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Hey everyone

I'm a New Zealander, who is currently living back in Auckland, but spent a few months in Switzerland living with my Swiss girlfriend and really want to go back soon.

It might be a while away, and my german needs a lot of improvement, but hopefully I'll be able to live there again soon.

I was surprised to see that so many fellow kiwi's are living over there, and I'd be interested in hearing from any, just to see how they are finding it (:
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Welcome to the Forum. It looked to me as though someone was missing and lost in the mountains, so glad your'e OK.
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nope haha missing Switzerland, luckily not lost IN Switzerland.
Thanks for worrying though, and for the welcome
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Hey there NZSwiss

I have been here nearly a year now, and as much as I miss my family and friends and L & P and NZ butter I love it here.

I live in a very small village at the ends of the earth called Diesbach, so compared to living in Auckland its very different...more cows than people hehe.

I moved over to be with my man, after us doing the whole long distance thing for a year and a half. I came over for the first time for 2 months in 2010 then he came to Auckland for a month and then we decided to live in Switzerland. I have a British Passport so thats a plus for me.

Once we had decided for me to come to Switzerland I gave my man a set date that I would be there, as otherwise its not fair on the relationship if there was no end date. Thank goodness for Skype.

I personally have found learning German whilst here in Switzerland much easier than learning it for 2 hours a week at a night course. Still blimmin challenging....I mean who was crazy enough to decide that every thing should be male, female or netural

Some days you have the blues.............and some days you have enough of hearing a foreign language.......but as long as you have a good supportive partner those days are few and far between.

We went back to NZ for Christmas, which was nice and I am heading back there in 2 weeks for my parents 40th anniversary party which I am super excited about.

This winter just been was my first winter with snow and tempertures below 0 so that was a first for me......and learning to walk/skate across ice without injuring myself (which I was successful at).

Hope the weather isn't too icky in Auckland and that soon you will make it back to the land of cows and chocolate.
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Hey there NZSwiss

I have been here nearly a year now, and as much as I miss my family and friends and L & P and NZ butter I love it here.

I live in a very small village at the ends of the earth called Diesbach, so compared to living in Auckland its very different...more cows than people hehe.

I moved over to be with my man, after us doing the whole long distance thing for a year and a half. I came over for the first time for 2 months in 2010 then he came to Auckland for a month and then we decided to live in Switzerland. I have a British Passport so thats a plus for me.

Once we had decided for me to come to Switzerland I gave my man a set date that I would be there, as otherwise its not fair on the relationship if there was no end date. Thank goodness for Skype.

I personally have found learning German whilst here in Switzerland much easier than learning it for 2 hours a week at a night course. Still blimmin challenging....I mean who was crazy enough to decide that every thing should be male, female or netural

Some days you have the blues.............and some days you have enough of hearing a foreign language.......but as long as you have a good supportive partner those days are few and far between.

We went back to NZ for Christmas, which was nice and I am heading back there in 2 weeks for my parents 40th anniversary party which I am super excited about.

This winter just been was my first winter with snow and tempertures below 0 so that was a first for me......and learning to walk/skate across ice without injuring myself (which I was successful at).

Hope the weather isn't too icky in Auckland and that soon you will make it back to the land of cows and chocolate.

I'm amazed at how similar our circumstances are!

my girlfriend and I did long distance for six months before I went over there for 2 and a half months. I also have a british passport, and she will be coming here to Auckland for a month in 3 weeks (: the only difference, is she lives in Basel, so quite a nice city, and I'm from the rural parts in the south of Auckland :P

I was there in the middle of summer so it was very hot, but it's a shame she will be coming here in the middle of the rains. (yes Auckland is horrible right now, hopefully it clears up before both you and her come here haha)

Thanks for sharing your story with me (:
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