Last Updated on March 12, 2021
My father comes from the French part of Switzerland, the canton of Valais. I grew up mostly in Australia, but have spent a lot of time in Switzerland visiting the Swiss side of the family.
I lived in Geneva for just over a year in my early 20’s. It was a cool experience being in the heart of Western Europe. After growing up in Australia it was quite thrilling to jump on a plane and be somewhere else in Europe in just a couple of hours.
Geneva is a good place to land but I wouldn’t spend too much time there if you are holidaying in Switzerland. Walk around the lake a little and see the Jet D’Eau, but then get out to Lausanne, Lucerne, Berne or other smaller, prettier cities.
I have been to Zurich many times and have had some of the best times by the lake. Go in summer. The lifestyle is great.