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Julz’s World: The ins and outs of Riot Tourism

Wednesday, 4 June 2003, 10:10 pm | Julie Symons

There’s a new and thrilling way to fill your evenings in Geneva this week: participate in the latest fad, Riot Tourism! More >>

Friend or Foe? The truth on travelling in Turkey

Friday, 2 May 2003, 8:04 am | Julie Symons

For the past few months I’ve had to force myself to ignore the doomsayers who’ve gasped in horror when I’ve mentioned spending Easter in Turkey. More >>

Julz’s World: From Inside Alinghi City, Geneva

Tuesday, 11 March 2003, 9:39 am | Julie Symons

“The losers didn’t have enough hope to win"... I disappeared to eat dinner, before the urge to interrupt Swiss on-the-street TV interviews became overwhelming. I desperately wanted to throw myself at a camera and scream “New Zealand rocks!” More >>

Julz’s World: The small things in life

Thursday, 16 January 2003, 10:18 am | Julie Symons

Starry nights and sexy European accents are the coolest things don’t you think? I can’t get enough of the heady scent of grass after rain, the smell of baking (and better yet, eating it!), and the memories invoked by the smell of sun block the first ... More >>

Julz’s World: The price of life in Swatch land

Tuesday, 31 December 2002, 1:48 pm | Julie Symons

Since, in Geneva, I have usually only two choices of meat at my local supermarket, be it horse, rabbit or something more conventional. A variety-starved ex-pat like myself, on return to New Zealand, feels like a kid at Disneyland. More >>

Inside Internet Dating... Genève-Style!

Monday, 25 November 2002, 8:30 am | Julie Symons

Julz’s World: “Flying Elephants and Orange Caterpillars I’m a happy kiwi girl living in Genève who wants to meet a guy who loves travelling, cinema, meals out, hiking and the mountains. (I’m a hopeless skier but I love sliding down mountains on garbage ... More >>

Julz’ World - High on life in Holland

Monday, 11 November 2002, 8:55 am | Julie Symons

One of the inexplicable peculiarities of Europe is that each nationality has its distinct character traits, despite the countries being connected on the same plot of land. Case in point: the Dutch. More >>

Yoga, didgeridoos, skiing: spot the common factor!

Friday, 18 October 2002, 10:32 pm | Julie Symons

Your eyes twinkle and dance, and even though you leave a class looking very dishevelled – it’s hard to keep a hairdo intact when you’re upside down – you feel like you’re emanating a sexy kind of glow. More >>

Salons, Cosmo and Shearers From Hell

Thursday, 3 October 2002, 9:47 am | Julie Symons

It’s a wonder my mirror hasn’t broken in several places. Between the lank duo-coloured hair, the threadbare clothes and the scuffed shoes, I’m in dire need of an image over-haul – but Geneva is so not the place to do it. More >>

Julz's World: Taxi Driver!

Monday, 17 June 2002, 10:20 am | Julie Symons

Julz's World with Julie Symons Taxi Driver! Last night I caught a taxi home from the pub. More >>

Valentine Blues

Tuesday, 19 February 2002, 4:47 pm | Julie Symons

The most horrible day of the year has passed and I'm still standing. In fact I'm noticeably upright, and that's the problem. I'm talking about Valentines Day here, the day you're supposed to be wined, dined and end up horizontal, not vertical. A ... More >>

Julz World: My Name Is Julie & I'm A Chocoholic

Wednesday, 4 July 2001, 9:59 am | Julie Symons

At the moment my addiction is under relative control. I’ve reduced my intake down to half a block a day. On a good day, I can get by on chocolate bikkies alone. More >>

Julz’s World: Falling For The Snow

Wednesday, 24 January 2001, 9:41 am | Julie Symons

Every inch of my body aches from head to toe. Even the areas between my bruises are sore. My muscles ache so much I can barely lift my arms to get dressed in the morning. And I’m walking in such a peculiar fashion, I’m paranoid people are going to start ... More >>

Julz’s World: Mad Cows And Frog Legs

Thursday, 14 December 2000, 11:11 am | Julie Symons

There are many initiations you go through to truly feel European. For starters there’s the welcoming kiss on the cheek, the number of air kisses being an art in itself (three in Switzerland, two in Spain and a variable number in other countries). More >>

Julz’s World: Verbier Skiing Drama

Thursday, 30 November 2000, 1:15 pm | Julie Symons

Last weekend some friends took advantage of the early snowfall in Switzerland, skiing at a popular resort. They stopped to catch their breath on a mountainside, watching a Cessna fly low overhead. More >>




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