La Bastide aux Oliviers
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... shop on the corner, where we are fast becoming regulars for coffee and afternoon refreshment.
Nice is a beautiful city. It's located on the wide Bay of Anges, and has one of those classic wide promenades all the way along. There are rugged hills behind, which limit the size of the city inland. At one end of the bay is the old port, which has a different atmosphere again. The main shopping street running down to the ...
After a very nice and relaxing sleep on my bunk bed, it was time to get up for our first port of call.
You may have noticed I said 'bunk bed'. That's because we (Morgan and myself) decided that my dad could have the double bed to himself; whilst Morgan and I would use the sofa bed and bunk bed. I liked the idea of using a bunk bed, for some reason, and that's where I slept.
At first there was some confusion over where we were actually disembarking for our first ...
To recap a bit, the general itinerary we ended up having was much different, much more arduous, and, we think, much more rewarding than what we were planning. This all came about because I have been "Facebook friends" with Wendy over the last few years and she noticed that we were in France and wrote to suggest a visit. I met Wendy and her significant other, Aurelien, five years ago in New Zealand. I was hitchhiking around the South Island and ...
... particularly eager to revisit the Château, and introduce Manfred and Carole to it. On the lowest level, near a corner of the room, was a mysterious sketch that someone had grafittied on the rock wall. We called it “Jesus and the aliens.” It was a strange and evocative depiction of Jesus, in black silhouette, on the cross with a cluster of large-headed creatures, also in black, below the cross beneath a big blue dome. We were eager to see if, ...
... a corny tourist brochure. Waiting for the appearance of cousin Carole, Manfred, and doggie Tuffet, we sat outside, drinking espresso and absorbing the sublime, fragrant air and the intense colors. And like a tidal wave, all the reasons why we loved our time in France came flooding back.
After a joyful reunion with C, M, and T we headed into Vence to have dinner with our old friend, Angie. Angie is from Germany, lives in France, and speaks excellent ...
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