I am super excited to share with you some experiences of my 22 days long trip to Switzerland! It happened all in a sudden. I planned pretty nicely within short a notice and covered all those places all over Switzerland that was on my wish list. Yes there are few places still left that I skipped thinking that they might be less interesting for this time.
Most of my time I spent in Geneva following my husband who actually went there for working purpose but for me it was totally holidays.
During these 22 days I also spent some time in Paris about which I will be talking later. That is whole another story.
Most people think or as far I have noticed that people say there is nothing much to do or see in Geneva for holiday purpose. Many people consider Geneva only as a financial centre and a place of international organizations as because the headquarters of many of the agencies of the United Nations and Red Cross is situated there. It is true in some sense and yes if you just going to spend three days in Switzerland then you should keep more time for other dramatic cities. But if you are lucky to have more time then it is wise to explore as much you can and spending time in Geneva is totally worthy. I am going to highlight here the places in Geneva that I really loved.
Geneva is sourrounded by Jura mountains and Apls. The most charming thing about Geneva is the dramatic view of Mont Blanc. Lake Geneva is really amazing. There are many other beautiful lakes around the country but you cannot compare one with the other. Each of them has something unique. This beautiful lake Geneva is shared between Switzerland and France. Where ever I went within the city I could see the lake view and it seems to be totally different from each place of the city. The lake has different shades of blue which changes with weather conditions and the reflection of sky.
I sat there for long hours and never realized how time passed by. I was lost in memories. There are different parks around the like. I took bus or tram and randomly got down where ever I found something charming. Lake Geneva offers something wonderful each season that I heard but April was fantastic I must say. If you want to see the colors then April to august is the best time. I was lucky to have a really colorful warm April but if you are going there for short visit it is wise to choose June to August for a surely warm nature. During May even you may find gloomy and rainy weather so better not take the risk!
For a relaxed pampering afternoon Lake Geneva is fantastic. What I really liked about lake Geneva is that it glitters when the beautiful morning sunshine reflects!
I was amazed to see the magical beauty of the fountain Jet d´Eau which is the famous landmark of the city. This beauty is visible throughout the city! I Even you can enjoy the view of this large fountain from the air.
Parc mon repos is a beautiful park and I would say the best lake view you can get from there. This place is so much blue and so beautiful. It has amazingly decorated flower garden. You will love walking around it. If you want to see some highlights of the trip then check it here
Another place I must mention and that is Jardin Bontanique. It is such a calm and quiet place to spend some time in the middle of the nature. If you are a plant lover then you are definitely going to love it otherwise you will still love the nature. It is nicely decorated with plants. In a sunny afternoon if you are looking for a mild sunbath in somewhere green then this is the place.
As I was there for near about a month I bought one month travel card so I could enjoy everything within the city by riding all kind of transports which was awesome!
Everyone speaks French but still they are all very helpful to reply in English any time. When I asked for any information or any help everyone spoke English to me when they realized I need it in English. People there are really nice and helpful. Especially the older generation was so kind and nice. They would love to talk to you even though they do not know you.
I loved any food I tried there. Especially their dairy products amazingly tasted good. Anything with cheese tasted super good. I know I do not need to mention anything about Swiss Chocolates and cookies. They create heaven inside the mouth.
For Shopping do not forget to go to a station named Molard. If you take the tram and get down to the station named Molard and then just walk around, you will find all different branded shops and everything that is luxury. Gare Cornavin is the central station from where you can take all the bus and trains to all over the country. Walk around the central station and you will find a lot of fun places and shopping areas.
For shopping you should not miss three big malls. Yes they are similar inside but if you have time then there is nothing wrong to visit them all. One of them is Balexert where you get everything under one roof. My favorite shopping mall is Manor. The ground floor of this shopping mall is the heaven for makeup lovers and fashion junkies. I loved the food court at the top floor. You will get a chance to try varieties of food there that includes from starter to dessert everything. There are lots of choices for main meal as well. The last shopping mall is Praille which is kind of similar to Balexert but what is nice here is that you have gaming options including bowling. So if you love that, you may pay a visit.
That’s is all for now!
I will come back with more fun informations about another city next time