Afternoons in Geneva

Salut! It has been raining all week here, resulting in some cancelled afternoon activities. Today, though, we still went to Geneva. Once a week the deans and RAs bus us into the city to spend a few hours shopping or walking around. It was raining, but we didn’t let that stop us! 

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We visited H&M and Zara and got a few things on sale. Then we trekked over to the supermarket where we bought some bread. The Migros, a local market, has an aisle full of chocolate. Talk about heaven. We grab a few bars every time we step foot into one of those. I’ve tried probably 13 different kinds so far? Yea, that sounds about right.

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The small farmer’s market was thriving, despite the weather. Fresh fruit looked so appealing, but it was really expensive. Look at this dog. How cute is it!? 

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I decided to get a “double” pierced on my left ear. Doubles are next to the just plain “I have my ears pierced” position on the bottom of an earlobe. The girl who did it for me was really nice, but she was the only one working so she had to keep running to the register to help people with their sales. Because of this, it took longer than expected. I had thought I would’ve had enough time to get it pierced before we had to be back at the vans, but sadly we didn’t. Maddi ran back in time, but Rachel stayed with me. Afterward, we proceeded to get lost and walk roughly an extra 3 or 4 miles. We missed the vans, and then decided to grab dinner in Geneva. 

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This is Rachel excited to have her first panini in Europe! She has been craving one ever since we got here. She finally got her fill! Motzerella and tomato, and goat’s cheese and tomato. Mmmmmm.

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We decided we needed some ice cream so we looked like those desperate Americans who have to go to restaurants that we have in America because we just CAN’T eat the local food. I got a McFlurry and she got a Cailler Sundae. We were the only crazies eating ice cream in the rain. It was fun! 

 Processed with VSCOcam with g3 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with c1 presetThis adorable older couple was waiting at the bus stop with us. Of course I had to document their cuteness. Their dog was absolutely beautiful. We caught the tram and then the bus. We hiked the rest of the way up the hill. We did homework and are all in bed now. Even though today didn’t exactly go as planned, it was still a good day. 

 Also, I have a correction to make. I later found out that pictures WERE allowed in the glass box up at the Mont Blanc. They didn’t want people taking a bunch of pictures and clogging up the line. You had to give your phone or camera a worker who took a quick photo. It was also free. I guess I was just a bit cynical about the whole thing. So, I stand corrected! 

Have a great day! 

 

 

 

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