a s***load has happened since sorrento. The tour got a little better because I befriended some more awesome peeps [Kim and Kelly gave new jersey a great name] but when Sare and I finally met Isa in Rome, we were totally over Italy. THE SLEAZE IS OVERPOWERING!!
so we trained up to Nice on the French Riviera [it took 11 hours, urghhh] and arrived at our hostel at 1 in the morning. I woke up the next day to find that the slut in the bunk above me had run off with my shoes. my brand new amazing havy's! i thought, since she' d left her dodgy broken cheap thongs behind, maybe she'd just taken mine by mistake. and I handed hers into lost and found. a couple of days later, there was still no sign of my thongs so they said i could have hers instead. BUT THE b**** HAD COME BACK AND CLAIMED THEM WITHOUT HANDING IN MINE. argh. just before i left though, a gorgeous aussie boy gave me a pair of havaianna's with an aussie flag on them so I wasn't walking around barefoot.
also, on my first night in Nice I befriended two lovely almost-step-sisters, hayley and jess. This was handy because after 3 litres of Sangria and a nasty bit of food poisoning, they helped Isa clean up my power chuck. Spent the rest of the week at the beach, getting an amazing tan :]
After a week, we thought we'd head up to paris. So, on our way to the beach [I was in my bathers and carrying my towel], we stopped off at the train station to book tickets. However, the woman told us that if we didn't buy first class tickets for the train that left in 50 minutes, we wouldn't get up there till the 15th of Sept [the day isa flies home from london]. Isa and i ran our arses off to get back to the hostel [half an hour away] and grab our suitcases, but we still missed the train. We ended up catching the next one to marseilles, waiting 2 hours, catching one to valence and then waiting another 3 hours for the connection to Paris.
HOWEVER. half an hour before the connection to paris was due, the security guard came up to us and announced that the station was closing [it was just passed midnight]. apparently we'd gotten off a stop early. so the guard and his mate offered to drive us to the right station. at this stage we were pretty sure we were about to be abducted and raped, but we didn't have any other choice. thus, Is and Sare ended up in a car with a guy who did't speak english and I ended up in a car with a giant muzzled dog. I actually started laughing because of the absurdity of the situation. When they started drag racing down the highway, I got quite worried but it all turned out okay. THANK GOD.
we ran into the station just in time and found out thetrain was 50 MINUTES DELAYED. not just five, FIFTY. gahhhhhhhhhh. The next seven hours on the night train were revolting but we got to paris eventually. and in the past week, we've all be really sick, flu-y and exhausted. Went to the louvre, ran to see the Mona Lisaand then promptly lost each other. I spent the next 6 hours looking for the girls but they turned up at the appartment eventually :]
well that's about it. more crazy details will be available when i return in 2 MONTHS!!! get excited.