Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Geneva-01

Geneva. Is. Beautiful. We arrived last week and have spent our first bit exploring, swimming, working (playing catch up!) and trying our hardest to learn some French.

Cree's first day at the UN was last Monday, and he loves it....the research, the work, the people. Everything is right in line with his interests, and for that I am grateful.

Our living situation for the time being is a bit awkward, but we've become experts at making the most of it. It means all of our evenings are spent exploring Geneva, picnicking along the river and taking sunset strolls along the Rhone watching the boats come in. Not half bad huh?

We were also lucky enough to meet the lovely Stephanie Duvall of 70 Percent Pure (just try not to get stuck on her blog for at least a half hour). She kindly invited us on a walking tour and home cooked meal our first weekend here. She took us all over the city...to her favorite parks, shops, restaurants. It was the perfect welcome! She made us feel so at home in Geneva. The only bummer is she only lives here part time, so we can't wait until she returns. I think a picnic will be a must.

I'm still trying to catch up on all the work I ignored while traveling, but in the meantime, I'm going to try to give some travel updates....and of course some much needed My Better Half posts.

Until then, au revoir!

22 comments:

  1. i really love all your instagram updates. ha ha ha i did get lost in Stephanie's blog.

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  2. Working at the UN in Geneva sounds amaziiiiing! Dream job for me and half of my schoolmates. :)
    Anyway, I hope Geneva is treating you well - sounds like you're having fun there! Looking forward to new photos, these are wonderful.

    http://www.tamarasblend.com/

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  3. Awww maaaaan, super jealous!!! It looks and sounds amazing, you guys are the coolest.
    xxx

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  4. Can't wait to see Lac Leman again in July!

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  5. Oh, the awkward living situation. I know it well. That's what being a nomad has in store for one, sometimes!
    Great you guys make the most of it though. :)

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  6. i'm so happy for the two of you!
    following along with your instagrams has been like a tiny adventure for me. i just knew you would take to europe kindly and quickly!

    i blow a kiss across the ocean to you!

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  7. aww thanks for the supersweet shout-out amanda! i can't wait to return either - hopefully the weather this weekend will be nice, because i am so up for that picnic :)

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    1. yay!! Can't wait! Fingers crossed for some extra lovely weather!

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  8. sounds like your time abroad is just lovely, lovely. how nice is it to have such a wonderful and compatible traveling companion!

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  9. I think I will love seeing Switzerland your camera :)

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  10. These photos are so stunning–you capture the city beautifully! Hope the living situation sorts its self out soon!

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  11. *Sigh* it looks unbelievably beautiful there. Happy to hear you two are having an incredible time!

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  12. looks amazing, can't wait to read/see more of your geneva adventures

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  13. Geneva looks (and sounds) absolutely incredible. :)

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  14. Great post! Glad you're enjoying Geneva so far!

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  15. Make sure you visit every other place in switzerland too! they're all beautiful. i moved to schaffhausen last fall and have been traveling as much as much as possible. the italian part is especially beautiful.

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  16. Stumbled upon your blog and think it's great. I'm working in geneva at WHO for summer as well from Los Angeles (Sf, Ann Arbor, NYC before that). Care to share some of your favorite spotsso far? I'm a bit Geneva clueless.

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    1. Hey Andrew, Welcome! We love so many things about Geneva. The Bains de Paquis is one of our favorites for a sunny day. Then old town is really lovely to explore. The parks are great for picnics..they all have free wifi as well. Also the bikes that say velo love are free!

      This blog ( http://70percentpure.blogspot.ch/ ) has been a wonderful resource for us. :)

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

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    3. Thanks for the recs Amanda. I'll definitely use the free bike rental to check out the perle du lac park and old town this weekend. Also let me know if you need an additional picnic/potluck participant (I make a mean ratatouille).
      asiroka@gmail

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