Well haven't I just been a little slack with updating where we have been and what we have been doing? Let's catch up…
So Paris was where we last touched base, and I must say we were lucky to leave when we did. The terror attacks were not too far away from where our hotel was, as we haven't been watching TV, it took messages from quite a few family and friends to bring our attention to the situation. Sad day for France.
We took a long train ride to Monaco - Monte Carlo, and what a great choice of place to visit. Tom and I have been missing the sunshine and the heat, and well we got our fill here. The coastline along the French Riviera is simply stunning, and with Monaco being where the rich and famous come to party for the weekend, we spent our time ogling at the expensive cars and over the top yachts, some which housed private helicopters just because.
There isn't actually a great deal to do in Monaco, but that didn't worry us, we were happy to thaw out, people watch and relax before we hit the slopes next week. One activity we did take some time to see was the aquarium, and to get to the aquarium we walked up the large hill and past the palace, the views were amazing. It was your typical aquarium, which we always both enjoy. As we were leaving we spotted a large tank with a few people standing around. On a closer look we see little sharks, and that this is actually a sensory tank where you can in fact pat these sharks, well Tom jumped straight in there to play with the little guys, and managed to get his hands on a few. Although they look slimy, they feel a little rough like sandpaper.
After two nights relaxing in Monaco, we headed back south just a little bit to Nice, where for the next 3 nights we continued to thaw out and relax in the sunshine. Our hotel room was just perfect, right on the esplanade, and had a tiny little balcony that looked straight out into the ocean. It only took an hour in Nice for me to declare I was moving here.
The esplanade reminded me a little of Santa Monica, with all the bike riders and roller bladers, and just countless people out for strolls and like us, to people watch. And so we sat, strolled, ate, drank and soaked up the sun for the next three days, getting sadder as every hour passed and we knew we had to leave.
The biggest thing we learnt is that we are both true water babies, it had been 5 weeks since we had seen the ocean, and we were both so happy to be close to water again. Needless to say we won't ever move too far from the coast.
It's now time to grace Italy with our presence. I'm sure they are just waiting for our arrival.
T & C xx
P.S. I have no idea why they display my photo upside down.