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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.
... the ocean interesting. After a less than graceful water entry due to swell & surf, your body goes into shock for 5 minutes at how cold the water actually is! A short swim later, this icy pole is ready to exit to dry land. Yes, toughen up princess I know! Lets just say that the exiting is as graceful as the entry!
Our afternoons have been spent doing the usual tourist things in & around Nice. On Monday we walked around the streets of ...
... the world and a giant platter of essentially raw seafood. Those components that were cooked must have been so days ago, and the other components (clams, mussels, snails) were raw. The pasta, thank god, was the primary redeeming factor, mainly in that it was a known quantity. After sizing up the raw (familiar) seafood my enthusiasm for the less well known items (sea snails, snails and strange other creatures in shells) dampened quickly. My stomach ...
... the grand prix. (The stands were still there and the stacks of tires were still to be seen).
We did see the most luxurious mega yachts we'd ever seen in our lives...and dozens of them! They were three & four stories high with multiple alfresco lounging and dining areas and some with a level with a jacuzzi. One even had the profound name of "I told you so!". I reckon he did tell 'em! After finding some unusual tunnels and connections between elevators ...
... envisaged. Welcome to
the French Riviera!!
Tomorrow we'll head along the coast a bit, haver some lunch in Monaco, then move along to Nice for dinner before heading back to Menton. And that'll just about do us for the Riviera.
PS: finally some news about our luggage -they found it. Its in Geneva and they told us they would deliver it to us in Menton on Thursday - fingers crossed.
01/12/2011 - Monaco ...