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Zurich! Hi! :)

Hello everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself since I haven't done that yet!

I am one of those people who had you asked 2 weeks ago if I would be where i am now I would tell you 'you are m a d'

Yet here I am! I'm in Zurich and prior to me coming here on Tuesday, I had not even seen a picture of Zurich!

Yeap, life can be insane sometimes!
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Old 06.03.2011, 19:03
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Re: Zurich! Hi! :)

Welcome to CH and EF.
You're probably in the heart of ex-pat land here in cheeseland -- check out the social events from the "Events" calender -- there often seems to be something going on in Zurich for EFers to get together.
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Re: Zurich! Hi! :)

that is fantastic! thanks!
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Welcome! Enjoy yourself here!
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Re: Zurich! Hi! :)

Hi Nanula,

Welcome to the forum and to Zurich.

Similar thing happened to me, I was well on my way to Spain then before I knew it I finished up here!
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Re: Zurich! Hi! :)

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Re: Zurich! Hi! :)

Welcome to this beautiful city..!!
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Re: Zurich! Hi! :)

Welcome to choco land Nansula
wish u a pleasant stay, satisfactory occupation, healthy life and exciting encounters
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Re: Zurich! Hi! :)

what a beautiful city it is! I walked around all week thinking my eyes were playing tricks on me!! I'm looking forward to discovering it! This forum will surely be a good guide! Thank you all very much!
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Re: Zurich! Hi! :)

Hi Nansula, and welcome to both Switzerland & the EF!

I also made a rather swift move to Switzerland - saw a suitable job advertised in March of 2008, was here July 2008 with my wife & three kids. Had been to Europe once before (to Rome, early 2007) and that was it. Bit of a hike from Australia ...
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Re: Zurich! Hi! :)

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You're brave! You did that sort of move with a wife and *three* kids? I applaud you, wow! I don't know if I'd have the courage or the guts to go for it, if I were in your shoes! I was thinking to myself that the only benefit of being on my own at this age is the opportunity to just drop everything and go for it! Well done!
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Re: Zurich! Hi! :)

Glad you like Zurich!!!!!Can't wait coming there.....
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You're brave! You did that sort of move with a wife and *three* kids? I applaud you, wow! I don't know if I'd have the courage or the guts to go for it, if I were in your shoes! I was thinking to myself that the only benefit of being on my own at this age is the opportunity to just drop everything and go for it! Well done!
There were some difficulties that needed to be overcome, but the kids get quite a few advantages from this - including an extra language or two! Also, we knew that our families could bail us out if it all went pear-shaped - the joy of a large extended family!

Every so often I still look around and think, "What am I doing in Zurich?" - but it's more a surprise that I'm really here than a question of my sanity in making the decision.
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Re: Zurich! Hi! :)

Welcome Nansula.

Not sure if you have travelled much in Europe, but this is an awesome place to make your base while you go exploring. The Swiss are great, as long as you have a permit,,,,, regardless of what you are thinking of doing
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Re: Zurich! Hi! :)

the traveling is indeed a rather good option! I've been to some European countries but I have a lot of places to cross of my list of places to see before i die

At the moment I'm feeling rather terrified after my first day at work - my german need practicing - as in inadequate barely gets to explain how I felt today! I'm guessing I will be buried under dictionaries for a while.

Still can daydream of southern France or Italy!

Thank you all! So welcoming!
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Re: Zurich! Hi! :)

Hi Nansula and welcome to the Forum and CH!

When it comes to German (or, rather, the Swiss German ), don't worry about making mistakes here and there when speaking to the local crowd. People are generally very encouraging as long as you try! Of course carrying a pocket dictionary with you will prove useful (at least to me it has!) in all sorts of situations and don't be shy about whipping it out when needed!

Kirley10 is spot-on right. In the many years that I've been here I hit all the major European cities and am now exploring the countrysides and more exotic locations. Being downtown Europe is such a luxury

Enjoy!
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Still can daydream of southern France or Italy!
Ahh yet so close, you'll make it.

Italy's easier via train from Zurich than southern France, relatively cheap too. Have fun!
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Re: Zurich! Hi! :)

Welcome - you have arrived at a good time - no more snow - yipeeee!
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Re: Zurich! Hi! :)

[QUOTE=Nansula;1127666]

At the moment I'm feeling rather terrified after my first day at work - my german need practicing - as in inadequate barely gets to explain how I felt today!

Hi Nansula,

Welcome to Zurich!
It's a very beautiful city.

I'm an architect too but currently a staying home mom.
Let's have a cup of coffee and chat.

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