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Old 09.12.2011, 16:15
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Re: Boring Basel? (I hope not!)

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Basel? Boring?

Mate, there is so much to do here

You can visit France for a meal, go for shopping in Germany, enjoy hike through Schwarzwald
Yes, lovely Basel.
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Old 09.12.2011, 16:17
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you didn't have time to do it all, but you just did it all in one day.

There is so much left to do - exhibition in Beyeler Foundation; Tingerley Museum, going skiing on weekends; inline-skating. Swimming in the hot spa pools in Schwartzwald.

And then there are stand-up comedy nights; theaters; concerts. Fantastic restaurants in Alsace. Colmar, Riquerwihr, etc - wine route of Alsace; Castles in Germany and France.
Shopping
wall-climbing
going to St.Louis on Saturday's farmer market
going out with expats...
brunches...


...and I have only one weekend per week...
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Old 09.12.2011, 16:36
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There is so much left to do - exhibition in Beyeler Foundation; Tingerley Museum, going skiing on weekends; inline-skating. Swimming in the hot spa pools in Schwartzwald.

And then there are stand-up comedy nights; theaters; concerts. Fantastic restaurants in Alsace. Colmar, Riquerwihr, etc - wine route of Alsace; Castles in Germany and France.
Shopping
wall-climbing
going to St.Louis on Saturday's farmer market
going out with expats...
brunches...


...and I have only one weekend per week...

You must have the metabolism of a hummingbird.
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Old 09.12.2011, 17:20
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Yes, lovely Basel.
Like the sarcasm, Basel is great in the summer with the cafe's and bars, sitting out and watching the world go by but it is really boring on Sunday's. Nowhere to go but other parts of Switzerland and of course France and the Schwarzwald
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Old 09.12.2011, 17:51
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You must have the metabolism of a hummingbird.
Oh, dear, is this a compliment? Or swiftly crafted teasing? how do I react now?

Thanks, i guess...
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Re: Boring Basel? (I hope not!)

Hey Laura,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this and it is really great news you seem to be settling in so well after a comparatively short amount of time :-). I agree totally about your point of life is what you make it and I really do plan to be proactive and meet as many new people as possible, including all you lovely people on here!

Let's certainly stay in touch and as I am out tomorrow I am sure I will pick your brain some time soon. I

Thanks again and have a good week :-)

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Re: Boring Basel? (I hope not!)

hi Engy and everyone contributing to this post,

its reassuring to hear that Basel is thriving and full of life, and lots of things to do!

I have also made the plunge and will begin my new Job in the beginning of January, looking forward to get to know Basel up close and personal.

Hope to stumble into you all once settled in !
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Re: Boring Basel? (I hope not!)

Neil, bring your running shoes and come for a run tonight - a group of mixed nationalites and all sorts of abilities, we meet on MOnday and Thursday nights. Check the events page of EF fro details. (all levels catered for, with a drink and frequently a meal, available afterwards at the clubrooms.
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