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New to Basel from Helsinki, Finland

Hello to all!

I am new to the Forum and new to Basel.
I started a job in Allschwil in March, but since my wife is still in Helsinki until mid June, I'm spending some of the time in Basel and some back in Finland. I am living in Basel stadt, or more like camping, until we get everything moved over with my wife.
We are a 30 something Finnish couple with no kids and have both lived abroad before, me in Spain and the US and my wife in Spain and in Sweden. We speak fluent english, finnish and a little spanish, so german will be next on the list to learn.

It would be nice to meet some people as we don't know anyone here, so don't hesitate to drop us an email if you are interested to meet up for a cup of coffee or a beer or whatever.
Also if there are other finns in Basel, it would be nice to get to know you!

Wishing you all a nice and relaxing Sunday!
-Mika
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Re: New to Basel from Helsinki, Finland

Welcome to Basel, Mika


Nice to see another Nordic here in Basel (I´m Danish) - would be happy to meet up with you both for drinks/coffee/whatever
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Welcome to Basel!
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Re: New to Basel from Helsinki, Finland

Welcome mate. Keep an eye on the social calendar, Basel has a reputation for good curry evenings!
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Welcome to Basel and EF !
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Welcome to Basel
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Re: New to Basel from Helsinki, Finland

Mika, my husband, Tractorboy, was watching Finland won the championship win all by himself yesterday! Hope you managed to catch it. He's just like you, sitting 'all by himself' in Allschwil until I join him end of June with our 3 kids.

Oh, he's not Finnish, he's like Miss Friis, a Dane! But loves his ice hockey, just the same!
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Re: New to Basel from Helsinki, Finland

Tervetuloa!

Why did you had to move to Basel????? I'd love to have someone to talk about my cravings for Korvapuusti!

If you decide to come pay a visit to Zürich, drop me a line




Edit P.S.: Before the mods release the hounds on me...

Tervetuloa means "welcome"
Korvapuusti is this gorgeous Finnish cake:


Last edited by Helm; 16.05.2011 at 09:35. Reason: Finnish translation
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Re: New to Basel from Helsinki, Finland

Hi all!

Thanks a lot for your welcome messages, makes me feel a lot more at home!

Helm: I'm in Basel because of work. I, or we in the near future, will for sure be in Zurich at times too, I will drop you a line then. It would be nice to talk about Korvapuusti, maybe over some local pastries for comparison

Later,
Mika
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Welcome to Basel. Whenever you feel like you want to practice your Spanish drop me a line, it would be nice to meet you!
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Re: New to Basel from Helsinki, Finland

Tervetuloa, Welcome !!!

Swiss-Finnish association/friends/activities under: www.svff.ch
You'll find a Basel section.

...and the main Coop grocery store in the city of Basel sells FAZER chocolates !!

Good start here. Hope you enjoy
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Re: New to Basel from Helsinki, Finland

Hi Mika! I'm also moving to Basel next month so I'll hopefully be able to meet you at one of the EF events soon! In the meantime, enjoy 'camping'!
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Re: New to Basel from Helsinki, Finland

Welcome to Basel! We're also new here and I just posted a first thread here. Drop by to take a glimpse

Hope we 2 couples could hang out for some drinks sometime

Have fun with your "camping"
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Re: New to Basel from Helsinki, Finland

Tervetuloa, Welcome!

Nice to have some more Finns in the area!
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Re: New to Basel from Helsinki, Finland

Welcome to Basel. It has been very welcoming for this new comer so hope you have the same experience
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