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Geneva

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  • Day11

    Yvoire and Nyon

    May 26 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 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 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 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.

  • Day3

    Geneva City walk.

    May 18 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

  • Day9

    Montreaux and Nyon

    May 24 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Driving back from alps we stopped at Montreaux and Nyon. The walk along the Montreaux waterfront included a visit to the Chateau de Chillon. We then visited several locations in Nyon where David and Lyn McChesney worked and lived including the Nyon castle. Note back again to Geneva getting ready to leave on Monday for our big adventure. The last week was purely a warm up of our systems, our car, and luggage! So far all going to plan!!!Read more

  • Day1

    La Rade et Jet d'Eau

    January 8 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!

  • Day1

    St. Peter Cathedral

    January 8 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

  • Day2

    Tour of the United Nations Geneva

    January 9 in Switzerland ⋅ ❄️ 1 °C

    Starting the day with a tour of the United Nations in Geneva. This place was originally home to the League of Nations between WW1 and WW2 but subsequently became the home of a number of the institutions that make up the modern day UN.

    After full airport style security and an immigration style security check (no I’m not a terrorist, no I haven’t been to the likes of Syria), I was in and able to explore the grounds before heading inside for my guided tour.

    The tour was fanatic and due to it being a quiet day at the UN we were able to visit all the main rooms! This included the home of the original general assembly and the original offices of the League of Nations. This compared to the newest state room, which is home to an amazing ceiling of art. Changing colour we’re ever you are in the room, the art work is designed to show that the same thing can be different depending on your location. Thus emulating the most important thing about the UN, the difference of opinion and the need to reconciliation and agreement.

    The tour finished with a beautiful view of the lake and the mountains leading to Mount Blanc, oh and fair load of snow!
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Genève, Geneve, Genf, Geneva, Jenwe

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