First day exploring Geneva, Switzerland
Trip Start Jul 04, 2010
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Where I stayed
Camping TCS, Point a la Bise
From there we found a bus that took us into Geneva city centre. You were able to just jump on the bus and purchase your own ticket through a vending machine. None of it was in English so we played around with it and just purchased the one ticket eventually. Like Trav said before, there wasn’t a great deal to do in Geneva. We looked around at some of the shops. There were quite a few jewellery shops with a guard at the front door and VIP entry only. Police ride around on these mo-ped things....see picture as I’m hopeless at explaining...you’re probably picturing these old man bike things
There is a big water jet in Lake Geneva which is marked on all maps as a tourist site. Has been operational since 1891 (thats what the sign says!) renovated in 1951. Water ejects at 200kph, 500L per second, to a height of 140m. We walked out onto the narrow slippery pier, and took a short video, was quite wet from the spray: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6y2AuC2CwE
Also went on a miniature tourist tram thing (Kel says Choo Choo train thing), for a half-hour tour of Geneva. Geneva does not have a lot of old buildings, we are looking forward to getting up to the Alps and seeing other areas of Switzerland.