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Hey all. Me and my girlfriend are moving to Geneva at the start of September.

I am 22 years old and come from Macclesfield in England.

The decision to move to Switzerland has been pretty spontaneous, and whilst im looking forward to it, I can't help but feel a little unprepared! I need to learn a lot more about Geneva, start learning French, and most importantly find a group of Manchester United fans who are willing to accept a newcomer into their ranks.

This is all bloody exciting!
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Old 18.08.2011, 16:36
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Hey, great choice of football team!
I'm going over for a few days in September so could catch up to watch the champions if there are any games on at the time. I've heard there is an Aussie pub in the town, that may be a good bet for sport
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hey man, yeah. that would be cool. what dates are you in Geneva? Id be keen to meet up for the football.
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Hey there

I am also moving to Geneva this Friday ( 26th Aug)
I am 23 and from Wigan, i dont know any body out there so far and would like some people to hang out with as its quite a dauting prospect!

Im not really up on football but watch matches every now again!

Let me know and where abouts you are living etc

Lucy
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Hey there... welcome to geneva.. we've been here for just over a month, so literally just settling in.. it's pretty nice, If you are up on the drinking there is a nice Irish Pub in town, heard that its pretty good... Man.U all the way My PS3 is landing tomorrow so, once u settle in maybe we can hook up for some FIFA
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Hey "Lost in Geneva" sounds good, I'm over for a few days from 21 Sep.

Hi to Mark and Trixiepixie as well, give us a shout if you want to hook up
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Hey yea cool sounds good
I defo wanna get to know some local bars and pubs haha, are you all pretty central? I think im like a 10min walk from the lake?
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Re: New to Geneva

I think everywhere in Geneva isn't pretty central isn't it

I'm keen to do some sort of boat trip to some towns on the lake. Maybe even Lusanne, although that is pretty far so it will probably be an all day thing.
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Hey there

I am also moving to Geneva this Friday ( 26th Aug)
I am 23 and from Wigan, i dont know any body out there so far and would like some people to hang out with as its quite a dauting prospect!

Im not really up on football but watch matches every now again!

Let me know and where abouts you are living etc

Lucy
We don't know where we are living yet. We arrive on the 25th and have the first few nights in a hostel whilst we look at appartments. It would be great to meet up. Like you, we don't know anyone!
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Hey there... welcome to geneva.. we've been here for just over a month, so literally just settling in.. it's pretty nice, If you are up on the drinking there is a nice Irish Pub in town, heard that its pretty good... Man.U all the way My PS3 is landing tomorrow so, once u settle in maybe we can hook up for some FIFA
Irish pubs... football... FIFA?? WE HAVE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
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We don't know where we are living yet. We arrive on the 25th and have the first few nightsWEEKS in a hostel whilst we look at appartments. It would be great to meet up. Like you, we don't know anyone!
I fixed that for you.... ( and welcome to Geneva )
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Irish pubs... football... FIFA?? WE HAVE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
HAHAHA, Brilliant!
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We don't know where we are living yet. We arrive on the 25th and have the first few nights in a hostel whilst we look at appartments. It would be great to meet up. Like you, we don't know anyone!
As Grynch alluded to, you probably need to make some more detailed plans about accommodation. It is seriously hard to find somewhere to live in Geneva, and you will probably find it takes weeks if not months if you are in any way picky about things like size/condition/cost/location... You will need to have all the paperwork ready when you go to visit places as well as the funds to pay 2 or 3 months deposit as well as the first month's rent, and you may well find yourself up against 10-50 other people all after the same place as you. If you search around on the forum you will find a lot more info.

Don't want to put you off, as Geneva is a great place to live, but a bit of warning on these kind of things will hopefully help you avoid a nasty surprise.

Good luck with the move!
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Cheers for the info. We've heard about the difficulties with finding accomodation, and would love to be a bit more prepared. Unfortunately, times been against us. We have a few viewings the day after we land, and after living in moldy student houses for the past 3 years, we aren't too picky.

Worst comes to worst, we spend every penny staying in a hotel for a couple of weeks before running back to the UK with our tails between our legs, chalking it up to experience...
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