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Hello everybody, just joined this wonderful world of EF.

Our little family (my wife, our little boy and myself) has recently moved from Kloten, ZH - where many of you have landed when arriving by plane - to Lachen, SZ which is located just about on the other side of the Lake Zurich. We've moved to CH over 2 years ago due to my job relocation. Currently - my wife is enjoying her fairly new role of full time momma and I am being a happy camper as well ...

We are slowly but steadily exploring our new home town/country opportunities and therefore all the knowledge centered around EF is such a Well of Wisdom for us. Hope we will be able to add some into it soon too.

As we come from Czecho-Slovakia, we have already built a little network of friends coming from out there. However, we would like to extend it a bit more and therefore hoping to meet more people online or in person.

Looking fwd to online networking.

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Hi Rarasik, welcome to the forum! Does the statement that you're from Czechoslovakia mean that your wife is from the other part of the country or that you left before 1992? Cheers!
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Hello there,

Welcome

I am new myself, moved from England to Lachen 4 months ago, and have not explored properly yet, I was going to say if you have any questions then just ask,but I think you know more then me about living in Switzerland.

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Hi Rarasik,

I've lived in Lachen for the past 14mths now. I have 2 kids. So if your wife needs some help in finding her way around, I would be most glad to help, esp. if I know the way... =P As some ways around Lachen, I am still not familiar with... hehe...

But you are most welcome to PM me...
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Hello all,
Thank you very much for such a nice welcome. :-)
Yes, we are from both sides of the border. My wife from Slovakia and myself from the Czech Republic.
We are still getting familiar with Lachen area, so far very happy about everything in here ...
My wife sometimes logs in as well, so I hope she will also have something to say here ... Thanks for your support hand around - actually, if somebody can tell us, where would be a good English speaking doctor (just general info), it would help us too.

Thank you again,
Speak to ya all soon again.
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Welcome to the EF and hope you will find heaps of useful info here
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Thanks, actually already did. By reading all the other messages - it is amazing, how much one can get from here ...
Anyway, might be posting some info soon as well. :-)
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Come out to the Wangen-Lachen airport one of these weekends, nice restaurant, you can watch the planes, and maybe bum a ride from visiting hoodlums like myself.
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....where would be a good English speaking doctor (just general info), it would help us too.
The doctors available to you depends to some extent on your insurance company - but whether you are free to choose any or whether you have a restricted list to choose from just call round a few to find out how they are with English - the vast majority speak excellent English but the receptionists may not (again, many do though).
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actually, if somebody can tell us, where would be a good English speaking doctor (just general info), it would help us too.
I can help you, but please let me know if you are looking for a General Practioner?
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Come out to the Wangen-Lachen airport one of these weekends, nice restaurant, you can watch the planes, and maybe bum a ride from visiting hoodlums like myself.
Hi Tomcat,

If heard of this place - but never been able to find it. It would be great if you could either give me the address or directions... =)

Is the place also opened during the weekday? It would sure be another great place to bring the kids, esp, when the weather is NICE...

Thanks!!!
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Old 17.03.2009, 15:28
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Hi Tomcat,

If heard of this place - but never been able to find it. It would be great if you could either give me the address or directions... =)

Is the place also opened during the weekday? It would sure be another great place to bring the kids, esp, when the weather is NICE...

Thanks!!!
The airport Web site is here:

http://www.flugplatz-wangen.ch/

The street would be Flugplatzstrasse in Wangen-Lachen. Google Maps shows it here:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...38452&t=h&z=15

You can see the runway at the end of that street next to the water.

The airport is open every day, but there is probably more going on during weekends.

The restaurant according to the Web site is open March thru November - nice place to sit outside, watch planes / boats and enjoy a tasty beverage.
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The airport Web site is here:

http://www.flugplatz-wangen.ch/

You can see the runway at the end of that street next to the water.

The airport is open every day, but there is probably more going on during weekends.

The restaurant according to the Web site is open March thru November - nice place to sit outside, watch planes / boats and enjoy a tasty beverage.
Thank you very much, this is actually a great idea. As we were living in Kloten before, we used to take our guests to the airport sightseeing spots as well. Only the airplanes were just a bit bigger (all the Jumbos and A340s). It was quite amazing to watch from a close proximity how such a huge machine could take off.

We would like to come over for sure, not sure if tomorrow (as Thu is a day off for SZ people), but some time soon for sure. Already got bicycles and the baby seat - so time to get ready for Spring.

Tomcat - do you actually fly as well, or just enjoy the machinery around?

Thanks again for the tip, though ...

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The airport Web site is here:

http://www.flugplatz-wangen.ch/

The street would be Flugplatzstrasse in Wangen-Lachen.
You can see the runway at the end of that street next to the water.

The airport is open every day, but there is probably more going on during weekends.

The restaurant according to the Web site is open March thru November - nice place to sit outside, watch planes / boats and enjoy a tasty beverage.
Dear Tomcat,

Last Sunday we went down there to check it out with our little boy. All of us liked it very much, especially Jr was very happy about the planes coming in and taking off ...
So thank you very much for the tip - will be definitely going there more often. And would like to recommend for others as well. Very relaxed area.

Have a good one,
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Honza - I am glad you had fun at the airport. I actually do fly, and I will let you know when I am up and about. I might stop by Wangen-Lachen one of these weekends and give you / Jr a ride if you want.



My 3-yr-old and 5-yr-old both enjoy flying a lot!
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Honza - I am glad you had fun at the airport. I actually do fly, and I will let you know when I am up and about. I might stop by Wangen-Lachen one of these weekends and give you / Jr a ride if you want.
Tomcat, that sounds great. Thanks for your generous offer. I am all for that, not sure about my significant other though ... and the idea of Jr being up there ... :-) However, we would be more then happy to have a cool drink with you on one of those hot summer days ...

BTW - I am reading (in some other Threads) about your VF750. Do you still ride it / own it? I actually have VFR800F1 (MY2002) and I am absolutely loving it ... What a great all-rounder? I am going to do some day trips around the hills here (hopefully soon) - maybe we could meet somewhere up-there as well. :-)
Most likely I will post a note up here before going out - maybe there will be some more gearheads interested ...
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Re: Newbies in Lachen

Ahoj Honzo a cela rodinko!

Cheers from the French part of Switzerland! It was a little funny to read your post, my brother (aso Czech) is Honza and is mad for airplanes, in the midst of getting his flying licence back in Prague.

Good luck with settling down here,
Nazdar, Hela.
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Ahoj Honzo a cela rodinko!

Cheers from the French part of Switzerland! It was a little funny to read your post, my brother (aso Czech) is Honza and is mad for airplanes, in the midst of getting his flying licence back in Prague.

Good luck with settling down here,
Nazdar, Hela.
Zdar zdar Hela,
Great, thanks for your message. :-) Good luck to your brother ...
Will send a PM.
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Tomcat, that sounds great. Thanks for your generous offer. I am all for that, not sure about my significant other though ... and the idea of Jr being up there ... :-) However, we would be more then happy to have a cool drink with you on one of those hot summer days ...

BTW - I am reading (in some other Threads) about your VF750. Do you still ride it / own it? I actually have VFR800F1 (MY2002) and I am absolutely loving it ... What a great all-rounder? I am going to do some day trips around the hills here (hopefully soon) - maybe we could meet somewhere up-there as well. :-)
Most likely I will post a note up here before going out - maybe there will be some more gearheads interested ...
Alright, I will let you know when I make it to Wangen-Lachen. The airplane ride is optional.

I sold my VF750 (it was an 80's model) in '99 when I moved to Texas. I really loved that bike, drove it all over Europe. Currently I don't have a set of 2 wheels ... I am sure there are lots of good places to ride around here. I am dreaming of a Transalp or an Africa Twin one of these days ... depends how much longer we're here.
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Alright, I will let you know when I make it to Wangen-Lachen. The airplane ride is optional.

I sold my VF750 (it was an 80's model) in '99 when I moved to Texas. I really loved that bike, drove it all over Europe. Currently I don't have a set of 2 wheels ... I am sure there are lots of good places to ride around here. I am dreaming of a Transalp or an Africa Twin one of these days ... depends how much longer we're here.
Great, sounds like a plan. I am not checking my account daily however, so I might get a bit delayed in my answer, though ...
Bike - yeah, my friend used to ride the VF750 as well. So I know the bike a bit. I used to have another (bright yellow) VFR800F1 back in Michigan - drove it all over the mid-west ... Loved each and every trip. Have you ever heard of an "Iron Butt" certificate? Been there, done that ... :-)
Transalp - great choice, just a little too small, my opinion. Africa Twin - maybe too off road-ish. How about Varadero? That is great bike for road trips. Very powerful, just bit too big and heavy though ... Too bad they do not offer such bike in the 800-900 cc size. That would be a winner. Afterall - any bike will do up in the windy roads. :-)
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