Tuesday, October 26, 2010
It's Nice in Nice
After we left Florence, Brent, Dan and I took off by train heading North, where eventually we would part ways with Dan...for the time being. Dan was heading to Milan, and then flying to Portugal to work at the Rising Cock hostel in Lagos, where we'd meet up again in a few weeks time.
As for Brent and I, we decided to bypass places such as Pisa, and Cinque Terra and head directly to the sunny South of France and enjoy some relaxation. On the way we met some Americans who kindly shared their wine with us, and before we knew it we were passing through the Monte Carlo train station (underground/tunnel and just wreaked of money and high quality! Wish we really would have explored there) and then onto Nice.
My first thoughts were that it was a dirty place....especially around the train stations, but as we made our way to the hostel, the feeling of the city really took over. Super relaxing and in some area's, super high class. Relaxation was in the air, and it was very much needed.
We stayed at the Hotel Baccarat for 3 nights, and it was nice because we had about a 6 person room just to ourselves. For the most part we just relaxed for a few days, went to the beach, which was beautiful for many reasons, and just enjoyed the nice sites and beautiful weather. As well, we dominated the local Subway, because their local sub flavour was unreal! It was honestly uneventful there, aside from a very nicely dressed gentlemen walking through a pile of puppy poop that had just been dropped about a minute before! He flipped, and onlookers laughed, as we did. That's about it. For the most part we were trying to decide where we'd go and when. I was heavily looking into going to Morocco, and we were also trying to decide when to fly home to Halifax, but that took a back seat for the time being, and we just enjoyed the time there.