Photo Friday: Geneva, Switzerland

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My first introduction to Switzerland in 2008 could not have been more amazing. The plane had yet to land before I fell in love, with my faced shoved up against the round window on the airplane, oohing and ahhing over the misty blue mountains. My best friend N, in Salamanca, Spain, and I booked a last minute flight to Geneva for a quick weekend in the land of chocolate and snow-capped mountains.

My memory of Geneva was a bit of a blur considering we hadn’t slept in order to catch our 6am flight from Madrid. My impression of Geneva was of blue skies, beautiful spotless streets you could eat off of, and a charming old quarter. We climbed up to Pierre Cathedral to get a view of the lake, with a tall fountain in the middle shooting water straight up and creating some beautiful rainbows. I snapped this shot from one of the medieval windows overlookingLake Geneva. Since then I have gone back to Switzerland many times, always thrilled to arrive and be there, and thoroughly depressed to leave.

Some of my favorite trips were to the Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps, driving around Lugano the Italian part of Switzerland, and spending time during the summer with my best friend in Lake Neuchatel. Now that I am in the midst of trying to renew my papers, I can’t risk a trip to my favorite country, infamous for their strict border control. Nothing would dampen my spirits like a 7oo euro fine and a 2 year ban from the EU.

Have you ever been to Geneva? What did you think? Do you love Switzerland as much as me? And most importantly, does anyone know a way for me to move to Switzerland?

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  1. Hello, very nice information. I came across this on Google, and I am stoked that I did. I will definitely be coming back here more often. Wish I could add to the conversation and bring a bit more to the table, but am just taking in as much info as I can at the moment. Thanks for sharing.

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