Grand Hotel de Calvi
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... I drank excellent wine and beer. I reminisced over fond memories and then created new ones.
Thank you Corsica for the lovely weekend.
And now, it's back to the real world and work. Though, right now that means heading to Paris for more strategy sessions and then off to India. Not such a rough reality.
Today we hit the Corsican coast. It was absolutely beautiful. However the wind was just nippy enough to prevent us from frolicking in the water. But that didn't stop Nico from playing in the sand and Aunt Josie from taking a wine-induced nap on the beach. Then we drove along the scenic route to L'Ile Rousse and continuously had to lift our jaws from off the ground. The views were spectacular.
We had no real destination in mind for L'Ile, only that it was supposed to ...
... t no such thing.
Then, this morning we headed to Livorno, Italy to board a car ferry that would take us to Corsica, France. It was so fun getting to watch Nico experience el barco (the boat) and auto (car!), auto (car!), un auto (yep, another car). And his first-ever ball pit adventure. Once in Corsica we had another drive to reach Calvi. It was nighttime so we couldn't see much, but based on the elevation, large ...
We only have one full day here, a bit like our stay further south at Bonifacio, arrived one afternoon, have a full day, leave the next morning. We are both in awe of this place - it is spectacularly gorgeous. We decided to maximise our time here and explore the local area today. First thing after breakfast, and it is a VERY good breakfast, we walk into the local village. It is a very old village, 900 years and apparently has a great ...
... what the words are - English and Italian have a lot similarities. There was something on the menu today that I had no idea about - the word "lupe" included. I know this to mean wolf, so got up a translator on the iPad and discovered that the dish was stuffed wolf. Seriously, thats clearly not right, but what could it be??? I feel damned lucky that I just ended up with mussels and octopus. From town, off to find our hotel. Roger has researched and booked this one, and he tells me he ...