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Sure 2pm, sounds good. Do you know café XXème? It's situated around the corner from the main post office very close to the station (you pass it if you walk from station to the post office, it's in same building) or there is also TM (Talk Music) close to Mc Donalds if that's easier for you.

Otherwise just suggest a place that you know and we can meet there.
Hi, most probably I know what place are you talking about,it's just that I wasn't paying attention with the name. The cafe xxeme- is it the one with balcony(2nd floor)? Otherwise, belleveder? I'm sorry,I don't even know how to spell the place.

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XXème is indeed the place with the balcony on the second floor. Belvedere (or however it's spelt) is fine with me as well.

I'll leave it up to you as to which you'd prefer/ is easier for you.

As has been said before, open to anyone around Fribourg

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XXème is indeed the place with the balcony on the second floor. Belvedere (or however it's spelt) is fine with me as well.

I'll leave it up to you as to which you'd prefer/ is easier for you.

As has been said before, open to anyone around Fribourg

Owen
Ok,cafe xxeme is good. It is just near the station. So it's easier when I go home.
It's cool. You are the first person that I'm gonna meet (complete stranger but english speaking around fribourg). I have met new people in my german class and it's good to know that I feel normal that I'm struggling in this new country. It's good to meet new people and have friends in this place. Cheers. Everyone around fribourg can join. It would be nice that we can meet.
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You Fribourgers have the best fondue!
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Ok,cafe xxeme is good. It is just near the station. So it's easier when I go home.
Alright xxème it is. I'll sit at the bar but just ask one of the staff for Owen, they'll know who I am. I'll try to get there a bit early.

I know what it's like in a new city surrounded by a foreign language so am happy to help you in whatever way I can to get settled in or whatever.

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Haha, should be hard to miss really yet I haven't noticed him around. That said I might have seen his car
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You Fribourgers have the best fondue!
That would be kamarat, sniff.....tribute to CD.
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Alright xxème it is. I'll sit at the bar but just ask one of the staff for Owen, they'll know who I am. I'll try to get there a bit early.

I know what it's like in a new city surrounded by a foreign language so am happy to help you in whatever way I can to get settled in or whatever.
Thanks,that's nice. You must be popular there that they already know you. I'll be there. I'll look for you,then. I'll just get some lunch in Bern then will head to Fribourg. In any case, I'll go online to find you if ever I get lost. Lol. Bis bald.

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Thanks,that's nice. You must be popular there that they already know you. I'll be there. I'll look for you,then. I'll just get some lunch in Bern then will head to Fribourg. In any case, I'll go online to find you if ever I get lost. Lol. Bis bald.
Haha, I work there
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Haha, I work there
Ok, that explains....

Fribourgers, we will be glad if there are some more people who are able to join us. You are most welcome.
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Watch out for a Canadian guy in a Maserati who says comrade rather than aboot...
(he has changed cars)

If the op is a girl, I can recommend someone in FR.
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Re: Looking for friends in Fribourg

I missed this weeks meeting already it seems. when's the next one?
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I missed this weeks meeting already it seems. when's the next one?
It went well. Yes,you missed it. But there's always a next time. Cheers.
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Re: Looking for friends in Fribourg

Hey guys,

I am an Irish student currently studying in the UK.

I have an interview in Fribourg for a PhD on Thursday 14th of April.
So, I was wondering could you suggest somethings for me to do while there, later that night after the interview?

It will be my first time in Switzerland so admittedly I'll probably find it a bit daunting!

Well thanks for reading and I hope you can make some suggestions.

Cheers,

Steo
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Old 31.03.2011, 12:48
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Re: Looking for friends in Fribourg

Hi Steo, welcome to the Forum. I don;t go into town, so i asked my son.
He said to look up fri-son.ch. Also bars called, le Center, and Vantiem.
Apart from that , it;s a small city, enjoy your stay, learn a bit of French. Good luck with the interview.
Cheers Kev from Oz
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Hey guys,

I am an Irish student currently studying in the UK.

I have an interview in Fribourg for a PhD on Thursday 14th of April.
So, I was wondering could you suggest somethings for me to do while there, later that night after the interview?

It will be my first time in Switzerland so admittedly I'll probably find it a bit daunting!

Well thanks for reading and I hope you can make some suggestions.

Cheers,

Steo
A bit of home from home - a real busman's holiday?

http://www.paddys.ch/fribourg/

From the front of Fribourg station, across the street, slightly to the left, is Fribourg Centre shopping mall and behind that is Grand Place where Paddy Reilly's is situated - at the base of the tall(ish) building.
It,s only a couple or so minutes staggering distance, and you can cut through the shopping centre when it's open, instead of going around.

Don't know much about Fri-son, other than its a good 20-30 mins walk from the station down Blvd. Perolles (diagonally to the right from front of station - long, straightish road). At the very end of Perolles, at the roundabout, turn right, but bear left past Villars chocolate factory (red brick building), and Fri-son is just a bit further up on r.h.s. (old black warehouse looking building).
A bus would also take you the length of Perolles - I think any no. will do, but certainly the one with "Marly-La Gerine" written on the front, but you have to buy the ticket from the machine at the bus stop and know where to get off at the end of Perolles --d'oh).

http://www.fri-son.ch/
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Hi Steo, welcome to the Forum. I don;t go into town, so i asked my son.
He said to look up fri-son.ch. Also bars called, le Center, and Vantiem.
Apart from that , it;s a small city, enjoy your stay, learn a bit of French. Good luck with the interview.
Cheers Kev from Oz
Hi Kev,
Thank you very much for the info, it is much appreciated!
Cheers for the luck.

Steo

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A bit of home from home - a real busman's holiday?

http://www.paddys.ch/fribourg/

From the front of Fribourg station, across the street, slightly to the left, is Fribourg Centre shopping mall and behind that is Grand Place where Paddy Reilly's is situated - at the base of the tall(ish) building.
It,s only a couple or so minutes staggering distance, and you can cut through the shopping centre when it's open, instead of going around.

Don't know much about Fri-son, other than its a good 20-30 mins walk from the station down Blvd. Perolles (diagonally to the right from front of station - long, straightish road). At the very end of Perolles, at the roundabout, turn right, but bear left past Villars chocolate factory (red brick building), and Fri-son is just a bit further up on r.h.s. (old black warehouse looking building).
A bus would also take you the length of Perolles - I think any no. will do, but certainly the one with "Marly-La Gerine" written on the front, but you have to buy the ticket from the machine at the bus stop and know where to get off at the end of Perolles --d'oh).

http://www.fri-son.ch/

TiMow, thanks you very much for the info. I'll be sure to check this out when I arrive.

Steo
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Hello everyone!

I'm from here, a genuine swiss girl!! Just back from traveling in Australia and New Zealand. I had a great time down under and enjoyed speaking english! I'm worried about losing all my knowledge hardly acquired by stoping praticing english...

So, for all of you who want to have a drinking, a bit of talking and laughing, I'm up for it! If it doesn't bother you to speak with a non-english mother tongue person I would be more than glad to meet you! As I grew up in the area I can also recommend some nice place to go around!

See you!!
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Hello everyone!

I'm from here, a genuine swiss girl!!
Hi Vlate (and welcome back and here) - there's still a few left ... so I hear.

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Just back from traveling in Australia and New Zealand. I had a great time down under and enjoyed speaking english! I'm worried about losing all my knowledge hardly acquired by stoping praticing english...

So, for all of you who want to have a drinking, a bit of talking and laughing, I'm up for it! If it doesn't bother you to speak with a non-english mother tongue person I would be more than glad to meet you! As I grew up in the area I can also recommend some nice place to go around!

See you!!
Until someone better placed than I, is able to take you up on your kind offer, just tune in daily for your English fix on EfCH - you may hone more than just your language skills.

.... and remember, if/when you do meet someone for a drink, it's OK to be a bit late but not v.late.

P.S. It might be better to post under Introductions as "you're" a bit lost tagging onto this thread as a first post - some people respond more frequently on Introduction threads.
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[QUOTE=Vlate;1164864]Hello everyone!

I'm from here, a genuine swiss girl.


Hi Vlate. Welcome to the EF. I hope you had a great time down under, and met some genuine Australians. Good luck keeping up the English. Findind this site is a step in the right direction. For me Iam not into the city life, but visit alot of the small villages around Fribourg. May be you can try to orginise something and see who is out there. I wish you all the best.
Kev.
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Hello everyone!

I'm from here, a genuine swiss girl!! Just back from traveling in Australia and New Zealand. I had a great time down under and enjoyed speaking english! I'm worried about losing all my knowledge hardly acquired by stoping praticing english...

So, for all of you who want to have a drinking, a bit of talking and laughing, I'm up for it! If it doesn't bother you to speak with a non-english mother tongue person I would be more than glad to meet you! As I grew up in the area I can also recommend some nice place to go around!

See you!!
Hi Vlate,

I also would be glad to meet you and enjoy speaking English. We could meet up for a drink or something like that in this week. Since I'm all days in the Lab. so, I prefer to meet up in the evening or in the weekend. Please drop me a line if you around this week.

Cheers,
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