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Old 14.01.2007, 01:21
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Americans in Switzerland?

Hello everyone!

I'm 18 years old and I was born in Switzerland.

I've done a lot of vistis to the United States during the last few years and I just love it over there. Now, back in Switzerland again, I miss the nice, friendly and lovely people from the United States and unfortunately I don't know any Americans over here.

I would really like to change that and I would be very happy to get to know some Americans living near Zurich.

So, please don't hesitate and contact me...

Take care!
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Old 14.01.2007, 09:21
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I would really like to change that and I would be very happy to get to know some Americans living near Zurich.

So, please don't hesitate and contact me...
Not looking specifically for American girls anymore, eh?
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Old 14.01.2007, 15:56
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As you can see I'm not only looking for American girls....just Americans, either boys or girls would be fine.

Of course girls are preffered...
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Hello everyone!

I'm 18 years old and I was born in Switzerland.

I've done a lot of vistis to the United States during the last few years and I just love it over there. Now, back in Switzerland again, I miss the nice, friendly and lovely people from the United States and unfortunately I don't know any Americans over here.

I would really like to change that and I would be very happy to get to know some Americans living near Zurich.

So, please don't hesitate and contact me...

Take care!

I am a American born citizen living in Vevey, Switzerland.
And I would like to meet some Americans myself. Write me back if you care to chat.
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Re: Americans in Switzerland?

Hey! I'm an au pair living about half an hour away from Zurich. I too am an American and I am 19 years old. I regularly get together with several other au pairs on the weekends. In fact i am meeting one of my friends (and some new people too) on New Years eve in the Zurich HB under the clock if you would like to join us. Just send me a private message if you want more info I miss knowing Americans, so it would be great to meet up sometime.
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I am a American born citizen living in Vevey, Switzerland.
And I would like to meet some Americans myself. Write me back if you care to chat.
Hey,

Ok, I'm not a native American but I believe I was born in the wrong country

Honestly, I love Switzerland as a good Swiss will love it but I spent some time in the US (Boston and San Diego) and simply fell in love with !

I live near Romont which is not far from Vevey. I'm 26 and sometimes go out in Vevey, Montreux or Lausanne.
It would nice to have a drink sometime.

Let me know if you are interested !

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I'm American, from New York state and I am 22.
I will be studying in Switzerland for a year.
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Re: Americans in Switzerland?

Great to know not everyone will hate me over there for being American But anyway, I'm a 21 year old American girl (from South Carolina) and will be staying around the Zurich area from February until July...I'd love to meet up with some people, American or Swiss or even if you're from Antarctica...particularly if you're into concerts or going to bars
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There are plenty of us around. Good luck and welcome to Switzerland!
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Re: Americans in Switzerland?

@Nevada You heard of a place called Lovelock? Eastbound on the i80 from Reno?
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I would be very happy to get to know some Americans living near Zurich.
Are there any Americans in Zurich? I don't think there can be many - not enough 120K p.a. jobs.
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Are there any Americans in Zurich? I don't think there can be many - not enough 120K p.a. jobs.
There are many in Zürich. I live in Baar 30 minutes from Zürich.
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There are tons (around 5100 short tons as a WAG) of Americans in the Lémanic Arc as they like to call it. Get a half-fare card.
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Re: Americans in Switzerland?

Can I get my own american friend here in Basel? We came back 3 days ago and the attitude and the weather are already driving me nuts...
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Old 02.01.2011, 20:38
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Re: Americans in Switzerland?

hahaha... this is cute, i was on the phone with a company in the u.s the other day and was so happy and missing the niceness and warmth that we do i ended up staying on the line with the customer rep for twenty minutes just chatting after our business was finished!

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hahaha... this is cute, i was on the phone with a company in the u.s the other day and was so happy and missing the niceness and warmth that we do i ended up staying on the line with the customer rep for twenty minutes just chatting after our business was finished!

While in the US, we felt like we were coming from a third world country because of the choices, availability and kindness of people! The service we got there was so great and refreshing! And no biggies when we brang back something to exchange! We were treated like human! I am not telling you how many chicken wings I ate in two weeks!
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While in the US, we felt like we were coming from a third world country because of the choices, availability and kindness of people! The service we got there was so great and refreshing! And no biggies when we brang back something to exchange! We were treated like human! I am not telling you how many chicken wings I ate in two weeks!
That's weird, 'cause when I'm in the USA I feel like I'm in a third-world country because all of the sidewalks are broken, and the trains barely work. Maybe I've gone native.
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That's weird, 'cause when I'm in the USA I feel like I'm in a third-world country because all of the sidewalks are broken, and the trains barely work. Maybe I've gone native.
Or maybe we just don't have the same priorities? I don't care how the sidewalk are but I do care how people interact between each other. For me human relations are much more important that how a street look like.
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Re: Americans in Switzerland?

I just don't get it maybe. For me the "warmth" in the US feels fake. The chic at TGI fridays or whatever is just nice to us 'cause she wants a tip. And that niceness does not extend to helping me construct something like a vegetarian meal from their menu even though we're obviously stranded in an ice storm on the side of the interstate, nor does it extend to tolerating breast-feeding in the last, most hidden booth in the place even though there are like 3 other customers.

Or maybe your talking about the way a bouncer treats you when they fail to understand that a US passport is a valid Federal ID. That's lots and lots of fun.

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I just don't get it maybe. For me the "warmth" in the US feels fake. The chic at TGI fridays or whatever is just nice to us 'cause she wants a tip. And that niceness does not extend to helping me construct something like a vegetarian meal from their menu even though we're obviously stranded in an ice storm on the side of the interstate, nor does it extend to tolerating breast-feeding in the last, most hidden booth in the place even though there are like 3 other customers.

Or maybe your talking about the way a bouncer treats you when they fail to understand that a US passport is a valid Federal ID. That's lots and lots of fun.

We don't have the same experiences. I am Canadian, we are like that too, we like to chat, like to help and we smiles a lot!

I never had a bad experience in the US probably because I understand the culture and the mentality.

It isn't all pink, I got my lots of idiots like anywhere else. My husband got the nice treatment based on the racial profile made by our nice TSA friends at Philadelphia airport. But the guy was being very cool even with is intrusive questions... someone got to do the job!

For the breastfeeding part, I believe things are changing 'cause I saw many family restaurants with a little poster saying that breastfeeding was welcome there. For the bar's bouncers, I have no idea, I didn't go in a bar since a long time and I never had a problem to enter somewhere.

I find americans to be polite and respecful. They wait in a line, they apologise if they cut your way, bump into you, or if YOU bump into them. The very low paid guy will smile at you much better than the very rich one and most of the time, you don't see who is rich and who isn't, and the best part, it doesn't matter. You don't get a better treatment from it.
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