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Do you enjoy Switzerland?

I've been in Switzerland almost a month and I'm not really enjoying it yet.

I am tempted to pack up and leave, but I'd like to give it a chance. Anyone else had trouble adjusting when you first moved? How long does it take to get the hang of things?

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I've been in Switzerland almost a month and I'm not really enjoying it yet.

I am tempted to pack up and leave, but I'd like to give it a chance. Anyone else had trouble adjusting when you first moved? How long does it take to get the hang of things?

(Also, NO, guys please don't send me any more messages offering to meet me for a drink, it doesn't look friendly it looks creepy)

Almost a month? Well if you haven't got a firm circle of native friends by this point you probably never will.
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Re: Do you enjoy Switzerland?

You probably need to give it significantly more than a month. Itís the middle of winter, thereís not much going on. Itís also the slump after Christmas. Unless your career would suffer, I would give it till after the summer then see how it pans out.
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Re: Do you enjoy Switzerland?

A month isn't very long. You haven't even got used to the taste of the water yet.

And it's January.

Wait until April or so.
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Re: Do you enjoy Switzerland?

It's grey and cold nowadays so doldrums set in. Have you treated yourself to something nice yet? The weekend is coming up - check out what is planned in your neighbourbood and /or join a few free meet-ups. We've all been homesick the first few months. Chin up!
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almost a month? Well if you haven't got a firm circle of native friends by this point you probably never will.
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Almost a month? Well if you haven't got a firm circle of native friends by this point you probably never will.
Within a month a moving here I had made several Swiss friends, with whom, 33 years later, I am still friends.

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A month isn't very long.
And this month is even shorter!

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Re: Do you enjoy Switzerland?

Friday !


also... any 'do you like x ?' question is asking for a relative subjective answer...'compared to what ?'... i.e. while I have my issues with Switzerland, I definitely prefer it to Laos.


also... by all means decline invites, but calling anyone a 'creep' for asking is a bit...snowflakey

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How long does it take to get the hang of things?
After 17 years, still trying... Seriously, after a few years if we ever went away or back to the UK, coming back to Switzerland was like returning to civilisation and home.

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Within a month a moving here I had made several Swiss friends, with whom, 33 years later, I am still friends.

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(Also, NO, guys please don't send me any more messages offering to meet me for a drink, it doesn't look friendly it looks creepy)
How about meeting up for some kinky sex then?

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Re: Do you enjoy Switzerland?

All new transitions take time. This is my third country (and my favorite) but I also moved here at the same time as you from a far warmer and sunnier place. The first few months are an adjustment- the days are short, it’s always dark and foggy, but believe me, I don’t want to be anywhere else now. My suggestion is similar to the above- go up in the mountains above the clouds and get some sun / vitamin D. This will help for a few weeks until the weather starts to clear. As it warms up people here start to smile more and the whole country looks amazing.

Don’t give up - give it 3-5 months and I’m 95% sure your perspective will change.
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Re: Do you enjoy Switzerland?

I've found it takes more than a month to get over a bit of homesickness and get into the swing of a new place. As others have mentioned, January/Feb is the dull dark time of the year where a lot of people feel like crap unless they get some sunlight or exercise.
For sunlight and exercise I'd recommend heading up the mountains, for a more personal exercise approach, see Tom's offer.
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I've found it takes more than a month to get over a bit of homesickness and get into the swing of a new place. As others have mentioned, January/Feb is the dull dark time of the year where a lot of people feel like crap unless they get some sunlight or exercise.
For sunlight and exercise I'd recommend heading up the mountains, for a more personal exercise approach, see Tom's offer.
It takes about 3 months for people back home to stop opening their conversation on the phone/text/email with "So, how's it going - have you settled in yet..?"
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It takes about 3 months for people back home to stop opening their conversation on the phone/text/email with "So, how's it going - have you settled in yet..?"
It has taken 9 years and counting for people to stop asking "So when are you moving back home?"
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It's grey and cold nowadays so doldrums set in. Have you treated yourself to something nice yet? The weekend is coming up - check out what is planned in your neighbourbood and /or join a few free meet-ups. We've all been homesick the first few months. Chin up!
I like it cloudy. Sunlight is depressing. The word "neighbourhood" makes me want to throw up. I think I'll join a fight club or shooting club.
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Re: Do you enjoy Switzerland?

My experience seems to be the opposite to everyone else's. I really loved it here the first few months, but then again, I had just quit a job I hated to come and live here.
Now I feel that while it is nice to live here, I could also happily live elsewhere again.
There are some great benefits such as standard of living, good healthcare and decent pay, and of course the country is bloody gorgeous. But I've had a hard time really getting to know people and it is mainly because I am a bit weird in my tastes and not into the same stuff as most Swiss people. Or maybe it is because I'm German...
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also... by all means decline invites, but calling anyone a 'creep' for asking is a bit...snowflakey
It is creepy and desperate. I could be any combination of fat, old, ugly, underage, married, lesbian, transsexual, and you don't care, you just see "Miss" in the name and your dick gets hard and you send me a message saying "hey welcome, how about we meet up for a drink, i'm a nice guy". I know for a fact that guys don't get such invitations out of the blue from complete strangers. So you're not a nice guy, you're just excited that maybe you're going to get a chance to talk to someone with a vagina.
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(Also, NO, guys please don't send me any more messages offering to meet me for a drink, it doesn't look friendly it looks creepy)

Why would anybody want to do this, sounds depresing
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