I’M HERE!!! I can’t believe that after an 8 hour plane ride I am all the way across the world, and that I will be calling Geneva my home for the next four months! It’s so surreal and I don’t think it has sunk in yet–how in the world am I in Switzerland?! Someone pinch me please!
The place I’m staying at is absolutely beautiful. It’s in the historical Old Town (Vieille Ville) and despite it being on top of a HUGE hill (I’m already dreading winter), the location is amazing and the views are to die for.
I’ve only been here for a few days, but I was able to explore the Old Town a bit. The architecture here (and Europe in general) is so gorgeous; I catch myself taking pictures of randoms streets all the time. Such a tourist, ha!
My first night in the city, I grabbed dinner at Café Parc des Bastions, which located in a park (Parc des Bastions) near where I’m staying. It might be the American in me, but the idea of having a cafe inside a park is just so charming.
On Saturday, I discovered that the place I’m staying at has a rooftop terrace! We had a nice rooftop dinner with home cooked pasta and wine, and got to watch the sun set over the city. LOVING THE SWISS LIFE!
The next day I decided to walk over to the lake! The place I’m staying at has free breakfast every morning (best thing ever, since I have to cook for myself!) except for Sundays (most shops and stores are closed on Sundays). So, my friend and I decided to get brunch at a local café. We grabbed crêpes at Restaurant Crêperie St-Pierre and honestly they were the BEST crêpes I’ve ever had. Eating crêpes with a view of the city’s most famous cathedral is about as European as you can get.
Whenever I googled pictures of Geneva, I always saw pictures of the Jet d’Eau, so I knew it was an iconic landmark and that I needed to check it out.
With my first weekend in Geneva in the books, I can’t wait for all the fun adventures to come. Can’t wait to share them with you all! ❤