Considering a weekend in Geneva, Switzerland?! You’ve come to the right place!
Another morning of waking up early, really early, at 4am again. But thankfully, after we dragged our butts out of bed, everything went smoothly. Arrived at Nice airport, and off to Geneva we were! After almost a full day of traveling, we were exhausted, and checked into our hostel. We were able to find exceptional values at youth hostels on hostels.com and hostelbookers.com. Most hostels have select criteria for who can stay , with many being only for students and those under a certain age. There are so many in each city, so it is important to read reviews about each one before booking nights. Also- the more people staying in each room, the cheaper it is per person. We opted to stay in a triple with one other girl. When you’re out and exploring the entire day, you don’t need a glamorous hotel room!
Visiting during the holidays? Why not consider spending Christmas in Switzerland?!
We started off the next morning bright and early, and decided to go to the International Red Cross Museum. On our way, we came across the United Nations office, and a big broken chair in front of the entrance of the UN building. The chair is a piece of protest art installed by Handicap International to symbolize their fight against landmines. Rather interesting.
flags outside the museum
Throughout the museum we watched films, saw posters, objects, and images from the past, and were surrounded with many ideas and thoughts related to the World Wars and possible ways to help those in need. All of the exhibits really make you look back on your life so far, and make you realize that all the rough times are just mere speed bumps in the road.