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Travel Blogs from Mouans-Sartoux
I can't believe that so much time has passed since I arrived here in the south of France to stay in my old school friend's house while she was studying in Nepal for 3 months.
My aim was to find a job here and then move into a small apartment and live here for a year or more. I have sent out over 50 applications, and have FINALLY had success. I got through two gruelling interviews to work for Edmiston's, a well regarded yacht chartering business ...
... standing waist deep in a quietly vicious argument. As we make up the hide-a-bed. I don't comment on the flimsy, three-inch thick mattress.
"We'll get this figured out, you know?" Lorne says, as he props up his elbow on a folded-over quilt. He is asleep minutes later. I listen to the air-conditioner, and wonder if any hotels in the village might have empty rooms before I too drift away from the day's disappointments.
... But this wasn't a strange country, this was France! The next morning, I was so glad that my doctor back home had given me a prescription for two meds, one for respiratory problems, and the other for “traveller's sickness,” which I most certainly had. Yes, ma'am, she had my number! I took the tablets, and then all it took was a little time. I had plenty of time; I still had no wifi, so had to go to the concierge agency down the street to work that out. By ...
... in itself. And I probably did not need the creme brulee at the end!
Feeling way too full, I wandered along the dock and observed the line of fancy private yachts and people on the sandy beach - although it was a touch too cool for what I would consider beach weather. They were also setting up for the Cannes film festival.
Back at the hostel I squeezed in a 20 minute run along the promenade before getting ready and joining Gillian and some others for some ...
... on the hills, with a great view over the harbour. Some of the yachts were ridiculous! One had a basketball court, another was three tiered with an infinity pool at the back of the boat. We watched one guy get off his yacht, with his whole team of 12 staff standing to bid him farewell. He shook all of their hands and then drove off in an entourage of four black Mercedes. No idea who he was, but I am surmising he has a fair amount of money!!
We then visited the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed