on the map.

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This link might help.

...or this one: pompes funèbres on Facebook
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Also , Pompes Funèbres and friends I searched means funeral ... what?

Haha, it's a pun; 'pompes' is also the argot for 'pumps'. It's similar to the name of the affiliated shoe shop, 'Pomp it up'.
There is also 'La Solderie' which is, if I'm not mistaken, the outlet of the two other shops and often has great deals (me and my favorite Converse pair are 100% sure about the latter).

Edit: Apparently, the exact same 'pun' is valid in English; the word 'pump' is used both for funeral pumps and, well, shoes. It's the same in French with the word 'pompe' (plural: pompes). Ah, every day in EF I learn something new.

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Haha, it's a pun; 'pompes' is also the argot for 'pumps'. It's similar to the name of the affiliated shoe shop, 'Pomp it up'.
There is also 'La Solderie' which is, if I'm not mistaken, the outlet of the two other shops and often has great deals (me and my favorite Converse pair are 100% sure about the latter).

Edit: Apparently, the exact same 'pun' is valid in English; the word 'pump' is used both for funeral pumps and, well, shoes. It's the same in French with the word 'pompe' (plural: pompes). Ah, every day in EF I learn something new.
That cleared it up thanks.
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