Travel Blogs from Vence
Left this morning Genora where Christopher Columbus was born, stopping in Pisa...Amazing Leaning Tower...lots of pics. Left Italy Travelling thru over 170 Tunnels thr the mountains. We're going to Monte Carlo tomorrow night for dinner...passed it today with all the yatchs in the Harbour
Have a free day tomorrow..will stroll the beaches on the French Reviere.
Weather has been great since ...
... check his GPS (which he’d already programmed for the airport) for the ETA. Assuming no traffic, the GPS announced 5:11. Yikes!!! The plane, I suddenly re-realized, left at 5:50, little more than an hour from now, and we were still pfaffing at Angie’s. WHAT WAS I THINKING WHEN I SAID WE SHOULD LEAVE AT 4:30???, I asked myself, but neither I, nor the distaff pfaffers, nor Manfred’s GPS could tell me. In full panic mode, it didn’t occur ...
... And some hyper-Goggling found the precise story of the thumb of the Galerie Beaubourg: It was sold in auction in 2007 to an anonymous American collector for a cool $1.745 million! It weighs a not so cool 18 tons! I wonder how CÚsar’s thumb made it to the USA; undoubtedly not by hitchhiking! Given the sales price, maybe it flew first class. We briefly mourned the loss of the iconic le pouce, meditated on change and the passage of time, and started up the hill. ...
... in our group did at least some of the alternate route.
Beginning our day with a climb out of Draguignan set the tone for the day. In all we covered some 125 km distance, and approximately 2300 m of climbing; this total was made up of many times climbing to a small village, descending into a valley, climbing to another village... repeat, repeat! The scenery was breathtaking and the rock/mountain formations startlingly steep and tall for ...
... mechanic was cleaning his motorbike and didn't speak English but a smile and my best "problemo, suspensiono, please lookio" and sign language and bless him he had a wiggle of the steering and started to look concerned. Out came the jack - more wiggling, more clonking. "Si, problemo" was the answer. Pointing at the right front suspension upright (wot holds the wheel on) - "needs replacing". Bugger.
He then starts scribbling on a piece of paper. I presume ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed