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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Swiss Made

Bonjour ! Guten tag ! Buongiorno !

That's how it is in Switzerland. All the signs are in three languages and it doesn't matter which part of Switzerland you are in, there will always be that one person yelling into their phone in Italian*. 

(*From personal experience anyway, definitely not 100% factual) 

Genève was absolutely breathtaking (no really, I was really short of breath from all the walking). It has the kind of architecture that is so unique. A true blend of Alpine, German and French style. The currents of the Lake of Geneva look icy yet inviting, the blue skies and sun rays fooling us into thinking it's Spring. Of course, the Winter has been kind to us, maybe this is not true Genevan January weather, but it's a nice surprise. We only stayed a brief time in Switzerland, due to it being, oh I don't know, twice the price of everywhere else ?! 

It was nice to be able to speak French again, and actually get around without the language barrier. At the same time, a Swiss speaking French with a strong Swiss accent...It's kind of adorable and hilarious, even sometimes slightly incomprehensible. 

We were staying in Carouge, a supposedly "urban and hip" part of Genève, which was filled with cafés, restaurants and bars. Not to mention, it was not too far from the Lake and the main centre of Genève. We spent an entire day walking along the lakeshore, through the many gardens, stopping to take one too many photos. After approximately 4 hours of walking, we came home, absolutely exhausted, and collapsed on our bed. Slowly taking off our Winter boots, we eased into walking on our sore feet, just far enough to the kitchen, to prepare an early dinner.

Cool people are in bed before 8:30pm. Everyone knows that.

xx Margot Ana

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