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jodal 15.05.2015 14:21

Moving to Geneva in July
 
Hi Everyone,

Wanted to do the decent thing and introduce myself finally, after doing some serious lurking. My wife and I are moving to Geneva in July it seems. We just got confirmation that she got the job.

We currently live in Sydney. Iím Danish and she's English. We werenít really planning on moving back to Europe as life in Australia suits us pretty well but the opportunity was too hard to turn down. Also, skiing.

I'll most likely be bombarding these boards with inane questions and queries but for now Iíll keep it short and sweet. Looking forward to chatting to you all.

Cheers,

Jodal

SOBEIT 15.05.2015 14:27

Re: Moving to Geneva in July
 
Welcome Jodal.

McTAVGE 15.05.2015 16:06

Re: Moving to Geneva in July
 
Welcome! Do you know where in Geneva you'll be living? Renting or buying?


This is quite small scale city but with plenty to do still (except Sundays, where you must aim for the outdoor activities, everything else is shut). Lake activities from May till end of September, winter sports from December till March/April and so many European cities within easy reach...you'll love it!

Merrylegs 15.05.2015 16:37

Re: Moving to Geneva in July
 
Jodal, a most warm welcome! What are your plans for employment in or around the City of Calvin? Where will your wife be working?

Geneva/Switzerland are most unlike Oz, as is the way of life, but nothing ventured, nothing gained!

All the best to you both. Keep in touch!

jodal 16.05.2015 03:07

Re: Moving to Geneva in July
 
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Originally Posted by taveau (Post 2390430)
Welcome! Do you know where in Geneva you'll be living? Renting or buying?

Thanks very much! We're planning on renting somewhere reasonably near to the centre but no idea yet as to exactly where yet. Might be a separate post on that coming up.

Quote:

Originally Posted by taveau (Post 2390430)
This is quite small scale city but with plenty to do still (except Sundays, where you must aim for the outdoor activities, everything else is shut). Lake activities from May till end of September, winter sports from December till March/April and so many European cities within easy reach...you'll love it!

Thank you for this, sounds lovely!


Quote:

Originally Posted by Merrylegs (Post 2390448)
Jodal, a most warm welcome! What are your plans for employment in or around the City of Calvin? Where will your wife be working?

Geneva/Switzerland are most unlike Oz, as is the way of life, but nothing ventured, nothing gained!

All the best to you both. Keep in touch!

Cheers Merrylegs! I'm a freelance writer so I'm planning to continue to do what I do but just in different surroundings. My wife will work for an NGO near the UN.

Great to meet you all!

Gordon Comstock 16.05.2015 08:25

Re: Moving to Geneva in July
 
Welcome!

Quote:

Originally Posted by taveau (Post 2390430)
...and so many European cities within easy reach...you'll love it!

Not that this is to denigrate Geneva, but one of the best things about it is that, being an EasyJet hub, it's easy to escape.

jodal 16.05.2015 09:26

Re: Moving to Geneva in July
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gordon Comstock (Post 2390601)
Welcome!

Not that this is to denigrate Geneva, but one of the best things about it is that, being an EasyJet hub, it's easy to escape.

Thanks, glad to be here!

I don't think it denigrates Geneva at all, the easy access is a big plus for us as we'll be flying to the UK and Denmark a lot. We also want to visit all those European countries we neglected last time we lived on this continent.

McTAVGE 16.05.2015 10:07

Re: Moving to Geneva in July
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jodal (Post 2390606)
Thanks, glad to be here!

I don't think it denigrates Geneva at all, the easy access is a big plus for us as we'll be flying to the UK and Denmark a lot. We also want to visit all those European countries we neglected last time we lived on this continent.



No need for a flight to go to Italy, for example: within 1 hour's drive you've crossed to border and you are in the beautiful Aosta valley region. Direct train Geneva-Venice (7 hours but beautiful journey and still the old-fashion restaurant on board!). France of course almost within walking distance.


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