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Welcome chapollin007 we look forward to meeting you.


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Hi

We are also reasonably new to Vienna, again about 9 months and would enjoy meeting up with people.

p.s. Is 9 months some form of standard gestation period before you find your way to all the good things?
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The bf and I have only been here since June, but I had such great luck with an expat site while in Holland that long before we moved here I was sussing out the situation and searched online for "expats Vienna" and found this site. Imagine that!
We know no one in this city and that feels so freaky. I am not used to that. How does a couple in their mid 30's make new friends?
I feel like we are much older than most here. Is that so?
We don't go to bars and clubs and much prefer to sit home with movies, food, wine and chit chat.
Ew, all I need is "we enjoy moonlit walks" and it sounds creepily like a personal.
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Perhaps you should join us sometime at Südwein. It's a small place, good wines, nice athmosphere and it's a sit down and chat sort of place.
http://www.suedwein.at/
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and pina coladas and rain and stuff.

Ew ;)

Come out with us one night Vonklumpp, I am sure you would like it. On one of the less extreme nights, so you won't get too much away from the at home with wine thing. Like Südwein, or a picnic..
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I really do like picknicks! Just about the only possession I DO have is a blanket someone left at our flat that is perfect for sitting on!
I keep thinking that once my stuff gets here and I don't have to wear the same clothes all the time, I will feel much more excited about life in general. Something about this empty flat makes me feel like I am squatting this place. Oh yeah, that would be the emptiness!
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I guess it takes a few months before we try to venture out there!
I see there's a few places where the expats meet, is this a casual meetup or a more regular thing? and what's the general profile of expats here?
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most of the places where we meet are casual. When we want to meet, we post an event.

We try to have some regualr events, like a night where we hope to meet and great newbies, or a picnic every tuesday (which isn't really happening with this weather)
Just keep an eye on the events and come along if you feel like it. Or do what jackofdiamonds did, go anonymus and observe us, and then decide whether you like us.

Our profile...I don't think you can really generalize, but let's try.
Most of us are between 20 and 40, and here for either work or love. I think I can say the majority of us have attempted to bond with the Austrians but have concluded that the safety net of an expat community where there is always something to do and people understand your frustrations with the Austrians is a great way to have a social life too. (long complicated sentence, sorry :mrgreen:).

I think that covers it more or less..
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hehehe, I think i got it. so it's not just me, who seems to have a hard time finding common ground with Austrian, great I feel better already!
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Actually I think most people have come across this in Austria! The folks here are simply rude and hard to talk to even if you speak there language. But that why we have such a great group of people here!
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I heard from this Südwein in another forum too, is the place really this cool or just promotion?
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Well you heard that from VV and yes it is very cool! They serve great wine and have a good atmosphere. You really should try to make it there for the happy hour
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is this site affiliated with VVN in anyway?
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What is VVN? We are not really affiliated with anyone except ourselves.... A lot of us used to be on Virtual Vienna, but we left after it became a pay site.
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this site was founded by former VV members who got frustrated with having to pay for what should be a free service...
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virtual vienna net
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ah--silly me! ;)
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Internet search engine!
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Well welcome alfi! We look forward to meeting you!
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i found the forum through a link from a friend. i am looking to connect with some 80 year old gardners and some people complaining about lack of attention from their spouses, Is this the right place for me?
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I was browsing for some sort of Expats site aswell. I found a link to VE on another board in a reply to a post for "canadians in vienna meet up group" (witch didn't exist)

Glad I found it.
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Just like Sterve C, I arrived here via the VV website. Does that make me a spy?
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yes.


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No :wink:
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SPYSPYSPYSPYSPY!!

You have given yourself up voluntarily though, so a reprieve from torture can be arranged. Speak to the resident dungeon master. I forgot the screenname.
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