Geneva is the second-most-populous city in Switzerland and located in the French speaking part. Compared to other international cities, Geneva is small with a population of around 200,000; the canton of Geneva has slightly more than 450,000 residents. However, Geneva is a truly global city, a financial centre, and a worldwide centre for diplomacy and the most important UN international co-operation centre with New York thanks to the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many of the agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross. Every second person in Geneva is an expat, which makes this city a great spot to network. In addition, Geneva is a wonderful city for outdoor fans with the Alps so close by. It is also a good spot to travel within Europe by car, train or plane.
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Hanna Steinbach is originally from Germany but she has lived studied and worked (as lawyer) in Vienna, Montpellier, San Francisco, Berkeley, Stockholm and currently resides in Geneva where she works at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a special agency of the United Nations. Hanna enjoys outdoor sports, yoga, and jogging, travelling and good wine. She loves independent movies, art galleries and getting to know people from all over the world. As a former tour guide (Hanna used to work for many different companies as a tour guide when she was a student), she has traveled extensively and continues to do so in her (rare) spare time. Ask her in case you are new to Geneva and/or considering moving to Geneva and/or would like to join Genevaís Eurocircle.
‘The Peace Capital of the World’ Population: 191,803 (as of August 2011). EuroCircle started: April 2012.
Geneva is known for the Headquarter of the United Nations, the world’s thirteenth most important financial centre, its great life quality, Swiss watches, fantastic chocolate and the Alps. Geneva is also known for being one of the most expensive cities in the world.
For people who like lakes and mountains, Geneva might be the perfect place. Lac leman, the cityís beautiful lake with crystal clear water, separates the rive droite (the right side of the lake with the old town) and the rive gauche (the newer part of the city hosting the headquarter of the United Nations). The best way to start exploring Geneva is by walking around the lake, taking the Mouettes (lake shuttles that are part of Genevaís very good public transportation system) to cross the lake. Take some time to explore the old town with its little streets and galleries. An excellent and relatively cheap place to have a Swiss fondue during the colder season or sunbath during the summer months is Bains de Paquis at the rive droit.
Start cooking. Many expats started cooking in Geneva as dining out can be quite expensive. However, there are many affordable and nice places in Geneva to go out without spending a fortune, such as the Brasserie des Halles de líIle.
You will start loving the winter season in Geneva if you start skiing or snowboarding. The most lovely ski regions (such as Chamonix in France) are very close by. Enjoy spending cold winter days and evenings in one of the beautiful spas around Lake Geneva. In the summer months, you can literally take a quick bath in Lake Geneva during the lunch break. Become outdoorsy and you will love Geneva