So here I am thinking about my very first visit to Switzerland. Geneva, to be more precise.
The plan was to go away for the weekend. Never had in mind this destination. However out of nowhere decided for this city. Why? I still have no clue.
One thing is sure.. I liked it, I would go back 🙂
Same story this time aswell – private studio booked,centrally located.
Cannot thank the owner enough for welcoming us and tips provided during this visit.
And I highly recommend to book directly this studio!
For more information, click here
To start with the arrival, the Geneva airport is not a big airport. And since I am an expert in french (not!), finding my way out was easy. Following other people basically.
For those who don’t know (I had no clue!), transport (bus) from the airport to the city is for free. How great does that sound?
The trick is that you purchase your ticket from inside the airport, before going through the outside doors, just after the security check.
Now what are the chances of me missing the ticket machines and go straight through the doors? Yup, straight out! So no free ticket for me 🙂
Whilst laughing at myself, purchased a one way ticket to the city centre. It doesn’t cost a fortune, only 3 CHF. Buses are just outside the airport and travel quite often.
Distance wise, it takes up to 20 minutes to get to town, during the day with a normal traffic.
Luckily the bus stopped right outside the building where the studio is. Very convenient! Also the good thing is that restaurants,shops and central train station (in case needed) were just round the corner.
Also, what I loved about the area is the quietness. All facilities within a walking distance, in a safe and quiet area.
Maximum 10 minutes walk and there is the city centre
Sorry for the below pics but I had to slobber a bit outside the shop..
And no, I had no cakes because I knew what type of food I will have later!
The reason why I called this article ‘Posh Geneva’ is because it is very posh.
Considering I wanted to buy myself a jumper as it was getting a bit colder, I couldn’t.
I mean I could of, from Tiffany & Co, Dior or Louis Vuitton. I don’t even know if they sell jumpers to be honest..
So yeah, these are the shops you see in Geneva. There might be some affordable shops, very hidden, which I could not find.
In this case, no jumper. Bring the vodka out to keep me warm. Problem solved!
A few minutes walk and you see the promenade. And how beautiful the view is!
As you walk on the promenade, there are small bars where you can stop for a drink. Or just admire the view whilst sitting on a bench..
So as we were walking around, Google maps took us to the old town.
Unsure what I was laughing at in the picture below..
Found my french name on a nice building in Geneva.
Seems like I have my own tavern ha!
In the old town of Geneva there is St Pierre Cathedral
The views in Geneva are beautiful, the city itself is very clean. And if you are looking for a place to eat traditional food, click here
I recommend this place with all my heart. But I also recommend you book a table in advance as this is a quite busy venue.
What I did try and never had before was ruby chocolate. Yeah, you read that right! It’s just melting in your mouth.. sigh
And some of you agree with me, Swiss chocolate IS on another level!
Of course you don’t miss out this type of chocolate either..
Talking about sweet snacks, if you do go to Switzerland, do not miss Ovomaltine! It’s a delicious pastry and you won’t stop having these.
There are many places where to go and visit. The good news is that most of them are within a walking distance from each other.
The Broken Chair is right in front of the United Nations. Both within 30 minutes walking distance from city centre.
Top 5 things to visit in Geneva
Le Jet d’Eau
Geneva Old Town
Geneva is a beautiful city at night aswell, quite romantic I’d say.
There are places where you can have a drink or something to eat with a pretty, relaxing view..
If you are not keen on visiting the city, at least I hope I made you slobber with all them swiss sweets!
And trust me, it’s well worth it 🙂
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