Geneva Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Currency

    Geneva is a good place for changing your currency, provided you use one of the small currency traders and not the big banks. Zhe banks usually charge a commission of at least CHF 5, unless you have an...

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  • 2. Pickpockets

    Hi - I have lived in Geneva for 6 years and generally it is a safe city, but Cornevin is NOT safe at night. It is the night hangout for the druggies, beggers and east european scammers who sit outside...

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  • 3. Smokers

    This has to be the capital of the world for smokers. They are everywhere in public places. It seems the government just cancelled a law banning smoking because it was unconstitutional. I can't believe...

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  • 4. Be cautious during the Geneva Festival (in August)

    People flock here during Fêtes de Genève (Geneva Festival), some for nothing but to steal your things. My 1'700 Euro camcorder was stolen in the year 2002 near...

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  • 5. Indian restaurant

    Indian restaurant use the word Indian, but dont show any respect if any Indian goes there. Dont know why but may be most of them who themselves came from poor...

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  • 6. Highways toll

    To use highways you must purchase and display a tax disc (vignette) on your vehicle. The cost is EUR 40The penalty for not displaying a disc is €80. They are...

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  • 7. Petty crime is rife!

    I've lived here for nearly four years now and have never seen anything like it. My bike stolen, my wife was robbed today (for the 3rd time in 3 years), she's...

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  • 8. Fake Policemen Getting Money from Wallets!

    Fake policemen roam Geneva streets! These so called policemen are actually tourists from other Eastern European countries who "graze" Geneva for a quick buck....

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  • 9. Beware Cows

    In the street the traveller may meet the whole cattle of cows. This cattle in the photo was gathered just close to the harbour. You should not make your shoes...

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  • 10. 80km/h in center town

    getting near streets in geneva is an experience full of excitement (!), both being a pedestrian and a driver.crossing the streets at night requires fast legs,...

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  • 11. Walk in groups and be alert

    A lady at the hotel we were staying in had her purse stolen (with passport and money) from the lobby - NEVER leave your bags unattended.The hotel security (a 5...

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  • 12. Always carry your ID papers.

    A friend of ours in Switzerland was Algerien and had some pretty crazy stories to tell us about how the police, mostly out of uniform, would stop him and ask...

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  • 13. Youngsters

    Be careful not to mess with youngsters. I have seen many disturbing situations, in public transportation or in the streets- where teenagers have insulted,...

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  • 14. Youngsters

    Be careful not to mess with youngsters. I have seen many disturbing situations, in public transportation or in the streets- where teenagers have insulted,...

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  • 15. Fighting people on the streets late at night

    We were calmly walking towards the Main Station from our "bed" by the lake, and there were really many black-colored people shouting and fighting near the...

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  • 16. Not part of the EU

    Remember, at least during the time of my writings, that Switzerland is not part of the EU and so you do go thru checkpoint going into and out of the country....

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  • 17. The Jet d'Eau gets turned off...

    The Jet d'Eau gets turned off every once in a while, and there are no fences or anything keeping one from going over and checking it out. I can just imagine...

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  • 18. I'm not sure whether the...

    I'm not sure whether the responsibility lies with Lufthansa or Geneva Airport, but there is not an efficient method for unloading and retrieving large luggage...

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  • 19. When I travel I always have my...

    When I travel I always have my 'danger radar' on. When travelling in Switzerland you may leave your danger radar at home as it is probably the safest country I...

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  • 20. This isn't too much of a...

    This isn't too much of a warning, but I learned the hard way that you shouldn't engage in a conversation with a man who tells you that 'you are a very lucky...

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  • 21. Restaurant without Alcohol

    Under the hill when walking to the harbour you may accidently attend to a restaurant which does not serve alcohol drinks. This is completely criminal, and you...

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