After two weeks in the States (mostly in New York City), I was ready to come home. (For the record, I think it’s amazing that Switzerland feels like home so soon, but it really truly does. And I’m so grateful for that.) Most people would probably ease into a relaxing weekend after two weeks of travel and work, but not me. Instead, I made plans to meet a new Swiss friend at the airport when I arrived at 9:30am. (Thankfully, I slept a little bit during the eight hour flight to avoid being a total zombie.)
It was such a fun morning! I haven’t spent any time in Geneva, so after meeting at the airport (and explaining the six degrees of separation that connected us in the first place), we headed into the city. We stored my enormous suitcase at the train station. (My suitcase literally doubled in size (and probably weight) after my trip to Target.) Then, we headed into Old Town. One of the things I love most about Europe are the cobblestone streets and quaint buildings and neighborhoods. Old Town Geneva is exactly that. We walked to St. Peter’s Cathedral and climbed all the way to the top for a view of the city. Our timing was perfect, because we were at the top when the bells chimed at noon.
Next stop was lunch. We found a Swiss restaurant serving la croûte du fromage – a Swiss dish I haven’t tried yet. It was basically an open face ham and cheese sandwich with a fried egg on top. And it was delicious. Unfortunately, in my exhaustion, I didn’t do a very good job of taking many pictures.
Back to the train station after lunch and on to Vevey to rent boots & skis for the season. (Next weekend is my very first ski lesson!) So glad it worked out to spend time in Geneva with a new friend. And so glad there were friends waiting in Vevey to rent ski gear with me!
[Check out our boots!]
And after all of that, I couldn’t miss seeing my Barnacle! I had to go see her new apartment. How fun that we live in the same city again!
Before I went to sleep, I realized that this day of fun is one of the reasons why Switzerland already feels like home. So many amazing people, so many new experiences, and of course, it’s always good to sleep in your own bed. 🙂