Geneva, Switzerland
Fiona, 26
Psychology Student
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I just finished my bachelor in psychology and I'm interested to become a coach. I'm also interested in new forms of therapy like equitherapy and more intuitive forms of therapy.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Sia - Breath, Kodaline - All I Want, The Fray - Ungodly Hour, Imogen Heap - Hide and Seak, Ingrid Michaelson - Keep Breathing, Josh Rouse - My Love Has Gone, Laura Welsh - Call to Arms, Mazzy Star - Dust, Passenger - Let Her Go, Coldplay - Fix You, Michael Andrews & Gary Jules - Mad World, Seabear - Cold Summer

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Friends, Newport Beach (The OC), Peaky Blinders, Sherlock, Bloodline, Heroes, Thirteen reasons why

Name some spots in Geneva that are good for a Tinder date.

La Barje des Lavandières (in the summer), a stroll in the Parc des Bastions, Irish Pub in the old city of Geneva

Who’s your hero and where in Geneva would you take them out for a serious hang?

Michelle Obama and I'd love to see her dance to some techno music so I'd take her to my favourite club called the Zoo (Usine)

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Mango, Zara, Maje, Levis

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

The Java club. The music, the people, the price... Everything there is just horrible!

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Hinking on the Salève

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Geneva and where did you get it?

A burger that just looks like bread with nothing in it. You can eat it at La Muse Gueule

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Geneva that you particularly like?

La Barje des Lavandières, definitely my favourite place in Geneva in the Summer. The bar is just this van with inexpensive beers and then you can enjoy it on deck chairs or directly by the river (Rhône).

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Geneva? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

A bar called Floor Two in the Kempinksy hotel. I got a really good girly cocktail based of champagne and strawberry and it cost around 28 franks.

What restaurant in Geneva looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Le boulevard des sandwich. The best sandwiches in town

Where can you get the best cocktail in Geneva? Which one do you like?

I'm not really the cocktail type but if you like beers I'd go to a store called Drinks of The World and get a good Belgian beer to enjoy by the lake or in the parc "des Eaux-vives"

Where would you take your partner in Geneva if you wanted to really pamper them?

Bain Bleu Hammam & Spa

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Of course chocolate and I'd go to a store called "Sprüngli"

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Geneva?

A dance club called the Java. Just a show off place for rich kids.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Geneva?

La Barje des Lavandières (sorry can't help)

What are the Geneva spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Parc des Bastions because it's so full of life and history

Tomorrow’s your last day in Geneva. How do you spend it?

First I'd go for a little shopping in the morning, when the city is still waking up. Then, I'd go buy me some good take away lunch in Globus, to eat in a parc or by the lake. Then I'd go for a walk in the old city of Geneva or in a parc, and then enjoy the sunset at la Barje des Lavandières. And last but not least, find myself a good old rave by the lake.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Rome. Can't really explain why but I left a part of my soul there. I love to walk, wander trough the city and in Rome you can find something magical in every corner. Whether it's a monument or the most romantic café.

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