Saturday, July 18, 2015

Au Revoir, Genève!

And finally after a week in Switzerland, today, we depart for France. And we carry back, with us memories and experiences that we will cherish for a lifetime...



"Any meeting to planify?" says the landing channel of our hotel's television...
It seems that some Swiss have atrocious English...

From our experience in Geneva, I am forced to say that the Swiss have terrible standards for hospitality. Our hotel room had cracked light fittings, soiled carpets, smelly water in the washbasin, broken bedside lamp, and worst of all - the loo was not cleaned - had excreta of some previous occupant smeared in the toilet, which was not cleaned despite reminders. This is indeed BAD for an Accor property.


The hotel's breakfast had decent spread but I was flabbergasted to see the waiter winking at a woman guest - is that professional, let alone chivalrous? 
I had enough and I was happy to check out in the afternoon. Even if I was paid a million dollars, I will never stay at this Accor property again...

The view from our hotel window - a woman enjoying the morning sun...


The Brunswick Monument on the Quai du Mont-Blanc...
This is a mausoleum built in 1879 to commemorate the life of Charles II, Duke of Brunswick, who had bequeathed his fortune to the city of Geneva in exchange for a monument to be built in his honour, specifying that it be a replica of the Scaliger Tombs in Verona, Italy...


Crossing the Pont du Mont-Blanc on foot...


A view of the Jet d'Eau from the bridge...



Returning back from Quai Gustave-Ador, after picking up some souvenirs, on the boat this time...



Thanks to the Geneva Transport card, tourists into the city can enjoy complimentary rides on the city's buses, trams and boats...


Back in the cafe at Rue de Zurich for a quick bite before leaving for Gare de Genève Cornavin...


The atmosphere of the cafe was quite uplifting and two ladies running this cafe left quite a mark on us for their friendliness and cheerful demeanor, unlike many other Swiss we had met on this trip...

1 comment:

Yogi Saraswat said...

Great stuff with amazing pictures !!

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