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Old 30.09.2011, 20:45
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hi there

maybe it's strange for a swiss to join an english-forum... but i have good reasons ... first of all i'd like to find out if there is any place in switzerland i can get the estonian kalev-chocolate (seriously! i loved it when visiting estonia!). second a friend of mine from estonia is considering to move to switzerland and i thought of finding some useful information/tips from others who did the same from estonia or another country (i've sent her the link to this forum, too). and then i'm simply interested in people from all over the world and i love to speak english!

maybe as a swiss i can also give you some useful information/tips and share my experiences in this country, who knows...

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ivo
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Old 30.09.2011, 20:47
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You're not the first. But you are welcome anyway!
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Old 30.09.2011, 20:59
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hi there

maybe it's strange for a swiss to join an english-forum... but i have good reasons ... first of all i'd like to find out if there is any place in switzerland i can get the estonian kalev-chocolate (seriously! i loved it when visiting estonia!). second a friend of mine from estonia is considering to move to switzerland and i thought of finding some useful information/tips from others who did the same from estonia or another country (i've sent her the link to this forum, too). and then i'm simply interested in people from all over the world and i love to speak english!

maybe as a swiss i can also give you some useful information/tips and share my experiences in this country, who knows...

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ivo
I am looking forward to this
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Old 30.09.2011, 21:14
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ok, maybe i'll try with some not very useful information...
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Re: a swiss native...

welcome ivo!

we can certainly need some authentic swiss insights on many matters.
your open attitude to "foreigners" seems to confirm the impression I have so far of the swiss: our family feels very welcome here - this makes us just ignore the ugly SVP ads which float in my postbox everyday
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Old 30.09.2011, 21:32
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You'll fit right in!
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How very awesome!



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hi there

maybe it's strange for a swiss to join an english-forum... but i have good reasons ... first of all i'd like to find out if there is any place in switzerland i can get the estonian kalev-chocolate (seriously! i loved it when visiting estonia!). second a friend of mine from estonia is considering to move to switzerland and i thought of finding some useful information/tips from others who did the same from estonia or another country (i've sent her the link to this forum, too). and then i'm simply interested in people from all over the world and i love to speak english!

maybe as a swiss i can also give you some useful information/tips and share my experiences in this country, who knows...

best,
ivo
Welcome. Some of us are becoming Swiss, and we don't leave the forum once naturalized Enjoy the threads, they can be lively. You might see aspects of your country, society in a new light.
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Old 02.10.2011, 04:26
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Thank you for your welcomes ! Well, although some were a bit harsh in the beginning ... About the Kalev-chocolate: I guess I'll ask my friend in Estonia to send me some...
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Expect some "Swiss bashing", and don't get upset by it. There are gits everywhere.
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Old 04.10.2011, 13:32
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Expect some "Swiss bashing", and don't get upset by it. There are gits everywhere.
Thanks . I guess I'll get accustomed to after the first ... I'm simply not used to be bashed ...
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Expect some "Swiss bashing", and don't get upset by it.
I don't like Swiss bashing, or anything else bashing for that matter but in all fairness, we do occasionally get Swiss who seemed to have joined with the express purpose of asking us not to complain about their country on our own forum. One new Swiss member once joined because she wanted to 'meet foreigners' or similar phrasing which made me feel like something in a cage in a zoo; another thought we might like to meet a 'real Swiss'. It hadn't occured to the poor lass that some of us 'meet real Swiss' every day and that's why we come on here at night, to avoid them.

We've got some great Swiss members on EF, who not only provide information, give us tips as to where we can find out more, organise social events to help us to see their country from a different angle but also try very hard (some with real success) to understand both our alien humour and the feelings of said aliens in this country.

Other Born-Swiss come across EF by mistake, sign on, get a great welcome but then probably find, to their disappointment, that all their knowledge about this country simply doesn't cover the things that EFers need to know. This is being neither critical nor exaggerating - Housing, Permits, Job searching, School and University questions for non-CH, the 'where can I buy?' posts - these are all as foreign to most Swiss citizens as many Swiss 'odd habits' (which you can read about on here ) are to us.

Grow a thicker skin, remember that this is an alien enclave in your land, and you'll do fine.
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Re: a swiss native...

Hi,although I am new,but welcome to this forum!
BTW,I am looking for some oral High German partner around Winterthur. If you can practise my German with me,then I can find some Chocolate for you
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