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Old Mar 15th 2021, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by scot47 View Post
No matter how long you live in The Helvetic Confedetaion you will always be an outsider and never one of the Eidesgenossen. I found it even weirder than Austria ! Give me Protestant/Marxist North Germany any day !
No matter where you go you will always be an outsider. I would also be an outsider in UK. Btw, did you live in Austria or in Switzerland for an extended period?
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No matter where you go you will always be an outsider. I would also be an outsider in UK. Btw, did you live in Austria or in Switzerland for an extended period?
Must disagree with the 'always'. I have lived and worked in a great many different countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Enjoyed my stay almost everywhere, but one country in particular stands out from all the others. Lebanon!
From day one I was greeted with open arms, not only from the airline I was sent to support, but especially from hotel personal, followed by a great landlord and his wonderful family. Within a day of moving into permanent accommodation I was invited in to meet close neighbours, and to join their wonderful mezze dishes. And this continued again when my wife joined me, and also with the m-i-l on vacation trip. Truly wonderful people, with unsparing gratitude and assistance wherever I went, always with no ulterior motives - whatever the ethnic group. Memories which I'll savour forever. Unlike some other countries, never did I feel an outsider in Lebanon.
Having said that, due to the terrible political situation I'm pleased I'm not there today.
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Must disagree with the 'always'. I have lived and worked in a great many different countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Enjoyed my stay almost everywhere, but one country in particular stands out from all the others. Lebanon!
From day one I was greeted with open arms, not only from the airline I was sent to support, but especially from hotel personal, followed by a great landlord and his wonderful family. Within a day of moving into permanent accommodation I was invited in to meet close neighbours, and to join their wonderful mezze dishes. And this continued again when my wife joined me, and also with the m-i-l on vacation trip. Truly wonderful people, with unsparing gratitude and assistance wherever I went, always with no ulterior motives - whatever the ethnic group. Memories which I'll savour forever. Unlike some other countries, never did I feel an outsider in Lebanon.
Having said that, due to the terrible political situation I'm pleased I'm not there today.
Subject is Switzerland.
Switzerland is different to Lebanon. I guess you never worked in Switzerland.
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Originally Posted by Thairetired2016 View Post
Subject is Switzerland.
Switzerland is different to Lebanon. I guess you never worked in Switzerland.
Scot's post stated, "No matter how long you live in The Helvetic Confedetaion you will always be an outsider". It's clear and precise which I wouldn't question for a moment. Unlike yours.
Not withstanding this being the Switzerland sub forum of B.E, your sweeping, ambiguous statement, "No matter where you go you will always be an outsider," is strictly untrue. Had you qualified the statement with a clear mention of Switzerland there'd be no debate. As this particular forum is read not only by expats in Europe but worldwide, your comment, "Subject is Switzerland" is impertinent.

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Scot's post stated, "No matter how long you live in The Helvetic Confedetaion you will always be an outsider". It's clear and precise which I wouldn't question for a moment. Unlike yours.
Not withstanding this being the Switzerland sub forum of B.E, your sweeping, ambiguous statement, "No matter where you go you will always be an outsider," is strictly untrue. Had you qualified the statement with a clear mention of Switzerland there'd be no debate. As this particular forum is read not only by expats in Europe but worldwide, your comment, "Subject is Switzerland" is impertinent.
Since the subject is the Switzerland forum, why would a reference not be to Switzerland? Don't get your knickers into a twist.
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