Brian Johnston

Brian Johnston seemed destined to become a travel writer and author: he is an Irishman born in Nigeria and raised in Switzerland, who has lived in Britain and China.

Geneva and the lake with its famous water jet.

The nine things you should do in Geneva

To fully appreciate Geneva's lake and Alp-gazing location, walk the five-kilometre string of flower-flanked promenades that begins near the Botanic Garden.

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