Lisa Cirieco-Ohlman

Lisa Cirieco-Ohlman

Know-it-all Passport






The ultimate guide for English-speaking residents in the Geneva and Nyon areas. Lisa Cirieco-Ohlman publishes a very useful resource, brilliantly presenting information that you would not want to be without. The author lived in Geneva as a youth and is now raising her children there.

Newcomers to the Geneva and Nyon regions will find Know-it-all Passport an indispensable source of facts, figures, cultural tips and general know-how for making life easier and fun-filled. It includes social groups, clubs and churches for meeting other English-speakers in the area.

Covering all aspects of living in the area with kids, Know-it-all Passport is for newcomers and long-time residents alike. It provides useful information in over 30 chapters including English-speaking doctors, activities for teens, child-friendly restaurants, sports for all ages, rainy day outings, summer camps and activities, shopping, birthday parties, and junior bank accounts. Many discounts are included in the guide and there is an extensive index.

For those English-speakers who have been in the region for a while, this guide contains information on education and sports activities for all ages, great locations and entertainment ideas for birthdays, original outings and activities for weekends and summer holidays, among many other subjects.

Those with small children will find helpful the listings of play groups, restaurants with changing tables, how to decipher day care, and where to find babysitting. Parents of teens will be overwhelmed by the choice of sports, music and dance, summer jobs, and youth discounts.

With 40 chapters on 652 pages, the sixth edition includes maps of Geneva, Lausanne, Lake Geneva, and the communes of Geneva and Vaud, together with maps for most all of the business listings. The guide also includes extensive coverage of recommended outings and day trips.

The price for the latest edition is Fr. 38.-/copy. On sale at most bookshops around Geneva, Lausanne, and across the border. A full list of sales points is available on the website where you can also place free classifieds, see updates, check interesting links, and more.