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  • Day7

    Anniversaire de Cécile à Genève

    August 15, 2020 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Après un long périple en train et pas mal de réflexion sur le devenir du voyage... Nous voilà arrivés en Suisse, plus précisément à Genève.

    Un autre voyage nous attend, mais avant cela, on a un anniversaire à fêter ce soir. Alors qu'est ce qu'on dit à la plus belle des femmes, "Joyeux anniversaire 🎂 🎂 🎂 ❤❤❤💋💋💋🍾🍾🍾🎉🎉🎉
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  • Day9

    Journal de bord n°3 : Genève

    August 17, 2020 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Séjour à Genève du 15 au 18 août, imprévu mais fort sympathique.

    On retourne au parlé français quelques jours tout en étant dépaysé par le franc suisse.

    Cette ville où l'union est faite entre montagne et lac : les Alpes, le Jura et le lac Léman.
    Elle est différente à chaque coin de rue, entre son centre historique et sa modernité. Notons-le : c'est une ville très propre.

    On a beaucoup marché (toujours), entre la rive droite et la rive gauche du lac. On est allé à la découverte du Jet d'eau, de l'eau cristalline, d'un bleu pur du lac, de l'ONU, de (très) nombreux parcs de Genève (bien que beaucoup soient fermés à cause des récentes tempêtes), de la vieille ville et sa magnifique cathédrale Saint-Pierre.

    À retenir :
    - 23 : c'est le nombre d'organisations internationales situées à Genève, ce qui en fait la ville en accueillant le plus au monde (dont la Croix Rouge, l'ONU, l'OMS, etc)
    - La vie y est chère. 0,93€ = 1 CHF
    - Les genevois ont le klaxon facile
    - Le jet d'eau du lac mesure 140m de haut et sa vitesse de sortie est de 200km
    - Il y a une statue qui représente Zidane mettant le "coup de boule" à Materazzi
    - Le pourboire est souvent inclu dans le prix (10% de l'addition)
    - Ici, les orages, ça fait pas semblant
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  • Day21

    Heading home!

    March 16, 2020 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 5 °C

    Eerie airport, Geneva. Up up & away over Italian alps, looks ghostly!

  • Day11

    Yvoire and Nyon

    May 26, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Today we visited Yvoire, a French village on Geneva lake. To get there we went by boat from Nyon on the western Swiss side of the lake. Yvoire is a stunning village where every corner you turn is a photo waiting. We enjoyed French crepe did lunch. Nyon is where the McChesneys lived for five years and has its own castle and Roman ruins. We attended the Westlake church in the evening.Read more

  • Day10

    Genève: city of sparrows

    August 14, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Not too many disagreements about naming Geneva, although "City of Money" comes a close second. Apartment in fantastic location; 20 minute walk from station across bridge at base of the lake, in full view of the Jet D'eau. Wonderful lakeside marina, gardens, parks and eateries. Spent our 36 hours here relaxing, strolling and sunbathing ... And wishing we were millionaires! Lovely city surrounded by mountains and lake, and teeming with gorgeous people and - did we mention - sparrows!Read more

  • Day67

    Chamonix Mount Blanc

    July 21, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Well today we had an experience that is unlikely to be repeated! We drove to Chamonix which is about 60 mins from Geneva, there we bought two tickets to the top of the highest cable car in the world. At 3840m it takes you most the way up Mount Blanc. All was well until Judy started to feel quite unsafe and fearful. We could do very little about this locked inside a steel box with about forty other people. Up we went higher and higher until the final few hundred metres were almost vertical. We emerged to temps of about -2 degrees and strong wind. Needless to say we did not stay to long, but got some good photos and some video of both way up and down. Afterwards we walked around the village of Chamonix and enjoyed our home made lunch and thermos of tea! Judy was able to confirm after today that several things are off her bucket list now, para gliding, parachuting, and any cable cars over 2500m.Read more

  • Day3

    UN Tour

    May 18, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    The tour was interesting, these are some of the conference rooms where the UN delegates meet but what became very clear is the futility and frustration of much of the work done by members which is vetoed by any of the big five in New York.Read more

  • Day3

    Geneva City walk.

    May 18, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We took the boat across the lake and walked around the edge where the gardens showed early spring flowers, the Geneva water spout was in fine form and people strolled and drank coffee. We also visited John Calvin's church and reflected on the Hugenoughts struggle who came here from France under the persecution of Catholic Church.Read more

  • Day1

    La Rade et Jet d'Eau

    January 8, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ☁️ 2 °C

    Started my day with the Geneva water front with a lovely walk along the La Rade! This included seeing the Jet d’Eau, literally a jet of water, pretty accurate when it’s 140m water fountain. The walk gave beautiful views of the new and old side of the city, a really lovely start to my time in Geneva!Read more

  • Day1

    St. Peter Cathedral

    January 8, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    What a historic cathedral this was. Built between 1150 and 1230 as a Roman Catholic Church for Geneva, it later became the centre for the reformation in the 1500 and still to do this day as John Calvin’s chair, one of the orchestrators of the Protestant reformation. Amazing to see after studying it for over a year!!Read more

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