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Whats love got to do with it?

Yep, another American! Don't be surprised there are some 250 million of us.

It all started with an innocent coffee between classmates in Nice. Three months later we are living together in Basel. I have just finished unpacking the last box and am wondering how I am going to keep myself busy while she works.

I am glad that the people are so nice here and that English seems to be quite common.
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Re: Whats love got to do with it?

Hi, and welcome to the forum, there is a BBQ on sunday in Basel check the calendar (it`s at the top on this page), go along, and meet some new friends
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I am glad that the people are so nice here and that English seems to be quite common.
Indeed English is spoken by a lot of people here, but as you'll soon find out, a bit of German to add to your peu de Francais would be very useful.
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I have just finished unpacking the last box and am wondering how I am going to keep myself busy while she works.
While 'she' is busy, you could do a German course.
In the meantime, you could find your way around and be generally helpful to 'her'. Good luck.
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Re: Whats love got to do with it?

You need to get a job. Fulfil a purpose. If you don't there will come a time when she tires of it. 6 months tops. It's an adventure but make the most of it.

Good luck and look sharp.
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Yep, another American! Don't be surprised there are some 250 million of us.
Turn your back and look what happens. Update:

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Re: Whats love got to do with it?

Thanks for the lead. I might very well be there. I'll be the short guy with a goatie, short hair, and a smile.
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Re: Whats love got to do with it?

Topbuzz,

I would love a job! However, I understand it can be quite difficult to aquire papers. Any suggestions?
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I would love a job! However, I understand it can be quite difficult to aquire papers. Any suggestions?
Get married?
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Re: Whats love got to do with it?

Hi,

I can only be vague in this regard since I am EU and the same rules don't apply.

I can only tell you that we had to drive to Munich, DE to get the papers for an American gf of mine for her to work in Switz @ the Swiss consulate there.

Different to your situation, - because she had a contract organised already - but we still had to go and collect her working Visa before the paperwork was sorted. It had to be stamped outside of the country.

Most important thing is to get registered ASAP with the gemeinde or commune. Don't delay. Clock is ticking!
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Yep, another American! Don't be surprised there are some 250 million of us.

It all started with an innocent coffee between classmates in Nice. Three months later we are living together in Basel. I have just finished unpacking the last box and am wondering how I am going to keep myself busy while she works.

I am glad that the people are so nice here and that English seems to be quite common.
Hello taho.b.rosslow,

what do you usually do,work,hobbies?

SWH.
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Re: Whats love got to do with it?

I have a Bachelors of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and have managed some top restaurants in the US. My focus has been in beverage management, i.e. wine and spirits. I started my career 15 years ago as a cook and am now a qualified Sommelier (wine geek). I am interested in the international wine trade and have a desire to achieve my MBA in the near future. However, as my post has described, I have been a little detracted by love.
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I have a Bachelors of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and have managed some top restaurants in the US. My focus has been in beverage management, i.e. wine and spirits. I started my career 15 years ago as a cook and am now a qualified Sommelier (wine geek). I am interested in the international wine trade and have a desire to achieve my MBA in the near future. However, as my post has described, I have been a little detracted by love.
Okay then mate,off the top of my head,

you can cook lovely meals for your love.
Check out Basel,French and German shops,new recipes perhaps?
Basel market.

Hobbies?
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Re: Whats love got to do with it?

Hobbies? Mountain biking, hiking, and anything travel/nature oriented. Not to mention cooking for my honey! Recently, I have taken up French and plan on continuing my studies in and outside of a classroom setting.

I know Switzerland has a lot to offer me in terms of these things, however, I get a little stir-crazy without a regular outlet and scent of purpose, i.e. work.
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Yep, another American! Don't be surprised there are some 250 million of us.

It all started with an innocent coffee between classmates in Nice. Three months later we are living together in Basel. I have just finished unpacking the last box and am wondering how I am going to keep myself busy while she works.

I am glad that the people are so nice here and that English seems to be quite common.
Welcome! And actually there are 300,000,000 of us.
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Re: Whats love got to do with it?

It ain't anything but a second hand emotion

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Re: Whats love got to do with it?

You really want to keep your love happy,do the laundry,buy the food,clean the flat,and...make sure dinner is almost ready by the time she gets there.Trust me,she'll dig that,and you will keep yourself feeling useful in the meantime...and she surely appreciate all
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Re: Whats love got to do with it?

O,and while the laundry is washing and the food is cooking-take the oppurtunity to learn the language of the area you are in,english is nice but....options in the work field are severly limited if you rely only on it as a basis to find work here.with that said,good luck and enjoy........but don't burn the roast
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I want a housewife! Or househusband! Any takers?!?
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What are the conditions, benefits?
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I want a housewife! Or househusband! Any takers?!?
Sorry Chemgoddess,my heart belongs to my swiss wife,but,as I've learned,if your not working (here) yet,the work is where you make it,and my wife digs me doing the chores,...although Fest Arbeit is really what i want
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