Without a quicker blood. A sudden expectation – A flying attitude!
– Emily Dickinson
We all know that Geneva is an awesome and unique city. It is worthy of people coining new terms to capture the essence of those so deeply passionate about that special….Je ne sais quoi (*see Genevateur). But part of what makes it so special is its central location.
I’m going on my 5th year in Geneva, and I’ve only recently found out that most people leave Geneva during the weekends. Yes, that’s what’s happening, by the way! No, the people of Geneva aren’t recluses, locking themselves away in their apartments over the weekend. There are like 100 people left in Geneva on any given Saturday night.
I’ve heard stories about people who actually live in Paris, and work full time in Geneva. Couple that with the fact that during most holidays, expats who live in Geneva all travel back home. Especially during Christmas!
Thanks to trains and easyJet, people are in and out of this city every Friday promptly at 6:30pm. That’s apparently why Thursdays are the busiest nights for bars and restaurants in Geneva. We’ll talk about this later.
This Christmas, I’ve given in. Don’t judge me before you read this next line: We found a great deal with SWISS to travel round-trip to Florence for 230CHF. That’s two adults, round-trip. There, now you can judge. 😛
So, if you haven’t made any plans yet and the eerie silence in Geneva is starting to get to you, it’s not too late to book a last-minute flight/train ride out. You’d still be a Genevateur in our hearts. Go on, we won’t tell.
Città di Firenze!