What’s on and free in Geneva in May 2017

GENEVA, Switzerland – Events galore in May in Geneva! Get your java, take five and go through this long list of events and activities in the canton and beyond. This month keep an eye out for art and gallery events, flower markets and wine festivals, and loads of free fitness activities. Unless noted otherwise, the events take…

Geneva to boast new non-stop summer routes

GENEVA, Switzerland — The Geneva Airport recently announced that 2016 saw a 4.8% increase in passenger traffic, with over 16 million travelers. It should be no surprise then, that the once easy-in, easy-out affair, has now become a frequent nightmare, especially during high-traffic weekends. Construction is not making things easier, even after adding one thousand additional square meters to the…

What’s on and free in Geneva in April 2017

GENEVA, Switzerland – After two months absence I am back with my pick of top events/activities in the city and canton of Geneva. Events/activities beyond the canton’s borders are duly noted. A few favorites are highlighted in blue and those that could be of interest to kids and families are highlighted in green.

St Patrick’s Day Celebrations and Activities in Geneva, Lausanne 2017

  GENEVA, Switzerland – “Kiss Me, I’m..” well, no, but I can’t deny I wear green and enjoy St Patrick’s Day celebrations as any green-blooded fella out there. Therefore, following a seven-year tradition, here’s my annual list of bars that celebrate St Paddy’s, and of other St Patrick’s Day activities in the area.

Burning winter away in Geneva

GENEVA, Switzerland – Every year, after a long and parma-gray winter, Genevans gather up to wish winter away and celebrate the arrival of spring. The celebration, known as Bonhomme Hiver, takes place across the canton and is usually organized by neighborhood associations. 

Sister Sledge reminds different is good

This is not an alternative fact, or a cleverly timed WikiLeaks allegation, this is a story as it happened to me. Sister (Joni) Sledge has died. Why is that important? One, because she was much too young to die, and yet another in a trend of much-too-early deaths in recent months. And two, because her…