US CMS Project Office @ CERN
Welcome to Geneva! Probably the first thing you should realize is that you are NOT in America anymore. Most shops and government offices are closed at lunchtime (12-14:00) and after 6 p.m. Restaurants are often closed for a month or more during certain months (July/August) for holidays. Overall, the attitude is not very service-oriented, but give it time - you'll adapt. Here are a few links that might be helpful.
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