A Day in Gay Geneva – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , May 13th, 2018

Gay Geneva - Keep Calm and Wander

Geneva is one of those cities that seldom agree to the norms of metropolises around the world. As they are always bustling with activities and have a chaotic lifestyle, Geneva, in contrast to them, is calm, collected, and professional. In the morning you’d see working men and women hurrying down the streets to get to their offices while in the evening you’d experience an unusual quite that transitions into the night.

This is what I experienced in a day in gay Geneva. Yes, a day! But the same day taught me that I was slightly wrong about the place. Beneath the skin of all that calmness, there lay a bustling cosmopolitan city with wild music, vintage exhibits, and captivating artisans. I was there during the weekend when they had a music festival! Lucky me!

Following are the places that led me to this discovery.

1. The Old Town

Probably what gave me an insight into the way Geneva has evolved was the Old Town lying peacefully on the hill near Cathedrale Saint-Pierre. As I treaded around the Place du Bourg de Four, I saw the architectural exuberance of the town with its indigenous boutiques like Septieme Etage, La Muse and Jill Wolf Jewels, its restaurants and cafes that give you a chance to watch people (I did that over my cup of coffee at La Clemence), and the ruins just around the corner of the cathedral.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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The Broken Chair – Keep Calm and Wander

Author: , January 27th, 2018

The Broken Chair

You’d never miss the monument of the broken chair at the United Nations office in Geneva. It’s on the square in front of the office where world affairs are decided. The monstrosity of the structure carries the weight of a world problem we all too familiar with – war.

Where is it? It’s in front of the Palace of Nations in Geneva. From the train station downtown, take a streetcar that goes all the way to the United Nations. Get off at the last stop.

Best Time to Visit. Wake up early to beat the crowd. The sculpture, I think, can be felt when you’re alone with it. Even without reading its description, you feel the sense of what the statue stands for.

By Alain – Full Story at Keep Calm and Wander

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Gay Geneva, a Foodie Paris – Gay Star News

Author: , August 18th, 2017

Gay Geneva

Looking out on Lake Geneva on a clear, sunny day is to be instantly charmed. By its magical, 50-shades-of-blue water, and by the elegant 150m-tall Jet d’Eau fountain therein. It’s truly an ‘inland ocean’; the largest lake in Europe, and shared between Switzerland and France. Best of all, perched on the shores of its most southwesterly tip is the French-speaking city of Geneva.

It may be Switzerland’s second most-populated city after Zurich, but Geneva, located at the mouth of the River Rhone, is surprisingly tiny. Its population is just 197,376. This makes it comparable in size to Bournemouth in the UK.

But for a small place, it boasts massive selling points. It’s immensely walkable. It boasts tourist-friendly weather all year round, because of the neutralizing effects of the lake and the nearby Mont Saleve. And of course, the majestic Alps are within day trip distance. But for me, it’s the destination’s cultural and culinary chops that really sell it.

By Lewis Peters – Full Story at Gay Star News

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1907 Bragdon House B&B – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Geneva, New York

Author: , August 22nd, 2016

1907 Bragdon House

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

The 1907 Bragdon House is a beautiful B&B centrally located within the Finger Lakes Wine trails and in the heart of Geneva.

We are within minutes walk to Hobart and William Smith Colleges, local shops, pubs, wonderful restaurants.

The inn is also only a 5 minute drive to Belhurst Castle, Ventosa Winery and Geneva on the Lake

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: 1907 Bragdon House B&B, Geneva, New York

Author: , August 31st, 2013

1907 Bragdon House B&B, Geneva, New YorkPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

#1 on Tripadvisor in Geneva, NY: The Bragdon House is a beautiful B&B centrally located within the Finger Lakes Wine trails and in the heart of Geneva. We are within minutes walk to Hobart and William Smith Colleges, local shops, pubs, wonderful restaurants. Also only 5 minutes drive to Belhurst Castle, Ventosa Winery and Geneva on the Lake

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Cobtree Vacation Rental Resort, Geneva, New York

Author: , February 23rd, 2012

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Cobtree Vacation Rental resort, Finger Lakes, New YorkWelcome to the Cobtree Vacation Rental Resort, in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. Our central New York resort was originally opened in 2003, and has become one of the premier self-catering vacation rental destinations in New York, just five hours by car from New York City.

Our Finger Lakes resort is also just two hours from the Canadian border and Niagara Falls, and Toronto is only three hours from here.

Our seven accommodations here at Cobtree look out over Seneca Lake, the largest of New York’s Finger Lakes. We’re also on the Seneca Lake wine trail, with more than fifty wineries around the lake, as well as many world class restaurants.

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