11.02.2011 - 11.08.2011 13 °C
After leaving Barcelona I took a train up to Avignon for one night. I arrived there around 4 pm and walked to my hotel. I had my own room with a bathroom and everything! This has been the first time I have slept in a room by myself in the last two months. It was glorious. I got to take an hour long shower. Go to bed at 8 am and get up at 9 am. I felt fresh!
The next morning I hoped on the train to Nice to meet my friend Lynsey there for a few days. My train was supposed to take just under 3 hours but was delayed along the way for almost an hour because of the g20 Summit in Cannes. But, I finally made it and met Lyns at the station. We checked into our hostel and wandered around downtown Nice. Then went grocery shopping and headed back to the hostel to cook some dinner. After, we curled up on the coach and watched a movie then played some rounds of cards with fellow hostellers. We went to bed pretty early because it was raining pretty heavily outside.
Little did we know that it woiuld be like that for the next several days...
We did get to go to Monaco and wander around
Here's me an dLyns on the bus ride there. All dressed up so we can get into places
Monte Carlo Casino
Our 13 Euro milkshake that we shared
We spent a few hours in Monaco then headed back to Nice and hung out in the Hostel. We hung out with fellow travelers and went out for a night on the town in Nice.
The next day was horrid. Everything was flooded from over 200 mm of rain overnight and in the early morning.
For two days straight we were pretty much confined to the Hostel and the close areas around it because of flooding.
Finally it was dry enough to venture outside the day before we were set to leave. We walked along the beaches and huddled into one of the Coffee shops in the old town and sipped coffee and chilled out for a few hours. Then we headed back when the rain started to pick up again.
Overall, it was a very relaxed trip. We got to see a fair bit of Nice and the surrounding areas, but we also saw a whole lot of that hostel. But, I got to see tons of my buddy Lynsey.
Next Stop: Greek tour