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Gold coast Girl!

Hey everyone!

I'm 27, female from The Gold coast, Queensland Australia.

First a little history;

I have one Swiss parent and one Aussie parent. Lived in Switzerland until the age of 7 (At this point I spoke both English and German fluently) then moved back and forth between Australia, Switzerland and even New Zealand until the age of 11, when my parents finally decided to settle on the Gold coast.

Lived on the Gold coast until November 2009 when I decided to move to London to try my luck - After 3 months of battling it out (even working at Boots for a few months) I decided to come to Good ol' Switzerland.

Since I have quite a lot of family here, I decided to stay for a while. I ended up reuniting with all my childhood friends and decided to stay.

So here I am, one and a half years later, have a job, a flat, am quite happy, though adjusting to Swiss life is very difficult.

I can understand pretty much everything in German/Swiss German and can communicate, though my grammar needs a lot of work.

Would love to meet some fellow English speaking people. I have friends here whom I mainly speak German with but would love to meet some people who I can speak English with and see if itís just me or are the Swiss very different from us!
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Old 23.08.2010, 14:14
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Re: Gold coast Girl!

Welcome! Thanks for the detailed intro.

The Swiss are different, mostly in a charming way , except when you run into militant grandmas who don't like anything in the way of their weekend walks.

Curious: 2009 Dec + 3 months +1.5 years = a year from now in 2011.
Are you writing from the future?
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Re: Gold coast Girl!

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Welcome! Thanks for the detailed intro.

The Swiss are different, mostly in a charming way , except when you run into militant grandmas who don't like anything in the way of their weekend walks.

Curious: 2009 Dec + 3 months +1.5 years = a year from now in 2011.
Are you writing from the future?

1.21 giga watts is gonna cost here!!
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Re: Gold coast Girl!

Ooops.. my bad..

I moved to London November 2008. lol
So yeah, its been just over a year and a half since i left.
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Re: Gold coast Girl!

If you ever visit Zurich, do not stress the "gold coast" part - people here might confuse it with the local one and you do not want to be one of those, do you?
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Re: Gold coast Girl!

WOO HOO !!!!
Another Queenslander.


Welcome to the EF..... this site is fantastic for finding your way around.
Hot tip - use the search function first, then post questions..... someone will always help you with a legitimate query.


Good luck with settling in, and prepare yourself with kilograms of Prozac to help deal with the deep depression of Swiss weather (There is no sun in this country).

A few good "Australian" events coming up on the 'Social Events'.
Australia Vs Switzerland in Soccer (St Gallens - 3rd September)
Aussie Dinner night (but not specifically Aussie) - 4th September.

You may get a good home perspective of how to deal with any questions you may have.
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