Sunday, 30 August 2015

Switzerland travel diary: Geneva

Our final stop in Switzerland was Geneva. From Lucerne, we took a 3 hour train ride (the one with the prettiest of views). Seriously though, it's got mountains, it's got lakes instead and sights that gives you shivers down the back. 

In Geneva, French is spoken instead of Swiss German because it is situated close to the border of France and Switzerland.


Here is a picture of the view that I was talking about. This photo was taken on the train as we were nearing Lausanne area. That is part of Lake Geneva.


Lake Geneva, also known as Lac LĂ©man in French, is the largest lake in Switzerland and one of the largest lakes in Western Europe.


I personally wished we were going to Lausanne/Montreux instead of Geneva because look at that! What a view.


The famous Jet d'Eau fountain, one of the city's most famous landmark. 500 litres of water per second are pumped up to a total height of 140m, which means that in any given moment there is 7000 litres of water in the air. 


Another shot of the fountain. 


The lighthouse.
On the day we arrived, the weather was extremely hot so there were a lot of people swimming or boating in the lake.


We took a cruise around the lake but not to the extent of the whole lake.


Instead of walking across the lake through the bridge, people could take the yellow taxi boat called Mouettes. We managed to take it for free because we had a transport card given by our hotel.



The view from the cruise as we went along.


Rainbow.


There were so many yachts and luxury boats parked by the lake.


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