My bags are packed and I get on the plane from Dubai to Geneva. It’s a long flight so I do what I usually do and go to have a cup of tea with the cabin crew. I am told that Stanislas Wawrinka is on the plane after his win at the Australian Open, so I know immediately there will be a big reception for him at the airport.
We land in Geneva after a 7-hour flight and the plane taxis to the gate. We wait longer than usual to disembark and people start to get frustrated. I know it’s because of Wawrinka so don’t really get too bothered.
When I arrive to pick up my luggage there are signs all around the arrival lobby congratulating Wawrinka, and there are cameramen everywhere. It almost feels as if I am the celebrity being filmed by all these cameramen – what a perfect way to start my adventure at Les Roches!
I am really tired, but it is just too difficult to take my eyes off the natural beauty that surrounds me during the two and a half hour bus ride. I take many pictures but my favorite is the one on the left.
When I arrive at Bluche, the check in process goes very smoothly as everything is already set up for us.
Within half an hour I already have everything organised and am in my room. I can’t really see much of Bluche as it is already dark out. It is also really cold so I try my best to stay indoors.
A couple of days later we have the welcome drinks and I meet a lot of the teachers and students. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming.
It is much better than I had expected and I immediately feel I made the right choice by coming to Les Roches.
I cannot wait to experience more of what Les Roches has to offer and keep all of you updated on my travels and experiences.
For now here is a picture of a bunch of the people from my program and me: