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Old 09.07.2010, 03:58
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From Ireland all the way to Frick AG

Hello All,

Here is me in a nutshell, i just moved over from Ireland to Switzerland.
I know, of all places we took Frick but its nice here and sunny.

Traveling from a country that has " summers " with on good days 23 degrees, its sure warm here.

We just moved over after 7 Years Ireland (i'm Belgian, my girlfriend is German) as my partner was offered a job here, i naturally tagged along.

Now i fill my days with sticking to the floor as that's the coldest place in the house,except for the fridge but lets face it, i'm not going to fit in it ( i tried)

When not flat on the floor, i actively search for a job..needles to say its not easy with not speaking fluent German, and being the holiday season etc.. but i'm thinking positive.

We own 2 cute bunnies ( both Irish) and are looking forward to settle in this lovely country.

Although i hail from Belgium, lived in Ireland for the passed 7 years, i returned back to my roots.. according to my parents that is, as Switzerland is where they..well you get the idea So happy to say i feel home.

Now to adjust to all the new rules, weather, finding a new job , and we will all be moving along nicely.

If you have any questions, drop me PM or email and ill be happy to answer

All the best

Joey
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Old 09.07.2010, 04:00
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Welcome to Switzerland and to the forum, Joey!
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Old 09.07.2010, 04:46
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Welcome, Joey, and just think, it's only another 4 months or so before you'll be trying to climb into the oven to warm up.

Enjoy EF!
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Welcome, Joey, and just think, it's only another 4 months or so before you'll be trying to climb into the oven to warm up.

Enjoy EF!
Naaah.. Ill stay with the floor, i have noticed we have floor heating so i won't abandon it soon, or i should find a job
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Dear Joey and all,
I am glad to find your post here and i hope after all these years you are still in Frick.
My family is thinking of moving to Frick for the convenience of working in Basel and Zürich. We have two small girls of 1 and 4 years. I am worried reading the crime estimate in Frick. How is Frick in that respect? Is it a safe place to live with two girls? We are planning this move with the possibility to buy a house and settle forever. So it is really important for us to know whether I have chosen the right place.
Any other place we should consider for Basel- Zürich work life. I checked almost all and Frick is really the half-half way city and is in Aargau where there is a tax advantage. Any tips, recommendations or life experience will be great to know!
Cheers!
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Dear Joey and all,
I am glad to find your post here and i hope after all these years you are still in Frick.
My family is thinking of moving to Frick for the convenience of working in Basel and Zürich. We have two small girls of 1 and 4 years. I am worried reading the crime estimate in Frick. How is Frick in that respect? Is it a safe place to live with two girls? We are planning this move with the possibility to buy a house and settle forever. So it is really important for us to know whether I have chosen the right place.
Any other place we should consider for Basel- Zürich work life. I checked almost all and Frick is really the half-half way city and is in Aargau where there is a tax advantage. Any tips, recommendations or life experience will be great to know!
Cheers!
The OP was made almost 9 years ago and Joey82 is now in Belgium
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Dear Joey and all,
I am glad to find your post here and i hope after all these years you are still in Frick.
My family is thinking of moving to Frick for the convenience of working in Basel and Zürich. We have two small girls of 1 and 4 years. I am worried reading the crime estimate in Frick. How is Frick in that respect? Is it a safe place to live with two girls? We are planning this move with the possibility to buy a house and settle forever. So it is really important for us to know whether I have chosen the right place.
Any other place we should consider for Basel- Zürich work life. I checked almost all and Frick is really the half-half way city and is in Aargau where there is a tax advantage. Any tips, recommendations or life experience will be great to know!
Cheers!
They have crime in Frick?! It'd be worth moving there just to see what that's like! Seriously, I haven't heard of any riots, mafia operations or shoplifting in Frick, but it is certainly possible that bored teenagers have snapped the odd side mirror off parked cars.

If you want easy access to Basel and Zürich, you might consider Olten, in Solothurn. It's also not the fastest-paced city in Europe, but with a population of nearly 20,000 it's around four times the size of Frick and it's a major rail hub, with connections to Basel in as little as 24 minutes and Zürich from 31 minutes. Bern and Luzern are also only half an hour away by train.

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If you want easy access to Basel and Zürich, you might consider Olten, in Solothurn.
Thanks for the laughs - meaning nothing to worry, I .suppose. We already considered Olten but the tax rate in solothurn is so high - almost double of Aargau. Any comments on the high tax there?

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The OP was made almost 9 years ago and Joey82 is now in Belgium
Hopefully he was not scared to move back by the Aargauer
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They have crime in Frick?! It'd be worth moving there just to see what that's like! Seriously, I haven't heard of any riots, mafia operations or shoplifting in Frick, but it is certainly possible that bored teenagers have snapped the odd side mirror off parked cars.

If you want easy access to Basel and Zürich, you might consider Olten, in Solothurn. It's also not the fastest-paced city in Europe, but with a population of nearly 20,000 it's around four times the size of Frick and it's a major rail hub, with connections to Basel in as little as 24 minutes and Zürich from 31 minutes. Bern and Luzern are also only half an hour away by train.......
There have been murder cases in Olten and the police there does not seem to be of the successful type in solving the cases.
Just saying
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There have been murder cases in Olten and the police there does not seem to be of the successful type in solving the cases.
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There have been murder cases all over Switzerland—even in Zurich!—and I don't suppose those who were murdered care much whether the crime was solved or not. Just saying.
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Re: From Ireland all the way to Frick AG

Good! All in all, Frick is not a bad place to worry. Ok, looks like our plan can then go ahead! Thank you all.....
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