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I went to Geneva!

Well 2018 continues to be a busy year for work travel for me and this time I was off to Geneva. A lot of standards work takes place in Geneva so it felt inevitable that I would some day come to this city, and I was excited to see the sights. My flight landed at 10am on Sunday and I had the whole day to myself. Lucky for me the weather was perfect, about 15 degrees and blue skies. I dropped my bag off at my hotel and then walked down to Lake Geneva and across to the old city.

The first thing I noticed was the SIZE OF THE SWANS. It’s hard to get a sense of them in this picture but believe me, those are some big birds.

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I was also very surprised by how clear the water is, I could see straight to the bottom no matter where I was in the city.

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Geneva is very charming. It’s clean, not overly crowded (at least not in November)Β  and has lots of beautiful architecture.

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These cannons were amongst the artillery requisitioned by Austria in 1814, but were returned to Geneva in 1815. I’m sure there’s some complex history behind this story, but I just really liked the mosaic murals.

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I also really liked the fact that there were fountains throughout the old city with potable water.

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After wandering around the old city I went to check out the chocolate shops.

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And after the tenth chocolate shop I thought I’d change it up.

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By late afternoon a nice fog was rolling in and I decided to head back to my hotel to order room service and watch tv in bed.

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The next few days were work as usual. I had meetings at the World Trade Organization which is in an old building with beautiful gardens.

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And in case you’ve ever wondered what it looks like to sit in a committee meeting at the WTO, this is what the room looked like where my meetings took place.

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It was pretty surreal to be sitting in this meeting on the first day.

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By the third day it was all old news and I was off to the United Nations for another “pinch me” moment.

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This was certainly a trip I won’t soon forget.

One comment on “I went to Geneva!

  1. Elayne
    December 1, 2018

    What a chance of a lifetime,quite an experience.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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