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Hello from a Swiss

Hi all,

Iíve a slightly different background as the normal case in this forum.

My English is far from being good as Iím Swiss, a Swiss German native speaker thus...

So why am I registered in here?

Iíve been working in an international company for years and during this time I looked after the foreign work mates as one of my preferred hobbies is to travel around the world, languages and culture of other countries, I love socialising meeting people and having fun. That is to say that I introduced them into Swiss local traditions and conventions. I took them out for dinner or into the Pub with my friends. They came from Germany, Australia, UK, Austria, France, Asia and the USA. My languages are French, German, Swiss German, Italian and a little bit Spanish.

So if you have any questions you donít dare to ask your work mates or friends donít hesitate asking me

In Contrary to all of you Iím dreaming of a stay outside Switzerland (working experience) for at least one year, preferably in UK. Even though Iím always told that in UK salaries are lower as well as standard of living and the weather is far away of being idealÖ

Most UK citizen rather want to leave their country for a better life in sunny southern countries like for example Spain, France or Italy. However I hope some day my dream comes true and as Iím Swiss national I will always have the chance coming back here, settling down again.
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Old 09.01.2007, 15:44
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Re: Hello from a Swiss

Hi Sushi, it's always good to have a native on board
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Old 09.01.2007, 16:31
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Re: Hello from a Swiss

what do you think of the allegedy Swiss-bashing in complaints corner?
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Re: Hello from a Swiss

Hoi sushi
...also recently joined,also Swiss and about the same background and reasons why i joined here as you only difference born and breed bernese lassand not working in IT,but the same longing to be able to move one day to the UK !!

I would be interested to talk baout single malt with you as I am also very fond of it!

TschŁss

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Re: Hello from a Swiss

Hi EE
Hey, Iím feeling less lost as it seams to have one or two Swiss in this forum

Iíve 42 Single Malts at home so we could join once and you can taste the one or the other Ė more than three and you donít taste the niceties no more...

Iím in Pickwick Pub in Wallgasse every Tue after work so why donít you pop in sometimes. Next Tue Iím leaving for a 5-day business trip to Warsaw but after that Iím there again.

Cheers Sushi
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Hoi, ich bin au en Chšs. Aber nur halbš!


Welcome aboard.
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Re: Hello from a Swiss

Hi Lob Rockster
I havenít had time enough yet to surf through the complaints threads but about food I donít really agree with everything thatís writtenÖ

As it seams everybody speaks about Swiss food but do they really know Swiss food? There is not only founded cheese to eat as you know in the meals Racelette or Fondue. There is apart of RŲsti much more that is typically Swiss.
But whatís about food in English spoken countries? Is it really that much better? For example British and American food is known worldwide as disgusting, fat and tasteless. Iíve some books about British cookery and there are things they are really great.

Usually in UK when Iím eating out Iím going to eat Indian, Japanese or else but never in an Angus Steak House or something similar. We had first the wrong things served, and then the right thing was served almost cold!

I canít though judge about food in South Africa, Australia or New Zealand. As soon as I had time to read other subjects in the complaint corner I will let you know
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Re: Hello from a Swiss

Another one here !

Basler Bebbi
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hello Oldhand and Kittster,
nice joining you !
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Re: Hello from a Swiss

Hi Basler Bebbi,
I'm more a 'Heimweh Bebbi' as a Bernese... Nice meeting someone from my hometown ;-) Are you living in Basel itself? I grew up in Breite-Quartier.
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Re: Hello from a Swiss

Hi

I grew up in Basel until the age of 12 and then moved to Lausanne. Now i'm back in Basel for an apprenticeship. You can't really call me a bebbi since i hate Fasnacht ! The noise is awful, however the costumes are nice. I registered to this forum to keep my writing skills up to date and check on the expats' needs. Looks like i could bridge a gap in the market since a lot of people are complaining about services. As a future businessman i'm always looking for opportunities.

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I grew up in Basel until the age of 12 and then moved to Lausanne. Now i'm back in Basel for an apprenticeship. You can't really call me a bebbi since i hate Fasnacht ! The noise is awful, however the costumes are nice. I registered to this forum to keep my writing skills up to date and check on the expats' needs. Looks like i could bridge a gap in the market since a lot of people are complaining about services. As a future businessman i'm always looking for opportunities.

Cheers
Keep on going - there is a lot of money out there and service is almost ever bad so there is huge potential
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Keep on going - there is a lot of money out there and service is almost ever bad so there is huge potential
Will do amigo !

Have fun
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Old 09.01.2007, 22:14
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I grew up in Basel until the age of 12 and then moved to Lausanne. Now i'm back in Basel for an apprenticeship. You can't really call me a bebbi since i hate Fasnacht ! The noise is awful, however the costumes are nice.
Yay! Someone else who finds Fasnacht annoying! The only thing I like are the lanterns, which I try and get up to see when they're on display at the Muenster.
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Yay! Someone else who finds Fasnacht annoying! The only thing I like are the lanterns, which I try and get up to see when they're on display at the Muenster.
True, i forgot about the lanterns. They are very nicely done ! Another part of Fasnacht i like are the drummers. The top secret drum corps kicks ass.
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Re: Hello from a Swiss

Hello from a real Lozšrner here! And we all thought we're the only swiss here

The only annoying Fasnacht is the Basler Fasnacht
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Re: Hello from a Swiss

Well, I'm also Swiss, from Geneva and I live in the UK, I found quite a few interesting things to read about on this forum, some I agree with, some I don't, so here I am...
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Re: Hello from a Swiss

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Next Tue Iím leaving for a 5-day business trip to Warsaw but after that Iím there again.

Cheers Sushi
Hi Sushi

You are going to Warsaw ? It is so nice! As a polish girl please say big hello to my country and I hope that you will enjoy your trip :-) and daily stay (& pubs!)
Please be carefull and try not drinking too much he he :-) in Warsaw !


Have a great trip!
Cheers,
maggie
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Re: Hello from a Swiss

@ ExoticLatic

What are you doing in UK are you there for work or for studies?

I'm leaving Switzerland on March 25th for a three month stay in Bristol at a language school preparing for the CPE exam which is taking place in June.

I was thinking about if I should come back to Switzerland or if I rather stay in UK trying to get a Job in the IT somewhere.

Was it easy for you to get on in UK? What about your English knowhow when you startet up there?

Cheers Susi
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@ Maggie,

Warsaw was great. Friendly people, good beer, nice food and great buildings. Just understanding Czech was difficult

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