Up and about in Geneva

Woke up refreshed and relaxed. Decided to go for a cup of my favorite coffee, Costa Coffee to start my day. With my Google map app and the paper copy of the Geneva transport, given to me by the hotel reception, off I went.

Took a bus 5 to Rieu, then walked as described. Eventually got to Costa Cafee, a small coffee shop in Rieu. It wasn’t the Costa coffee shop I had in mind, but all the same I did have a cup of coffee as planned and a nice chat with the owner. She told me she always has people from London coming into her cafe, directed by Google maps, thinking they were going to find a Costa coffee shop…🤣🤣🤣🤣😂🤣. I guess I have joined that group.

Continued on the bus 5 to the United Nations building. Didn’t get off as planned (nature was calling) but had a good view of the building and the celebrations taking place outside. The bus stops right in front of the building . Very colourful and vibrant celebrations of the nation happening outside.

On my quest to look for the ladies convenient, I figured that if I continued on the same bus I could get off at the airport. I got off at what I thought was the airport stop but it turned out to be the wrong stop.

I only realised it was the wrong building only when I found myself inside the building. I looked around and couldn’t see the regular departure and arrival signs 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 or signs to the toilets. You know the regular signs you see in an airport. I didn’t even know where I was at that point. This is how people just disappear.

At this point I was still standing in the same spot looking around for signs to the toilet and any clue indicating where I was. I eventually saw a sign saying conference, then another saying congress. I figured it was a conference centre and a congress on security and cyber hacking of some sort was in progress. Anyway, it was too late, all I needed was the toilets and the toilets I must use before I leave. My mission accomplished, off I went to continue my journey.

Got back on the bus 5 still heading the direction of the airport. Realising that it was almost 3pm and I hadn’t had any brunch yet, I headed back to Cret-de-Champel on a bus 23 then 21. I had lunch here yesterday. In a resturant which is part of the university of Genevas lodgings/campus. This is exactly where I started my day when i arrived the day before.

What a lovely calm day I’ve had, sight seeing my own way around Geneva. Should I say sightseeing from the comfort of the buses.

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