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Hello all. New American transplant in Zurich

Hi everyone,

As suggested I would like to introduce myself to the EF community.

I just moved to Zurich two and a half weeks ago for a new job as a mechanical engineer. I live in the Oerlikon area and work in Dubendorf so I'm mostly north of Zuristadt.

I actually arrived in Switzerland back in September and stayed with family in the Lausanne area while I searched for employment. I am originally Swiss (have been a dual citizen for quite some time now though) but have lived most my life in Southern California so I identify more as an American really. Part of the reason I wanted to move here was to see what this whole Swiss thing was all about and to be closer to my extended family. I do speak French but that seems rather useless here in the German speaking region of the country. I have already begun taking German classes so hopefully I'll be able to find my way around soon.

I enjoy being in the outdoors a lot and have been taking advantage of the awesome skiing here in Schweiz. I am still trying to find a way to replace surfing but I am sure something will pique my interest. Last weekend I joined a rock climbing class and I am hoping to get into the climbing scene here; it is something I have always wanted to try out.

Well, that's a brief bit about me. I hope I get a chance to meet some of you fellow English speakers. If anyone would like to grab a beer, go on a hike, or do fun stuff or has suggestions for how to go about that I am always open to making new friends and trying new things.

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Re: Hello all. New American transplant in Zurich

Hello Xander, welcome to the EF.
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Re: Hello all. New American transplant in Zurich

Yo xander, posh name
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Re: Hello all. New American transplant in Zurich

Ha, thanks. I just strung together two of the most ridiculous characters I know of.
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Re: Hello all. New American transplant in Zurich

Hey,

I'm from San Diego and, after living in San Francisco and London, moved to Zürich in November with my husband (Swiss). If you want to get together for a beer, let me know. Regarding German, I'm taking courses at Migros Klubschule and I really like it. Feel free to send me a message directly.

Take care!
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Re: Hello all. New American transplant in Zurich

Welcome Xander,
I too moved to Switzerland from Southern California. I have lived here for almost a year. I currently live in Baden, so I'm pretty close to Zurich. I would love to meet up a grab a beer sometime soon. The Baden beer garden just reopened. If you're interested in grabbing a beer send me a private message.

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