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Soon to move to Basel

Hi all,

I was delighted to come across these pages recently and discover that there may be similar curry-loving expats in Switzerland. Needless to say, I'm very pleased to meet you all.

I'm a 33 year old single chap who has just secured a new permanent job in Basel which is expected to begin within the next few weeks (following a brief stint in Germany) and would be very grateful to make some new friends both here and in the real world

I can certainly see that I am going to need some assistance from time to time with the general admin needed to emigrate. "Trepidation" does not even cover it, especially as I'll be leaving family and friends behind in the UK...

My interests include photography, music, films, comedy, videogames, gadgets, sport, quizzes etc. The usual I guess!

Would be wonderful to hear from you soon.
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good luck and enjoy - Basel is great - look out for EF events and you will soon meet lots of people.
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Thanks kindly for the welcome rackiec; much appreciated.
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Quick update

Am now en route to my new life and job in Basel and I expect to arrive in mid-February. [Currently in Frankfurt for a spot of training].

I'm looking forward to meeting as many EF peeps as possible very soon, not to mention finding out about the trials and tribulations of bringing my car over from the UK and the potential for living across the border in France or Germany.
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Re: Soon to move to Basel

Welcome (nearly) to Basel. I'm sure you'll love it here and make plenty of friends. There used to be a photography club which had a good bunch of people seeing as photography is one of your hobbies. It hasn't been running for a few months but I'm sure it will pick up again once the weather gets warmer.

The curry nights are always good fun, as are the once a month karaoke nights.

Maybe see you at an event
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Welcome to the forum and Basel!

I'm a newbie myself, but have already sampled a very fun karaoke night (i may even sing next time...) and am enjoying Basel very much so far.

I'm hoping too that the photo club gets back up and running - I've been out with my camera myself, but always good to have some compadres.
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Re: Soon to move to Basel

Next stop on my whistle-stop tour of Europe will be Stuttgart where I'll be spending Valentine's Day, German-style (if I'm lucky)!

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for plenty of photo opportunities and sing-alongs when I finally arrive in Basel. It's lovely to read such warm welcomes from noobs and veterans alike, thank you :-)
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PS- and I must say that the chance to take in some good live comedy is a fantastic, major attraction for me.
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SPorts? Come to the Basel Dragons Running club - Monday and Thursday evenings- all sorts of ages and all abilities catered for. It's also very social.
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Thanks Biff, that's great. Traditionally I've been very much a keen sportsman of the armchair variety, but perhaps this new start in life is a prime time for me to get out there, get sociable and get fit...?!
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Re: Soon to move to Basel

Welcome to Basel soon, hope you will enjoy your stay..

Looking forward to meet you on a Kfc Quest (new one to come soon..i hope?) or English breakfast morning..

yes..we love food here
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Thanks Biff, that's great. Traditionally I've been very much a keen sportsman of the armchair variety, but perhaps this new start in life is a prime time for me to get out there, get sociable and get fit...?!
Absolutely. THere is also the Basel Hash house harriers - the "Drinking group with a running problem" ......
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Welcome to Basel, buddy!
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Re: Soon to move to Basel

Well, this evening has been my first night alone in the bright lights of Basel and have already almost managed to get run over by a tram.

I actually popped into Pickwicks to get a feel for the place and- having returned to my hotel for a spot of surfing- was slightly disappointed to see that I've missed a recent quiz as well as a curry night AND a German conversation group. D'oh!

Hope to catch up with fellow EFers very soon.
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Re: Soon to move to Basel

You also missed a recent KFC run to France..but perhaps you need to live her elonger than one night before that becomes an attractive idea. :-)
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Well biff, it shouldn't be too long at this rate before I'm destitute and can just about afford a delicious Zinger burger in Euros.
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Welcome to Basel! Hope your enjoying it so far. See you about soon i am sure!
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