Day 38 - 40

Trip Start May 22, 2006
Trip End Jul 03, 2006

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Flag of France  , Provence,
Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Day 38

 No sleep last night as France won the soccer game.  Anyway off to Nice very early in the morning.  The ride was pretty quick, and rather comfortable once we got AC.  Got to Nice and had some trouble getting our bearings.  Found the hostel and walked around for a while.  Down to the beach real quick.  Went to a meeting later in the evening, and got locked in.  It's very hot here, and very touristy.  Pretty, but seems sketchy by night.  There is a nice breeze that comes in off the ocean.  Talked with some girls downstairs and they say moved to China.  Our roommates say go to Australia.  Guess I will see soon enough.  

Quote of the Day: "Excuse Moi.  Ah Marijuana.  Um do you know where I can? Oh your American" Some kid on the street

Places: Paris, France to Nice, France

Day 39

Went to Monaco today.  Gorgeous place.  So much wealth buys great everything.  Odd though there is no homeless, beggars, or men without shirts, because they are not allowed.  Walked through the cactus garden.  Unfortunately the cave at the end was closed.  Went to the aquarium afterwards, which looked like the movie Life Aquatic.  Great specimens.  Went from there around Old Town to the Cathedral and Palace, which was guarded by one visible man.  The place is all about scientific endeavours and increasing knowledge.  Again its beautiful.  One police officer for every five citizens seems extreme though, but hey if you got the money.  Went to the swimming pool next and tried for the casino, but they had a cover charge.  Back to Nice for another jaunt around and a bite to eat, before calling it quits.  My legs are starting to hurt, and I am exhausted.

Quote of the Day: "It's ok to Tip." Coat checker at the casino as she tapped on a hole for tips

Places: Nice to Monaco to Nice

Day 40

Went for a walk around town today.  Dropped our luggage at the train station.  Came down and went to their mall.   Bought a watch at the Adventure Store.  Went from there to the beach where we paraglided.  It was so much fun except for in the groin area.  The landing was pretty rough too.  We sat on the beach for a while to dry off and then walked around a bit more.  Went to the movies which was not that great.  Got some Chinese food for dinner, and off to the train station for our night train.  First ones in so we got luggage space.  The people below us are Chinese and below them French.  Should be an interesting ride.  The Chinese couple is fighting.  Kids are screaming the next car over.  Will see how tomorrow is.

Places: Nice, France and then train to Spain
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