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For that reason I tend to integrate now with established foreigners, mainly "secondos" Italian and Spanish, who actually understand what we go through as they have the same kind of experience as me even though they were born here, and well at least I know it is not likely that they will someday leave as the expats do.
So are u trying to say secondos in Switzerland dont have Swiss friends?
This may be the case in your generation( i dont know how old you are)
but in my genereation( mid twenties) we are all mixed up pretty much, Swiss, Italians, Latins, Africans, Asians whatever.
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Zug is a curse, a terrible affliction and soulless prefabrication. I work there and live in Basel. I spend two hours in the morning dreading my arrival and 2 hours in the evening celebrating the fact that I don't live there.

Expats only live in places like Zug because they're not interested in integration. They're interested in tax, money and tax.

It bores the life out of me, it's a sleepy, hollow yawn of a town where one predominantly hears smarmy english spoken, slippery slick hairdos swaggered around in suits people look like they were poured into.

The poor bloody locals probably want to be fenced off and left to degenerate back into a hole in the hillside of Aegeri.
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Expats only live in places like Zug because they're not interested in integration. They're interested in tax, money and tax.
or because they work in Zug and don`t want to spend 4 hours a day on a train.
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Re: Bored in Zug...

the lake in Zug is absolutely fantastic in the summer, the old town is also very beautiful and the pizza at New York Foods is pretty solid (even if it is absolutely nothing like NYC pie). that said, I find the area rather depressing, especially since all those new traffic circles aren't being built just to handle the current traffic needs.
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there is much better pizza place across from the bird cages on gemainde platz. Indian couple runs it, they are really hardworking and you can see their kids helping there as well. Their prices are good for Zug and they are always busy on weekends. Sometimes you have to wait 30 minutes for your order but it is okay (tiny place and they don't really hire anyone else). Pizza there is delicious too. Did anyone try it? I buy it sometimes to have supper by the lake when it's nice outside, and I don't have to cook
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Zug is a curse, a terrible affliction and soulless prefabrication. I work there and live in Basel. I spend two hours in the morning dreading my arrival and 2 hours in the evening celebrating the fact that I don't live there.

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I did a 2 hour commute once for six months and it really exhausted me. I couldn't do it on a longer term basis.
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Hello half asleep.

I have been here 2 weeks and love it! Still haven't quite got the Sunday do not do anything vibe but there is plenty to do. I am 26 and recently Moved for my job. If you do organize any events then please let me know! Otherwise if anyone knows of any running clubs with Brits in please direct me!

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hi there,

Welcome to Zug! its a lovely place and still is but nothing happens here...to eleviate my boredom i might even visit the fish museum at some point.
Theres usually some events happening in zurich, and theres a running group there too check out the calander

have a good start!. pm me if you want to go hiking, cycling, or just a coffee

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Old 16.10.2012, 21:38
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In your original post, you mentioned Scrabble. That's my favorite game. I even brought mine with me here, from the States.

Mmm hmm. I'm a geek.

Would love to meet you for a game, but it's hard for me to find much free time to get out because of the baby, unless it's the weekends when Daddy is home for work and can take over.

I was thinking of trying to start a board-game (and/or cards) meet-up group -- maybe by starting a thread here on the EF. I, too, need to get out and socialize more... especially during the Winter. We could meet here at my house one night (weekends) per month and maybe someone else would volunteer to have it at their place sometimes. But I do live in Greifensee.

Let me know if you'd be interested.
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cool a scrabble challenge!!
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