I have always enjoyed traveling, even if it meant sleeping in a tent when I was younger. I prefer hotels and cruise cabins now, but the motivation is the same...an adventure waiting to happen. Sometimes you will find me traveling with my husband and/or family. Sometimes I will travel alone, and sometimes I will travel with friends. I hope you find it entertaining to keep up to date with me as I explore the world around me. Warning...I like to take pictures of food so don't read if you're hungry. More adventures await...see ya soon...Amy.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Nice, France: A full day

Today was our last day and the only full day in Nice. We ate breakfast around 8 here at the hotel and made a phone call to check on our luggage. They said the luggage was on a plane from Paris and should arrive in Nice around 9. It would be brought to our hotel by 1. We were excited and I was particularly looking forward to getting some shoes on my feet that didn't hurt me. We walked and climbed a lot of stairs to Colline du Chateau (Castle Hill) which has a beautiful overlook over the coastline and the city. It was the first area of Nice to be inhabited by the Greeks more than two millennia ago. It is now a lovely park that attracts locals and tourists alike. From there we wandered back down into the old town and visited a couple of old Cathedrals. We stopped for lunch at Le Romarin where I had pizza and Danny ate Socca (chickpea crepe) with a chicken Caesar salad. After lunch we ate Fenocchio gelato for dessert! They have tons of flavors making it difficult to choose. We bought incredibly delicious strawberries at the market in Cours Saleya and then went back to the hotel to drop off the strawberries and see if our luggage had arrived. Our luge still wasn't there. We made another phone call and this person said the luggage would arrive in 24-48 hours. We leave tomorrow morning!!!! We went back out to visit the Le Negressco which is a beautiful old 5 star swanky hotel. The elevators have red velvet quilted walls and each floor is decorated with beautiful pieces of art. We rode the elevator up to the top floor and took the stairs back down, stopping to admire the art along the way. Danny was looking everywhere for a crepe shop and we finally found a little place that fired up the crepe maker for him. There was another church we wanted to see that didn't open until the afternoon. We found it but no photography was allowed. It was very much an Italian influenced church with beautiful paintings covering the walls and ceilings. We decided that if our luggage didn't arrive that we would definitely need another shirt or two. We stopped at H & M and discovered that the best way to get your luggage back is to buy more clothes! As soon as we paid for our new clothes we received a phone call that our luggage was at the hotel! We walked back to the hotel and stopped at Amorino gelato along the way. It's one of my favorite gelato shops. They scoop the gelato (as many flavors as you would like) into a flower on a cone. I got chocolate, salted caramel, speculoos, passion fruit, and raspberry. An odd combination but it works! After resting our weary feet and celebrating the return of our luggage (and my shoes!), we walked to dinner at Le Bacchus which was located near the hotel. It was delicious!!! Another tripadvisor recommendation done well. We started our meal with roasted Brie in bread that had been soaked with honey and rosemary. It was so delicious! Danny ate duck breast with goat cheese and pine nuts and I had entrecĂ´te and frites. We skipped dessert in lieu of gelato later in the evening. After dinner we walked back to the sea to listen to the tinkling rocks one last time. We sat and enjoyed the waves coming in and out and watched the ferry boat come into port. We went back to Amorino for another round of gelato before returning to the hotel to pack and turn in for an early night. We have an early train in the morning. So until tomorrow...

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