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Old 26.06.2008, 21:00
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Greetings from Mexico

Hello all,

I am currently planning moving out to Switzerland (i think that part is some what obvious). I'll be working in Baden and found this post while googling for tips on living in switzerland. As far as I have read there aren't many , if any, latinamericans posting here.

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Im 25 years old
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Moving to Baden on Aug 1st
Native language: Spanish 2nd language: English


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Old 26.06.2008, 23:18
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Re: Greetings from Mexico

Welcome to the forum! I'm sure you'll find it a useful resource for all aspects of life in Switzerland.

I don't know about the users of the forum, but based on the Spanish and (Brazilian) Portuguese I hear in the streets, you will definitely meet some Latin Americans in Baden!

Good luck with your move!
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Old 26.06.2008, 23:32
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Re: Greetings from Mexico

Hello!!

I am mexican as well, but I live in Bern!! I dont have a lot of experience about the life in Switzerland because Im also somewhat new, but if there' s anything I can help let me know!

hasta luego paisano!
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Old 26.06.2008, 23:38
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Hello all,

I am currently planning moving out to Switzerland (i think that part is some what obvious). I'll be working in Baden and found this post while googling for tips on living in switzerland. As far as I have read there aren't many , if any, latinamericans posting here.

Just to summarize my status:
Im 25 years old
Electronics engineer
Moving to Baden on Aug 1st
Native language: Spanish 2nd language: English


Thanks,
Hola Amigo,

I bet you gonna work for ABB or Alstom I am also (Power) Electronics Engineer and know many people from Latin America who either work in R&D or production here. Most of the folks stay in Baden area so it will be easier for you from social point of view to get to know each other
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Old 27.06.2008, 00:12
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Re: Greetings from Mexico

Hey jacek, you are dead on with the smiley face.
I did meet some venezuelan folks when i went to baden, and heard several people talk spanish (altough Spain type, not latinamerican or particularly mexican spanish).
Also thanks for the response paolita, i asume you're studying your master degree over there?.

Take care
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Hola!

Welcome to Switzerland! ... Hmmm. Ok. Do you cook? Because if you do, I could sure use some "real" mexican cuisine!!! There's a terrible lack around here. You're welcome in Zurich anytime! (ok, even if you don't cook. ...)

Good luck with the move!

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Hello all,

I am currently planning moving out to Switzerland (i think that part is some what obvious). I'll be working in Baden and found this post while googling for tips on living in switzerland. As far as I have read there aren't many , if any, latinamericans posting here.

Just to summarize my status:
Im 25 years old
Electronics engineer
Moving to Baden on Aug 1st
Native language: Spanish 2nd language: English


Thanks,
Hello and welcome, looking at your avator one can only guess you are an engineer. Perhaps you will break with tradition and not wear white socks and sandals to work. You must have seen that when you visited.

There are many Spanish speakers living in Baden, but English will get you further until you pick up some German.

If you want to know anything about Baden, someone recently sent me a mail and called me the "resident expert" .

There is a yahoo group for expats in Baden but you will find that if you post a question, I might be the only one who actually answers so you are better to post here. This is a much friendlier group and people actually do take the time to thank you. You might even get groaned at but don't take it personally. Just one word of advice, before you post, use the search button. If you ask a question that has already been asked, you are going to be told to do a search.
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There is a yahoo group for expats in Baden but you will find that if you post a question, I might be the only one who actually answers so you are better to post here. This is a much friendlier group and people actually do take the time to thank you.
I disagree. While the 'expats in Baden' yahoo group doesn't seem to be very active, and public replies can be limited, every time I have posted a question, I have received several helpful private replies, so it is actually quite useful to post on there as well. People have been very friendly and forthcoming about practical information on life in the Baden area, so don't hesitate to use it as a complementary resource!
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I disagree. While the 'expats in Baden' yahoo group doesn't seem to be very active, and public replies can be limited, every time I have posted a question, I have received several helpful private replies, so it is actually quite useful to post on there as well. People have been very friendly and forthcoming about practical information on life in the Baden area, so don't hesitate to use it as a complementary resource!
Well if people send you private replies to something you posted in plain view, how would anyone else know that? I've been sent private e-mails with questions that someone didn't want to post for everyone to see, in which case I would also reply privately, but I wasn't referring to that. In some instances, where the question was posted to the group, I have done both, posted a reply and sent a private mail with specific details that you might not want to post in an open forum.

Over the past few months, or even the past year, there are many new members to this group who live or work in the Baden area, which is far in excess of the number of new members to the yahoo Baden group. In both cases you read messages without logging in...so why does someone join one and not the other?

I have often posted on the yahoo Baden group's forum useful tips on living in Baden, sometimes in response to a specific question, in other cases it might have been a situation that one of my clients found themselves in and I thought it would be useful to others. Things such as not knowing what pharmacy was open after hours or what "zecken" are and with Baden being a high risk area is is a good idea to be immunized, for example. I like to think that bringing this attention to the group is appreciated - what's wrong with expecting a thank you? Here one is thanked often, in plain view, and that is just not my experience, in general, on the yahoo Baden group.
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Re: Greetings from Mexico

Bienvenidos a la suiza!

Welcome to Switzerland! Hopefulyl

I know a guy from Mexico that works there. His name
is Erik.

I think that you will find several Latin Americans around.

Good luck and once again welcome!

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Re: Greetings from Mexico

Ola y bienvenidos,

Where in Mexico are you from? I lived in San Luis Potosi and later Guadalajara for a while. As a foreigner Mexico's a great place. I would love to go back sometime.

There's loads of latinos living in Zürich. Not so many Mexicans. Don't know about Baden. It's a lovely little town but if you like a lively lifestyle you could easily commute Zürich Baden.

Saludos!
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Hola Amigo,

I bet you gonna work for ABB or Alstom I am also (Power) Electronics Engineer and know many people from Latin America who either work in R&D or production here. Most of the folks stay in Baden area so it will be easier for you from social point of view to get to know each other

Are you working for ALSTOM?
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Re: Greetings from Mexico

Hola yo tambien soy de Mexico pero vivo en Berna.

Plenty of Mexicans show up to the 16th of September Embassy party! But you're right there aren't all that many of us.

Cool to have another engineer around here.
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Re: Greetings from Mexico

Hi!

I'm also from Mexico! I'm actually living in Argentina, but will be going soon to Zurich

I'm 26, and well to meet some "paisanos" there as well!

Cheers,


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Welcome to Baden and the forum! Hope you stick around
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Bienvenido!!!! (somewhat a bit late )


Why did Mrs Doolittle get a groan from Polorise?

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Bienvenido!!!! (somewhat a bit late )


Why did Mrs Doolittle get a groan from Polorise?
personal grudge or something about the yahoo group... who knows.
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Hola!

Welcome to Switzerland! ... Hmmm. Ok. Do you cook? Because if you do, I could sure use some "real" mexican cuisine!!! There's a terrible lack around here. You're welcome in Zurich anytime! (ok, even if you don't cook. ...)

Good luck with the move!

All the best,
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personal grudge or something about the yahoo group... who knows.
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my only question is: how did it work out with Eperry? Cause I read her last sentence as subliminal "Good muck with the love"
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Hola!

Welcome to Switzerland! ... Hmmm. Ok. Do you cook? Because if you do, I could sure use some "real" mexican cuisine!!! There's a terrible lack around here. You're welcome in Zurich anytime! (ok, even if you don't cook. ...)

Good luck with the move!

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