I thought I wouldn’t see Jet d’eau Water Fountain in Geneva, Switzerland

I was quite disappointed when I went to see the Jet d’eau Water Fountain in Geneva, Switzerland and it wasn’t there.

​I thought it was under maintenance or something. Since I couldn’t do anything about it, I decided to see a nearby tourist attraction – the Flower Clock. It was part of the itinerary anyway.

​Then I returned to the lakefront to go to a souvenir shop. Lo and behold, Jet d’eau could already be seen! I was pleasantly surprised because I had thought I would leave Geneva without seeing its iconic water fountain.

The Atomium in Belgium

After traveling alone in Italy and the Netherlands for a few days, I reunited with my family in Brussels, Belgium and saw the Atomium and Grand Place together.



I parted with them again for a few hours to see Manneken Pis and Parc du Cinquantenaire.



I wrote and published this blog post while on a Brussels to Paris train on September 19.


Windmills, prostitution and canals in the Netherlands

My stay in the Netherlands will be short (only about 24 hours) but it has been enjoyable so far.

I went to Zaanse Schans, home of some of the many windmills in the country.


Then I returned to the Amsterdam city center to see its red light district.



Role playing

From 9 pm to 10:30 pm I was on a canal cruise.

Seeing the real Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

So… it wasn’t the Notre Dame Cathedral that I saw way back in 2009. Now I’m sure it’s another church in Paris because today, September 15, I saw Notre Dame and the many tourists taking pictures of it.

Today is also our last day at the Montmartre area. I’ll definitely miss our flat and the spectacular view of Sacre Coeur that it offers.