Ibis Budget Nice Californie Lenval
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We realized after a chat with the concierge, that starting our tour early was the best plan. However, my 8am alarm came much too soon. We allowed 25 minutes for breakfast but I had forgotten that Europe breakfast/coffee is an entire different animal. You can't get coffee to go and to get the first cup takes AGES, especially when you are exhausted. So I ordered my second "pot" of coffee as soon as the first arrived. Needless to say, we were late for our driver/tour.
... the night, so Craig and I set-up both fans in our room. Even with the two fans and our window open, neither of us slept under any covers. It was HOT. We enjoyed a simple "French" breakfast of croissants, fruit, and yogurt, and then the three of us gathered our gear for the day, and went off to explore Nice. We set our sights on Castle Hill (which there is actually no castle on) so we could take in a panoramic view of Nice. And what a view it was! ...
... 10 entry fee.
We also went to Antibes, another costal town near Nice where there are more super yachts. After wandering around the docks choosing which boats we would like, we went into town and got an ice cream. We then came across an amazing chocolate shop which had a chocolate waterfall wall! It had some pretty impressive handmade chocolate pieces, especially easter themed.
Near the hostel we were staying they have fresh fruit, vegetable and flower ...
... however the only boobs we spotted were well and truly south of the knees which not only reminded me I needed to renew my subscription to Grannies and Trannies but that I wanted to get my own kit off and take a dip. While popping my Mediterranean cherry I allowed myself a moment to visualise my glorious winner's strut from the Monte Carlo that evening. I emerged from the water (Daniel Craig, 007 style) glistening with thoughts of what was to ...
... going there by bus and coming back on the train - which was good advice only Sabrina had a turn of motion sickness and spent the time in Monaco sitting in a cafe trying to recover.
Henry and I took a stroll along a section of the F1 track, then up to the Monte Carlo Casino and back past the harbour admiring all the massive boats and expensive cars. We would seen at least a dozen new Ferraris, half ...