A Weekend Chill Out In Geneva

It has been more than two years since I last visited Geneva, so when I saw it on my roster, I was happy. Our layover was on Saturday, where most shops were closed early and people went to the lake to chill out and enjoy the weekend.

My flying partner Diana and I went to buy some chocolates first before heading to a small restaurant for a late lunch. We stretched our legs and walked around Jardin Anglais, the local park where people sit down and have a picnic with their friends.

If the weather is nice and there are not many people around, this spot is the best one to take pictures.

Diana was trying to take a better angle of me when suddenly these guys in pink were photobombing me! XD


The famous L’horloge Fleurie (flower clock) is located on the western side of the park. You will always see a lot of people taking pictures here. There are more than 6,500 flowers planted and arranged to make the clock.

Why the flower clock? Because Geneva is known for its high-end watchmakers. As a tribute to the watchmaking tradition and a dedication to nature, the flower clock was created in 1955.

We asked one of the tourists to take our picture in front of this flower clock. We thought he was taking pictures carelessly until we saw the result. Wow, nice photo. Thank you, sir!

There were a couple blowing bubbles at the park. Children were excited to pop the bubbles and so did we ;p

Diana reminiscing her childhood memories with the big bubble in front of her.

Trying to balance myself to catch the falling bubble in a graceful manner, hahaha!

Like many other visitors, of course, we took pictures at the park and the flower clock. It was a nice weather and we just could not miss the opportunity to snap good photos.

We then head to the famous Lake Geneva or known by the locals as Jet d’Eau Genève. A lot of people brought their meals and snacks to enjoy it facing the lake.

We dipped our feet on the water and enjoyed the sunset at 9.30 PM. I always like sunsets in the summer, because it gets dark much later that we can enjoy the full day.

Waiting for the sunset and dipping our feet in the water. If it wasn’t for our job, how on earth could we afford traveling to Geneva?

“Look, the water is very clear and refreshing!”

Hazelnut ice cream for me and Pineapple for Diana. For both ice cream we paid 7 CHF or around USD 7. Both were homemade ice cream with natural ingredients and taste yummy :9

We watched the swans swimming on the lake and enjoyed our ice cream. Everything seemed so simple and peaceful.

We did not do much in Geneva, but this is the city where you just need to sit down and chill out. Enjoy the beautiful view of the lake and spend an hour or two, having a deep conversation with a good friend.

This city is known for its posh watchmakers, but interestingly people are never seen in a hurry as if they’re racing against time like in New York. It is a city where time spent doing nothing is worth a lot.

Now I know why people have summer houses in Geneva…

L’horloge Fleurie (Flower Clock Geneva)
Quai du Général-Guisan 28, 1204 Genève, Switzerland

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Written by dearmarintan

An Indonesian who enjoys coffee, books, and meaningful conversations. Currently interested in body language, communication, and human behavior.

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3 comments to “A Weekend Chill Out In Geneva”
  1. Geneva, one of my bucket list … due to it’s in Swiss which is everyone knows that Swiss is a beautiful and peacefull country. And yes … it’s obviously from all of ur lovely photos 😉

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