Another Travel Blog: Our Second Day In Geneva

As a budding Travel Blogger in Geneva, I’m regretting only staying in this Swiss city for three days.

But what are you gonna do?

Obligations and moneys and such.

You know how it is. 

But I digress.

So without further ado.

I present to you.

Words and pics.

From day number two.

Vacation Allocation For The United Nations

Sorry. I don’t know why I’m spitting such hot rhymes today. I’ll tone it down.

The United Nations Office at Geneva isn’t as “important” as the one in New York, but it is the main hub for most of the organization’s humanitarian and pacifist agencies.

The Geneva location is the second largest of the UN’s four office sites and hosts the Palais Des Nations, a building originally used by the League of Nations. Over 8,000 meetings of nations are held there every year.

It’s big. It’s beautiful. And we got to see it.

 Hey Geneva! Fix your massive chair! How long has it been like this? We would never stand for such silliness in America. 

Hey Geneva! Fix your massive chair! How long has it been like this? We would never stand for such silliness in America. 

 Flags on flags on flags.

Flags on flags on flags.

 Not a clue. Acting like an American jackass? Yeah. Let's go with that. 

Not a clue. Acting like an American jackass? Yeah. Let's go with that. 

 You trying to come over for a little "Diplomacy and Chill?"

You trying to come over for a little "Diplomacy and Chill?"

 Could a building look more bureaucratic? I submit that it cannot. 

Could a building look more bureaucratic? I submit that it cannot. 

 The translator is spewing some really dark shit into my ear right now.

The translator is spewing some really dark shit into my ear right now.

 Grand Chamber. It's the biggest. Believe that.

Grand Chamber. It's the biggest. Believe that.

 room XX. Not the band. Though if you haven't yet, you should check out XX. They are a great band. 

room XX. Not the band. Though if you haven't yet, you should check out XX. They are a great band. 

 The Palace of Nations. Emma Watson more likely than not walked up these stairs. Emma. Frigging. Watson. 

The Palace of Nations. Emma Watson more likely than not walked up these stairs. Emma. Frigging. Watson. 

Touring The International Red Cross And Red Crescent Museum

Meh. I wasn’t that impressed with The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

A few of the exhibits here are interesting or creatively done. But I would’ve liked to see more historic information and specific past successes than the odd mix of exhibitions that they do have.

My main issue with this museum was the same reason that others may enjoy it: it is geared towards families and school groups. I support that sentiment (get ‘em caring about the welfare of others while they are young), but I’m not in the right age group.

Anyways, here are some pics and fun captions:

 Beautiful building. The museum is behind the dark windows underneath. 

Beautiful building. The museum is behind the dark windows underneath. 

 Where's Skoogie? 

Where's Skoogie? 

 Red Cross founder, Henry Dunant, hard at work at his desk despite the distracting lights scrolling past his face. 

Red Cross founder, Henry Dunant, hard at work at his desk despite the distracting lights scrolling past his face. 

 The Red Cross Museum has some emotional exhibits. I will give it that. 

The Red Cross Museum has some emotional exhibits. I will give it that. 

 Intelligent graphic design. Impactful poster. 

Intelligent graphic design. Impactful poster. 

Mini Train Tour Of Old Town

This was a fun little tour.

I felt like I was on one of those tiny little trains that you see kids ride in malls. Which is always a nice feeling.

But we probably should have done this the first day. We missed this Geneva Tour on day one though, so we just threw it in when we had extra time on our second day.

The tour went around the historic area. We saw the Cathedral again, went around the Place de Neuve and through the Parc des Bastiones to see the University of Geneva and the Reformation Wall.

I definitely recommend it to start your trip in Geneva.

 One of us is good looking. The other one has a goatee...

One of us is good looking. The other one has a goatee...

 They like clocks in Geneva. Lots and lots of clocks. 

They like clocks in Geneva. Lots and lots of clocks. 

 Ol' Henry again. If you rub his bare chin, it's 9 years good luck.

Ol' Henry again. If you rub his bare chin, it's 9 years good luck.

Patek Phillipe Museum

Nope.

I don’t recommend it unless you’re staying in Switzerland for an extended vacation.

I don’t know. Watches? I just couldn’t get into it.

I can’t relate to that craft. Plus we couldn’t bring our cameras or phones.

 I was so not into this museum that I didn't even fix the pic. It's crooked. And it doesn't deserve better. 

I was so not into this museum that I didn't even fix the pic. It's crooked. And it doesn't deserve better. 

A Travel Blogger Ends His Day

 Hungry? Trying to get a little snout from the grocery store on your way home? 

Hungry? Trying to get a little snout from the grocery store on your way home? 

 I'm all business when I eat eclairs. If there is another way to live, I don't want to know about it. 

I'm all business when I eat eclairs. If there is another way to live, I don't want to know about it. 

After any long day, it’s important to celebrate.

So we stopped somewhere on the way home, and I ate an éclair.

Because: France.

Boom.