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New in Zurich

Hello!

I'm new in Zurich and looking for activities to get involved in/people to hang out with. I am an American Phd student from UC Berkeley here to learn German at a language school for the next six months (while I ignore writing my dissertation). I really enjoy cooking, reading, watching comedies, hiking, playing volleyball, and having a beer with nice conversation. I hope to meet some of you and welcome any advice or information you can offer me! Thanks!

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Welcome to Zurich and the forum take. Peak at the social events calendar to see if there are any activities which interest you.
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Thanks, Meisie! Will do!
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Re: New in Zurich

Hi! Welcome to Zurich! I've just recently moved here too and enjoying it immensely...hopefully I'm starting lessons with Alemania next week so that should make life a little more interesting.

Good luck with your Geman lessons! If you're interested in meeting up for a coffee, just give me a shout

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Welcome to Zürich and the EF!!


Check out the social events for happy hours and the like!!
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Hi! Welcome to Zurich! I've just recently moved here too and enjoying it immensely...hopefully I'm starting lessons with Alemania next week so that should make life a little more interesting.

Good luck with your Geman lessons! If you're interested in meeting up for a coffee, just give me a shout

Mae
Thanks, Mae! I begin my German lessons with Bellingua next week! Meeting for coffee sounds good; I'll send you a PM
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Hi Rosita!

I'm a PhD student here, but I came from San Diego. I've met a lot of other graduate students here, so if you want some company, let me know!

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Hi Rosita!

I'm a PhD student here, but I came from San Diego. I've met a lot of other graduate students here, so if you want some company, let me know!

Kyle
Hi Kyle,

I was actually born in Los Angeles, and visited San Diego often. I sure miss the Mexican food . Yeah, let's hang out sometime. How long have you been in Zurich? Maybe you could show/advise me on some interesting places
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Gawd what I would do for REAL Mexican food!!! Unfortunately this city isn't the place for it, at least as far as my experience goes, and I've tried a lot of places. And most definitely stay away from anything advertised as a margarita. Better to stick with what the locals do well. Just a little tip from Spitzbube the food critic

Although if anyone out there knows of a hidden Mexican restaurant gem, please please share your knowledge.
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Gawd what I would do for REAL Mexican food!!! Unfortunately this city isn't the place for it, at least as far as my experience goes, and I've tried a lot of places. And most definitely stay away from anything advertised as a margarita. Better to stick with what the locals do well. Just a little tip from Spitzbube the food critic

Although if anyone out there knows of a hidden Mexican restaurant gem, please please share your knowledge.
What's wrong with the margaritas?
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Re: New in Zurich

Well, it's a wee bit far from Zurich, but here in Langenthal we have the El Mosquito, and it's pretty good Tex Mex. And the girls are beautiful.
http://www.el-mosquito.ch/
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The Mexican restaurants are here. The quality compared to California will disappoint, but it's better than nothing.

On the other hand, here is a great Mexican food store behind the main station, complete with frozen ready made enchiladas. Shop here and cook it at home. Huge selection of hot sauces, beans, chilis and tortillas.
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Thanks, Mae! I begin my German lessons with Bellingua next week! Meeting for coffee sounds good; I'll send you a PM
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Gawd what I would do for REAL Mexican food!!! Unfortunately this city isn't the place for it, at least as far as my experience goes, and I've tried a lot of places. And most definitely stay away from anything advertised as a margarita. Better to stick with what the locals do well. Just a little tip from Spitzbube the food critic

Although if anyone out there knows of a hidden Mexican restaurant gem, please please share your knowledge.
Like we have said in many posts, it is better to make the Mexican food at home yourself.

I have been utterly disappointed in all of them except for one. Unfortunately, the guy got divorced and left the country.
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