I went to the Expat Expo in Geneva a few weeks ago. I’ve still got all the brochures and stuff, so I’m going to put the info here – for me and also for your benefit.
- Geneva Lunch – an english-language news site with a new design
- The Geneva Community – One Source. One Site. One Stop.
- Swiss News – a monthly (?) english-language publication
- Jay Jay Solutions – satellite and video sales and installations
- Spouse Career Centre – you came to Geneva because of your spouse’s work and you want to work, too? They can help.
- Off The Shelf – The English Bookshop
- World Radio Switzerland – Switzerland’s English-language radio station available on DAB, cable, satellite, the web and on 88.4 FM in Geneva
- Chalet Locator – want to rent/buy a chalet? These guys can help you out.
- The Library in English – English-Language Library in Geneva
- American International Club of Geneva
- Simply Theatre – Performing Arts Academy for all ages
- Domicile Services – one-stop shopping for help at home
- Bedrooms in Boxes – a special, unique gift to add a little something extra to your life
- I Love Geneva – Bi-lingual site for foreigners and Swiss about living in and around Geneva
- Swiss Info – Information about Switzerland
A few days ago, we were at a birthday party at Vera Cruz bar. (Happy Birthday, Nastya!)
We left shortly after midnight and about 200m after driving away, I heard that familiar flat-tire sound. Great.
I stopped the car near some parking garage, looked at the tire and sure enough, it was flat. Naturally, since someone had put a screw 5 cm deep into it. I still don’t understand why people do that. Especially to me. I’ve found at least 5 screws in my tires in the last 4 years. I thought it was an Eastern European thing, but now it’s happened in Geneva…..
In any case, under the light rain in my fancy duds, I rolled up my sleeves and started to change the tire. Unfortunately, the spare tire under the car was hard to get loose. The hook which is supposed to release the carriage the spare was in wouldn’t loosen. At some point, a guy approached and asked if he could help. Together, we were able to get the tire out – by breaking the screw assembly, just twisting it off – and change the tire.
Ahmed didn’t need to help me – I think he was just checking that we weren’t some ‘undesirables’ in front of the Hotel Kempinski that he worked for – but he was very kind and professional. Not rude or aggresive or anything.
I just want to say “Thanks!” for helping to make an unpleasant experience a bit more tolerable.