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I have 2 more questions. Is it hard to Learn French and German? Thanks.
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Re: Tips for teens living in Lausanne :)

Dear Renzo,

Welcome to Lausanne. First, I must tell you that I am an old lady, but I have lived in Lausanne for a long time and my kids and grandkids have all had some of your same questions.

For shopping, they like the stores in the Flon. There is a metro stop there, "Lausanne Flon", so just get off the metro and go exploring. They like the store called Maniac, but there are lots of other stores there that sell skateboard/surfboard/snowboard clothes and stuff.

Once you start at the International School, you will make friends and they will show you what is cool to do on weekends. I can tell you that they like to go hang out at the beach in Lutry, (Lutry plage), in the summer and dive off of the diving platform into the lake.

They also drink a lot of Red Bull, so you had better start practicing your tolerance for this abysmal drink. They eat doner kebabs every day. Texting is called "SMS" in French and they are all addicted to this and they have their own French SMS language. I can tell you that "A+" means "see you later" in SMS, (it is an abbreviation of "A plus tard"), and "ca roule" means "how's it going?".

The IS in Lausanne is full of kids from every continent on the globe and they are all friendly. I am sure that you will enjoy your time there. Good luck!
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Dear Renzo,

Welcome to Lausanne. First, I must tell you that I am an old lady, but I have lived in Lausanne for a long time and my kids and grandkids have all had some of your same questions.

For shopping, they like the stores in the Flon. There is a metro stop there, "Lausanne Flon", so just get off the metro and go exploring. They like the store called Maniac, but there are lots of other stores there that sell skateboard/surfboard/snowboard clothes and stuff.

Once you start at the International School, you will make friends and they will show you what is cool to do on weekends. I can tell you that they like to go hang out at the beach in Lutry, (Lutry plage), in the summer and dive off of the diving platform into the lake.

They also drink a lot of Red Bull, so you had better start practicing your tolerance for this abysmal drink. They eat doner kebabs every day. Texting is called "SMS" in French and they are all addicted to this and they have their own French SMS language. I can tell you that "A+" means "see you later" in SMS, (it is an abbreviation of "A plus tard"), and "ca roule" means "how's it going?".

The IS in Lausanne is full of kids from every continent on the globe and they are all friendly. I am sure that you will enjoy your time there. Good luck!
Thanks Ma'am it is really helpful I am really looking forward to living there. I'm moving in 6 months thanks
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Re: Tips for teens living in Lausanne :)

Lausanne is smaller than Zurich however I would say there is a larger population of English speaking students in Lausanne.
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Lausanne is smaller than Zurich however I would say there is a larger population of English speaking students in Lausanne.
Thank you God! Question what are good places to eat?
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Re: Tips for teens living in Lausanne :)

As for skating in Lausanne;

2014 IIDA World Cup and World Championship in Lausanne (Switzerland)
From 29/08/14 09:00 To 31/08/14 19:00

The final stage of the 2014 IIDA World Cup of downhill will take place in Lausanne (Switzerland) on August 29 to 31, in the framework of the International Roller Contest.
The IIDA is also proud to announce that the 15th FIRS Inline Downhill World Championship will be held in Lausanne (Switzerland) on 30th and 31th August 2014 during the International Roller Contest Lausanne (IRCL).
Lausanne application has been approuved by a vote of the majority of IIDA Committee members and validated by the Federation International of Roller Sports.
The 2nd Inline Downhill World Championship was held in Lausanne in 2001 and is now back in the swiss city for the pleasure of all downhill riders.
More information: IIDA Web site
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I have 2 more questions. Is it hard to Learn French and German? Thanks.
It is hard to learn German in Lausanne as it is not used in daily life.
The biggest challenge IMHO of French are the verbs and how you conjugate them. For ex. enter aller (to go) into this website www.conjugaison.com

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Thank you God! Question what are good places to eat?
What do you like to eat?
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Re: Tips for teens living in Lausanne :)

I don't know if it's your cup of tea, but there's a great local burger joint called 'Holy Cow!'; it's almost always packed with students, from teen to postgraduate.
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I don't know if it's your cup of tea, but there's a great local burger joint called 'Holy Cow!'; it's almost always packed with students, from teen to postgraduate.

Intresting. Thanks
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Re: Tips for teens living in Lausanne :)

Only 2 things I need are the FF:

Where to buy Video Games (not online for both)

Where to buy SkateBoards (like DooDah)

Where to buy Shoes and Streetwear (like http://www.grandism.com/ [hard to find lifestyle shoes])

THANKS (if you know anyone who knows and they tell you meaning you know please tell and post thanks
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Re: Tips for teens living in Lausanne :)

OP, you seem to know how to use the forum, but do you know how to use Google?
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Best he uses his feet, skateboard, and bike once he is there.

@Renzo: Explore the city and your neighborhood. Find stores and gems no one knew about. And report them here. The most dangerous place in Lausanne were you can be is standing on the railway track in the train station.
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Best he uses his feet, skateboard, and bike once he is there.

@Renzo: Explore the city and your neighborhood. Find stores and gems no one knew about. And report them here. The most dangerous place in Lausanne were you can be is standing on the railway track in the train station.
Okay thanks for the tip
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Shoes, Streetwear and Video Game Shops in Lausanne?

Shoes (something like http://www.grandism.com/ [grand shop in Zurich])

Ex:
-Nike Tier 0
-Nike SB
-Adidas Stan Smith
-New Balance
-Asics
ETC.


Streetwear (clothes)

Ex:
-Obey
-Stussy
-HUF
-Supreme
-Illest
ETC.

Video Games
Ex:
-Gamestop
-Next Gen
-Basically things to buy games for PS3 , PS4, XBO etc. etc.


I am pretty sure some of you know what I am talking about if so please reply thanks

(specify address or at least where it is and your personal rating )
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Re: Shoes, Streetwear and Video Game Shops in Lausanne?

Gimme more


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elueA2rofoo
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Re: Shoes, Streetwear and Video Game Shops in Lausanne?

I am sorry I don't really understand what your suggesting there but I am implying you also need this questions answered Guys help us pls
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Re: Shoes, Streetwear and Video Game Shops in Lausanne?

Is this not your 3rd thread asking the same questions?

Its all bog standard stuff. Keep in mind your not moving to a 3rd world country

Trainers are found in sports shops (like footlocker)
Games are found in most shops.. like gamestop, mediamarkt, interdiscount ..... (even some grocery stores)


When you move here take a wander around the streets, youll find exactly what you need, however things like Nikes will be more expensive than the US.
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Re: Shoes, Streetwear and Video Game Shops in Lausanne?

Renzo. You are really strechting it. I am near at handing out a groan (Which I rarely do, but someone else may do it).

One of the joy about getting to a new place is the adventure of the new. To find new things. Make connection with new friends. Discover fun new stuff. If you knew everything beforehand you will get bored and/or disapointed. It is not worth to know to much before hand.

Here three things:
- You will find the droids you are looking for.
- Lausanne is neither Tatooine nor Tondo.
- Relax.

PS: You have now enough post to distribute some thanks.
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Re: Tips for teens living in Lausanne :)

Threads merged. Please do not post duplicate threads asking the same question.

You've received some good advice here, Renzo, particularly from aSwiss. Give the most recent post by that user another read.
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I am sorry I don't really understand what your suggesting there but I am implying you also need this questions answered Guys help us pls
The title of the song was aimed at you, I'm afraid. You seem to be asking where to buy this, where to buy that, when you aren't even in the continent.

You are young. Where is the fun of exploring?

Once you are here, take a walk around the town. It isn't so big.

And it would be good manners to thank those who went out of their way to help you. You now have enough posts to see the Thank button. I'd advise you to use it.
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