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1 Nov – Nice

Up early for our train to nice, 3 connections a quick regional to Spiez then to Milano, then onto Nice, uneventful and not that scenic as most of the trip is through tunnels.

We arrived in Nice, capital of the Riviera in the late afternoon, checked in and wandered up the famous des Anglais (esplanade) that gently follows the curved beachfront from the city centre to the airport 6km west. We walked a small part and then wove our way into the old town and back down to restaurant row – many fish options (not good for Tash!) and many somewhat expensive, so we opted for Chinese as we weren’t really that hungry after consuming 3/4 of a pizza along the train ride .. Our connections were too close to pick up food along the way and the Coop (coles) in Interlaken didn’t open till 8am, our train was at half 7, so we got a take-away pizza with dinner last night.

Nice is very pretty the water is so blue just like postcards (and very flat). The esplanade is lined with palm trees and all the old palaces which are now big name hotels. They do need to start poop-scoop over here in Europe though, its quite disgusting especially seeing how “mans best friend” is allowed everywhere and there is no shortage of them!

So all in all we had a lovely balmy evening – no jersey’s required tonight – wandering the streets and beachfront. It sure is nice to smell the ocean again. Pity the beach is pebbles because a walk on the sand would have been divine.


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