ABOUT US

We often hear people moan about how boring Geneva is. We really couldn’t agree less. The idea behind the website is to uncover and discover Geneva from every angle and share our experiences with likeminded people.

We’ve found the city to be beautiful, culturally rich and welcoming.

Our site is unapologetically subjective reflecting our own choices, preferences and tastes.

We hope to give you a bit of flesh around the story, colour, personal observations and insights, with the aim to celebrate Geneva.

Of course, the website has also given us the perfect excuse to eat and drink our way around the city!

MEET THE TEAM

The Things to do in Geneva team are all expats who are passionate about Geneva!

Chene Koscielny - Editor in Chief

CHENÉ KOSCIELNY

Editor-in-Chief 

I am curious about life, which means I’m seldom bored. I love Geneva and enjoy getting under its skin.

As a journalist and communications consultant I enjoy writing stories that make people sit up and notice.

My other big passion is yoga. As a qualified teacher (500 hours), I love to share this passion with my students.

See my article about yoga in Geneva.

I grew up in South Africa and have lived in Berlin, Paris and London before moving to Geneva in 2016.

Brigitte Taylor - Contributor

BRIGITTE TAYLOR

Contributor

I grew up in São Paulo, Brazil, and moved to Geneva in 2004 to go to university. It was a tough adjustment (I was simply not prepared for how cold winter is over here), but today I can’t imagine living somewhere else. The quality of life we have here is unbeatable.

Geneva was also where I discovered my passions: writing, photography, food and wine. I talk about these things and more through my Instagram account, @brightaylor and on Twitter, @Bri_GHTaylor

Gaelle Forget - Contributer

GAËLLE FORGET

Contributor

I am a lawyer by day but dreamer and wanderer at night, deep down, I am a bohemian spirit who dreams of living in a rattan hut on a laid-back island.

I have a complicated love and hate relationship with Geneva. I went to High School in Geneva and then I left for 10 years eager to explore the world and came back 3 years ago with my American husband.

I love Geneva in the summer, I think that is when she truly reveals all her charms. Geneva in the summer is laid-back and relaxed. You can swim in the Lake or in the Rhône river and jump from the Jonction bridge. People are chilling and grilling on the grass everywhere. Hammocks are hung between two trees on the Rhone River. There are spontaneous picnics and salsa dancing in Jardin Anglais. You can cycle around the lake, paddle at Tropical Corner among many other cool places to swim and relax and yes, dancing at Les Voiles.

Caro Blackwell

CARO BLACKWELL

Contributor – Photographer – Social Media

I am Caro a passionate foodie and wine lover, photographer and traveler. Yes I’m the annoying one that always has to photograph my food before eating it!

I love my life in the Genevois region having moved here over ten years ago from the UK. The mountains in the winter and lakeside in the summer. I have travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and lived in the Caribbean as a chef on a charter yacht for several years.

I’m a CIM marketing professional specializing in digital and social media, a wordpress web designer and I qualified with a diploma from the Photography Institute as a professional photographer. My food passions are indulged on my blog Taste of Savoie and my photography is showcased on Caro Blackwell.com and on Instagram you can see what I eat and where I travel.

I love seeking out new places to eat, things to do and to see in Geneva and the beautiful region I live in.

Laura Snoek - Contributor

LAURA SNOEK

Contributor

I was born in Amsterdam, but have left the Netherlands many years ago. After having lived in France, I moved to Geneva in 2003 and almost immediately met my French-Swiss husband. We now have two children, and they would not want to live anywhere else but here. I love the nature that surrounds Geneva, and I consider ourselves lucky!

Coming from a flat country below sea level, I love the fact that on a grey day with low clouds, you could choose to drive up the mountain to catch some sunbeams! Geneva’s central location is also convenient for us, as our family lives either in Amsterdam or in the South of France.

I have a passion for travel, food, and learning about different cultures and write about that on my blog called Let’s Explore. It is a family travel blog which also has a recipe series, with recipes from around the world shared by locals.

This recipe series has been a very enriching experience, since it makes us learn from cultures, on different ways of cooking, and, I get to know some of the great people that live in this international area!

My website

My Facebook page

My Instagram page

Sarah Scaddan - Contributor

SARAH SCADDAN

Contributor

Originally from Yorkshire in the UK, I moved to Geneva in 2009 after living in London, Hong Kong and Sydney. I’m a huge fan of the climate in Geneva and I adore the fascinating mix of people. As a great lover of theatre, dance, music and art, I find Geneva’s arts scene a bit frustrating but there are some good finds.

I qualified in 2018 as a clinical reflexologist and travel to client’s homes all over Geneva to treat them. I believe reflexology to be a fabulous tool to enhance and improve physical and mental wellbeing and I have a special interest in women’s health. Visit my website or email reflexologysarah@yahoo.com to find out more.

My other passion is travel and for a long time now, I have offered a travel planning service: Inspire My Travel. It is aimed at people overloaded with holiday options and no time to research them, something I love to do.

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