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Hi there,
I'm an American living in the Canton Jura. I've been here for just over 3 years, have a permit B, and a French husband working in horlogerie. I've just stumbled over this forum, don't know how I've missed it until now, but I'm so thankful to have found it.

I've been working as a freelance editor and writer for the past 6 years, and have a Master's in Biochem. I'm currently trying to break into the medical writing field, hopefully with one of the big pharm companies.

SO, tell me, are there any other Jurassiens out there? My closest city is La Chaux-de-Fonds, in Canton Neuchatel, and I'm practically starved for intelligent human interaction.
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Old 02.12.2006, 13:27
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Re: American in Jura

Hi
I like to visit the Jura mountains for cross-country skiing in the winter. Do you do any of that? Last winter, we always went to the Lac de Joux region, but I think that we should explore further afield this winter and canton Jura looks pretty promising. Any tips?

Just to clarify for the non-French-speakers: I'm assuming that horlogerie is watchmaking. How stereotypical for your region .
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Re: American in Jura

Oops, yes, horlogerie is watchmaking. Sorry bout that.

I'm not a big cross country skiier, but i have miles and miles of fabulous trail which begin right behind my house. It is something that I intend to spend more time doing this year.
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Re: American in Jura

Hi!

I'm American too living in the city of Neuchatel! I've been here for about 8 months, I graduated from college and left the US for literally greener pastures. So how do you like Switzerland? You say that you've been here for 3 years so i'm guessing that your French is a lot better than mine!

This is a great Forum!

Cheers,
Brie

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Hi there,
I'm an American living in the Canton Jura. I've been here for just over 3 years, have a permit B, and a French husband working in horlogerie. I've just stumbled over this forum, don't know how I've missed it until now, but I'm so thankful to have found it.

I've been working as a freelance editor and writer for the past 6 years, and have a Master's in Biochem. I'm currently trying to break into the medical writing field, hopefully with one of the big pharm companies.

SO, tell me, are there any other Jurassiens out there? My closest city is La Chaux-de-Fonds, in Canton Neuchatel, and I'm practically starved for intelligent human interaction.
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Re: American in Jura

Hi, I have a new friend, Californian, in Sonvilier, needing some communication, often online on facebook. Mail me for details.
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Re: American in Jura

Hello,

Sounds like our husbands have something in common, mine also being French and in horlogerie. I'm from Australia and we're looking at buying a house in the Jura as my husband is currently driving to the watch valley every day from Lausanne. Have you managed to meet other anglophones out there? Have you taken to the Jura? Don't hesitate to contact me by PM.
Elise
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We live in the Neuchatel Jura, on the French border. Which town are you actually in (by pm if you'd prefer). Our nearest Swiss village is Fleurier, and nearest French town Pontarlier.

How about joining us on the 25th for our EF end of year lunch (Indian theme) - and meet some of us. Click on events, and go to 25th November- and sign up - just a few places left.
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