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  • Day2

    Zwischenstop im hotel

    September 30 in France

    Müde im hotel angekommen, noch 5 andere Crew Mitglieder getroffen und die übrigen 6 haben den Flug verpasst und kommen irgendwann morgen an - die armen!

    Wollte grad schlafen, da gab es eine Party im Nachbarzimmer 😳 zum Glück kam eine nette Dame von der Rezeption und hat für Ruhe gesorgt. Nun schnell schlafen, morgen um 7 Uhr werden wir abgeholt 🙄

  • Day19

    France - Nice - day 1

    September 16 in France

    France - I like you already! I am so funny. I choose my day of arrival in Nice the day of the Iron Man (right on my street). It's packed with people practicing at its only 9am! 🤣

    Je suis arrivee tres tot a mon hotel et la dame m'a toute suite invitee pour un cafe et dejeuner! Trop chouette ici! 😍

  • Day8

    Nizza

    May 16 in France

    Nach kleinen Startschwierigkeiten (ein platter Fahrradreifen) haben wir eine circa 1 stündige Fahrradtour entlang der Côte d'Azur bis nach Nizza gemacht. Sehr schön. Zunächst hat uns die Stadt optisch nicht gefallen, da man vom Strand aus fast nur Hotels und Casinos sieht, doch auf den zweiten Blick ist vor allem die Altstadt sehr schön mit sehr vielen kleinen Geschäften. Wir sind über einen kleinen Kunstmarkt geschländert und haben uns die Altstadt angeschaut. Auf dem Rückweg hat dann auch noch das andere Fahrrad Probleme gemacht, trotzdem haben wir es zurück zum Bus geschafft.Read more

  • Day23

    Nice was nice-ish

    September 18, 2017 in France

    Nice was nice, but certainly not my favourite place in this part of the world. This may in part be due to the hideous weather that came along today. A bit of a chill in the air, cloudy so not blue sky and intermittent drops of rain. A bit annoying really! Because Nice isn't really a tourist location to be enjoyed in inclement weather, it was a bit of a dampener on proceedings. As a result, we also decided to ditch the idea of going to Monaco. The hills are definitely more our thing than the waterfront locations.

    Our AirBnB coffee table has the Rick Steves guide to the French Riviera. We took his advice and decided to avoid the exorbitant fees and hassle of parking in the centre of Nice and parked at a nearby tram station. That all went pretty smoothly. We wandered around the markets in Vielle Ville, which based on the pricing of their wares (which were mostly pretty good), they cater for a more affluent clientele. It started to spit so we took refuge and had a leisurely lunch on the waterfront - the kids enjoyed crepes, Glen and I had homemade gnocchi, Craig had mostly salad. After lunch, a walk along the Promenade was required to appease lunch guilt.

    Notable things on the Promenade... Craig got a call from an old school friend via Facebook Messenger, so I thought I might as well ring my sister.

    I am being good tonight and going straight for the wine to avoid the bier ;-)
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  • Day30

    Day 28&29

    June 27, 2017 in France

    Yesterday we went on a walking tour around nice we also went to the antique markets that were on. Then we visited the Russian Cathedral and Notre Dame replica cathedral. We went out for drinks on a rooftop bar then had Indian for dinner

    Today we got up and went to the highest point of 90m to get panoramic views of Nice which were stunning and went to the war memorial that they have erected and tonight we will have another dinner togetherRead more

  • Day8

    Train ride to Nice

    July 30, 2017 in France

    Woke up early for one last swim (I let Laura keep sleeping) before we packed up and checked out. A series of delayed trains made our ride into France take a little longer than planned, but we made it with plenty of time left in the afternoon to walk around and have dinner.

    We went past kilometers and kilometers of beach, which made for an interesting view on the way over. Monaco and Monte Carlo were impressive as well, but I'm glad we're staying in Nice instead.Read more

  • Day9

    2nd night in Nice

    July 31, 2017 in France

    Since we failed in our quest to find a place to swim up in the mountains, we desperately wanted to hit one of the beaches Nice has to offer. The water was fantastic, and the surf made for a great swim.

    Feeling like we had gotten some much needed exercise after a day in the car, we headed back into old town to find a good place to eat. Once again, dinner was first rate. Nice is a great place to walk around at night, with a lively stretch along the beach and promenade.

    Also pictured was the tiny elevator in our hotel, which had a nasa-style rocket launch countdown as you ascend. Laura was not amused.
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  • Day10

    Heading to Avignon

    August 1, 2017 in France

    Our time in Nice was over all too soon, and we started to pack up to hit the road. Before hopping in the car, we realized we hadn't yet had a single crepe in France, and headed back into old town to correct that.

    We saw the flower market (which is really more a farmer's market), and bought some fruit to snack on during our drive.

    Getting out of the city was a bit rough, as our GPS failed to perform, and the maze of one way streets compounded our confusion. It was slated to be a pretty quick drive, but we hit a terrible traffic jam -- they had closed the other side of a major highway due to a logging truck going over the railing and spilling it's cargo all over the road. It probably doubled our drive time, and we were both very much ready to get out of the car by the time we pulled in to Avignon -- it was beer o'clock.Read more

  • Day13

    Nice Nice

    August 24 in France

    Was für ein langer Tag mit langen Zugfahrten 🚂
    Ich dachte schon, die Strecke von München nach Villach wäre die schönste gewesen, aber an der Küste entlang zu fahren, ist noch viel besser 🌊⛱🌞
    Mein erster Zug hatte Verspätung und ich habe mich mit meiner Sitznachbarin unterhalten können: Vivien aus New York. Was für ein Zufall, Sie hat auch eine blonde Freundin namens Antonia 😄 Glücklicherweise hatte sie eine passende App, um zu schauen, von welchem Steig mein nächster Zug losfährt. Durch die Verspätung blieb mir nämlich nur noch eine halbe Minute und ich bin sofort losgerannt. Eine sehr schöne Begegnung 🌎🌍🗺🍀 Insgesamt habe ich heute mit so vielen netten Menschen gesprochen. Es ist überhaupt kein Problem, nicht allein zu sein, wenn man alleine reist.
    Nachdem mir meine Vermieterin des Airbnb gestern geschrieben hat, dass sie erst später Zeit hat, habe ich mich spontan dazu entschlossen, meinen Umsteigeaufenthalt in Nizza zu verlängern. Dort hatte ich ursprünglich ca. 2 Stunden Zeit und bin schnurstracks zum Strand. Das Wasser hatte fast Badewannentemperatur und es war einfach nur erholsam und schön.
    Danach hatte ich leider ziemlich viel Probleme mit den Zügen. Ich war deutlich länger im Nizza und bin über Umwege erst ziemlich spät im Marseille angekommen.
    Die Stadt hat mich direkt positiv überrascht. Ich hatte zuvor so viel Schlechtes gehört. Die Menschen sind hilfsbereit, es ist sauber und man fühlt sich sicher. Als ich am alten Hafen herumgeirrt bin, haben afrikanische Musiker "everything is gonna be alright performt und die Stimmung hat sich auf alle Menschen übertragen ☮

    Fun Fact: Ich habe auf italienische Gleise gepinkelt 🚂🚽🛤
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Nice, Nizza, Niça

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