Here Come the Animals – Alpine Cattle Descent or Desalpage

GENEVA, Switzerland – This past weekend the beautiful city of Annecy in neighboring France, held its annual désalpe/désalpage or return of the animals to the Rhone valley from Alpine pastures, where they spent their summer. The moment was captured by the official city photographer, and, since “A picture is worth a thousand words,” I leave thee with…

Netflix Video Streaming Service in Switzerland

GENEVA, Switzerland – “Welcome to Netflix! A subscription service providing streaming access to movies and television shows through certain Internet-connected TV’s, computers and other Netflix-ready devices”, says the promotional offer that hopes to turn Swiss TV viewers into subscribers.

Jeune Genevois: its Meaning and the Plum Pies

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Businesses closed… and it is not Sunday: it is Jeûne genevois, an official day of fasting to remember the repression against Protestants almost 450 years ago.

Fall Break Camps for kids in Geneva

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The kids might have just gone back to school but in a few weeks, brace yourself, students are off again for fall break. 

Save Paper: Opt Out of Swiss Phonebook & Yellow Pages

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – An ever-growing number of residents in Switzerland are stopping the unwanted delivery of several pounds of paper by eliminating their automatic subscription to printed phonebook directories and using the online version instead.

Geneva’s outdoor gyms: free to all

Post updated in 2016 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – If gym fees are too high, your gym closes much too early or heading indoors is just “not your thing”, consider working out at one of the outdoor gyms in Geneva.

This summer: free outdoor movies in Geneva

For the updated 2016 list: click here. GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – ‘Tis the season for long eves and outdoor movies. If you are new to Geneva and are often bugged down by its high-cost of living and lack of “things to do”, fear no more. In spring and summer, Geneva offers a plethora of free events…

Buying New and Second-Hand Bicycles in Geneva

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Geneva might not be Amsterdam but there are plenty of person-powered two wheels to go around. Here is a recap of some of the favorite spots to buy new and second hand bikes.

Geneva’s Night of the Museums, Costumed Edition

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Once a year museums in Geneva welcome adults and children to visit permanent and temporary exhibitions and enjoy artistic performances until the small hours… while dressed in costume. 

Vintage and brand name clothing sale in Veyrier

GENEVA, Switzerland – Ladies and gentlemen it is not too late to replenish your closets without having to spend a fortune: head today to a vintage and brand name clothing sale in Veyrier.