Geneva, Switzerland

Switzerland - a country known as an outdoor paradise 12 months out of the year - but it also has one very famous city where nearly 70% of its visitors come to work. It's Geneva, Switzerland - a city known for banking and bureaucracy, andnot necessarily as a vacation destination. But Samantha's here to find out why so many people from around the world call this city home! Did you know thatGeneva is home to nearly 250 organizations including the international headquarters of the United Nations and the Red Cross, but it's not a part of the European Union, and it's also a very wealthy city - there are banks everywhere you look. Shopping is never foreign to Samantha and in Geneva the one luxury item to purchase is a Swiss watch, and of course there is a museum for watches too - Patek Phillipe! But Samantha gets off the - . If price tags are too high, you is ahseh to all over the place. -a still has its own currency - the Swiss franc.Samantha discovers that there are a few symbols of this city - one is Lake Geneva, the other is the watch! smbysyIt's also sits along the banks of Lake Geneva, the largest lake in Europe. But, but it's close enough to the French and Swiss Alps that you can skii. liir. Gen - where is that? there's one cityfor For this trip, Samantha irFirTravel expert, Samantha Brown will take us to one of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities. Geneva, Switzerland in this episode of "Passport to Europe". Geneva is an outdoor paradise boasting invigorating views of the crystal blue Lake Geneva and the glorious snow capped mountains. Samantha will find she's on time when shopping for a watch then she won't be late when she goes to the prestigious Patek Phillipe watch museum. She will head to the nearby mountain of Les Diableret for a little skiing, dog sledding and getting acquainted with the international locals. Geneva is extremely international and is home to hundreds of world organizations. Samantha will visit one such organization call CERN where she will take a tour of the facility on a BICYCLE! Geneva has never been known as a place to party but Samantha will try and disprove this misconception buy hanging out at local clubs and then embarks to a Swiss Chalet for a traditional meal of fondue and a little Swiss yodeling. Geneva is welcoming and friendly as most small towns except this town happens to have locals from over a hundred different countries.

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