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Old 19.01.2011, 09:30
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Hello, just another American...

New to the Forum, been here for 1 year due to a transfer from California USA. I decided to join this forum as I have used it before searching the rules and way of life in Switzerland. I found the information to be very helpful and since I too have learned a lot living here, felt that I could help others as they have helped me.
My husband and I live just outside of Basel and really like it here. The beauty and culture are fascinating! As a social person I have joined the expat clubs and made some really nice acquaintances. I miss home but am past the shock of living abroad. I hope to meet some nice people on here as well. Cheers to all!
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Old 19.01.2011, 09:40
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Old 19.01.2011, 10:06
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Welcome to Basel
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Old 19.01.2011, 10:54
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Hello and welcome to Switzerland from another American!
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Old 19.01.2011, 10:58
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Re: Hello, just another American...

Welcome to Basel (Formally!)
We have regular things going on, if you haven`t already been involved...
Monthly Curries...
Karaoke...
BBQ`s in summer... (I have it on fact that we have a member who lives on the Rhein, and has regular BBQ`s)...
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Old 19.01.2011, 11:03
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I have it on fact that we have a member who lives on the Rhein, and has regular BBQ`s)...
I understand he has a new proper barbeque now, so his already fantastic burger skills will be even better this Summer (Spring/late Winter).

We just need someone to invest in an industrial ice machine.

Oh, and welcome to Basel Ms Flutterby.
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Re: Hello, just another American...

Welcome to the forum Social! Where in Basel are you? I am from Florida, but also looking to meet new people. It`s nice to know there are more Americans here. I have yet to meet one since I moved here. If you want to meet for a coffee, I am game. Send me a PM and I will respond. Have a great day!
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Welcome to Basel from an east coast girl
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and welcome from an ex.Bostonian ( among other places )
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Old 19.01.2011, 13:23
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Welcome to the forum Social! Where in Basel are you? I am from Florida, but also looking to meet new people. It`s nice to know there are more Americans here. I have yet to meet one since I moved here. If you want to meet for a coffee, I am game. Send me a PM and I will respond. Have a great day!
We are just "minutes away".
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It`s nice to know there are more Americans here. I have yet to meet one since I moved here.
Switzerland's crawling with them! They're everywhere!

They make nice biscuits, though.

Welcome to the forum!
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Old 19.01.2011, 14:10
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Re: Hello, just another American...

Welcome to Basel. I loved being there but left a couple of months back as job hunting got a bit hard, and I miss it big time. Now looking at job sites again though...who knows!

And I just noticed, DB, having not been on EF for a few weeks, you have your old avatar back! Did you bow to pressure? Nice to 'see you' again!

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Old 19.01.2011, 14:23
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Re: Hello, just another American...

A very warm welcome to the forum and glad you are enjoying your life in Basel .

I used to visit there on an almost weekly basis some years ago for band practice (backing vocals) and got to know it quite well through day (and night) visits for various, mostly music related, events.

I have also been to the "sunshine state" of California and loved it .

Once again, welcome.
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Old 19.01.2011, 14:37
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They make nice biscuits, though.


I have to ask... is that biscuits American
or biscuits English?
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This is a biscuit.
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BIGGGG biscuit
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Hey, welcome. I am also from California, living just outside of Zurich. I am from the Bay Area...but moved here over 20 years ago! This place slowly grows on you, and eventually becomes hard to leave...
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Welcome - my wife (natmay) is a Swiss citizen born and raised in California, and I am an "associate Californian" living in Brugg (about 40 mins away from Basel).

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HOllidayG: Nope, that's a scone .
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