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Hallo from the city of Robin Hood:)

Hallo everybody

Hope you are doing well.

I am here to get the real feeling of what the reality is like to live in Switzerland. I am very, very tempted to go to a billingual country (hence was thinking about Canada first yet the visa situation put me off) to improve my French.

Also I feel the British mentality, which I am now surrounded by, is not my "cup of tea" after all and feel I would feel better understood by fellow mainland Europeans.

Another factor that made me think about moving abroad yet again is I am thinking a major life change would do me good after staying in UK for almost 6 years.

At the top of that I am tempted by lower tuition fees for postgraduate studies (I did undergraduate in Psychology in UK).

I consider myself an honest and hard working person.

I am not sure what else I could write here.

Please feel free to ask.

Greetings from the city of Robin Hood-Nottingham
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Old 16.11.2010, 23:38
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Re: Hallo from the city of Robin Hood:)

The canadian-french comes with a very strong accent. To learn french with a more mainstream accent you have France, Switzerland and also Belgium.
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Re: Hallo from the city of Robin Hood:)

Welcome & Hallo!

Interesting heritage you (might) bring to Switzerland from the area renowned from robbing the rich. ;-) Many a football fan will remember the area you've (might) left for a beloved BrianC. And intrestingly Boots (the Chemist, supposedly HQ in Nottingham) has its registered Main Office in Zug (down the road from Zürich).

Hopefully you'll enjoy the delights of Switzerland - recommended (as well as Nottingham)! :-)
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Re: Hallo from the city of Robin Hood:)

H in Ch,

Indeed I am slowly becoming an interesting mixture of cultural experiences. I like it a lot.

One of the things I enjoy in UK- the cultural diversity.
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Re: Hallo from the city of Robin Hood:)

And thank yo for the welcoming words
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hello and welcome here.

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Re: Hallo from the city of Robin Hood:)

Hello

Although your writing is very good, you mentioned "fellow mainland Europeans". Where are you from originally?
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Re: Hallo from the city of Robin Hood:)

Kamarate,

I am oryginally from Poland. I have been in UK for nearly six years now. I feel I am, by mentality, more similar to Europeans on the land. By this I mean being more family oriented, having respect for what you eat and how much and how you drink. I do not like the dating customs here either.
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Re: Hallo from the city of Robin Hood:)

*originally
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Re: Hallo from the city of Robin Hood:)

Ha - you're not alone. I'm originally from the UK and I think I'm also more at one with the continentals... but hey, we're not all bad

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I am oryginally from Poland. I have been in UK for nearly six years now. I feel I am, by mentality, more similar to Europeans on the land. By this I mean being more family oriented, having respect for what you eat and how much and how you drink. I do not like the dating customs here either.
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Re: Hallo from the city of Robin Hood:)

Aye-up me duck
That makes 2 of us!
Welcome to Switzerland (oops, if you come that is) and the EF.
See you around.
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Say hello to my daughter please - she is the one with the cute sausage dog!
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Re: Hallo from the city of Robin Hood:)

Morrigana, I have certainly met many nice British people. It is just that somehow I do not totally "get them". I do not enjoy certain activities as much as they do. Whereas with mainlanders I get their point of view much faster.
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