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New American in Zürich :-)

Hi everybody, I'm Kristy, and I moved to Zürich from Texas this past July. I've been reading the posts here for advice for the past few months, but this is my first actual post.:-)

A little about me.....I'm a 37 y/o doctoral student working in the Environmental Science field and my project is estimated to require 3-4 years. I moved here with my little chihuahua-dachshund mix, Paco. I'm working on my German, and am slooooowly making my way through the residency process (I knew getting a bank account might be difficult, but geez!!).

It's just Paco and I here, and this is my first time doing the expat thing. It's been a lonely introduction to Switzerland. If there are any expat folks interested in meeting up in the Zürich area, I'd love to go out for a coffee or a drink sometime!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
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Old 24.09.2017, 16:50
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Welcome!
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Hello, and welcome.
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Re: New American in Zürich :-)

Hi Kristy, welcome to Zurich! I moved here from Texas as well
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Welcome and enjoy.
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welcome! Hope you enjoy zurich and your research!
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Welcome! If you're heading over to this side of the country we can both wear our cowboy boots! That way I won't be the only only being stared at.

Maybe I'll even break out the hat.

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Love seeing fellow Texans on here.
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Re: New American in Zürich :-)

Hi there cowboy boots
Welcome to the forum and to Switzerland. I work Zürich so if you’d like to catch up for a coffee you’d be more than welcome. Pm anytime 😁
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Re: New American in Zürich :-)

Welcome to Zurich.. I hope you will like it here..
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Re: New American in Zürich :-)

Hi Kristy
I am also going to be 'new' in zurich and moving there in a week. Don't worry about being American - I'm an English Australian, Brits being just about the least popular nationality in Europe at the mo!

Are you living centrally? We will be in 8004 - I have a young toddler and Inlove dogs. Perhaps we could go for a walk with your pooch?

Anyhow welcome to Zurich and what a big adventure we will have!
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I am also going to be 'new' in zurich and moving there in a week. Don't worry about being American - I'm an English Australian, Brits being just about the least popular nationality in Europe at the mo!

Are you living centrally? We will be in 8004 - I have a young toddler and Inlove dogs. Perhaps we could go for a walk with your pooch?

Anyhow welcome to Zurich and what a big adventure we will have!
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I'm a delight.
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Thanks for getting English humour! 😝

I am in italy at the mo and they still hate us for Brexit..

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Just be careful with that Brit humour around here. It's dangerous. It's where I get half my groans from. Only way to avoid getting misunderstood is to take the feeble way out and end every sentence with a couple of which really spoils the fun.

It's the price we have to pay for living here and not there.

Forgot to say welcome. Well,

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Re: New American in Zürich :-)

Hi Longbit - thanks for the welcome.I am excited to embark on this next adventure. Only wondering what we will do on Sundays cos I heard Zurich is dead..

Yea you're right humour is dangerous! I haven't lived in the UK much. Have been an expat or foreigner most of my life now. I have also lived in German speaking countries and get your point about being misunderstood.

I am making an assumption that a Texan moving so far to a country where she doesn't speak the language must be adventurous and with that might come a sense of humour. It's all about your audience I guess
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Re: New American in Zürich :-)

Thanks for the welcome everybody. :-) I am often in the city (though I work in Affoltern)...message me, and we can arrange a time there!

And yes, most Texas (and well, Americans) that I know thoroughly appreciate British humor.
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TexANs....don't see where the edit button is!
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Re: New American in Zürich :-)

Kristy
Just went for an evening walk around Kreis 4 near Langestrasse. Loved it! Lots of bars, restaurants, and I heard every language possible spoken.

I thought it's a really nice area to hang out
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