Best Hostel EVER turns into the worst hostel EVER
Trip Start May 31, 2005
28Trip End Jul 29, 2005
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We arrived in Nice at dinner time and were quite starved but decided to find our hostel first. This turned into quite the adventure. We first couldn't find the bus stop they were talking abot in the directions so we decided to use the walking directions and got so very lost. we ended up going back to the train station and calling them and they reassured us that the stop was there. we found it, it had been hidden behind a tour bus before!
We then met 2 other Canadians from Calgary who were going to the same hotel as us. we caught the bus and called them to come get us as they had told us to do. we were then joined by 2 girls from the states and we all waited the 5 minutes they told us it would take
we ended up having to order pizza for dinner because by now it was about 10pm and nowhere else was open. the guy who owned the place ordered the pizza for us and we ate with our new Canadian friends. SO MANY people there were Canadian as well - it was great!
we turned in early because we were quite tired.
Sunday June 26th, 2005 - Worst Hostel Ever
Nice is amazing and sooo beautiful. Today we headed down to the port and walked around for hours. we ended up at the beach and went swimming in the French Riviera. it was one of the best days and it quickly turned into one of our favourite places we've been so far.
the night was no so much fun
Monday June 27th, 2005 - Overnight Train...pretty ghetto
Today we woke up and checked out of our ghetto room. we were able to leave our bags with them so we didn't have to carry them around all day. today we did a bus tour of Nice and went up into the hills and saw some amazing views of the city. we stayed out of the sun as much as possible seeing as we were both quite crispy from yesterday.
we walked along the main shopping street and wandered in and out of air conditioned stores until we made our way back to the hostel to get our bags
we were the first ones in our cabin and had a secret wish that we were the only ones. of course, not so. our cabin was full - but we met some really cool people. one guy named Chris was also from Canada and was studying in Rome to become a priest. another guy was from France originally, but worked in California but now lives in Naples. we all chatted it up all the way to where the other 2 people came on and we had to put the beds down. Chris ended up moving to another cabin because he'd mixed up the numbers but that was ok. it was a windy night for Liz because she was right by the window where the breeze came in. surprisingly, both of us slept a little on the train.
oddley enough though, the train arrived 2 hrs late. so we arrived in Rome at 8:30 instead of 6:30. Chris found us and made sure we knew where we were going.