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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by kenny714433(m): 1:50pm On Aug 06
My dream destination. Hope this dream comes to reality.

There are so many landscape and beautiful places in this Akwa Ibom state which when developed will be more beautiful than this. I've sent messages to the commissioner for tourism but no response. I thought of giving ideas and publication. Nigeria will not just be better soon.
Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by INTEGRITYA1(m): 1:55pm On Aug 06
Interesting.
Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by CanadianNaija: 1:58pm On Aug 06
davide470:
Hi Guys,

In the spirit of the season, I will be detailing my visit to these beautiful cities on a tight budget. Lyon and Chamonix Mont-Blanc are in the South of France while Geneva is in Switzerland.

So follow me as we explore wink

Pics - Bus to Lyon

This is all really beautiful. Will definitely plan for Europe next year. I guess I’ve gotten used to the beauty around me, and it doesn’t even occur to me to take pictures anymore.

I really pray that Nigeria changes for the better in my life time.

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by dnawah(m): 2:09pm On Aug 06
davide470:
Hi Guys,

In the spirit of the season, I will be detailing my visit to these beautiful cities on a tight budget. Lyon and Chamonix Mont-Blanc are in the South of France while Geneva is in Switzerland.

The beauty of free movement among member states in the Schengen zone cannot be overemphasized as it has created lot of opportunities and revenue for the participating countries. Even Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria have applied to join the zone seeing what other countries are benefiting.

So my journey started from Paris. I booked a Bus from the Bercy Seine Station en-route to Lyon, the trip was about 5 hours and it costs €17.

My plan is to spend a night in Lyon and 2 nights at Geneva with a day return tip to Chamonix since it is just an hour away from Geneva.

So follow me as we explore wink

Pics - Bus to Lyon
pls go to Paris naw.i want to know if s'il naige ancore a Paris.
Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by AmNuhRegular(f): 2:11pm On Aug 06
Una go just dey tortori person grin grin grin cry cry

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by MrBrownJay1(m): 2:12pm On Aug 06
olawooro:
Meanwhile I wish to do a PhD at the Graduate School of International and Development, Geneva. Cus it is a specialized institution for International Relations/Politics coupled with the fact that many international organizations and research centres are located in the city. But too expensive.

It's not that difficult actually...you just need to live/eat/drink/party etc well away from Geneva. That's why I said the French side is the best option for living... and you can just catch a bus to school in Geneva.

15ssDRIVE:



Singapore Brother... 2 locations you MuSt not go to,without 10,000$-€-£-

For real igbadun.

Is Singapore more expensive than Hong Kong or Tokyo? I rate HK as the most useless expensive city in the world... at least Geneva/Tokyo looks nice etc. But HK?!?!?!?!?! Just rental.price will have you get headache from day one.

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by AwkaetitiBabe(f): 2:14pm On Aug 06
youngRx:
very beautiful pictures OP. welldone.

Now that you're home, in your own little way, what measures have you proposed to put in place to make our beloved country look this beautiful?

I noticed most people go see how beautiful and organized these places are, yet come back and do absolutely nothing to make our nation as good as those.
So him go leave Switzerland come Nigeria to beautify it abi? Abeg blame govt
Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by deepthougths(m): 2:24pm On Aug 06
uuzba:

You live in the tropics (the red portion of the map below). The sun shines perpendicular to the ground 90% of the year
OP went above this region. The Sun shines at an angle. It is never directly over your head.
Also, Nigeria is below the Sahara desert. Wind from the Sahara carries dust particles.
All the dust is in the air 24/7.
OP went to a region away from the wind of the Sahara. No single dust in the air.

My brother, Brazil and Argentina dey this our zone too, but their sky and landscape no be like out own... Nigeria own Don tire me. Even trees no gree green again.
Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by uuzba(m): 2:34pm On Aug 06
deepthougths:


My brother, Brazil and Argentina dey this our zone too, but their sky and landscape no be like our own... Nigeria own Don tire me. Even trees no gree green again.
Sahara desert carries a lot of dust. Brazil no get desert like our own. And probably they don't use petrol or diesel generator like us. All the smoke adds to the dust in the air.
I feel you sha. It's just condition. We were born, and we found ourselves here.
Just try to arrange yourself and keep positive mindset.
But there's no place like home.

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by GoodFaith: 2:38pm On Aug 06
MrBrownJay1:
Quick tip
When visiting Geneva, remember that it is a very expensive city, and staying on the French side is cheaper. So get a hotel or place to stay in Ferney Voltaire/Ornex (France) for example, and just commute to Geneva (5mins Uber ride).

I needed that information
Like visit Monaco and stay in Nice, Eze village
"So get a hotel or place to stay in Ferney Voltaire/Ornex (France) for example, and just commute to Geneva (5mins Uber ride)"
Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by uuzba(m): 2:38pm On Aug 06
davide470:
When i said it is a young country, i meant in terms of technological advancement. Nigeria as a country has not been existing since prehistoric times. We were just clusters of kingdoms in a vast region and people were for the betterment of their kingdoms.

You cannot say the same for these countries. France began a republic in 1792 and the construction of the underground Metro in Paris began in 1898 alongside the many discoveries. Swiss became a country in 1291. These countries also went through "colonization" before they became stand-alone and started their own "colonization".

But Europeans killed well-well O. Fight and kill pass this our Fulani herdsmen own.
Battle today, kill tomorrow...
I no for like dey there that time of their battles. It is now that their head has cooled down.
That means there's hope for Nigeria.

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by uuzba(m): 2:41pm On Aug 06
spencekat:
My thought though
There are some pictures you just have to take well.
Not everything is selfie...
Sometimes you have to get out of the way and appreciate what God is showing you.
Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by deepthougths(m): 2:42pm On Aug 06
uuzba:

Sahara desert carries a lot of dust. Brazil no get desert like our own. And probably they don't use petrol or diesel generator like us. All the smoke adds to the dust in the air.
I feel you sha. It's just condition. We were born, and we found ourselves here.
Just try to arrange yourself and keep positive mindset.
But there's no place like home.

Last last no place like home o. Na the people for home make the place sweet no be the environment. I know the climate in Nigeria won't favor beautiful landscapes but then, the amount of waste can be utilized. When I was an undergrad in the university, I wrote a proposal to my state govt to convert waste to biofuel... Gather waste, incenerate them, convert the heat energy and dispose the ashes after reducing BOD into a running water source, luckily we have the Atlantic Ocean in the state and it has the ability to re-integrate. But my govt just went silent. Now gist my state capital... Waste everywhere. The place dirty no be here. And would it be a crime if market paths are made with cobblestone or are interlocked?

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by uuzba(m): 2:43pm On Aug 06
anambraamaka:
In this modern age?? All you need is to download google earth you will visit everywhere see things from your living room
There is no experience like traveling there yourself.

Even if you look at google street view on 74" TV in your palour, Hanty, it is not the same.

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by GoodFaith: 2:44pm On Aug 06
MrBrownJay1:


Yes there is a lot a beauty all over France but the biggest/major tourist attractions are mostly located in Paris area. That's why most people 1st want to discover Paris and then if they have enough time, they discover other areas of France.

Love Nice than Paris dude
I am really looking forward return to visit nice, Eze and Monaco one more time
Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by GoodFaith: 2:48pm On Aug 06
Jake420:

I thought Notre Dame was in Paris not Lyon
It is in Paris
Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by Vince77(m): 2:50pm On Aug 06
I don't even have money to travel to the next street from where I live. So let me just enjoy this travel with the Op.

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by davide470(m): 2:57pm On Aug 06
lawalosky:

sorry to ask, plz do dey have local gov't chairman over there??
cheesy They will have head of community
Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by 15ssDRIVE: 3:08pm On Aug 06
MrBrownJay1:


It's not that difficult actually...you just need to live/eat/drink/party etc well away from Geneva. That's why I said the French side is the best option for living... and you can just catch a bus to school in Geneva.



Is Singapore more expensive than Hong Kong or Tokyo? I rate HK as the most useless expensive city in the world... at least Geneva/Tokyo looks nice etc. But HK?!?!?!?!?! Just rental.price will have you get headache from day one.

Baba ... Singapore cost die.
More than Tokyo and HK.
Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by seguno2: 3:16pm On Aug 06
uuzba:

Well, if you read the Bible, it's only Egypt and Ethiopia that was mentioned as far back 5000 years ago.
Basically implies that Even though Nigeria and other African countries were physically existing, it was more of unpopulated
bushes

This area got populated fairly recently by people just migrating/wandering about without any particular interest in building anything.
As you will notice, there are no horses or donkeys in south Nigeria. That implies, no form of transportation.
but Moses and Pharaoh were firing Horses up in Egypt with even Chariot sef.

France is modern day Roman Empire.

The bible is the story book of the Jews.
Read more to see beyond what you have in the Jewish story book.

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by spencekat(m): 3:27pm On Aug 06
uuzba:

There are some pictures you just have to take well.
Not everything is selfie...
Sometimes you have to get out of the way and appreciate what God is showing you.
Weldone!
Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by MrBrownJay1(m): 3:37pm On Aug 06
GoodFaith:


Love Nice than Paris dude
I am really looking forward return to visit nice, Eze and Monaco one more time

I enjoy Nice too, but let's be honest, there is nothing to see/do in Nice (or anywhere else in the Côte d'Azur) apart from the beach.

For a tourist, that place is just good to chill on the beach or high up in some fancy secluded mansion.
Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by GoodFaith: 3:39pm On Aug 06
MrBrownJay1:


I enjoy Nice too, but let's be honest, there is nothing to see/do in Nice (or anywhere else in the Côte d'Azur) apart from the beach.

For a tourist, that place is just good to chill on the beach or high up in some fancy secluded mansion.

U are right
I was able to chill that was the goal on my visit
Monaco was a good place love it
Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by MrBrownJay1(m): 3:56pm On Aug 06
GoodFaith:


U are right
I was able to chill that was the goal on my visit
Monaco was a good place love it

The mere fact that a baguette cost almost twice as much in Monaco had me dislike that place.... dont get me wrong, its a nice place for a day trip but you best come with a picnic bag filled with food (bought in France), and just sit in some park and have your food quietly. If you dare enter some of the local restaurants, you will sit down and when they bring the menu, you will look at the prices and tears will start pouring down for no damn reasons lol..... and if you are not satisfied that this place is insane, wait for nightfall, thats when you will notice proper insane prices in local club/bars that will have you run from that area. Everything in Monaco is MONEY MONEY MONEY
Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by GoodFaith: 4:06pm On Aug 06
MrBrownJay1:


The mere fact that a baguette cost almost twice as much in Monaco had me dislike that place.... dont get me wrong, its a nice place for a day trip but you best come with a picnic bag filled with food (bought in France), and just sit in some park and have your food quietly. If you dare enter some of the local restaurants, you will sit down and when they bring the menu, you will look at the prices and tears will start pouring down for no damn reasons lol..... and if you are not satisfied that this place is insane, wait for nightfall, thats when you will notice proper insane prices in local club/bars that will have you run from that area. Everything in Monaco is MONEY MONEY MONEY

I know but I still look forward going back to the area

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by raymondele86(m): 5:50pm On Aug 06
Following... Thanks for sharing these beautiful experiences of yours with us

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by geegee08(m): 6:16pm On Aug 06
Indeed, I consider Nice a better holiday destination than Paris - more tranquil, cheaper, better weather, the white sand beaches and the blue Mediterranean - especially if you are staying along the Promenade des Anglais.

I should go there again in October, so help me God.

GoodFaith:


Love Nice than Paris dude
I am really looking forward return to visit nice, Eze and Monaco one more time

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by otokx(m): 6:24pm On Aug 06
kenny714433:
My dream destination. Hope this dream comes to reality.

There are so many landscape and beautiful places in this Akwa Ibom state which when developed will be more beautiful than this. I've sent messages to the commissioner for tourism but no response. I thought of giving ideas and publication. Nigeria will not just be better soon.

The issue with Nigeria is bad infrastructure laced with community insecurity, then no vision, most people want to get all they can and can all they get.

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Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by otokx(m): 6:26pm On Aug 06
CanadianNaija:


This is all really beautiful. Will definitely plan for Europe next year. I guess I’ve gotten used to the beauty around me, and it doesn’t even occur to me to take pictures anymore.

I really pray that Nigeria changes for the better in my life time.

Amen
Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by GoodFaith: 7:32pm On Aug 06
geegee08:
Indeed, I consider Nice a better holiday destination than Paris - more tranquil, cheaper, better weather, the white sand beaches and the blue Mediterranean - especially if you are staying along the Promenade des Anglais.

I should go there again in October, so help me God.


Go to the perfume factory in Eze village
the perfume from Eze village (Parfums Galimard) is better than my over price bond 9 and Clive Christian
buy the small 6 in a pack
My time was between Nice, Eze and Monaco
Re: My Summer Trip To Lyon, Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc! by placeofallure(f): 7:56pm On Aug 06
uuzba:

Well, if you read the Bible, it's only Egypt and Ethiopia that was mentioned as far back 5000 years ago.
Basically implies that Even though Nigeria and other African countries were physically existing, it was more of unpopulated
bushes

This area got populated fairly recently by people just migrating/wandering about without any particular interest in building anything.
As you will notice, there are no horses or donkeys in south Nigeria. That implies, no form of transportation.
but Moses and Pharaoh were firing Horses up in Egypt with even Chariot sef.

France is modern day Roman Empire.
....but Rome is in Italy

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