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American gal in Lugano

Hello to those of you I didn't yet meet on my former post,

I am studying in Lugano, would love to join any Ticino meet-ups as well as any book clubs. Find me playing beach tennis, tennis, squash or anything with a racquet, contemplating the 5 meter board at the Lido, or otherwise enjoying Rooibos, Yerba Mate or Genmaicha teas on my balcony, looking toward Monte Bre and scheming up my next travel itinerary.

I am determined in my belief that Milano is under-rated-- just have to find the right people to explore it with. Love indie rock (cultivated taste in Los Angeles) and even opera, and refuse to accept the Italian attitude that La Scala is not worth a visit.

Although the label "foodie" is a bit off-putting, I am a loyal Yelper (congrats for the Germany launch!) and Citysearcher, and would like to discover cuisine beyond risotto and polenta (oh yeah, I'm celiac/gluten intolerant, but am extremely adventurous-- love spicy Indian dhosas and Oaxacan tamales!)

Drop me a line if you're likeminded!
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Old 26.07.2010, 12:23
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welcome. i'm from LA too. and milano is very overrated.
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Welcome to the EF.

That's a really breezy and fun introduction. I'm sure you'll be making friends in no time.

I would have taken you up on squash, but we are in two opposite poles (geographically as well as socially) of Switzerland .

Do you also make spicy Indian dosas (in addition to eating them)?
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Old 26.07.2010, 14:32
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Re: American gal in Lugano

Where are you studying?
Lugano is fairly celiac friendly for an Italian speaking region thanks to all the polenta and risotto.
Milan is way overrated and in 7 years of living in Lugano I only went a handful of times.
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Old 27.07.2010, 21:37
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Do you know how tiny academia is here? My cover will be blown in no time, haha. Well, let's just say I am in the social sciences, and that my field of study is much more humanitarian than my past career at big corporations.

I do not, sadly, make spicy dhosas, but will someday.
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Re: American gal in Lugano

Actually Milano is a dump ... but don't let the Italians know!

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Old 27.07.2010, 23:36
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Actually Milano is a dump ... but don't let the Italians know!

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It's a dump plenty of interesting people and fun. I dunno if I would prefer a sterilized city with silence freaks everywhere..
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Where are you studying?
Lugano is fairly celiac friendly for an Italian speaking region thanks to all the polenta and risotto.
Milan is way overrated and in 7 years of living in Lugano I only went a handful of times.
If I'd stay 7 years living in Lugano, I would shoot on my balls...
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Aside from the vast quantities of illegal immigrants, I love Milano.
Il castello Sforzesco e bellissimo!
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I lived in Lugano for a few years when I first moved to Switz., and I agree with everyone here, Milano blows -- big time dump, but the Italians are unaware. The Ticinese won't be too thrilled with another American in town, sorry to say, but just kill them with kindness!! Welcome!
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P.S. Are you a Franklinite or are you at USI? Or perhaps a TASIS kid?
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Hello to those of you I didn't yet meet on my former post,

I am studying in Lugano, would love to join any Ticino meet-ups as well as any book clubs. Find me playing beach tennis, tennis, squash or anything with a racquet, contemplating the 5 meter board at the Lido, or otherwise enjoying Rooibos, Yerba Mate or Genmaicha teas on my balcony, looking toward Monte Bre and scheming up my next travel itinerary.

I am determined in my belief that Milano is under-rated-- just have to find the right people to explore it with. Love indie rock (cultivated taste in Los Angeles) and even opera, and refuse to accept the Italian attitude that La Scala is not worth a visit.

Although the label "foodie" is a bit off-putting, I am a loyal Yelper (congrats for the Germany launch!) and Citysearcher, and would like to discover cuisine beyond risotto and polenta (oh yeah, I'm celiac/gluten intolerant, but am extremely adventurous-- love spicy Indian dhosas and Oaxacan tamales!)

Drop me a line if you're likeminded!
Hi there!

I play tennis sometimes. But my partner is a frequent traveller like i am. So we rarely hit the court. PM me if you want to go play tennis or squash (I am not so good at it yet) one day or just go out for a coffee.
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Re: American gal in Lugano

Check out the Lugano English speaking group on Meetup.com, they meet once a month...
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