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Old 23.02.2011, 13:30
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A Finn in Lausanne

Hello all!


Iíve read this forum thoroughly in the last couple of days and Iíve noticed many things that are puzzling me about Switzerland have been discussed here in one way or another. Brilliant! Looks like I am not alone with my struggles trying to ďfit inĒ.


Iím originally from Finland but Iíve also lived in UK & Australia for a few years. I ended up in Lausanne when my Portuguese fiancť scored a job there. I uprooted myself to join him 2 months ago. Little did I know what was ahead!


I speak no French and find everyday life somewhat challenging because of that. My fiancť, however, feels almost at home as the Portuguese are everywhere. He hasnít spoken this much Portuguese in 5 years!


At the moment weíre trying to settle in and find a flat. Everyone in this forum knows how that is, Iím sure, so Iíll not bore you with the details.

Long story short, I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello to everyone. I come in peace and mean no harm.




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Old 23.02.2011, 14:17
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Re: A Finn in Lausanne

Terrrrrrve.

You can use the search function of this forum with "finland", it returns some results, and some quite interesting infos for Finns

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Old 23.02.2011, 14:28
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I did that just before posting my first ever post
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Re: A Finn in Lausanne

Hey,

I am an Aussie and live in Lausanne, if you would like to meet up for a coffee just pm me
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Old 23.02.2011, 15:53
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Re: A Finn in Lausanne

Hi, I just moved to Lausanne yesterday (!), originally from Sweden but have also lived in the UK.
Would love to meet some new people!
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Old 23.02.2011, 18:29
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Re: A Finn in Lausanne

Welcome to Lausanne. It's awesome (once you get used to it!)

Feel free to PM me if you need any advice
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Re: A Finn in Lausanne

Welcome!! I hope you fit in quickly! Learning the language would help quite a lot, and also the lessons you could meet some people in your same situation .)

Greetings from Kuopio!
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Re: A Finn in Lausanne

Wow, thanks everyone for your welcoming words! Cheered me up a lot reading all these posts (currently I'm trying to shake off a cold under my duvet).

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Welcome!! I hope you fit in quickly! Learning the language would help quite a lot, and also the lessons you could meet some people in your same situation .)
Yep, as soon as we've settled in I can start thinking about the lingo bit. I really want to be able to understand what is going around me, I dislike living in a bubble and I certainly don't expect the locals switching to English.

It's really just my luck ending up in the French speaking area when I only speak some German and have most of my local contacs living around ZŁrich... Ah well! Luckily, it's a country with short distances...
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Re: A Finn in Lausanne

Hi there

Please feel free to PM me if you would like a coffee.

There are a few of us new in Lausanne women who have met for a coffee recently and are meeting again soon.

Good luck!
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Re: A Finn in Lausanne

Hi!
I`m not very new around here anymore, neither am I finnish, but close enough for both As I only moved to Lausanne for the same reasons you did. And I`m estonian, so thats quite close, right
Anyway, just wanted to say hello and if you want to meet up for a coffee some time, let me know
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Re: A Finn in Lausanne

I believe there are sufficient number of Finns in Lausanne area to hold crayfish parties....

welcome to the lakeside!
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Hi!
I`m not very new around here anymore, neither am I finnish, but close enough for both As I only moved to Lausanne for the same reasons you did. And I`m estonian, so thats quite close, right
Anyway, just wanted to say hello and if you want to meet up for a coffee some time, let me know
Estonian? Hahahha absolutely CLOSE ENOUGH, I say! I actually got engaged in Estonia so you're as good as it gets!

Yes indeedy, I am trying to activate my social network here (from zero the only way is up, right?) so keep your eye on your PM box.
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Old 10.03.2011, 18:18
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I believe there are sufficient number of Finns in Lausanne area to hold crayfish parties....

welcome to the lakeside!
Crayfish parties....? So I have to wait until the crayfish party season starts before I can start getting social with the other Finns? Ouch Lonely times ahead for this Finn!
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Hello all!


Iíve read this forum thoroughly in the last couple of days and Iíve noticed many things that are puzzling me about Switzerland have been discussed here in one way or another. Brilliant! Looks like I am not alone with my struggles trying to ďfit inĒ.


Iím originally from Finland but Iíve also lived in UK & Australia for a few years. I ended up in Lausanne when my Portuguese fiancť scored a job there. I uprooted myself to join him 2 months ago. Little did I know what was ahead!


I speak no French and find everyday life somewhat challenging because of that. My fiancť, however, feels almost at home as the Portuguese are everywhere. He hasnít spoken this much Portuguese in 5 years!


At the moment weíre trying to settle in and find a flat. Everyone in this forum knows how that is, Iím sure, so Iíll not bore you with the details.

Long story short, I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello to everyone. I come in peace and mean no harm.




-mmmilk-
Welcome to the forum. The people in english forum are friendly. I'm in the same boat. It is challenging and I hope to get over it and enjoy.You are in a nice area. I'm sure that there are some people who would love to meet up for a coffee or so. Enjoy and Cheers!
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