Hotel Normandy Cap d'Ail
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I am leaving Cap d'Ail tomorrow and heading to the farm I mentioned in my last post. It will be a long trip since I am going all the way from the SE to the NW. Luckily, that gives me an excuse to spend another couple days in Paris because the easiest way to get to Belle Ile is from there (and only a sucker would make that trip in one day). Plus I definitely did not eat enough the first time I went to Paris and it is imperative ...
After a fairly long but incredibly fast train ride (I was very impressed, Lauren less so) we made it to sunny Nice. We checked into the hostel which was pretty ordinary after staying in the luxury of an apartment, and headed out for a look around and some dinner.
We spent 5 days in Nice, some of the highlights included a day trip to Monaco for a look around the town and the casino. While we were there we tried out a fish foot spa (which you may or may ...
I think the walk home last night must have done me some good as I woke, albeit late this morning, without a hangover. So far my best laid plans for easying off the booze have been hampered by far too many occasions to celebrate.
Today I was finally going to the scratch the itch of going to the beach. I met Sofia at breakfast a very helpful member of staff from the hostel, who advised that I head to Cap D'Ail, the last stop in France before Monaco. A few ...
... you sunk into each step but lets start on the up sides, it doesnt stick to everything, you towel, your feet your swimwear, and best of all your sunscreen!! The water was a glorious aqua blue colour with a cruise ship sitting at the edge of the bay and many yachts and boats in the bay, the water was fresh but sooo good after being in the sun all day!
That night at the Hostel there was a €1 Spaghetti and Wine party!!! Need I say ...
... the settlement which later became Nice (the original name NIKAIA came from the Greek settlers who set up a trading post in the third century BC) the fortifications were Decomissioned in 1706 and have since been used as Cemeteries before being transformed into a public gardens. They are very cute to walk around, being full of little Plazas, Waterfalls and Vaulted Staircases and I took many pictures (only the edited highlights will feature when I get time to upload ...