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Old 15.11.2019, 23:29
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Re: Depression

You aren't going to make friends when sitting home

First - sign up for a language course. That's a GREAT way to integrate and to get known people. I'd suggest Migros Klubschule, but pretty much any program will be better than nothing.

Second - depending on your company, there might be a lot of events/programs to attend, mostly sports - great to get known your coworkers and to find friends within the work environment. If there isn't much at work, check your local community centers, often there are sport activities offered there. Or just head for some swimming, or literally anything that makes you "moving" out of your comfort zone.

Third - as a "quick fix", head for local pubs (as others said already) for a drink is never wrong.

Fourth - take a trip to Zürich, much more international than Basel and easier to make friends here I'll happily have a beer with you tomorrow. On a more serious note, if you like travelling, worth to get a Half Fare card or even a GA (all travel included) - depends what public transport fare you already use, this won't even be THAT more expensive and allows you to travel the whole country. There is LOT to be explored.
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