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Old 02.06.2011, 17:08
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Hello Members of the Forum.

We'd like to introduce ourselves as we will be moving to Fribourg in the next couple months.

We are originally from the Washington, DC metro area of the USA, but are currently living in Houston, Texas. We've been married a little over one year now and are very excited to begin our Swiss adventure.

My wife's work brings us to Switzerland. It is a great career move for her and living in Switzerland will allow us the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the region. I hope to find work once we arrive and have begun learning French to aid in that process.

We have no kids, enjoy fine dinning and night clubs. We look forward to meeting new friends to share in our adventure of learning a new culture. We intend to learn how to ski and hope to find English speaking instruction.

We'd like to thank all of the contributing members of this community. These forums have been a wealth of information and entertainment to us as we prepare to immigrate. We hope to add to the discussions and will share our thoughts and experiences in order to help others when we can.

We look foward to meeting you.

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Old 02.06.2011, 17:13
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Welcome to the jung... I mean EF and enjoy Switzerland
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Old 02.06.2011, 17:21
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Welcome to the EF to both of you and to Switzerland shortly.

There are many things to enjoy in this small country. One of them is precisely skiing, and you won´t have any problem finding English speaking instructors.
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Welcome to the forum, Damon! Like you, my family is relocating to CH (Geneva) from TX in mid-July. Best wishes for a smooth transition for both you and your wife. Focus your dining out choices on BBQ and Tex-Mex food prior to leaving the state of Texas, and don't forget to pack some of your favorite salsa in your shipment as well.

I am especially looking forward to skipping August in Texas!
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Welcome!

I'm curious what you and yours will think about Switzerland, after having lived in the US (and vice-versa). I myself have come to view the US soooo differently now that I've lived away from there for a few years (i.e. every time I go back to visit, I notice a lot of things that I never noticed before).

Anyways, I wish you and your wife much happiness here! Considering the state of much of the world today, I consider myself very fortunate to be living in a country as safe and stable as here!
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welcome for new comers
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Welcome to the forum, Damon! Like you, my family is relocating to CH (Geneva) from TX in mid-July. Best wishes for a smooth transition for both you and your wife. Focus your dining out choices on BBQ and Tex-Mex food prior to leaving the state of Texas, and don't forget to pack some of your favorite salsa in your shipment as well.

I am especially looking forward to skipping August in Texas!
We're enjoying our Pappas BBQ and all the Mexican we can before we go. We're also having good steak, prepared correctly, as often as possible.
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Thank you all for the warm welcome.
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..... we will be moving to Fribourg in the next couple months.
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We intend to learn how to ski and hope to find English speaking instruction.
Depending on where you settle, the 2 nearest ski areas are here (a couple of sites to bookmark):

http://www.schwarzsee.ch/en/welcome.cfm? German speaking part, with English speaking instructors (I'm more familiar with this location).

http://www.laberra.ch/ French speaking part, and should have English speaking instructors (less familiar with ski school here).

Both are about 20-30 mins drive from Fribourg, and good for beginner level.
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