Geneva

Image credit: George Pearman

Geneva

We took a day trip to Geneva, Switzerland today. The road was foggy and wet, so we didn’t get the great views that had hoped for on the drive there. On our return to Lyon, however, we were able to see some fantastic landscape.

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Lyon and Geneva on a map

After parking the car north of Le Rhône we walked along the river towards lac Léman.

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Le Rhône, Geneva
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We set off!

We didn’t actually know where we were and didn’t have cell reception, so we went to a Starbucks since we knew it would have free wifi. I had to purchase an extremely expensive coffee so that we didn’t look like moochers:

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World's most expensive cup of coffee

Once we found ourselves on the map and looked up “cheap” food we set off again.

I found an intersection with too many wires.

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Lots of wires

We crossed over Pont du Mont Blanc which had a lot of flags:

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A bridge, it had some flags

It had been raining the entire time we had been in Geneva so far. Here’s a selfie showing the rain (we tried to look upset with varying success):

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Selfie in the rain

The bridge provided some awesome sights of the Jet d’Eau.

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We saw the jet from the bridge

I also found a sports car while walking along the bridge! (Can’t wait for more in Monaco)

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A Lamborghini

As we continued walking around the lake I took more photos of the Jet.

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The Jet

There’s a walkway towards the Jet. Naturally we took it.

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Approaching the Jet

The wind changed and we got sprayed a little. Later while reading wikipedia I found this tip:

Unsuspecting visitors to the fountain—which can be reached via a stone jetty from the left bank of the lake—may be surprised to find themselves drenched after a slight change in wind direction.

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We got wet standing near the Jet

We sat near the Jet along the lake. Some birds sat near the Jet on the lake.

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Some birds chill

The area became popular as the sun came out.

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People watching big white ducks swans watching people

For those that want to experience the Jet’s awesomeness:

Birds must love the Jet. Me too

The clouds looked awesome on our walk back as the sun was beginning to shine more.

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More pictures of the Jet
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Geneva

Oh look! Another sports car!

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A Ferrari!

After driving back to Lyon and relaxing in the Airbnb for a little bit, we set out to a sandwich shop that makes small ~2 Euro sandwiches. I tried smoked salmon and goat cheese, ham and reblochon, and foie gras with balsamic.

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Small sandwiches, big flavors, cheesy captions