On Sunday we took a flight from Newcastle to Geneva, where we were submerged into a completely unfamiliar world. As we've only ever been in predominantly English speaking places before, it was quite different to see signs and hear announcements in another language! Because Geneva is in western Switzerland, the primary language was French (however there's also a lot of German in the country). We followed the crowds & signs out of the arrival gate and down to the train station. Everything went surprisingly smoothly considering the circumstances! We took a train from Geneva airport along the beautiful Lake Geneva shore to Martigny (pronounced 'martin-ee').
Désolé je ne parle pas français = Sorry I don't speak French
Parlez vous English? = Do you speak English?
Merci = thank you
Bonjour = hello
Cafe = coffee
Gare = train station
Needless to say, we will be taking some language classes before our next international trip!