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Orgetorix 21.03.2020 11:48

Hello from Forch
 
Hi everyone! I'm a 31 year old living in Forch, ZH (since June 2019) and have found a lot of useful information on this forum. I thought it would be polite to introduce myself here before I ask my first question in the forum so here it is:

I moved to CH with my Swiss partner so she could be closer to family. I got my Masters degree in Zoology last year and hoped to start a PhD here pretty soon after arriving, though that is yet to materialise! Aside from looking for gainful employment and constantly renewing my L Permit, I spend most of my time looking after my 3 dogs and Norman the royal python!

lost_inbroad 21.03.2020 12:24

Re: Hello from Forch
 
Hello Orgetorix and welcome to the forum.

p42 21.03.2020 12:33

Re: Hello from Forch
 
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix (Post 3161446)
I got my Masters degree in Zoology last year and hoped to start a PhD here pretty soon after arriving, though that is yet to materialise! Aside from looking for gainful employment and constantly renewing my L Permit, I spend most of my time looking after my 3 dogs and Norman the royal python!

Being (presumably) a research zoologist with an interest in snakes, how does bats, viruses, pharma sound? Might be an opening or two opening up in that area :msngrin: in Switzerland for a long term research project.

curley 21.03.2020 13:32

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Hi Orgetorix and welcome.

Kaloid123 21.03.2020 13:58

Re: Hello from Forch
 
Forch is great place to wait out current situation, even better having the dogs for company. If you haven't found routes yet, the areas around the Forchdenkmal and the woods up to the Hochwacht observation tower are great for the dogs and social distancing shouldn't be an issue. Sorry no suggestions on where to take Norman out!

lost_inbroad 21.03.2020 14:29

Re: Hello from Forch
 
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Originally Posted by Kaloid123 (Post 3161519)
Forch is great place to wait out current situation, even better having the dogs for company. If you haven't found routes yet, the areas around the Forchdenkmal and the woods up to the Hochwacht observation tower are great for the dogs and social distancing shouldn't be an issue. Sorry no suggestions on where to take Norman out!

Absolutely! The Forchdenkmal is just "down the road" from me and an utterly stunning place.

Orgetorix 24.03.2020 08:57

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Originally Posted by p42 (Post 3161466)
Being (presumably) a research zoologist with an interest in snakes, how does bats, viruses, pharma sound? Might be an opening or two opening up in that area :msngrin: in Switzerland for a long term research project.

Bats, viruses and pharma sounds very interesting! There is a bat research group at Bristol where I got my degree so I have an affinity to them already and my Master's was based on molecular parasitology (many interchangeable concepts with virology) :)

I will give you my email address in a private message so you can send me the details if that's okay?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kaloid123 (Post 3161519)
Forch is great place to wait out current situation, even better having the dogs for company. If you haven't found routes yet, the areas around the Forchdenkmal and the woods up to the Hochwacht observation tower are great for the dogs and social distancing shouldn't be an issue. Sorry no suggestions on where to take Norman out!

By now I have pretty much memorised every walking trail within a 10 km radius, with preference to the less frequented ones due to my dogs' boisterous behaviour! Presumably the Hochwacht tower is the one on the Pfannenstiel? I live pretty much right next to the Denkmal and it is a very cool statue indeed!

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Originally Posted by Kaloid123 (Post 3161519)
social distancing shouldn't be an issue.

It seems to be busier now that so many people are working from home. It's almost impossible to go out without seeing people everywhere! (bearing in mind I'm used to seeing no more than two people on a 1.5 - 2 hour walk)

Axa 24.03.2020 09:12

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welcome!

cjcm 30.03.2020 21:22

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Hi! What topics did you focus on for your masters? I work in ecology and dabble with mammals and aquatic invertebrates.


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