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Old 13.12.2006, 09:53
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Re: Who are we?

1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland
Originally from England, but I moved here from Frankfurt - Germany.

2. Place where you live in switzerland
Geneva

3. How long you have been here
Nearly 5 weeks

4. Occupation
Consultants' Manager for a Financial Planning Company

5. Do you intend to stay here.
Erm, well yes i do, but for how long i've no idea... I'll be staying the night at least

6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
Need more Genevites on here!!!

7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
I've not found any Swiss-Rolls !!!
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Old 13.12.2006, 11:02
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Hi,
1. I`m scottish- still in Scotland , moving to switzerland next year. Lived and worked in Qatar, Jamaica, British Virgin islands, France and previously also switzerland.

2. Moving to Lausanne/vaud region

3.previously lived for 3 years in lausanne

4 Clinical Nurse Specialist-

5.moving permanently I hope

6. Hobbies all dead boring- with 2 young kids and work not much time for me- sad eh? ski- very badly, travelling, hill walking

7. First time arriving ever in lausanne getting off the train and thinking I`d arrived in Aberdeen on a dreich wet day, but surprised the next day, beautiful sky, mountains and lake. good ( swiss ) friends.
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Re: Who are we?

1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland
Born in Nigeria, moved to Sri Lanka, then England and now Switzerland.

2. Place where you live in switzerland
Geneva

3. How long you have been here
2.5 years

4. Occupation
Office Manager

5. Do you intend to stay here.
Yes but for how long - who knows ( ask the wife)

6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
Switzerland is great for easy access to the mountains for snowboarding

7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
The reliable public transport when comparing to the other 3 countries I have lived in
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Old 14.12.2006, 17:52
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Re: Who are we?

So my turn

1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland
Poland, France, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, and now here...
2. Place where you live in switzerland
Actually I am homeless...looking for a long term accomodation...
3. How long you have been here
effectively living here - 14 days
4. Occupation
Channel Program Manager
5. Do you intend to stay here.
As me in few months time...when the foggy weather is gone
6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
Although it is a very fresh start for me, I do hope to find good people here and enjoy while it lasts...who knows what tomorrow brings
7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
I guess I moved here becasue out of all countries in Europe I knew nearly nothing about this one... I knew there was chocolate here and watches...well there is more I guess to it then only that but I will leave that to discover as I my days go by..
WELCOME EVERYONE
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Old 21.12.2006, 20:09
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1. Place of origin: Switzerland - but lived in US for 18 months and then after we got married we lived in the UK for 4 years (my hubby is British)
2. A tiny little village between Baden and Zurzach
3. Back in Switzerland for 2 years now
4. Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance Assistant for a Medical Device Company
5. Until we feel like moving again
6. Ballroom dancing (Foxtrott), little kids (they are really, really funny and I really enjoy being around them after a week at work - note: unfortunately we do not have kids yet)
7. my family
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Old 21.12.2006, 21:22
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Hi everyone

1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland Zimbabwe (Rhodesia as it was then), South Africa, Germany, England.
2. Place where you live in switzerland The small village of Egerkingen in Kanton Solothurn
3. How long you have been here Ten lovely years
4. Occupation Photographer
5. Do you intend to stay here. I most certainly do.
6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things. I enjoy photography. Monday to friday I do my studio, advertising and brochure work and come the weekend, there's nothing I like better than going off somewhere with my camera.
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1. somalia
2. chur
3. 12 years and a half
4. librarian
5. yes i like it here
6. love reading, music and travelling and anything that has to do with cultures
7. switzerland is a beautiful country but the people can be cold
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forgot to mention about other places i lived in before i came to switzerland, was born in somalia, grew up in saudi arabia, studied in slovakia and now i live and work in switzerland
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Re: Who are we?

1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland
India/ US

2. Place where you live in switzerland
Lausanne

3. How long you have been here
1.5 years

4. Occupation
IT consultant working with IBM

5. Do you intend to stay here.
Not yet decided.

6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
Anything and everything that can be done.
No bias against anything.

7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
Rude girls and Cows.
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Old 07.09.2007, 16:49
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Re: Who are we?

1) USA
2) Zuri
3) 14 months
4) Chemist-hopefully soon to be professor
5) Nope, only a two year stint
6) Lately, my only hobby seems to be beer drinking. I enjoy exploring in general, swimming, hiking, wakeboarding, feeding the ducks etc.
7) I love living here.
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Re: Who are we?

1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland
USA

2. Place where you live in switzerland
Bern

3. How long you have been here
Since 1999

4. Occupation
Singer
5. Do you intend to stay here.
Yep

6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
Love to eat, shop, sing and ponder life's basic questions.

7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.

Oh my God, the chocolate - and I don't mean Lindt! Teuscher, Grand Cru ... anything from a nice chocolaterie.
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Old 07.09.2007, 17:09
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Re: Who are we?

1. Japan/USA

2. Kloten, ZH

3. .... nearly 20 years (yes, yes, i moved here when i was a baby... )

4. ex- flight attendant, admn. work at a bank and then at a law firm

5. yes, but someday, i would love to move to paraguay

6. i play volleyball (in the regional 4th league), i just work for my dentist bills and for football tickets/travel.

7. high dentist bills!!!!
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Old 07.09.2007, 17:22
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1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland
Philippines -> Canada -> Switzerland

2. Place where you live in switzerland
Somewhere in canton Aargau

3. How long you have been here
3 years..

4. Occupation
Student (MBA)

5. Do you intend to stay here.
Actually yes.. although would be willing to move for better opportunities..

6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
I love to shop, dine-out and travel - unfortunately, (school) books have taken most of my time here..

7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
Challenging...
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1. Ozzie by birth - pom on paper - swiss and algerian residency.

2. On the lake in ZH.

3. I got here 8 years ago on the day of the eclipse.

4. I work in the Red Factory, I organise art exhibitions, I´ve been touting myself as an "english" nanny.

5. No, I wanna be a hermit in the simpson desert or the sahara.

6. Complaining the whole time about no time for hobbies.

7. "Wow, big f@*k- off mountains"
"It´s dark here" (re, no.3)
"ohhhh, what a teeny weeny widdle country"
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Old 07.09.2007, 18:40
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1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland
Originally from Ireland but moved here from London.
2. Place where you live in switzerland
Currently Kr.3 Zürich but Wallisellen from October.
3. How long you have been here
8 years (gasp) in October
4. Occupation
Project Manager
5. Do you intend to stay here.
As we'd stay in Ireland...aaah sure aren't I stayin' til I'm leavin' like?

6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
Try to enjoy the best of CH like hiking, wine, travelling to neighbouring countries.

7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
Initially loved the organisation, now more aware of the subtleties of how things work and how they affect me. Unfortunately moving back to Ireland seems less likely due to the changes there despite family ties.
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Old 07.09.2007, 21:44
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1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland
originally from greece, lived in london for 3 years before moving here

2. Place where you live in switzerland
berne

3. How long you have been here
2 weeks

4. Occupation
psychologist (unemployed)

5. Do you intend to stay here.
i would like to stay for a while at least!

6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
internet (yes really! :P), writing, meeting friends, walking, reading

7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
beauty!
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Old 07.09.2007, 21:45
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1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland
The Dominion of Canada
2. Place where you live in switzerland
Lausanne
3. How long you have been here
not even a week :P
4. Occupation
Au Pair (I feel so low class compared to everyone on here...)
5. Do you intend to stay here.
No, my visa is out by next september along with my contract
6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
meeting people, learning new languages, dance, and a good glass of wine^^
7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
"Canadian Mofia in Switzerland: Selling bootlegged Poutine and Maple Syrup"
I havent been here long enough to really answer that last question :P
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1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland
British, just arrived from Luxembourg
2. Place where you live in switzerland
South-East of Zurich
3. How long you have been here
Since July
4. Occupation
Used to be a radio presenter - anyone got any employment suggestions?!
5. Do you intend to stay here.
Absolutely!
6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
Talking a lot. Avoiding exercise. Writing. Singing.
7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
What do you mean I'm pregnant?! Must be the Swiss water.....
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Old 07.09.2007, 23:01
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1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland
Macclesfield, Cheshire. England. I, Eugene, am Scottish born, raised in coal-feilds of Durham (N.East). My wife, Emma, is Irish nr. Dublin
2. Place where you live in switzerland
Moving to Basel in November (if we can find a house -not flat-within 30mins of centre)
3. How long you have been here

4. Occupation
Emma is in Marketing Economica and I'm Communications but have been dabbling in Property Develpment (as is the fashion these days)
5. Do you intend to stay here.
Oh, yes, 2-3yrs then more if we like it. Want our 2 boys (2 & 4yrs) to get a central euro perspective + the active out-door lifestyle & culture.
6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
I am a geordie that is to say an Newcastle united supporter. I take interest in rugby, golf, boxing/MMA & X-sports esp. Snowboarding. Went snowboarding for my 40th in Jan @ Les Gets for the 1st time since 2000 this year. Emma and I both used to play basketball & tennis together when in London and now kids are more autonomous would like to get back in some shape. We both swim & I jog ,every now & then!

7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
I need to get a roof for my familly that is not a flat or in the city centre of Basel. Oh and can't wait to sample the cheese, chocolate and mountain air)
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Old 07.09.2007, 23:26
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1. Country of origin / before coming to switzerland
England
2. Place where you live in switzerland
Bumpliz, Bern
3. How long you have been here
5 months
4. Occupation
Lab monkey / postdoc researcher in chemistry
5. Do you intend to stay here.
Don't think so.

6. Any other comments you wish to make. eg hobbies, favourite things.
Birdwatching, painting, photography, compiling a library of POW escape books.
ooh, pimpin
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7. Think of your time in switzerland. tell us the first thing that comes to mind.
Ker-ching!
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