Crossing Things Off The To Do List

Moving to another country is not like moving across town.  We aren’t familiar with the lay of the land, they don’t speak English, there are different norms and everything just looks different.  We were prepared for everything to take a long time and for many problems. Fortunately the gods have been smiling on us.

Here is what we have managed to accomplish thus far:

  • got keys to apartment
  • purchased washer and dryer
  • toured gyms
  • got a tour of our neighborhood, to learn where the post office is located, met with a doctor (to have one if necessary), went to grocery stores and lots of little things like that
  • Went to the bank
  • got our phone, cable and internet set up
  • bought a special Swiss phone
  • visited the office office
  • got our yearly public transport passes

Needless to say, we are going to bed early.

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First Impressions of Geneva

Here are our first impressions of Geneva and the first few things we saw:

  • The streets are very clean (especially after a visit to NYC).  Everything is clean, even the gym floors.  When we went to check out a gym, we had to slip hospital booties on over our shoes to keep us from getting them dirty (this happened multiple times).
  • We saw Lamborghinis, Porches, a Maserati, Range Rovers and just about every make and model of German Luxury cars.  Auto enthusiasts can just park themselves on the sidewalk near the Four Seasons and gawk.
  • We heard lots of English spoken in the streets and at restaurants.  We heard French and a lot of other languages too.