Ever since we moved overseas, we’ve spent the last 4 Thanksgivings without family. This year, with my cousin living a 1.5 hour flight away, we decided to have a second Thanksgiving with them!
Before I dig into what all we did this weekend, let me warn y’all that there may be levels of extreme jealousy. Have no fear, I ate enough for all of us!
After a really nice night of sleep, Saturday was off with a bang. The day began with the biggest smorgasbord of yummy pastries and bread! Pain au chocolate, croissants, & baguettes, oh my.
And then it was time to hit the road! 1.5 hours in the car and we made it to our first destination…
First stop: Maison Cailler Chocolate Factory
We got to learn about the history of chocolate through animated rooms which were super fun. We then entered the tasting area, where we even got to taste cocoa beans!
The tasting area began with learning how chocolate was made and then we got to sample multiple pieces of candy that had been made in the factory! HEAVENLY.
I definitely left with a massive chocolate hangover, y’all.
SECOND STOP: the Palace, Cheese Fondue, and Twinkle Lights in the City
HOLY YUM. I could seriously eat cheese fondue about 2 times a week and be super happy about it. My weighing scale might hate me, but hey, cheese.fondue. Know what I’m saying?! Also, how cute is this little city with all their twinkle lights?!
At the end of the night, with all the eating finally being done, we headed back home. A stop at the grocery store to get our Thanksgiving prep items together and then everyone was in bed! Lol.
AKA: Thanksgiving Day. To prepare for eating day, part 2, the kiddos, my cousin, Rolando, Amir, and I went out for a stroll. With the crisp, fresh air, a view of Mont Blanc from the street, and all the friendly people we ran into, our little stroll became a 4 mile walk!
Finally, it was time to go home for lunch/dinner! Shout out to my cousin, Nadia, who woke up early to prepare such a baller feast!
There was literally NO moving after 2 days of eating, y’all. After dinner, playing, and getting all the kids in bed, we spent a few hours talking & drinking tea.
Luckily for our bellies, the insane eating parts of the weekend had finally come to a close and all that was left for the next day was a trip to the UN!
Geneva houses the Palais des Nations which is where the United Nations is located. Amir and I love seeing historical places like this, so we decided to sign up for a tour! It was incredible, y’all. Our extremely knowledgeable guide spoke to us about the member countries of the UN, how it operates, and hot topic issues that are currently being discussed. And, we saw a few of the major rooms including Room 19, the Human Rights room, and the Assembly Hall!
And just like that, our 3 day spectacular in Geneva came to a close, haha! Of course, it has easily become one of my favorite places to have visited.
Will you be adding Geneva to your must-visit list?!