Grand Pre Swiss Q Hotel
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... aka the squat kind - and they have syringe dispensers in all public restrooms so that their drug addict population does not get AIDS. Interesting Public Health combination. On Saturday I took it easy and just went to the Museum of Art and History, which had an extensive archaeology exhibit (which I loved), and then treated myself to un pain au chocolat, my first since being here!
This past week was filled with more ...
... and working here in Geneva now. One guy was from Macedonia, one was from Texas (USA), and the other guy was from Mauritius. Thanks to the third guy, not only did I learn something new today (a whole country I had never even heard of), I also now have a new place to add to my bucket list! They were very kind and invited me to ...
... 233;tait très bon! After dinner, Tante Danielle and Oncle Jack spent some time going through some old photos with me. There are no words to express how special this is to me, to be able to hear Oncle Jack recount stories of him and my dad, their mother and father, etc. The photos and these memories truly are priceless. I love hearing about my grandmother, Marcelle (my namesake), and seeing pictures of her and my dad when he was little. I especially love ...
... It was put into perspective, somewhat, when we read that a basic meal at McDonald's would cost $14. (Switzerland uses Swiss Francs, fairly close to the U.S. dollar in value. Less than a Euro.)
Tuesday found us wandering across town to the Carrouges section of Geneva, across l'Arve River, a quaint, arty neighborhood. I bought a hat, Tamar bought a rock and we had a nice lunch. There was a reception for Mike's conference Tuesday evening at the top of ...
... of the Red Cross. They have a museum here, but it closes at 6:00 so we would have enough time to do it justice. We’ll save it for a future visit.
We drove back to Gex with the rush of people heading home from work. Many people live on the French side of the border, where the cost of living is noticeably lower than in Switzerland, but work in the latter, where salaries are much higher. It’s the best of both worlds.
Since we had ...