Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Introductions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 24.09.2017, 17:50
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Zurich
Posts: 7
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 9 Times in 2 Posts
cowgirlbootsoncobblestone has earned some respectcowgirlbootsoncobblestone has earned some respect
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!
Reply With Quote
The following 8 users would like to thank cowgirlbootsoncobblestone for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 24.09.2017, 17:50
roegner's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 5,996
Groaned at 195 Times in 170 Posts
Thanked 6,369 Times in 3,215 Posts
roegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond reputeroegner has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New American in Zürich :-)

Welcome!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 24.09.2017, 18:55
JagWaugh's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eglisau
Posts: 6,036
Groaned at 41 Times in 40 Posts
Thanked 11,338 Times in 4,478 Posts
JagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New American in Zürich :-)

Hello, and welcome.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 24.09.2017, 19:11
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Zurich
Posts: 130
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 105 Times in 59 Posts
TexasT is considered knowledgeableTexasT is considered knowledgeableTexasT is considered knowledgeable
Re: New American in Zürich :-)

Hi Kristy, welcome to Zurich! I moved here from Texas as well
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 24.09.2017, 20:34
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Zurich
Posts: 7
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 9 Times in 2 Posts
cowgirlbootsoncobblestone has earned some respectcowgirlbootsoncobblestone has earned some respect
Re: New American in Zürich :-)

Thank you for the welcome!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 24.09.2017, 20:37
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: ZH
Posts: 5,053
Groaned at 62 Times in 52 Posts
Thanked 2,542 Times in 1,523 Posts
SOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond reputeSOBEIT has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New American in Zürich :-)

Welcome and enjoy.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 24.09.2017, 21:03
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kt Zh
Posts: 5,321
Groaned at 26 Times in 25 Posts
Thanked 7,696 Times in 3,341 Posts
edot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New American in Zürich :-)

welcome! Hope you enjoy zurich and your research!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 24.09.2017, 22:27
3Wishes's Avatar
Moderately Amused
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bern area
Posts: 7,446
Groaned at 49 Times in 45 Posts
Thanked 11,242 Times in 5,278 Posts
3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New American in Zürich :-)

Welcome to Switzerland and English Forum.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 24.09.2017, 22:29
miniMia's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: romandie
Posts: 9,553
Groaned at 96 Times in 87 Posts
Thanked 8,322 Times in 4,163 Posts
miniMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New American in Zürich :-)

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.

Last edited by miniMia; 25.09.2017 at 13:59. Reason: Really bad grammar ! I blame auto correct !
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank miniMia for this useful post:
  #10  
Old 25.09.2017, 09:47
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Zurich
Posts: 7
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 9 Times in 2 Posts
cowgirlbootsoncobblestone has earned some respectcowgirlbootsoncobblestone has earned some respect
Re: New American in Zürich :-)

Love seeing fellow Texans on here.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02.10.2017, 11:27
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Thalwil
Posts: 7
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Pink baileys has no particular reputation at present
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 😁
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02.10.2017, 15:33
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Zurich (Uetikon)
Posts: 202
Groaned at 4 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 144 Times in 48 Posts
Mr. Happy has earned the respect of manyMr. Happy has earned the respect of manyMr. Happy has earned the respect of many
Re: New American in Zürich :-)

Welcome to Zurich.. I hope you will like it here..
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02.10.2017, 17:53
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Zurich
Posts: 12
Groaned at 4 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Cckl has annoyed a few people around hereCckl has annoyed a few people around here
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!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02.10.2017, 18:02
Sandgrounder's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: ZH
Posts: 10,865
Groaned at 90 Times in 83 Posts
Thanked 18,260 Times in 6,997 Posts
Sandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond reputeSandgrounder has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New American in Zürich :-)

Quote:
View Post
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!
Speak for yourself...

I'm a delight.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Sandgrounder for this useful post:
  #15  
Old 02.10.2017, 18:11
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Zurich
Posts: 12
Groaned at 4 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Cckl has annoyed a few people around hereCckl has annoyed a few people around here
Thanks for getting English humour! 😝

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

Last edited by 3Wishes; 02.10.2017 at 20:01. Reason: merging consecutive replies
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02.10.2017, 18:17
Longbyt's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: ZH
Posts: 8,141
Groaned at 64 Times in 60 Posts
Thanked 12,980 Times in 4,732 Posts
Longbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond reputeLongbyt has a reputation beyond repute
Re: New American in Zürich :-)

Quote:
View Post
Brits being just about the least popular nationality in Europe at the mo!
!
Quote:
View Post
Speak for yourself...

I'm a delight.
Quote:
View Post
Thanks for getting English humour! ��
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,

Last edited by Longbyt; 02.10.2017 at 18:34. Reason: Added welcome
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank Longbyt for this useful post:
  #17  
Old 02.10.2017, 19:46
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Zurich
Posts: 12
Groaned at 4 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Cckl has annoyed a few people around hereCckl has annoyed a few people around here
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
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03.10.2017, 21:09
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Zurich
Posts: 7
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 9 Times in 2 Posts
cowgirlbootsoncobblestone has earned some respectcowgirlbootsoncobblestone has earned some respect
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.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03.10.2017, 21:11
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Zurich
Posts: 7
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 9 Times in 2 Posts
cowgirlbootsoncobblestone has earned some respectcowgirlbootsoncobblestone has earned some respect
Re: New American in Zürich :-)

TexANs....don't see where the edit button is!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11.10.2017, 13:35
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Zurich
Posts: 12
Groaned at 4 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Cckl has annoyed a few people around hereCckl has annoyed a few people around here
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
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
American Dental Hygienist in Zürich Susan57 Commercial 50 01.11.2016 19:46
American Flag Football in Zürich texswiss Social events 1 21.04.2016 14:58
American in Zürich.. Brian_Mahrer Introductions 3 19.07.2013 10:22
New to EF, American girl in Zürich/Zug Linnéa UZH Introductions 3 24.05.2013 22:12
American in Zürich gingerroot82 Introductions 8 24.10.2010 15:06


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:48.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0