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Old 11.02.2011, 22:11
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From New Mexico to Luzern

Hello everyone!
I've been reading this forum since I found out I was coming to Switzerland, it has been extremely helpful, thanks to all. My husband is working here so I came with my dogs to keep him company . We have been here (dogs and myself) since November although it seems I am the only one home sick.
i am really planing on starting German language lesson soon as it is required here in Luzern to pass a test a the end of one's year stay.

I hope I can be of help to anyone here as you were to me when I needed.
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Old 11.02.2011, 22:13
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Re: From New Mexico to Luzern

Welcome to the EF.

I didn't realise there was a time limit to learning the langauge in Lucerne..
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Old 11.02.2011, 22:39
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Re: From New Mexico to Luzern

Thank you!
As I understand it, we need 120 hours of German lessons or know the basics in order to pass the written test, if we don't pass they give us extra time to study. This is part of the 'integration plan' and it is a pilot program. We had to sign a contract agreeing to this.
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Re: From New Mexico to Luzern

Hey @nowaqui, welcome to Luzern! I'm just landing as well so I figure we're experiencing mostly the same ups and downs. Only you have your dogs to help you out (and a hubby too :P)

As I said, happy settling and enjoy your time in Luzern!
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Old 17.02.2011, 11:41
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Re: From New Mexico to Luzern

Hi Jotabege, thank you. Are you having more ups or downs?
For me November and December were brutal...things are better now I'm getting used to this so different life. Still miss my car and the 300 sunny days per year.
We're lucky to live in Luzern, such a beautiful city I think.
You too enjoy your time here!
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Hi Jotabege, thank you. Are you having more ups or downs?
For me November and December were brutal...things are better now I'm getting used to this so different life. Still miss my car and the 300 sunny days per year.
We're lucky to live in Luzern, such a beautiful city I think.
You too enjoy your time here!
Ups, mostly ups luckily =) Looks like a great place to live, so looking forward to check the sights in summer!

Have fun, Neightbor! :P
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Old 20.02.2011, 17:17
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Re: From New Mexico to Luzern

Hey there,
How funny I was reading your messages welcoming you, I did the Pickwick back in November had a blast! Still stop by to say hello every now and then.
Me too, I'm determined to see all there is to see in Luzern, been to the Rosengart Museum already where Picasso is the star, love it!
Later neighbor
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Re: From New Mexico to Luzern

well, I guess this is more than late for a welcome... anyway, hope you have found Luzern a nice place to be!
Just saw your post in the pet corner and if/when your dogs would care for some company, we could set up a play or walking date - have a Lab here who is 7 years old but for his energy is often mistaken for a youngster

And I must say I would be really shocked about your comment to the mandatory language lessons if I haven't already heard it once before. Good luck with achieving the target in any case!
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Old 19.03.2011, 01:25
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Hi there, good to hear from a neighbor!
That would be great, I walk my dogs (one at at time) around the Seeburg dog park, leash free, by the Seeburg hotel and I also go towards Meggen where there are paths with amazing views of the lake and not so many people.
Let me know when you're available.
Later
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Re: From New Mexico to Luzern

Just curious. What part of NM are you from? I grew up in Las Cruces.
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Old 19.03.2011, 01:34
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Hi!
I am not from NM but moved to Las Cruces in 1996 and then to Albuquerque in 2001. I always say I will one day return to lovely Las Crucitas.
When did you move out? Are you living in Switzerland?
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Hi!
I am not from NM but moved to Las Cruces in 1996 and then to Albuquerque in 2001. I always say I will one day return to lovely Las Crucitas.
When did you move out? Are you living in Switzerland?
I lived in LC from 1977 to 1991. I haven't been back since, but I think of it often.

I am moving to Basel this Spring.
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I am not from NM but moved to Las Cruces in 1996 and then to Albuquerque in 2001. I always say I will one day return to lovely Las Crucitas.
When did you move out? Are you living in Switzerland?
Welcome to Switzerland!

I am from the neighboring state!
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I lived in LC from 1977 to 1991. I haven't been back since, but I think of it often.

I am moving to Basel this Spring.
Las Cruces has grown so much in the past few years but still small enough to keep it pleasant. I used to live in Mesilla, loved it there.
I have been told there are many UNM ex-alumni working in Basel.
I hope you enjoy your stay here in Switzerland.
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Welcome to Switzerland!

I am from the neighboring state!
Thank you!
Texas, right? Lived in Houston for two years...the thing I missed was the excellent choice of restaurants there, Texas BBQ yumm!
Have you been in Baar long?
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Las Cruces has grown so much in the past few years but still small enough to keep it pleasant. I used to live in Mesilla, loved it there.
I have been told there are many UNM ex-alumni working in Basel.
I hope you enjoy your stay here in Switzerland.
I know at least 5 of them.
This is what I found at the Turkish/Kurdish stores in Basel
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I know at least 5 of them.
This is what I found at the Turkish/Kurdish stores in Basel
I'm glad that wasn't classified information.

Here's a recipe for green chile stew in case you want to give it a try. Now I need to find me some green chiles
Thanks for the pix.

http://www.bearcuisine.com/2011/03/g...hile-stew.html
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Thank you!
Texas, right? Lived in Houston for two years...the thing I missed was the excellent choice of restaurants there, Texas BBQ yumm!
Have you been in Baar long?
I have been in Baar 3 years.

The spare ribs and BBQ are not near as good here in Switzerland.

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I have been in Baar 3 years.

The spare ribs and BBQ are not near as good here in Switzerland.
Cool!
I can imagine. BBQ where??
Now that you mention ribs, how about baby backs...can I find them here? I've seen BBQ sauce I think.
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I think we should have a chile roasting event here
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