La fête de Genève

I had the pleasure of spending my last birthday surrounded by my best friends in Geneva, Switzerland. Hosted by a friend who was living there for work, I can say my friends and I had the time of our lives. From seeing the sights to hanging out with the locals, to dining and experiencing the best in nightlife Geneva had to offer, I definitely wouldn’t have minded spending another week or two in such a beautious, magical place. 

If you ever get to experience the Geneva my friends and I got to experience, consider yourself a lucky duck. -VJ

Some but not all memorable moments included:

  • Plaine de Plainpalais - On Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, people come out of the woodworks to hawk and buy often valuable vintage pieces and ‘other junk’. Plaine de Plainpalais is an enormous outdoor fleamarket that wraps around a few huge city blocks. Amazing deals. Amazing experience.   
  • Picnicing on Lake Geneva - We loaded up on fruits, meats, breads and beverages, found a spot to sit, and enjoyed the view of a swan-filled lake surrounded by alps. 
  • Nuit des Bains - Have you ever spent the night going from art gallery to art gallery, having your fill of wine at each stop? Geneva’s ‘Nuit des Bains’ gives you the opportunity to do just that. We drank our share and saw some amazing sculpture, painting and photography. 
  • Fondue at Café du Soleil - Hailed as the best place for fondue in Geneva, Café du Soleil is a quaint restaurant with old world pub charm. It’s the perfect place to gather with your friends, sit around and fellowship— all while devouring a monstrously tall plate of bread and large boiling pot of cheese.
  • House Party (Geneva Style) - We were lucky enough to have a friend who had a pretty amazing lay of the land. Suffice it to say, we ended up attending a pretty kickass house party, which was attended by a plethora of cool. Geneva residents seem to be among the nicest, most down to earth, coolest people around— and this party was testament to that.