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Immigrating to CH soon, helloooo

Hi there, I am going to be immigrating to Switzerland in the next two months and just noticed there are alot of posters from the German (Zurich) side of Switzerland. I am moving to the French (Geneva) side. Is there an area on this site for Geneva or are there any Geneva posters here?
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Old 30.08.2006, 13:53
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Re: Immigrating to CH soon, helloooo

Brits on the Swiss might have a good link.

We consider those from the French side to be the enemy. Treat carefully
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Thanks for the link. I came across that site the other night but did not like it as much as this one as it is not as user friendly. Pity.

Seriously. Is the French side an NO-NO?
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Re: Immigrating to CH soon, helloooo

http://www.50reasonstohatethefrench.com/home.php

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Re: Immigrating to CH soon, helloooo

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No, everyone is welcome - people from the French side under-represented here, but after you arrive in the French part you can go and recruit some people for us
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Re: Immigrating to CH soon, helloooo

Gosh guys i am sure i came across a hot topic here called are "the Swiss racist?" Well............ Say no more.

This is quite a welcome i have received, here i am moving to CH, yes to the French side, and already i feel like an outsider as i am moving to the French side.

Thanks for the warm welcome
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Old 30.08.2006, 22:08
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Re: Immigrating to CH soon, helloooo

Doon't feel too bad, there are those of us floating around, who don't really belong to the mainstream - I don't even actually live in Switzerland, but about 500 metres beyond the border into France!!

Welcome, anyway!!
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Re: Immigrating to CH soon, helloooo

Welcome! Actually, you will feel quite a home I think. Think of the Swiss, but then imagine a relaxed version. This might sound like a contradiction in terms, but they come close.

In other words, the Swiss French are actually much closer to Europe, and it feels more European living in Romandie. I know because I live and work in both parts almost every day.

When the Swiss voted against joining the EU, a majority of Swiss French voted for it, maybe as much as 75%-80%. Caused the Rosti Graben to deepend even further...
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