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Do you want to read a ridiculous book and then discuss it? Do you want to go somewhere cool and take some photographs? Do you like board games? Do you want to go drink tea at a tea house and pretend we can taste the floral notes? Do you suspect there’s no such thing as a floral note and it’s a conspiracy??? Then I’m the friend for you! 



I’m an American writer and photographer in Geneva and I just need to make new friends and get the hell out of my apartment. I’m not exactly new to Geneva, but I spent my initial period here in and out of hospital and am finally well enough to start enjoying the city and country, at a peaceful pace. A photography walk is about as wild as it’s going to get right now, as I would love to hike but am currently still in physio, as I gained roughly six million kilo while on steroids. Hopefully a celebratory hike when physio ends!



I’m also happy to try language exchange! I speak almost no French, and I’m desperate to fix that. As a writer, I can also help with writing in English as part of the exchange.


 


So if you want to have some laughs, let me know. Autumn seems like the perfect time for new friends, new traditions, new everything.

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Do you want to read a ridiculous book and then discuss it? Do you want to go somewhere cool and take some photographs? Do you like board games? Do you want to go drink tea at a tea house and pretend we can taste the floral notes? Do you suspect there’s no such thing as a floral note and it’s a conspiracy??? Then I’m the friend for you! 



I’m an American writer and photographer in Geneva and I just need to make new friends and get the hell out of my apartment. I’m not exactly new to Geneva, but I spent my initial period here in and out of hospital and am finally well enough to start enjoying the city and country, at a peaceful pace. A photography walk is about as wild as it’s going to get right now, as I would love to hike but am currently still in physio, as I gained roughly six million kilo while on steroids. Hopefully a celebratory hike when physio ends!



I’m also happy to try language exchange! I speak almost no French, and I’m desperate to fix that. As a writer, I can also help with writing in English as part of the exchange.


 


So if you want to have some laughs, let me know. Autumn seems like the perfect time for new friends, new traditions, new everything.


Toria BNov 25, 2019 @ 13:46
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I want to go on a photography walk! I'm American too. :)

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I want to go on a photography walk! I'm American too. :)


EllieAmancy, Dec 1, 2019 @ 09:04
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I suggest glocals groups: International Geneva Book Club, Women's Book Club, Mundo Lingo, Photography group, a facebook group: Swiss Media Professionals, and Impact Hub Geneva. There are a lot of creative like-minded individuals to interact with there.:)

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I suggest glocals groups: International Geneva Book Club, Women's Book Club, Mundo Lingo, Photography group, a facebook group: Swiss Media Professionals, and Impact Hub Geneva. There are a lot of creative like-minded individuals to interact with there.:)


Irka Virtual, Dec 1, 2019 @ 19:39
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Let's go for a photo walk and drink tea after..  I am an amateur in both of them..  but I am definitely up for it

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Let's go for a photo walk and drink tea after..  I am an amateur in both of them..  but I am definitely up for it


Tiana Gonçalves, Dec 1, 2019 @ 23:21
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Help me leave my apartment too!! Can I join you guys?? Smile

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Help me leave my apartment too!! Can I join you guys?? Smile


Uta R, Dec 2, 2019 @ 11:59
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Hi,I've ben living in Geneva all my life but I'm still discovering new places to visit and enjoy.


I have too much of free time during this end of year, if you want to walk in Geneva, practice French and have a nicely flavored drink after (be it tea or coffee) I'm happy to join.


 


 

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Hi,I've ben living in Geneva all my life but I'm still discovering new places to visit and enjoy.


I have too much of free time during this end of year, if you want to walk in Geneva, practice French and have a nicely flavored drink after (be it tea or coffee) I'm happy to join.


 


 


Axel Abric, Dec 3, 2019 @ 14:13
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Im not American and i dont really take photographs but i would love to join for a walk and a cup of tea

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Im not American and i dont really take photographs but i would love to join for a walk and a cup of tea


Maria_, Dec 3, 2019 @ 21:40
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So then we should all meet?? How about the Christmas market in bastions? We could meet there for a glass of hot wine! 

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So then we should all meet?? How about the Christmas market in bastions? We could meet there for a glass of hot wine! 


Uta R, Dec 3, 2019 @ 23:58
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Oops sorry just realized it was for tea... Can we all meet for tea when and where?! 

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Oops sorry just realized it was for tea... Can we all meet for tea when and where?! 


Uta R, Dec 4, 2019 @ 00:00
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Hot wine at Bastion seems nice ????

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Hot wine at Bastion seems nice ????


Tiana Gonçalves, Dec 4, 2019 @ 09:40
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I am in :)

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I am in :)


Abi D, Dec 4, 2019 @ 11:29
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Sunday?

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Sunday?


EllieAmancy, Dec 4, 2019 @ 11:35
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Hi Ellie , 


 


I recently moved to geneva from India. Would love to come out of the apartment and make friends too !! 


Afterall we are all social living beings in our core i guess :) 


 


Regards , 


Ashwini 

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Hi Ellie , 


 


I recently moved to geneva from India. Would love to come out of the apartment and make friends too !! 


Afterall we are all social living beings in our core i guess :) 


 


Regards , 


Ashwini 


Ashwini Saya, Dec 4, 2019 @ 15:48
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Hi Girls and one guy for me Sunday is great ! Let me know where you all want to meet. At the hot wine bar i'm guessing! Laughing


I am happy to meet you all :) 

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Hi Girls and one guy for me Sunday is great ! Let me know where you all want to meet. At the hot wine bar i'm guessing! Laughing


I am happy to meet you all :) 


Uta R, Dec 4, 2019 @ 16:23
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A nice place to go is Bains de Paquis. Best fondues there too. For real teambuilding do jump in the lake after sauna warm-up! 


 

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A nice place to go is Bains de Paquis. Best fondues there too. For real teambuilding do jump in the lake after sauna warm-up! 


 


Alex S, Dec 4, 2019 @ 17:55
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Hey, I have been in Geneva for a while but also travelled a lot. Always happy to meet and welcome new people! 

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Isabel Z, Dec 4, 2019 @ 19:20
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The weekend is fast approaching, so a decision needs to be made:


1. Photo walk and tea, or sit down social around a warm drink?


3. Where?


4. Saturday or Sunday?


For a photo walk, the weather forecast is slightly better for Saturday.


Remember, however, that this weekend is the Fete de la Escalade and the central Geneva area will be packed, starting at around 14h. Sunday afternoon the park de Bastions will be packed for the procession that starts there at 17h


I will probably go for a photo walk with my 10 year old daughter, who I just gave an SLR camera, on early Saturday afternoon, on the park along the lake, from the Perle du Lac to the Pont de Mont Blanc. We will sit down for a warm drink afterwards. If you want to join, send me a private message.


I will also be happy to join on early Sunday afternoon.

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The weekend is fast approaching, so a decision needs to be made:


1. Photo walk and tea, or sit down social around a warm drink?


3. Where?


4. Saturday or Sunday?


For a photo walk, the weather forecast is slightly better for Saturday.


Remember, however, that this weekend is the Fete de la Escalade and the central Geneva area will be packed, starting at around 14h. Sunday afternoon the park de Bastions will be packed for the procession that starts there at 17h


I will probably go for a photo walk with my 10 year old daughter, who I just gave an SLR camera, on early Saturday afternoon, on the park along the lake, from the Perle du Lac to the Pont de Mont Blanc. We will sit down for a warm drink afterwards. If you want to join, send me a private message.


I will also be happy to join on early Sunday afternoon.


JR M, Dec 4, 2019 @ 20:25
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In case you find it useful for planning for this weekend, you can find the programme of activities of La Escalade, including maps of the parades, here:


https://www.1602.ch/wp/festivites/


 

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In case you find it useful for planning for this weekend, you can find the programme of activities of La Escalade, including maps of the parades, here:


https://www.1602.ch/wp/festivites/


 


JR M, Dec 4, 2019 @ 20:48
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I want to thank people so much for their posts! So many of these are so helpful and I would really like to hang out with all of you. I made the cardinal sin of deserting my own thread - unfortunately, I was really unexpectedly ill for a bit soon after posting.


JR makes a very good point about the Fete de la Escalade this weekend. Bastion will be packed starting Sunday late afternoon, so if people want a hot wine and maybe take some photos of whatever fall color is left and some of the Christmas cheer, maybe earlier on Sunday as he suggests?


Perhaps meet Sunday @ 2pm at the hot wine stall at Bastion Christmas Market?

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I want to thank people so much for their posts! So many of these are so helpful and I would really like to hang out with all of you. I made the cardinal sin of deserting my own thread - unfortunately, I was really unexpectedly ill for a bit soon after posting.


JR makes a very good point about the Fete de la Escalade this weekend. Bastion will be packed starting Sunday late afternoon, so if people want a hot wine and maybe take some photos of whatever fall color is left and some of the Christmas cheer, maybe earlier on Sunday as he suggests?


Perhaps meet Sunday @ 2pm at the hot wine stall at Bastion Christmas Market?


Toria B, Dec 4, 2019 @ 21:19
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Toria you read my mind! That sounds good to me. I will be there. See u all there. 

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Toria you read my mind! That sounds good to me. I will be there. See u all there. 


Uta R, Dec 4, 2019 @ 21:36
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Hi what a nice thread =) I'm Swiss, but always looking to mingle with English speaking people xx

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Hi what a nice thread =) I'm Swiss, but always looking to mingle with English speaking people xx


Lexi B, Dec 4, 2019 @ 21:41
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Uta - Great, I'm looking forward to meeting you and everyone!



Lexi - Please, come join our adventure on Sunday, if you're available! :D

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Uta - Great, I'm looking forward to meeting you and everyone!



Lexi - Please, come join our adventure on Sunday, if you're available! :D


Toria B, Dec 4, 2019 @ 22:07
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