Things To Do In Geneva: Our Last Day

Geneva, Switzerland is a simple city. And it's an important city too, historically and in today's international environment.

A trip to Geneva is not about the nightlife or crazy experiences.

No, it's about experiencing the stoic beauty of an amazing urban environment.

And I did that. I definitely did that for much of my trip.

But there is also a big-ass mountain nearby with a cable car waiting to take tourists up to the summit. 

And I did that too. 

In our last day in Geneva, we split it in half between more architectural marvels and the best that nature had to offer.

And nature won.

Big time.

But regardless, I hope you enjoy the pics of both of the aspects that this Swiss treasure has to offer. 

A Morning Walk Through Geneva

 Statues 'round here be pointing at me and talking smack.

Statues 'round here be pointing at me and talking smack.

 Just a purdy stretch of buildings.

Just a purdy stretch of buildings.

  Swan  butt. Get dem fishies. Get 'em!

Swan butt. Get dem fishies. Get 'em!

  Jet d'Eau . Through some flowers. Because I'm artistic like that. 

Jet d'Eau. Through some flowers. Because I'm artistic like that. 

Things To Do In Geneva: The Mont-Salève Cable Car

Mont Saleve is one of the multiple mountains bordering Geneva. It's just across the border in France and is part of the French Prealps, a range of medium sized mountains. 

I'd highly recommend it. Especially if you are the outdoors-y type.

You can go rock climbing, biking, hiking, and even paragliding, and there is a restaurant at the top with some excellent food for the entire family. 

Don't have your own car or not in the mood to trudge up a massive mountain while you're on vacation? No problem. The Mont-Seleve Cable Car takes you up to near the summit, and all the attractions are a short walk away.

On the morning that we went, the weather was crisp and visibility was obstructed, but as the day went on, the sky cleared up and we were treated to some excellent views. 

These are easily some of the best photos from our trip so far. 

 On the way up the cable car, we were sandwiched between off-road enthusiasts with their bikes and some super-bitchy American girls. 

On the way up the cable car, we were sandwiched between off-road enthusiasts with their bikes and some super-bitchy American girls. 

 That thing is just hanging there! Why is this location not in a Bond film yet?

That thing is just hanging there! Why is this location not in a Bond film yet?

 Through the mists. God, I hope we see Toothless from "How To Train Your Dragon". Moira said it wasn't likely.

Through the mists. God, I hope we see Toothless from "How To Train Your Dragon". Moira said it wasn't likely.

 The trek to the top is slick and fraught with with peril. Like this rock. This rock is perilous. 

The trek to the top is slick and fraught with with peril. Like this rock. This rock is perilous. 

 Sunshine and fallen leaves. 

Sunshine and fallen leaves. 

 Look at Moira. Walking ahead like she's impressive or something. Psh.

Look at Moira. Walking ahead like she's impressive or something. Psh.

 There was a random field of sheep on the way up. I've never dodged so much poo. I had to stare at my feet until we got back on the path to avoid stepping on a smelly land mine. 

There was a random field of sheep on the way up. I've never dodged so much poo. I had to stare at my feet until we got back on the path to avoid stepping on a smelly land mine. 

 This is take off point for paragliders. Can you imagine taking that jump blind? The fog was impossible to see through. 

This is take off point for paragliders. Can you imagine taking that jump blind? The fog was impossible to see through. 

 Oh you know. Just a random  Buddhist monastery  on the way to the top of the mountain.

Oh you know. Just a random Buddhist monastery on the way to the top of the mountain.

Top of Mountain

 Panoramic perfection. Almost.

Panoramic perfection. Almost.

 I am Skoog! And my manbun supports the skies!!!

I am Skoog! And my manbun supports the skies!!!

 Look, dude. If you're going to photobomb a pic, at least put some effort into it.

Look, dude. If you're going to photobomb a pic, at least put some effort into it.

Restaurant Le Mont-Saleve

We didn't spend a lot of money on food while in Geneva, but when you hike up a French mountain for almost an hour, you get hungry.

The restaurant was quirky and warm. The meal was delicious.

 Not sure what the tower is, but that's the restaurant on the left. 

Not sure what the tower is, but that's the restaurant on the left. 

 Don't let the funny sign fool you. Barely anyone inside speaks English. 

Don't let the funny sign fool you. Barely anyone inside speaks English. 

 Le burger. Hearing a French person say "burger" is poetry. So I ate the crap out of it. 

Le burger. Hearing a French person say "burger" is poetry. So I ate the crap out of it. 

 They. Have. A. GOKU. ACTION. FIGURE. I love it.

They. Have. A. GOKU. ACTION. FIGURE. I love it.

The Ride Down Mount Salève

 Where the cars dock. 

Where the cars dock. 

 My interpretation of the "feet up at the beach" selfie. Notice that the shoes are not covered in sheep poo. That's because I'm so nimble on my feet.

My interpretation of the "feet up at the beach" selfie. Notice that the shoes are not covered in sheep poo. That's because I'm so nimble on my feet.

 Trying to hit the links at the foot of a mountain?

Trying to hit the links at the foot of a mountain?

 Dang.

Dang.

 Blinded by the light.

Blinded by the light.

 And now we're at the bottom again. All that beauty is officially a memory.

And now we're at the bottom again. All that beauty is officially a memory.

Things To Do In Geneva? More Like Things Done In Geneva

Coming from Indiana, this is the first real mountain that I've ever been on.

The experience? Dope. The view? Also dope. My immaculate photographs? The dopest. 

 

Ever climbed a mountain in the pale moonlight? Or at other times of day? Let me know in the comments. I want to hear about your travels.