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Hello English Forum Members,

I have just arrived in Basel from Melbourne, and will be living and working here for two years. I need to make some new friends ASAP!! Any tips / advice on how to meet wonderful people quickly would be much appreciated. I am a 25 girl, I love sport, shopping, travelling and socialising! I am very keen to join a sporting club / gym / running club as I think this would be a great way to meet people.

Any advice would be fantastic, thank you
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Old 09.02.2011, 21:15
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G'day G'day - welcome to CH and to the forum.
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Re: Just arrived in Basel!

Hello Aussie auslander,
Welcome to forum and Basel.
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Re: Just arrived in Basel!

Welcome to Basel! Fairly quiet city but with the growing number of auslaenders it should get more fun.

A couple of irish pubs might be a good place to meet foreigners, not to mention of course the events organised by the forum members, keep an eye on the events section.

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Re: Just arrived in Basel!

For sport:

Basel Dragons Running club

For meeting folk (this tends to be on once a month):

http://www.englishforum.ch/social-ev...ght-basel.html

I don't know how your singing skills are but the first Friday of every month is karaoke night at Pickwicks. Also, every Wednesday from 9pm there are a group of expats that meet at All Bar One.

Basel is a great city and I'm sure it will take you no time to make friends

Welcome and enjoy!
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Welcome to EF.
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Hi. Welcome to Basel. Wall climbing in Gundeli tomorrow from 6-8pm. If your interested just follow the wall climbing thread on the home page under Friday. I'm an ex- Brisbanite myself and am looking forward to the event myself.
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Hello

Welcome to EF and Basel...

Beautiful city to explore around
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Hi,

welcome in to basel & EF ....

For socializing in basel you can Join centrepoint , (Centre Point is a place where you can meet all expatriates of all nation )


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Re: Just arrived in Basel!

Hey, welcome to Basel! Tonight we are going to the Funny Laundry comedy show, which is posted ont he social events calendar. Next week there is a curry (someone already mentioned). Maybe see you at one of these!
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Re: Just arrived in Basel!

Welcome!
If you're working at one of the international companies check out their intranet as they all have social clubs and activities going on.
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thank you all for the warm welcome and tips, much appreciated. Looking forward to making some new friends soon!
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Re: Just arrived in Basel!

Gday FI, enjoy your time in Switzerland, it is a great contrast to Melbourne, minus the AFL.
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Re: Just arrived in Basel!

Hi Fi-Australia,
I was very excited when I read your message.. I am in the exact same position as you - just arrived in Basel and are staying a few years working.
I would really like to get to know some nice people here in Basel, and I thought this was a good opportunity I am 26 girl from Denmark. Like you I am very active and love shopping, hanging out, going out etc. Maybe we could join some of the activities proposed earlier in this thread together? Or go for a coffee/beer some day?
Anyways, hope you are settling in well
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Re: Just arrived in Basel!

Welcome Do you live in Basel city or..? I will recommend that you read the local paper to find out what`s going on (gym, hiking, singing...)
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Thank you again everyone for the tips! I will def try and make it to Wednesday night curry, I am really looking forward to meeting you all!
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