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Hello everyone,

I have been following the forums for quite a little while now, I even made a few posts, I just realized I haven't introduced myself yet , where are my manners!

My name is Abdallah, I come from Egypt. The "ah" at the end of my name usually deceives people into thinking I am a girl, I am actually a 22 year old guy. I currently live in Lausanne and work at the EPFL. I have been here for 2.5 months and I lived in Zurich before (for 3 months).

I like reading, volleyball, Capoeira and pool (and most other sports generally). I love snowboarding although I have done it only twice! I speak Arabic (well Egyptian..), English, German, petit peu French (currently learning) and little bit of Farsi.

Most of my coworkers live in France and many of the guys I know from volleyball or other sports are very busy juggling a job and school, thus, it gets pretty lonely sometimes.. So if you are in Lausanne and ever feel bored, drop me a few lines .

Sorry for the long introduction .
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Old 19.10.2010, 20:31
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Hello everyone,

I have been following the forums for quite a little while now, I even made a few posts, I just realized I haven't introduced myself yet , where are my manners!

My name is Abdallah, I come from Egypt. The "ah" at the end of my name usually deceives people into thinking I am a girl, I am actually a 22 year old guy. I currently live in Lausanne and work at the EPFL. I have been here for 2.5 months and I lived in Zurich before (for 3 months).

I like reading, volleyball, Capoeira and pool (and most other sports generally). I love snowboarding although I have done it only twice! I speak Arabic (well Egyptian..), English, German, petit peu French (currently learning) and little bit of Farsi.

Most of my coworkers live in France and many of the guys I know from volleyball or other sports are very busy juggling a job and school, thus, it gets pretty lonely sometimes.. So if you are in Lausanne and ever feel bored, drop me a few lines .

Sorry for the long introduction .
ahlen w'sahlen siddiqi! It's a shame you don't live closer, I'd love to practice my aamayah...oh well - there are loads of things going on in your area, check out the "calendar" in the nav bar. Enjoy the forum!
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Re: From Egypt

Thanks :-). Practice your aamayah? That's new :-). I visit Zurich often enough, when I pass by I'll let you know.
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Welcome to the forum!

Alas, I only speak a few words of Arabic (by coincidence, today I discovered the notes I made when I took an Arabic course at night school a few years ago) and not a single word of Egyptian Arabic, but merhaba, all the same.
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Wasn't your Uncle Bertrand stationed in Giza?
Oh and welcome Abdallah.
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Wasn't your Uncle Bertrand stationed in Giza?
He is an old Giza, I know that...
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Old 19.10.2010, 21:48
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Re: From Egypt

If ever you come to Zürich, pop into Sherif's Bar near Stauffacher. Sherif, the guy who runs it is Egyptian and really friendly. You often meet expats there too though not many EFers, at least none that I recognise..
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Salaam and welcome to Switzerland!!

The Lausanne area is quite nice. Pop up to Zürich sometime!!
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Re: From Egypt

Welcome Abdallah, rarely when Egyptians pass by here, i am Egyptian too, Alexandrian born but sharmer all the way, i'm based in Geneva, so if you ever pass by, let me know......lots of things going on here often.
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Re: From Egypt

Thanks everyone for the warm welcomes!!

It seems more people tried, at some point int time, learning Arabic. I was hesitant to post here.

@amogles

That's very interesting, I passed by Stauffacher for 3 months day and night and never knew that. Next time, I'll make sure I'll pass by .

@HollidayG

I'll sure do .

@Mowvich

Wow, I've never met a Sharmer (despite the fact that's Egypt's most awesome city!). I am usually around in Geneve during weekends.. Let's arrange something.
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Welcome Abdallah, rarely when Egyptians pass by here, i am Egyptian too, Alexandrian born but sharmer all the way, i'm based in Geneva, so if you ever pass by, let me know......lots of things going on here often.
Am Egyptian here as well, and know Abdallah quite well!
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If ever you come to Zürich, pop into Sherif's Bar near Stauffacher. Sherif, the guy who runs it is Egyptian and really friendly. You often meet expats there too though not many EFers, at least none that I recognise..
Maybe a place for an event?

Welcome to the forum Abdallah!
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Welcome to the EF Abdallah!
I looove your country!
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Thanks Schana and Angela-74 ! :-)
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Re: From Egypt

ya ahlan ya ahlan! welcome to switzerland nice to see some fellow egyptians here,, ur at the epfl? which group? I work in bern but in collaboration with an epfl group based at the chuv.
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