Geneva, Switzerland
Mathew, 24
Law student
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I study law because everybody's trying to rip each other off and if you know how the system works, you can make it work for you !

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

Simon & Garfunkel, La Femme, Paradis, Fauve, Kenny Rogers, Serge Gainsbourg, Grand Blanc, Her, Tame Impala, UNKLE

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Parks & Recreation, 30 Rock, Game Of Thrones, American Dad, Planet Earth

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

Brasserie des Bastions, Café Demi-Lune, Café Voisins, La Sixième Heure, Café du Lys, L'Etabli, Parc des Bastions, Yvette de Marseille, Café Slatkine or Bacco. I have a pretty extensive experience in failed Tinder dates so you may want to follow someone else's advice...

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

I can't think of any hero I would have... I would go to the top of Mount Salève.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Clothes are expensive in Switzerland... I usually buy them abroad

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

Charmilles

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

Jumping from a bridge down the Rhône river

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

There's a terrace in the back of L'Etabli, a bar. Not a lot of people know about it but it's a super sweet spot.

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?

Hôtel des Bergues, it's crazy expensive.

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

Parfums de Beyrouth. Looks terrible, food is the exact opposite.

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

I like an old-fashioned or a simple G&T. Atelier Cocktail is the best in my opinion, but plenty offer some amazing compositions as well.

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

Beau-Rivage Hotel

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

I mean, just go to a supermarket and go to the chocolate aisle. It's Switzerland after all. Even the industrial ones taste incredible.

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

Rooftop 42

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

Parc La Grange

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

The water jet (you really can't miss it, just find the lake and it will be right there). The UN, the old city of Geneva and Parc Bastions. Just roam around there, it's a beautiful place.

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

I eat at "chez ma cousine", go have a swim at Bain des Pâquis, have dinner at Lipp's Brasserie and finish with a drink at La Clémence.

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

Tel Aviv. Great vibes, amazing food, weather, the people are awesome, the beaches are beautiful, it's a place of constant celebration.

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