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Mine is definitely boring compared to yours

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Amsterdam, Arnhem, Beachwood (Ohio), Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Luzern, Montreal, Nijmegen, Zürich
Not boring at all roegner and I bet you have a very unique perspective
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Re: Where are you originally from?

Not to deviate too far from this thread, but back in the day if one had asked me my favorite place to live, hands down it would have been London as I met so many fascinating, intelligent women who like me were trailing spouses in the early 1990s - and work was not an option for us.

Fast forward, and now I find myself in Switzerland (no kids in tow) - much older (hopefully wiser - but that may be debatable... lol ) and I really love this country. The topography to me is incredible and I have explored nature in a way I never would have before moving here (love my hiking groups!).

Before moving here, I never travelled to Switzerland while living in Europe as my OH and I do not ski and so I thought, why bother? What a surprise for me when we moved here though. I feel so fortunate for many reasons to live here. We both feel lucky/fortunate!
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Old 12.09.2020, 22:59
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Re: Where are you originally from?

Originally from Baltimore, Maryland on the east coast of the USA. The first time I came to Switzerland was the first time I'd ever left the USA. I can still remember getting off at the wrong stop coming from Frankfurt to Luzern(I got off at Basel Badischer Bahnhof, instead of Basel SBB and to this day my husband still laughs at me ) Welcome to the forum, too!
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No, but it might as well be.
So who got the chest hair toupet then?
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Re: Where are you originally from?

The first and the bravest to own up to their birthplace - glorious Yorkshiremen. Love ya!
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Old 13.09.2020, 02:05
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Last place we lived before coming here was Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Was happy to leave. Moved here for husband‘s job, first in Bern, then to kt Zurich. Like it very much. Never worked here and that‘s been ok....first I was finishing my PhD, then was diagnosed with breast cancer - so far it‘s not finished me.

Am originally from Pittsburgh, PA, husband from the center of the Netherlands.
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Re: Where are you originally from?

Northern Minnesota. We’re like the hillbilly’s of the north.


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@Pancakes

Toledo?

SF for me
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I've posted this before but I think it fits with this thread and it still cracks me up.

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Re: Where are you originally from?

Born in Bogota- Colombia and lived in several colombian cities. one year of high school in Germany, post grad in London. Trailing wife in Miami, Basel, Singapore, Santiago de Chile and finally settled down near Zurich.
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Originally Netherlands, then Germany, Belgium, Turkey and now Switzerland.
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Born in Lancashire. Lived in Godalming, Surrey, then a tiny village near Windsor and now Kanton Zürich.
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Re: Where are you originally from?

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So who got the chest hair toupet then?
Thankfully, not me.

My friends in high school use to nickname my dad "Gene Gene the Sex Machine" because he looked and acted like a 70s porn star. He even had the porn 'stache and wore the Old Spice.
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Born in Lancashire. Lived in Godalming, Surrey, then a tiny village near Windsor and now Kanton Zürich.
Quite a posh selection if ever I saw one.

I've lived in County Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Orpington (probably the least glamorous and least multicultural area of London) and Frick.

Local towns for local people

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Quite a posh selection if ever I saw one.

I've lived in County Durham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Orpington (probably the least glamorous and least multicultural area of London) and Frick.

Local towns for local people
Hailing from Lancashire myself, I’d struggle to name anywhere that could be considered as posh (apart from maybe by the inhabitants of a “less posh” neighbouring village), but knowing that Blueangel is from Wigan, you cannot imagine how much your post has made me smile.
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Old 13.09.2020, 17:27
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Re: Where are you originally from?

Born in Ardsley (yep, another Yorkie), then...
Farnham
Colchester
Mansfield
Newcastle upon Tyne
Bath
Brentwood
Switzerland
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We are new to the country and I was just trying to be sociable - apologies if I have offended you
No offence taken - those were honest questions....

I get confused when people ask where I'm from, because, truly - I never know what the right answer is!

Home is where my dog is... beyond that, it's all up for grabs...

I've never worked in a country more than 3 years straight, have houses in a few countries and tend to move between them regularly. My parents were born in different countries from their respective parents. I pay taxes as a resident in three countries, have 5 citizenships, went to three universities in three different countries, grew up in a set of countries I wasn't born in nor had any tie beyond my parents' jobs....

So I repeat, what answer are you looking for?
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Re: Where are you originally from?

I'm originally from a small Atlantic island.
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... but knowing that Blueangel is from Wigan, you cannot imagine how much your post has made me smile.
Wigan? Posh?!!!
Made me laugh too, particularly seeing as I lived there for 48yrs..

Not saying Godalming is crap, but it's like 'The Land That Time Forgot' and I'd take Wigan over Godalming every day of the week in a heartbeat. Windsor was cool, but we were only there because we both worked at Heathrow, so whilst we could see the castle from the bathroom window, the pay off was having A380s pass directly over the house at a height where you could see passengers' waving at you.
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Re: Where are you originally from?

Born in Kirkcaldy, Fife on the east coast of Scotland. Scottish mother from a historic village on the edge of the town that became part of the town in the 1930s. Northern Irish father from Belfast. (I'm convinced I have some Danish DNA as I feel very at home in Copenhagen and love Danes ).My ancient ancestry is Clan Macduff, the daughter of the ruling Clan Chief had the honour of crowning the Scottish kings, including Robert the Bruce).

Worked and studied in London for 20 years after moving there when I was 23 and lived out at at Upminster, Essex on the end of the District Line. Husband is originally from East Ham, but was born in Stratford.

Moved back to Kirkcaldy in 2004.
Husband moved to Kleinbasel (Clara) in Dec 2014 (supposedly for 6 months but this kept being extended because of the project he was on).
I applied for residency in 2016, husband's job became permanent in 2018 so we moved from Kleinbasel to a new apartment in Grossbasel.
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