Friday, June 4, 2010


I LOVE Geneva... Ever since I first arrived I have had a special spot in my heart for the "big village". This blog is therefore dedicated to her.

These are a few of my favorite things:

The Jet D'eau
The Saint Pierre Cathedral
Free Bike Rentals (which I still need to try)
The ever changing flags on the Bridge
Lake Geneva
Proximity to EVERYTHING
The "E" bus
Old town
The English Garden
Window shopping (since I can't go in some stores without a trust fund)
Right after Vesenaz on the bus when you can see the lake and Jet D'eau
The Fish in Nyon
It stays light outside till past 10pm

Also, I am proud to say that I have finally had a few all french conversations. One with another aupair (I think) in Anieres and one with a creepy guy on the bus. Both were somewhat successful. I continue to learn French in my class and am actually starting to understand most of what the teacher is saying. Although I must admit most of it I had either taught myself or learned in the states so I am a bit worried for when we get to things I don't already know.

So now that I have named some things that I like about Geneva here are some things I don't like about it:

People here seem very closed, it's a bit difficult talking to locals because they are so private
Store hours; they close around 6 or 7 everyday and aren't open on Sundays. This is actually a good thing for me since it means I don't spend as much money
If I miss the bus I have to wait between 20 - 40 minutes for a new one
It's SO expensive. Seriously Starbucks drinks between 7 - 10 Francs
Everyone has a lot of money, and dresses really well

That's pretty much it. Not to much I don't like and a lot that I LOVE. I am so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place.


  1. Because I haven't been there yet... But it's on my list of places to go!

  2. I finally had some time to see what you have been up to. Sounds like things are going well. I'm sure this will be a treasured time in your life and something you will not regret! So many new places to see and things to do and experience. I think it's fantastic! Have a wonderful time!
    Terri Fox