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The Perfect Storm

July 01, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

2013, the year of cursed wine? We all saw it, the sky turned black, it went from 4 o’clock in the afternoon to twilight within the space of two minutes, and then the wind fell. It was as if the world was holding its breath. Then boom! The skies opened, and the world turned white. Standing in the glass room of the International School, surrounded by screaming children I couldn’t believe the intensity of the storm. Children screamed as hailstones the size of golf balls bounced off the windows and piled up against the side of the building in drifts up to the kid’s knees. Walking home later that night I was shocked at the devastation I saw, tress snapped in half and closed roads. Even though it was more then 20 degrees, hailstones still littered the grass and there was so much traffic going along Route de Ferney that I was passing the cars on foot, and the buses were wading through about a meter of water by WHO to get to the other end of the road. I talked to a few people around Geneva to get their experiences, one woman I spoke to said that she “had no more […]



Vineyard Terraces of Lavaux

October 08, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

It’s time to get some fresh air! Located between Lausanne and Montreux, Lavaux is a great place to admire the changing colours of autumn. You can enjoy a walk through the vineyards with a magnificent view on the lake and the mountains and, while you’re there, why not stop for a good lunch in one of the picturesque villages, or try some local wine in one of the many cellars?  My recommendation is to go to Grandvaux and start your walk from there. How long you want to walk is really up to you! If you’re feeling more adventurous, then there is a nice hike from Saint Saphorin that goes all the way to Lutry – 11 kilometers in total, but you can stop at any point, if you get tired. There are yellow walking signs everywhere, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost!. The only issue when you go by train is that you’re dependent on its schedule. Trains run roughly every hour, depending on the village you are in, but make sure to check with the cff before you leave. If you don’t want to walk, you can also take the little Lavaux Express train that […]


Basile et Bertrand

Geneva Out & About: Week of September 17, 2012

September 11, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Highlights of the week: cycle for charity, go dancing in a theater, see how great cultural projects can involve the local population, discover a fantastic singer and more! Tous en Selle with the Red Cross How about doing a bit of sport for a good cause? Why not join this cycling event organised in the Geneva countryside, in the villages of Presinge and Jussy? The more 10 Km tours you do, the more money you will raise to support local kids, by helping to pay for their education and holidays. You can register online or on-the-spot when you go on Sunday. They even have a daycare if you want to drop off your kids! If you don’t like cycling, you can also go in order to support the riders and enjoy the concerts and other activities in the village. Presinge, from 9am to 5pm on September 23. Le grand bal de l’Orangerie This is your last chance to enjoy a great cultural event in the middle of Parc La Grange. This summer theatre is having a closing party from 6pm to 3am. There will be all kinds of music – disco, funk, rock and electro. A lot of people get […]