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Re: Sad in Zurich

If I may add my own two cents worth tip.

My previous two winters here were fairly unremarkable moodwise. However this winter I was struck with some serious black moods in the first few weeks. The reason for the difference I believe? The first two winters were spent in the mountains were there is abundant sunshine. Now I live in a city where it is foggy, I work during the day, and I hardly see the sun. I make a point now of going outside into the sunshine (when there is some) on my break. My mood has been much better since starting that.

Do try stay for at least spring, summer, and autumn and see some mountains before moving on.

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My husband and I just moved here over a month ago and are really missing home and the familiarity of life in South Africa.

Does it get better? Any tips to stay positive? We are just finding it hard as everything is so different and all our family and friends are in SA???

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To all you wonderfully friendly and helpful people who responded to my thread - thanks for your words of encouragement and positivity.

It has really helped us alot and to know it gets better is what matters.

This is a beautiful place to live and I suppose once we feel like we "fit in" and understand the daily goings of life, it will get easier.

Have a good weekend everyone and hope to meet you at one of the events soon.

Warm regards

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Hey, iknow many people who were complaining about the same issue, but i`ll like you to visit one Church called Semeando em terra fertil in Zürich number 84 Millitärstrasse third floor, then there, u can receive your joy in Christ and also renew your relationship. I think you will feel more like in honeymoon.
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Re: Sad in Zurich

Hi Tanya, I'm from Ireland, have yet to move to Zurich for a year hopefully more.( moving 4th August, so a couple of weeks) So will experience some similar to what you are going through.
I find Swing-dancing cheers me up, it's a great way of meeting people and it's fun. Even if it will be through swiss German in Zurich, which is v.scary :-(

Hope all the posts help you in some way,

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My husband and I just moved here over a month ago and are really missing home and the familiarity of life in South Africa.

Does it get better? Any tips to stay positive? We are just finding it hard as everything is so different and all our family and friends are in SA???


Well, there is a relatively new restaurant in Zurich, claiming to be South African. Details : http://www.mamaafrica.ch/ Never been there myself, but newspaper-folks are praising the place.

A lot of course depends on the kind of city or town or village you lived in back in South Africa.
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Hi Tanya, I'm from Ireland, have yet to move to Zurich for a year hopefully more.( moving 4th August, so a couple of weeks) So will experience some similar to what you are going through.
I find Swing-dancing cheers me up, it's a great way of meeting people and it's fun. Even if it will be through swiss German in Zurich, which is v.scary :-(

Hope all the posts help you in some way,

Katy
No, you will have it easier. Not only because it still is Europe, but also due to the big Irish community in Zurich. I am a regular in the Shamrock in Zürich-Wollishofen and the crowd there is really nice. And with the local dialect.... well, the Swiss German of Zurich is one of those nearest to Standard German, and relatively easy for German speaking foreigners to understand. And there are quite many Irish pubs throughout Zurich, so that you always can get to one ..............
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Re: Sad in Zurich

Hey Tanya,

I was in the same postion as you trust me iv also have my own post...
But things start to get better Switzerland is a really awesome place you just gota get out and explore...

I'm from south Africa myself I'm a joburg boi, there is a huge amount of south africans around I'm pretty sure you will meet alot of them during the tri nations if you go to paddys, it's where I watch the rugby.

If you spend time with south africans I'm pretty sure you won't feel as home sick
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Er, you're responding to a post from January 2008

And can you explain what you mean by receiving "joy in Christ"? Are you proselytising?
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Er, you're responding to a post from January 2008

And can you explain what you mean by receiving "joy in Christ"? Are you proselytising?
I tried to check up what Semeando.... is. It apparently is a Brazilian religious movement active in social care matters, for drug addicts and other socially handicapped persons. Sounds noble in a way, but rather heavily on the religious side.
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That a Brazilian church is a bit more "alive" and a bit less lame than what there mainly is in Switzerland, is easy to imagine !
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Re: Sad in Zurich

Hi guys

Thanks for all the posts but as you can see this was from Jan 08.. but still sweet of u all to respond again..

we have definitely settled more and are much happier.. thanks all and take care

Good luck to those moving to Switzerland.. its great place!
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My husband and I just moved here over a month ago and are really missing home and the familiarity of life in South Africa.

Does it get better? Any tips to stay positive? We are just finding it hard as everything is so different and all our family and friends are in SA???

Hi there Tanya,

I felt like that in the beginning coming from SA-but after 4 years I feel more settled. Try join a club or find a part time job which will take your mind off things a bit. I will always miss SA but it gets easier. Hang in there
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