Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Introductions  
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11.07.2009, 17:26
icebear's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Geneva
Posts: 11
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
icebear has no particular reputation at present
Alaska to China to Geneva

Hello there!

I've just arrived in Geneva about a week ago, working for a international organization for 6 months (perhaps longer). I'm originally from Alaska, where I was born and raised until going to university, and since graduation 3 years ago I have been living in China, working at a consulting company as a researcher/project manager. So, here I am in Geneva, trying to adjust to prices in CHF that would have been the same in RMB back 'home' in Beijing - its a big change and hard not to feel like a cheap ******* at first! Luckily the compensation is proportionally better in Switzerland, so once I break my habits I can live a non-miserly (if also non-luxurious) existence here.

Besides economics, which is my profession, my interests are pretty broad - enjoy most music, most movies, hiking, camping, etc. Not much for sports except skateboarding, which I've been doing for over 10 years and try to do everyday I can (videos of me and my friends at http://www.youtube.com/user/icebear ). I also enjoy traveling, obviously, and learning languages - besides English I have a decent ability with speaking/reading/typing Chinese and can understand Spanish decently (but speak slowly). Just starting on my French... seems pretty tough compared to Spanish, but hopefully by the end of 6 months I can at least manage to be functional, if not interesting at the bar

I joined EF primarily to learn more about Geneva/Switzerland from a expats perspective, things to do/see, living tips, and especially regarding housing - finding an apartment in Geneva is proving very trying... but more on that in other threads...
Reply With Quote
Old 11.07.2009, 17:46
Hsiang's Avatar
Forum Veteran
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Schwingapore
Posts: 1,037
Groaned at 10 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 705 Times in 372 Posts
Hsiang has a reputation beyond reputeHsiang has a reputation beyond reputeHsiang has a reputation beyond reputeHsiang has a reputation beyond reputeHsiang has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Alaska to China to Geneva

you're a long way from home welcome to CH and EF!
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:09.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0