A good friend of mine came to visit over the weekend and we spent it exploring around lake Léman, on both Swiss and French sides.
Lucerne (and its surroundings) seem to have been taken out of a fairy tale. With its elegant buildings surrounding the clear lake, Lucerne is a Swiss jewel!
I only have a month left in Geneva before I move to Tarija (Bolivia) for good, so I decided to take on one of the things on my bucket list: bike along lake Léman! Continue reading “Biking along lake Léman”
Each year, on the first Saturday in December, the most popular sporting event in Geneva takes place in the old town : the Escalade Race. This event is for everyone – famous international runners to beginners, children and adults alike. Some people even dress up! Distances run vary from 2kms to 8 kms depending on the category All the races take place in the narrow streets of the old town and finish in the Bastion Park. Continue reading “The ‘Escalade’ race”
This weekend getaway felt like traveling to two countries. However we only stayed in Switzerland! How is this even possible? Keep reading to discover it.
We finally went to a museum in Geneva! After coming from DC, where most museums are free, it felt weird not to visit a single museum since I moved here. Continue reading “Red Cross Museum, Jonction and Carouge”
This Sunday we went on an unforgettable train journey from Montreux to Interlaken on board of the vintage Goldenpass Railway. We enjoyed a panoramic view of lake Léman, the imposing mountains and the charming Swiss villages along the way. Continue reading “From Montreux to Interlaken on board of the Goldenpass Railway”
We spent a wonderful Saturday having wine with friends in an area by lake Léman close to Lausanne known as the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces. The weather was lovely and this was the best way to say good bye to summer.
We experienced a truly Swiss experience this weekend!
Thanks to the International Geneva Welcome Centre (CAGI) we visited the villages of Les Charbonnières and Romainmôtier, in the neighboring canton of Vaud.
We’re having a good time in Geneva this summer. The weather is being very nice and sunny (occasionally extremely hot) and we’re enjoying having breakfast and dinner in our balcony.