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Old 15.04.2012, 15:19
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Geneva - where to meet people?

Hi all, I'm relatively new to Geneva and am looking to meet up with some people. Are there people here in the forum that live in this town?
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Old 15.04.2012, 15:47
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Re: Geneva - where to meet people?

Since you posted in the Intro section, why not tell us a bit more of yourself ?
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Old 15.04.2012, 16:11
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Re: Geneva - where to meet people?

Nomis, there are bunch of us in the area, there is a lunch planned, if I am not mistaken...Intro yourself as said before and don´t be shy to start an event, I am sure people will show up.
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Re: Geneva - where to meet people?

I'm 26 and was born in the Swiss German part of this country. Having lived in the U.S. prior to Geneva, I now work with an American company here in Geneva in a rather multinational environment - which I appreciate quite a bit.

It has been several years since I moved away from Swiss German Switzerland and, at time, I feel like a stranger here myself - not sure if anyone can relate to that?

I'm really happy to have found this forum !
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Re: Geneva - where to meet people?

Welcome! We have many members around your region. Have a look at the Social Events and see if anything interests you.

http://www.englishforum.ch/social-events/
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Welcome! We have many members around your region. Have a look at the Social Events and see if anything interests you.

http://www.englishforum.ch/social-events/

thank you for your help I have just checked out the events and haven't found one in Geneva yet.. I might just go ahead and create one!
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Nomis, there are bunch of us in the area, there is a lunch planned, if I am not mistaken...Intro yourself as said before and don´t be shy to start an event, I am sure people will show up.
lunch`?... has someone got Beer and Burger III going?
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Re: Geneva - where to meet people?

Something that works well, too, just so that you don't get too "expats centered" and get to meet up with actual Swiss people: get your yellow phone book, or go to your local "mairie" and ask for a list of associations, clubs, anything that fits with your own interests...and join!

Also, if you understand a little bit of French, there is a really good guide called "Le renard sur la lune" for Geneva, which gives you anything from sport centres events to good shopping/eating addresses etc... Our 17 year-old son seems to have got it for free, but the website is: www.renardsurlalune.com
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Re: Geneva - where to meet people?

Glocals.com also has a lot of daily events organized, whether going out for drinks or hikes or sports. Pretty large community as well though it is almost entirely expats.

You could consider it a Geneva-sized English Forum.
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Re: Geneva - where to meet people?

Nomis, I can relate to you completely. I was born in the German part of Switzerland, grew up in the U.S., left there when I was about 20, spent around 7 years in Asia, and now have moved back to Switzerland to look for a job. I chose Geneva because my fiancee is French and thought it would be easier for her to find a job as well. Send me a PM or maybe we can do some evening at an Irish pub!
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