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Good afternoon all! Thought I would drop in to try and find out the deal with living in Switzerland before we relocate some time next year.
We are having to move because my wife's job and we will be moving to Fribourg. So any hints and tips would be handy
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Good afternoon all! Thought I would drop in to try and find out the deal with living in Switzerland before we relocate some time next year.
We are having to move because my wife's job and we will be moving to Fribourg. So any hints and tips would be handy
The first tip might be to use the 'search' function first.
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The first tip might be to use the 'search' function first.
At the top of most (maybe all) forums you will find one or more sticky posts, with links to useful threads and other sources of information. These will lead you to a lot of information much faster than searching for it.
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the "be gentle with me" line was my pathetic attempt at humour. I understand that the search function is my friend, though most of my queries so far have returned no results.. I will keep on keeping on
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the "be gentle with me" line was my pathetic attempt at humour. I understand that the search function is my friend, though most of my queries so far have returned no results.. I will keep on keeping on
Is there something specific you'd like help with?
From your original post it's difficult to determine whether you want to know where to buy brown sugar where you can buy the right sized bed-sheets, or whether you can live in Switzerland on less than Sfr.120,000
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well at the moment I am just trawling the forums, gleaning info where I can..I will be asking many many questions in the future. So far it looks like a friendly forum to be part of..
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''be gentle with me''

Isn't it what Grynch said to LIB?



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''be gentle with me''

Isn't it what Grynch said to LIB?



Welcome on the forum!
Where is Lib by the way?
Has he flounced?
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well at the moment I am just trawling the forums, gleaning info where I can..I will be asking many many questions in the future. So far it looks like a friendly forum to be part of..
As long as you dont ask how much money you need to live on and where you can find brown sugar you will be fine

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Good afternoon all! Thought I would drop in to try and find out the deal with living in Switzerland before we relocate some time next year.
We are having to move because my wife's job and we will be moving to Fribourg. So any hints and tips would be handy
Another addition to the growing Fribourg expat crowd. Quite a few have or are moving to this area of Switzerland recently, although my husband and I have been here for 13 years.

What languages, if any apart from English, do you speak? Fribourg sort of divides between French and German, with French speaking mostly to the west and German to the east. This may factor in to where you decide to get a property and would also apply for schools if you have children of school age.
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Re: be gentle with me

@Wurz - Welcome to the forum.

Here's a thread from earlier in the year started by another EFer who was then moving to Fribourg - Moving to Fribourg!!!!

Haven't read past the first page but as it's quite long running, I'm sure you'll find some good tips and handy information there.

All the best.
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Well wheels have been set in motion, and we are coming over for a week on the 25th of this month(Nov). wondering if anyone in Fribourg would be up for a few drinks and a chat?
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Well wheels have been set in motion, and we are coming over for a week on the 25th of this month(Nov). wondering if anyone in Fribourg would be up for a few drinks and a chat?
I like your style



I do however think I should point out, that the majority of social events with EF members seems to take place in either Zurich, or Geneva.
If not too many people are available, don't take it personally...... Bern is the capital of Switzerland and nothing ever seems to happen there either.

Being new here can be hard work, so if you are by some chance in Zurich, set up a social event, or crash one of ours (newbies are definitely more than welcome).

If you're in Geneva, be gentle with the Grynch
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sorry that was meant to be the 27th..We will be staying in the Hotel de la Rose. So any recommendations for decent bars and restaurants near by would also be good..
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So any recommendations for decent bars and restaurants near by would also be good..
Welcome to EF Wurz !!

Don't know much about Fribourg but I think there's a Paddy Reillys pub in Fribourg. (It's also a popular place in Zürich)

http://www.paddys.ch/
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well at the moment I am just trawling the forums, gleaning info where I can..I will be asking many many questions in the future. So far it looks like a friendly forum to be part of..
Nice to hear. We're more used to hearing the "everyone is so mean and unhelpful" line so it's refreshing to be called friendly
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27th? my birthday, be sure to hoist a glass in my honor.

Bring brown sugar.
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sorry that was meant to be the 27th..We will be staying in the Hotel de la Rose. So any recommendations for decent bars and restaurants near by would also be good..
27th? ...... Fribourg? ....... Nah - everywhere's closed - except the churches.

And bring ear plugs, or you'll end up like Quasimodo.

Paddy Reillys is always a favourite, but it's a good 10min. slog up the hill - at the foot of the tallest building, near the station.
Depending on your age and tastes a closer bar is Elvis et Moi just along Murtengasse/Rue de Morat, opposite direction to the Cathedral, on l.h.s. after the mini roundabout. Never been there myself, but it looks a bit more lively than some other places.

EDIT: Oops .... just checked their website, and it's closed Sun. and Mon. If you're here longer, give it a try.

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