Hotel De Londres Menton
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... as they cross the road.
The place is full of eateries and seems to attract holiday seekers from all over. Much more touristy than the Alps but not in a bad way. I might even take a dip in the ocean this arvo. I just have to find a way to navigate the sand (rocks) to get there.
I will post pics of Menton in the next blog.
... with a partner a famous person. Margo (a 17 year old Belgian) and I picked Angelina Joli, and the other groups chose Marilyn Monroe and Lady Gaga. Hmm...all Americans...c'est tres interessant. In addition to the language lessons it really is great meeting people from other countries. On the Global Ed trips I interact with our guides, drivers, and other random people I meet, but this just feels different. Eating lunch with Andrea ...
... more luxury brand cars parked outside the very exclusive hotels. We felt a little underdressed in the company of so many well dressed people and thought we may not be welcome to even have a look inside the casino. We even avoided the large brasserie overlooking the casino in favour of finding somewhere else to eat that was not so 'touristy'.. Unfortunately we never did find anywhere else, even by the marina shore not along the stretch of road we could see they'd ...
... part of the city but it is beautiful. It has really grand houses and hotels and the streets are wide and treelined. It was really nice just walking around up there.
I also went to the contemporary art museum (also free) which I liked better than the ones I've been to up until now, and it was in a pretty cool building with a really neat sculpture out front. I feel like every time I use the word neat I get transported back to the 50's haha. There's this place ...
... for the border. We kept looking at the map on the GPS thinking "We should be on that road which runs right along the edge of
the coast, instead of the freeway which runs further inland". We soon
realised that this wouldn't have been such a great option. If you
believed the map, the coastal road passed through a number of small
villages and hamlets - very charming. Truthfully tho, we couldn't see a
break between the villages. ...