My life is rapidly changing this year in a few ways: I’m graduating from university in Seattle in a few months, I’m turning 22 in August, and I’m moving back to Europe permanently after living a little over half of each year in Seattle for the past decade.
Europe is my home, I’m from Poland, but I widely consider all of Europe to be my home. I’ve been to so many places but yet so many are still waiting to be discovered all around Europe. I initially mentioned last month that I have a few cities on my mind that I love in Europe and would love to live in; they include Amsterdam, London, Reykjavik, Barcelona, Munich, Stockholm, Vienna, and Zurich. However a new city has been on my mind lately, a city which I find to be absolutely gorgeous – Geneva, Switzerland.
I love Switzerland. The air, the culture, the people, the traditions, the chocolate, the everything. I feel at home when I’m in Switzerland, it just feels right to be there. I’ve been to Zurich many times before and a few other Swiss cities, and I love them all. Switzerland is such a small country, yet there are so many different cultures depending on where you go – this is naturally proven by the fact that Switzerland has four official languages.
So, Geneva. Look, I’m in love with Zurich. It’s beyond gorgeous.. but there’s also something about Geneva that is captivating, the city is the second largest after Zurich and it is beautiful. Obviously there are differences and perhaps the biggest being that French is primarily spoken there, but all Swiss cities share some type of common culture that is universal to Switzerland, in addition to their own local customs. So, I’ve been obsessed with Geneva for the past two months.
I was even thinking about continuing my education in Switzerland and obtaining a master’s degree in my field of technology, so I did some research and it turns out I could complete my studies in under two years for under 2k CHF total. Insanely cheap compared to the soaring cost of university in America. Hell, in Seattle a few books cost $2k.. not to mention all of the other ridiculous fees.
All of that being said, I’m still deciding on where to live. I have about five more months left in America and then I’m flying to Poland for most of the summer (and naturally flying around the world), but then beginning late this year I need to figure out where I will live (at least for a short while). It isn’t like if I move to Geneva I will stay there for the rest of my life (ok, maybe I would); the point is that I want to try to live in a few European cities before I decide where I want to stay for a longer period of time.
Thankfully I’m young, so I still have so much of my life ahead of me and it will really begin in a few months when I finally start my “real” life. Oh, and moving to Switzerland may or may not have something to do with the fact that I love SWISS… 😉