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Old 02.01.2012, 15:48
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Old 02.01.2012, 17:23
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I do notice however that "real" hasn't responded or given us the slightest clue as to whether or not they're happy here. Or even introduced themselves. How rude!
Faybay, take it easy ok. i might be new on this forum but certainly not in this country. since i grew up, and was educated here, i wanted to know how other people feel like living here.
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Old 02.01.2012, 17:28
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Faybay, take it easy ok. i might be new on this forum but certainly not in this country. since i grew up, and was educated here, i wanted to know how other people feel like living here.
Since you're asking, that's how I feel about this place.

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Old 02.01.2012, 19:56
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It also depends on where you came from. If you came from a place that was rainy to begin with (England, or the Netherlands etc.) then you might not even notice the gray, depressing, weather. But if you came from the The Caymans, Perth, or some other sunny place, you would be seeking frequent vacations.
See, I'm from Perth and I don't find myself wanting to get away regularly because of the weather. Sure, the weather at home is nice, but I don't miss it; the weather here is a new experience entirely. I just had my first white Christmas. Can't get that at home.

I think that is the key to being happy - the experiences you have. And you only have those if you go out and find them.

I'm coming up to the end of my first year here. For many reasons, it's been a disrupted year, and it's only now that I can think of settling down. And that's scary - that a whole year has gone by and I've only just discovered what Switzerland can offer.

Bring on 2012... I can't wait.
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See, I'm from Perth and I don't find myself wanting to get away regularly because of the weather. Sure, the weather at home is nice, but I don't miss it; the weather here is a new experience entirely.
Give it three years my friend. I used to love Switzerland until I had kids. That made me focus on the bigger picture. But yes, the new experience bit is the most important. Makes life complete.
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Old 02.01.2012, 21:04
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Since you're asking, that's how I feel about this place.

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thank you very much lost_inbroad. i like all your posts.
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Old 02.01.2012, 22:05
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Faybay, take it easy ok. i might be new on this forum but certainly not in this country. since i grew up, and was educated here, i wanted to know how other people feel like living here.
Clearly........
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Old 02.01.2012, 22:14
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Give it three years my friend. I used to love Switzerland until I had kids. That made me focus on the bigger picture. But yes, the new experience bit is the most important. Makes life complete.
Indeed, and I still love it!

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P.S. My kids are now 21 and 18, plus step kids 29 and 37, and 28 and 29!
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Old 02.01.2012, 22:16
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Since you're asking, that's how I feel about this place.

Backwards Switzerland

Backwards ? Didn't we have that before ? Whatever, my nearer and farther relatives are from/in backwards places. My origins are in backwards places. Quite many people I know are exceedingly backwards. All this to me is rather an encouragement to be progress-minded and positive. So much very simply depends on YOU yourself ....
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Old 02.01.2012, 22:22
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Since you're asking, that's how I feel about this place.

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And you started that thread after you were here for all of ten minutes?

So, why are you STILL here and moaning?

Don't like it, LEAVE!

Pretty simple, no?

I HATED living in Ohio, so I left (though I did stick it out for 9 months).

How is this different?

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Old 02.01.2012, 22:32
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The fukceye state! How could you be so quick to judge!?

FYI Tom, Lostinbroad is Swiss. He has been trying to leave for the past couple years. He needs to just get a plane ticket to the US and stay there past his visa expiration



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And you started that thread after you were here for all of ten minutes?

So, why are you STILL here and moaning?

Don't like it, LEAVE!

Pretty simple, no?

I HATED living in Ohio, so I left (though I did stick it out for 9 months).

How is this different?

Tom
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Old 02.01.2012, 22:53
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Faybay, take it easy ok. i might be new on this forum but certainly not in this country. since i grew up, and was educated here, i wanted to know how other people feel like living here.
real, faybay shouldn't have to take it easy at all, buddie. Welcome to the forum, nice to have an addition to our community who has been here for long, that's really nice.

Now, it was correct to expect a newcomer to introduce himself-herself first. How can one know what your situation is, when your question was very plain and sans any info whatsoever, difficult to answer. So, intro needed, to be honest.

Why do you need to know, by the way? We have had a lot of students who check in here with us to give them asnwers similar to this, then we find out it's their homework assigment....
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just get out of my life. gosh...!!!
Touchy! Wow! As MusicChick so eloquently wrote an intro is all that's required. How do we know you're not trolling looking to start a fight? Especially with that line of questioning. But hey you've managed to do that anyway!
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Re: living in switzerland

I came around 2 years ago. And in general, I am quite happy, because of nice people (I have really nice neighbours in a small village, and new friends), very clean environment, a lot of greens, many mountains, cut clear Geneva lake etc.. The challenge is the cost here is quite high (quality is high too) though.


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are you guys really ''happy'' living here and are some of you thinking of leaving?
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i don't think you can compare switzerland to Heaven. impossible. a bit exaggerated you know.
It's true, only one part of Switzerland can make the claim to be heaven.
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Old 04.01.2012, 11:36
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i don't think you can compare switzerland to Heaven. impossible
That's because you don't live in Ticino!

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That's because you don't live in Ticino!

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i guess you must be truly happy in Ticino. i've been there before. like 5 years ago. nothing special in my opinion. sure life is laid back in the south compared to the swiss german and french part.
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Old 04.01.2012, 18:46
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Re: living in switzerland

I love living in Switzerland so much so that after living away for 3 years, I was really restless to come back.

Having said that I do get that it's not for everyone & if I were in my teens & twenties & single I'd bet I'd probably be happier somewhere else. (Or I guess if I lived in the German part, from what I hear on this forum, I don't think I'd take it very long, if what they say is true.)
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