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Intro: two men relocating to Basel

Hello,

This is to drop a note that my partner and I are relocating to Basel in October.
We are from California and are looking forward to a change of scenery. We are active outdoors, but cautious as to familiarize our surroundings before hopping on the bike or jumping in a kayak just yet. My luck I would end up on the Autobahn cycling the wrong way.
My partner is there now and is in culture shock of the $$$ of things. I myself was there 17 years ago as a college student and clearly remember the price of a cup of coffee.
I look forward to making connections and meeting fellow EFers if that is what we call ourselves.
This is a wealth of information, and if I can provide any information regarding the California Bay Area or Southern California, I'm happy to oblige.

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Welcome to the forum and soon to CH
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Welcome (in advance ) to Basel. You'll be arriving in time for the Autumn festival, then the Christmas Festival.... so lots to look forward to. We've started cycling and have stuck to the paths along the rivers and canals - I don't want to end up on the autobahn either - and since we've moved from Scotland - we have a much greater chance of ending up on the wrong side of the road!!!!
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Welcome (in advance ) to Basel. You'll be arriving in time for the Autumn festival, then the Christmas Festival.... so lots to look forward to. We've started cycling and have stuck to the paths along the rivers and canals - I don't want to end up on the autobahn either - and since we've moved from Scotland - we have a much greater chance of ending up on the wrong side of the road!!!!
I lived in North Middleton in Midlothian several years ago. Worked in a place called Borthwick Castle. Scotland was "bro" as they say it (sp?). Haggis and Drambuie during all of the weddings we hosted.
Where in Scotland are you from?
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I'm American - originally from New Jersey but my husband is Scottish and for the last 9 years we lived in Falkirk. When we came here we sold our house and are renting a flat in Edinburgh as we go back once or twice a month - its still 'home' regardless of how much time we get to spend there.

Working in a castle would be so cool!! ANd I think you mean 'braw' - its not really spelled out as its slang. My father in law uses it a lot and my hubby had to explain it to me - along with lots of other words!! As far as language here goes - I haven't really tried to learn. I've learned to count at the gym - but they only seem to go up to 10.
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Welcome to Basel California Son! Feel free to join us at an event soon!
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Good job half's missing - for a moment I thought Charlie was coming.
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Welcome to Basel!
Good luck and good start!
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Welcome to Basel! The city is really beautiful and so far i found it very friendly. I lived the past 5 years in the USA and i feel the pain of your partner, even though i know Switzerland since i was born . He will get used to it, in due time.
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Re: Intro: two men relocating to Basel

Never thought I would ever see North Middleton mentioned on here, that really is a blink & you will miss it place. Borthwick Castle is pretty stunning though. Welcome to the forum.

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I lived in North Middleton in Midlothian several years ago. Worked in a place called Borthwick Castle. Scotland was "bro" as they say it (sp?). Haggis and Drambuie during all of the weddings we hosted.
Where in Scotland are you from?
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