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01 April, 2013

From Nice to Monte Carlo to Cannes by Car.

(Couple wording revised)

Hubby and I always enjoy driving in between small cities or big cities or any town in Europe. We never get cold feet even people comment about how difficult or troublesome or scary to drive in Europe. As a matter of fact, my kind of driving is like people in Europe, fast, precise and always look "forward" to the destination - so I enjoy NO speed limit  ( Actually after I post this blog, the taxi driver in Paris told us that now they do have speed limit in Paris and there are a lot of hidden cameras. )  Ouch~~ 

The tip of driving in Europe is you always need two kinds of maps, one is printed map while your the other map, electronic one fails. If you plan to stay longer than a week and you would like to visit some other towns near by, it would come in handy to have an Internet service on your phone.  Thus, you can always upload a Google map, or whatever map to guide you through the cities.  There are local phone service and you can ask about their rate of charging Internet service with phone service. They are not cheap but if you need it, you NEED it! ^O^ BTW, most of cars here in Europe are stick shift, for us, we love it. But if you don't know how to drive a stick car, you better mention about it before they give you a car. 

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We walk along the coast of Nice where we rent an apartment. 
How cute of this lady's fashion that I had to stop her for a photo! 

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We only encounter 1 day rain and because of the weather's mercy, we can drive to Monaco and Cannes  the following day without worrying about the traffic/burring sights. 

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Adventure to Monaco. 

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This is the most beautiful ocean i have ever seen. Ah, I know, besides, Maui, Mexico, Honolulu...  hee~

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Here we are at Monaco. 

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Delay no more, the next day, we ventured to Cannes where I bought OMG my Bleu de Galice Kelly!! 

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Hermes Kelly Bleu de Galice

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It seems to be a tradition that we have to try the fish soup here. Somehow, I prefe soupe à l'oignon.

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I reserved 1st class train from Nice to Pairs and it took us almost 6 hours. 

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Enjoy a moment of peace on the train!

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There are tons of hidden gem here that you will enjoy a treasure hunt: I even found my beloved designer shop: Alexis Mabille. 

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I found this cute, handmade doll which is designed by a Hong Kong designer: Chocolate Rain. 

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I really enjoy the vibe and local market in Saint Germain area where we stay!! 

See you again in Pairs post. 
xoxo Rachel 

1 comment:

Charles said...

wow! all these colors and beauty, what great photos! i want to go there now :)
hope you have a great time!


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