Trip to Europe summer 2019 – day 1 (tour of Geneva)

Trip to Europe summer 2019 – day 1 (tour of Geneva)

Geneva is a metropolitan city which is the home of many international organisations, among them the most famous ones are the UN and Red Cross which we can visit. Therefore I planned to visit both, just next to each other, on the day. However because of the baggage and accommodation trouble the day before, I visited the Red Cross and Red Crescent museum first, then took a bus to the airport to get back my baggage, returned to the city centre to have a lunch, checked in to the hostel, then visited the UN afterwards.

My exposure to the world was vastly enhanced when I participated in World Scout Youth Forum 2 years before in Azerbaijan, but it was a pity that I could not join the World Scout Conference immediately afterwards due to work constraint.

In the Red Cross museum I met Elias from France who also joined the forum 2 years ago. We were delighted to meet again in a place promoting world peace as scouts.

In the UN guided tour I visited the most important conference halls in the headquarters. The biggest one is for the plenary sessions where representatives from all 193 members meet together, and the smaller one is for smaller committee meetings. I also looked at the hall where the “infamous” human right council was taking place.

Finally I had a walk in the old town before going back to the hostel.

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