Geneva, Lausanne, and Grueyeres Adventures
Isabelle N September 25, 2016
Last weekend, I fortunately escaped the heat of Lugano for the chilly, rather rainy French speaking region of Switzerland. We walked the streets of Lausanne, Geneva, and Gruyeres, taking in the scenery and architecture, which contrast greatly with those of Lugano. I'm not sure if it's the fact that I speak French or just the general feel of the city, but there was something so special about Geneva. While getting my crepe fix was rather satisfying, just walking around and seeing this melting pot of a place gave me a sense of home. Even though I always imagined Geneva to be this big city, it had a sort of quaint feel, despite being vast in terms of its reach in the international relations feel and in terms of a varied population. Another highlight of the whole weekend was visiting Maison Cailler, a swiss chocolate factory/museum that is actually owned by Nestlé. I left the chocoalate factory well stuffed with yummy samples and nearly saying, "I can't even think about chocolate...until tomorrow." (which was half-true) In just a few weeks, I will be headed back to Geneva, Lausanne, and Bern, and I am curious as to how the weather will change my perspective on the cities.
Until then, I'll be cooped up in the library writing papers until my three coffees a day serve me no longer. How are you guys? I'm sorry I have been a bit MIA here! School has been somewhat demanding and traveling fairly often has made free time scarce. Keep updated on my adventures by following @lostbutntfound on Instagram!