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Nice, April 2, 2015
I was pleasantly surprised at all the birthday greeting I got on Facebook. It put me in a better mood. I was tired yesterday and feeling old. I think I am coming down with something my ears were full and my throat was hurting. So I started the antibiotic I brought with me.
The breakfast here is good but not as good as the ship.
This morning included a tour of Nice first on the bus. We made a few stops for pictures of the harbor. The ...
... at Gap for lunch (remember - it is Sunday). Finally found somewehere to eat, and after a quick look around, off we go - now on to Nice.
After Gap, we rejoin the tollways, and they are great to drive on - 130kph all the way, and 3 lanes.
Only problem. When you first get on the tollway, you get a ticket. Between Gap and Nice, we had to do this twice.
At the end of the tollway, it is all un-manned booths.
... During most of the Middle Ages, Nice was an active participate in the numerous regional wars while under the influence of Italy, and was caught in the middle of ongoing wars involving the Counts of Provence. Eventually, tired of playing nice all the times, in 1388, Nice placed itself under the Counts of Savoy's protection which lasted until 1860. Unfortunately, during its earlier days, Nice also had to fight off several attacks by Barbary pirates as well as pestilences, famine ...
... of information plays on my mind as she's very close to me at dinner, laughing at things I say that aren't even funny, either she is interested or I have a wonky eye and a booger hanging out of my nose.
After dinner we head to a bar, I'm not exactly sure why but I get into a ****** mood, I think it's because of the fact drinks are a rip off, all drink prices listed don't include a mixer, so to get a ******* bourbon and coke you have to pay an extra ...
After 23 hours awake we had caught a train, two planes and a bus and feel into our bed of a little French hotel close to St Gare railway station. Swiss Air, great service, staff and food, thumbs up beat Lufthansa for friendliness by a country mile. Zurich airport great transit very efficient, we only have 40 minutes and immigration was so quick. ...