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Stop #3 - Lisbon, Portugal
Stop #4 - Zurich, Switzerland
Sam Talattad and I have been planning since 2010
to celebrate our birthday in Switzerland since he has a brother who lives in
Zurich. Together with Joy and Lui, we were able to go together to our
first stop at Geneva, Switzerland. Nicolo, Sam and Joy's eldest, was
not able to join us because he was preparing for his entry to university.
We took the evening flight out of Toronto on Oct
12 and landed in Geneva on the morning of Oct 13. We stayed at
near the airport which provided a shuttle service. We met Sam's
brother and sister-in-law, Rey and Gabi who brought their 2 dogs, Lamo and
From the hotel, we took bus #10 towards
downtown. The hotel gave us free day-pass bus tickets for free.
Apparently, Geneva gave it for free for tourists and were given out at the
airport as well.
For a short day stop, the interesting
places to see were within the downtown area itself like the large fountain
Jet d'Eau, expensive
stores scattered around the city,
Cathedral which cannot be missed by any tourist because of its greenish
colored tower. We strolled along the
Grand Theatre then visited the
Patek Philippe Museum.
By mid-afternoon, we took timeout for some
Place Bourg du Four, the city square at Geneva where a lot of activities
happened since it was a Saturday. Since we have not had any good sleep
as we took the "red-eye" flight from Toronto to Geneva, Sam and Lui had to
take a nap at the coffee shop.
We went back near Jet d'Eau and went for a
boat ride at the Rhone River. It was such a nice water landscape, very
clear and clean as we were able to see the bottom part of it.
After dinner, we called it a night and I had
to prepare for my early flight to Barcelona the following day.
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