Monday, March 23, 2009

Nice (29 Sep - 30 Sep 2008)

The next day we left for Nice, France and check into Villa Saint Exupery which is a hostel and stayed there for 2 days. On the day of arrival we went to the Fruit and Flower market, but its already close and so we walked down to the sea-side. It is not a sandy beach but full of black pebbles. I chose a nice big pebble and took home for sovenir.

The following day, we took the bus to Eze Village and then to Monaco. Eze village is a 12th Century Medieval village and its perch on a hill overlooking the sea. Climbing up the village, there are lots of narrow cobbled path that leads to different part of the village. Some of houses there are converted to souvenirs shops. In front of the church is a little square shaded by olive trees and sitting on one of the benches you can see the panaromic view over the valley and into the village.
After a short tour around Eze village, we catch the next bus to Monte-Carlo. We reach Monaco just in time to see the changing of the guards and there was really a big crowd. The funny thing is, immediately after the event, everyone sort of disperse so fast and the place look empty instantly. After taking a few snaps shot, we walked to the Oceanographic Museum and took the 30 mins tours by a "train-like" bus for 7 euro each round Monaco and also around the F1 race track or shall I call race road . After the tour, we walked along the route and visit the Japanese garden and then along the port with all the yatch at the dock and then to the Monte-arlo casino.
How artistic is the phone booth?

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