First Week In Switzerland!December 6 in Switzerland
Today was a bit relaxed. Both Emilie and I were feeling under the weather so we stayed in for the most part. We took a nice trip to a small french town of Divonne to shop for a birthday gift for her mom. Then we got some bread and baked goods at the bakery. Mmm. That afternoon Emilie, her mom, and I all went for a nice walk around the countryside which was beautiful and then had a night in.
Today Emilie and I went to a little mall for lunch in Chevannes de Boris. I was very nervous, but at 4pm my CPA exam results came out and BOOM I passed! So I'm one major step closer to becoming a CPA! Whoop whoop!
After sending out messages and making sure all my friends passed too, Emilie and I went to the Christmas market in Coppet. It was nice and quaint. We had mulled wine, tried out some chocolate delicacies and even had some nice homemade honeys!
In the evening it was her mom's birthday celebrations. Emilie's brother Max joined us, as well as her best friend. The five of us had a great time with some beer and champagne. Emilie's mom got lots of great gifts from her kids which was cute.
Today Emilie's mom and I went back to the mall. I bought myself a nice fountain pen to keep me occupied, along with a notebook for my french verbs that I am learning on DuoLingo. Later on Emilie and I went for a walk. It was a beautiful sunset!
After dinner the three of us went out for drinks at this lounge that had live music. Unfortunately it was pretty shit, but we made the best of it!
Today it rained all day and we decided to have a day of rest. I did lots of duolingo and watched a few Ted talks. Emilie and I watched Fantastic Beasts on Netflix and we had a nice thai curry for supper. Finally we all watched Eat Pray Love together. I had never seen it, but it was pretty good!
Emilie seems to keep getting worse so we had another quiet day in. Emilie's mom and I went to Divonne Lake for a 45 minute walk in the morning. It was nice to get some fresh air after a full day of rain yesterday.
Today Emilie finally kind of felt like herself so we ventured out to Schilliger. We visited a garden centre and had muffins and tea :)
We finally ventured into Geneva today! We got to see Jet D'eau which is this massive fountain in the middle of Lake Geneva.We checked out the old town and the shopping street for a bit. By 3pm we were both feeling a bit exhausted so we took the train home and I had a lonnnnnng nap.
In the evening we had a nice steak dinner and lots of wine. Yum. We stayed up chatting with Emilie's mom quite late into the evening before calling it a night :)
Today we slept in until 1130. It was a slow day because the weather was pretty rough. Around 3:00 Emilie and I went for a nice walk in the countryside. Later on we went to check in on the neighbors cat that her mom is looking after for the next couple of days. He was friendly enough and we got to have a few traditional French chocolates that the neighbor had stocked.
Tonight we went to Emilies friend Laura's house for dinner with her boyfriend Antoine. They prepared a nice appetizer platter type dinner and Antoine and I had nice Belgian beer. We had just met, but we got along very well. He reminded me of a few other friends I've made from the northern France/Belgium region so his humour and demeanor felt very familiar.
Tomorrow we are heading to Paris!
T+E <3Read more