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Re: From New Mexico to Luzern

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I went to grad school in Lubbock , practically the closest to NM in TX. Carry so many fond memories of road trips with a bunch of friends to the Albuquerque balloon fiesta (only to realize there is bad weather and the balloons aren't taking off that day ), White Sands, Rui-doso, Santa fe. I used to fly South West from Lubbock and their biggest hub was ABQ and have got down there so many times waiting to board the next flight ,meanwhile sipping a cup of coffee from Black Mesa Coffee Co

Welcome to Switzerland.
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There are spare ribs for sure.

Steak am Bahnhof in Mettmenstetten has good ribs
and steaks. It is not cheap though.
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Old 24.03.2011, 21:37
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Re: From New Mexico to Luzern

not easy to deal with the change when you arrive in the winter- itll get better my dear and if you decide to take some trips around switzerland, there are friendly folk in lausanne! best of luck!
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I went to grad school in Lubbock , practically the closest to NM in TX. Carry so many fond memories of road trips with a bunch of friends to the Albuquerque balloon fiesta (only to realize there is bad weather and the balloons aren't taking off that day ), White Sands, Rui-doso, Santa fe. I used to fly South West from Lubbock and their biggest hub was ABQ and have got down there so many times waiting to board the next flight ,meanwhile sipping a cup of coffee from Black Mesa Coffee Co

Welcome to Switzerland.
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AS, you are making be nostalgic! You are in Basel too?
Do you miss the roaches and spiders too
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I think we should have a chile roasting event here
Did you bring your chile roaster?
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I went to grad school in Lubbock , practically the closest to NM in TX. Carry so many fond memories of road trips with a bunch of friends to the Albuquerque balloon fiesta (only to realize there is bad weather and the balloons aren't taking off that day ), White Sands, Rui-doso, Santa fe. I used to fly South West from Lubbock and their biggest hub was ABQ and have got down there so many times waiting to board the next flight ,meanwhile sipping a cup of coffee from Black Mesa Coffee Co

Welcome to Switzerland.
AS
Hi there!
And we feel terrible for the visitors when that happens
Yeah New Mexico is really beautiful, I love Santa Fe and Ruidoso, we kept going back to visit and ended up moving to Las Cruces.
Have you been here long?
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not easy to deal with the change when you arrive in the winter- itll get better my dear and if you decide to take some trips around switzerland, there are friendly folk in lausanne! best of luck!
Hello!
Cool, sunny days, flowers everywhere are making up for those freaky winter days.
Made it to Lugano this w/end and now I can't wait to taste the French side, good to know they're friendly there.
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Re: From New Mexico to Luzern

I missed checking on this thread.. Yes I asked my husband if the roaches are summer visitors in Swiss.. he said a big NO..I have been here just for about 3 months..glad to meet all here.
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Welcome to Switzerland. Lucerne is soooo beautiful. You have chosen a really nice spot to live.
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Re: From New Mexico to Luzern

My parents live in Taos now - I didn't grow up there but have lived in NM in the past. I was just thinking about green chili because I wanted to make posole and found I had used the last bottle from their visit at Xmas. :-(

To your point about the German language requirement for non EU residents, I have the feeling that they are somewhat flexible about it, regardless of the contract we all signed. Speaking to our Luzern migration officer, we understood that they are looking mostly for a "commitment to integration" which includes making an effort to learn German to the A1 level in year one. With f/t work and family obligations, there was no way I could do 120 hours, I'll probably have about 70-80 by the time I come up for my renewal this summer. I'm hoping that they are OK with continued attendance in a language course ... and who knows, maybe the test isn't that bad!
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Have you heard the 'Taos Hum' ?
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Luzern is beautiful! Welcome to CH!
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My parents live in Taos now - I didn't grow up there but have lived in NM in the past. I was just thinking about green chili because I wanted to make posole and found I had used the last bottle from their visit at Xmas. :-(

To your point about the German language requirement for non EU residents, I have the feeling that they are somewhat flexible about it, regardless of the contract we all signed. Speaking to our Luzern migration officer, we understood that they are looking mostly for a "commitment to integration" which includes making an effort to learn German to the A1 level in year one. With f/t work and family obligations, there was no way I could do 120 hours, I'll probably have about 70-80 by the time I come up for my renewal this summer. I'm hoping that they are OK with continued attendance in a language course ... and who knows, maybe the test isn't that bad!
Hello, thanks for your comments.
Taos is such a beautiful place too.
Those German classes...can't seem to make myself start. What they told us was that 120 hours is what you need to be at A1 level, I am guessing because we are total beginners.
Have you taken lessons here in Luzern? I am sure you'll do great on the test with your 70-80 hours. Good luck!
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Re: From New Mexico to Luzern

Hello everyone,

My name is Piotr and I am moving to Luzern in JUL2010 too. I hope my wife and our dog will came too me 3-4 months later. So there will have possibilities to go for walks together .

Best wishes and see you soon.

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Old 19.04.2011, 18:14
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Hello everyone,

My name is Piotr and I am moving to Luzern in JUL2010 too. I hope my wife and our dog will came too me 3-4 months later. So there will have possibilities to go for walks together .

Best wishes and see you soon.

Piotr
Hi Piotr, welcome to CH!
Yes the walking opportunities here are plenty. I just walked with my dog all the way to town and back on Sunday, it was such a perfect day.
Did you post this on the 'Introductions' page? You will get more people to read your post.
Anyways have a great life here in Luzern and hopefully we'll get to meet.
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My parents live in Taos now - I didn't grow up there but have lived in NM in the past. I was just thinking about green chili because I wanted to make posole and found I had used the last bottle from their visit at Xmas. :-(

To your point about the German language requirement for non EU residents, I have the feeling that they are somewhat flexible about it, regardless of the contract we all signed. Speaking to our Luzern migration officer, we understood that they are looking mostly for a "commitment to integration" which includes making an effort to learn German to the A1 level in year one. With f/t work and family obligations, there was no way I could do 120 hours, I'll probably have about 70-80 by the time I come up for my renewal this summer. I'm hoping that they are OK with continued attendance in a language course ... and who knows, maybe the test isn't that bad!
There is a bar is in Taos that serves green chille beer (Eske's pub?) And no need for chille roaster, we roast them on BBQ Are you inviting us to Luzern for some NM food ?
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Re: From New Mexico to Luzern

Hi tkn,
Your avatar doesn't fail to make me every time I see it.
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Re: From New Mexico to Luzern

Hi ,
Welcome to the forum and to CH.
Learning German is not that hard as it sounds .

C u around.
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Re: From New Mexico to Luzern

I just saw this thread and wanted to reply because I am feeling homesick for NM. I went to high school in Clovis, college in Socorro, and worked in Rio Rancho for a few years before grad school.

I miss green chile and the most culturally unique US state (except for HI, IMO)
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Re: From New Mexico to Luzern

Hi thank you and you too when you move.
That's good to know I guess I'm just being stubborn and not going to the classes.
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Learning German is not that hard as it sounds .

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