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... and the entire residence as a whole has two study rooms, a communal kitchen/common room in the basement, a laundry room, and some offices where the staff work. My roommate's name is Edwina: she's from NYC, NY, goes to BU, and is focusing on IR, like me.
The rest of the day was filled with settling in, unpacking, confirming our classes, getting a neighborhood tour, purchasing a "transports publics genevois" pass (which ...
... but we are getting there.
The trade off is we are in a beautiful environment. Very dry air, and hard water. Altitude also affects the temperature water boils at, and how long things take to cook. Soft boiled egg is 6 minutes. Fortunately there is an App to help with such things. Also means that hangovers can arrive early and hit hard. Possible due in part to dehydration, but alt also contributes to less oxygen in the blood. Up and down stairs is often hard ...
... is a city deep in gray scale - the mist off the lake mutes most of the buildings to white or dull stone colors, and I have yet to see a local wearing anything but black. Even the other study abroad students seem to all be wearing black, while I am very warm but not particularly sleek or urban in my turquoise coat and cargo ski pants.
Bright side: I am one of the few study abroad students that I've met so far who speaks French! I'm ...
We awoke around 7:45is to grab the 8:30 train into Geneva from the train station directly next to our hotel. Luckily, this one was direct and required no transfers.
Since the train had no WIFI, we amused ourselves by reading books on the Ipad/Ereader (what we have been doing on most of the trains). 2 hours later, we arrived in Geneva.
Just like in the other cities, we immediately sought out the ...
... with the thick forests green as green. The difference is the trees here are not as tall & straight as those in Canada, but the forests are very dense & the snow-capped mountains are very similar.
On the road again to visit Montreux, where we have 1,25 hours to walk around Lake Geneva & have a crepe for lunch.
We then are taken to visit Chateau Chillon, or better ...