Shopping & Dining in Geneva§

writer: russell j.t. dyer; posted: December 27, 2008; revised: April 2, 2018; readers in past month: 802

United Nations in Geneva
Lunch in Geneva

In June 2006, when I went from Lyon and to Zurich by train, I had about an hour layover in Geneva. I ate lunch and wandered around the neighborhood near the main train station. I happened upon a fantastic store which sells kitchenware to restaurants. Since that trip, I’ve wanted to return to that store to buy some other kitchen items. Additionally, since that trip I’ve been wanting take a train through Switzerland during the winter to see the snow covered mountains. I’ve also wanted since I was a boy to see the Geneva offices of the United Nations.

So, I went to Geneva for a couple of days before Christmas. Unfortunately, the United Nations offices were closed for the holidays and there wasn’t much snow — although the mountains were still beautiful. I did manage to find that kitchenware store after much hunting. It was neat. I bought a few items: small knives, a pastry cutter and a few other tools for baking.

In addition to passing by the U.N. I also went to the Jardin Botanical Gardens, toured the Science History museum, and had some good food. The exchange rate of the Swiss Franc to the Euro and the Dollar is high. So, dining was not as cheap as I would have liked. Nevertheless, all in all, it was a nice trip and good to get out of Milan for a couple of days.