Articles Tagged ‘French’

“Why Can’t the English learn to speak?”

“Why Can’t the English learn to speak?” January 16, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
You may avoid playhouses while in Geneva, Switzerland believing that the performances will be in French. However, with such a large International community living in Geneva there are many opportunities to attend English speaking plays and a good one is coming up soon.  Howard Productions will be presenting...

Hostellerie Chez Chibrac: Best Kept Secret on Lake Geneva

Hostellerie Chez Chibrac: Best Kept Secret on Lake Geneva November 12, 2010 | Food, Hotels | Read More
Elegant Fine Dining: image courtesy of chezchibrac.ch Hidden in a lovely forest of calm and tranquility on the top of Mont Pelerin accessible by funicular from Vevey (near Montreux) on Lake Geneva looking down over the region’s vineyards, the Chibrac family hostellerie warmly welcomes you to their...

Geneva International Airport: Ideal Airport if You’re Delayed

Geneva International Airport: Ideal Airport if You’re Delayed November 5, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
GVA: image courtesy of Geneva International Airport Switzerland’s Geneva International Airport or “GVA” as it’s affectionately coded has been a close part of my life for many years and we have both changed a great deal (all for the better, of course). Twice a year we get together for my holiday...

How to Find the Evasive and Ultra-hygienic WC in Switzerland

How to Find the Evasive and Ultra-hygienic WC in Switzerland November 4, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
On my first trip as a tourist to Switzerland in the late 1980s the objects that impressed me just slightly less than the magnificent Swiss Alps were the self-cleaning, automatic sanitized seat cover-changing toilets. My friends and I stood watching for quite a moment. The warm individual terry cloth...

Parlez-vous Français? Part II: The French Academy Rules

Parlez-vous Français? Part II: The French Academy Rules October 24, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
One of the topics of debate that is primordial at the Summit of the “Organisation internationale de la francophonie”, being held now in Montreux, Switzerland is the French language. Days are being spent discussing its social significance, its pedagogy, its codification, its grammatical dogma and...

Parlez-vous Français? Part I: The Francophone Summit

Parlez-vous Français? Part I: The Francophone Summit October 23, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
No doubt the largest linguistic and cultural gathering of the planet, the 13th Summit of “la Francophonie” has been going on this last week in the idyllic Lake Geneva Riviera town of Montreux protected by the steep Swiss Alps. Of course, you already know that this area of Switzerland speaks French....

Where to Worship in Geneva…and in English

Where to Worship in Geneva…and in English September 28, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
When I travel, I find it fascinating to attend places of worship. I attended Christ Church in Philadelphia which had as former members, Betsy Ross, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington to mention a few. I shared the previously reserved pew of George Washington with my Mother and My Aunt and it was...

Swiss Supermarket Discoveries Part IV: What to drink

Swiss Supermarket Discoveries Part IV: What to drink August 9, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Isostar L Carnitin Electrolyte tablets:image courtesy of shop.wander.ch Swiss Drinks to Quench your Wanderlust Thirst Electrolyte drinks will help you get uphill (even if it’s in the city, but certainly important in altitude). I recommend carrying a tube of IsoStar tablets (Coop supermarket) which...

Countdown to Bastille Day July 14!

Countdown to Bastille Day July 14! July 13, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Take your places, it’s almost time for the celebration of the end of the French Revolution  with huge firework displays  which will take place everywhere around Lake Geneva.  Since the border of France and Switzerland runs right down the middle of the lake, you can be sure there is a great deal...

Swiss Supermarket Discoveries Part I: Snacks

Swiss Supermarket Discoveries Part I: Snacks July 8, 2010 | Food | Read More
I have found in my professional world travels that one of the highlights of any trip to a new destination that will reveal to you the secrets of the local culture is to go to the neighborhood supermarket. Even if you don’t need anything, this visit is a must everywhere. It’s fascinating. Besides,...