If there is one thing I know for a fact about Switzerland, it’s that this country is expensive! In hopes of getting around paying bundles of cash on a hotel room for a night, we booked a hotel for 5 nights in Paris on points, took a budget airline early morning from Paris to Geneva, then a train to Lausanne, then the train back to Geneva, then a flight back to Paris ALL IN ONE DAY. Insane, I know–but so fun.
Geneva is on the far west side of Switzerland, poking it’s sweet little face into France. That explains why so the official language is French. We only wandered the streets for a few hours after returning by train from Lausanne before boarding our flight back to Paris that night. The skies were gray, but still offered a beautiful sunset over the soaked ancient Roman city.
A few facts about Geneva:
- Forty Percent of Geneva’s population is from another country.
- The World Wide Web was created in Geneva by Tim Berners Lee.
- Geneva is the birthplace of the wristwatch.
- The city is known as the gateway to the Alps.
- It’s home to the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the European branch of the International Red Cross.
- It’s crazy expensive to live there–one of the most expensive cities in the world.