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Zurich Airport and their Wifi

By on March 8, 2014 in Switzerland with 0 Comments

Zurich airport is a nice modern airport with some good shops after security, but their wifi policy is terrible. You get a free 60 minutes when you arrive, and then you have to pay (1 hour CHF 6.90, 4 hours CHF 9.90). They have the system so locked down that Starbucks is not allowed to […]

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An afternoon in Zurich, Switzerland

By on March 8, 2014 in Switzerland with 0 Comments
An afternoon in Zurich, Switzerland

I arrived in Zurich at 1:20 pm for a flight at 10:45 pm, so I decided to explore the town using the map I had finally managed to get from Tourist Information at the train station. Using the map I took a circular route from the train station down through the old part of town, […]

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Tourist Information – Zurich train station

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Tourist Information – Zurich train station

For some reason they don’t have city guides in English. They have nearly every language, but English. And it appears these handy little books will soon be replaced with an unwieldy big fold out map. The kind folks in the travel office finally tracked down one of the last ‘English’ books. If you have enjoyed […]

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Getting from St Anton, Austria to Zurich, Switzerland

By on March 8, 2014 in Austria, Switzerland, Travel Tip with 0 Comments
Getting from St Anton, Austria to Zurich, Switzerland

To get from St Anton back to Zurich we decided to go by train. The train was mobbed with skiers returning to Zurich. We had booked seats, so at least we got to sit down, and just like trains in the UK, there was insufficient luggage space. The train had free wifi, but it didn’t […]

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Zurich airport – Wifi and the Observation Deck

By on March 1, 2014 in Switzerland with 0 Comments
Zurich airport – Wifi and the Observation Deck

Wifi at Zurich airport is the usual story, one hour for free and then an extortionate price for anymore. Got quite excited about an observation deck as I thought I could spend some time watching planes. However the ‘open’ free bit doesn’t have any views… And if you want to get a good view you […]

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Singapore to Zurich – Some flight stats

By on March 1, 2014 in Singapore, Switzerland with 0 Comments

Travelling on a Swiss Air Airbus A400-300. Total distance to Zurich is just over 6,400 miles. Flying time is a little short of 13 hours. Take off from Singapore was interesting as from power-up at the start of the runway took over 40 seconds for the wheels to get off the ground. A lot of planes […]

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