Anyone who’s new to a city should consider Meet up as its new best friend. Why? Because this app 1. Makes you meet people 2. Makes you do things you like 3. Makes you discover new things. What is the added value in Geneva? The app is free and events organised are either free as well or relatively cheap. When giving it a second thought, even someone who’s been living in Geneva for a long time would benefit from downloading Meet up.
The process is very simple. After downloading the app (have we told you it’s free?), create your profile and define your hobbies. Once it’s done, it’s a whole new world that is released. It’s like when Alice in Alice in Wonderland opens a door that takes her to a whole new universe. Groups and events related to your profile are suggested to you. And there is a lot. Cooking class, meditation session, running club, walk in the forest, exhibitions, concerts, exhibitions… the sky is the limit and it’s the opportunity to discover new things, new places, new people.
Thanks to Meet up, my first months in Geneva were full of multiple activities. Badminton on Monday, meditation on Tuesday, life drawing on Wednesday, after-work on Thursday, Spanish class on Friday, guided tour of Geneva on Saturday, hike on top of the Salève on Sunday. If you did not enjoy the event or activity, this is not a problem, there’s no obligation, you can try other things.
Photography © Margaux Mudde