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Biking your way through Venice

4 Sep

If you think that Venice is only for pedestrians  and that crossing  it involves a lot of climbing up and down stairs and bridges, well think again! And if you believe that in order to move a bit faster you must definitely hop on a ‘vaporetto’ I have news for you: you can also bike in Venice!

While this is not exactly true for the main town (yes, there are tons of bridges and there is barely any space other than that used by pedestrians) you can get away from the crowd and enjoy it all, perched on a bike, if you go towards the islands surrounding Venice. Continue reading

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Fete du citron aka Lemon Festival in Menton

6 Apr

The spring is yet to come, these are the last days of the winter carnival but boy the oranges and lemons do look and smell so juicy and summery! And if you’re lucky, like we’ve been, to celebrate the festival in a sunny day, then despite the crowd, you’ll really enjoy yourself! And I guess it’s easy to be  lucky with the weather on Cote d’Azur even at the beginning of March!

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It’s Carnival time in Nice

17 Mar

I didn’t really mean to go to Nice this year but a friend of mine suggested I might as well since I was going to Menton which is just 1/2h away and both carnivals happened on the same days.

So here we are again on Friday evening, our working day just finished, driving towards France with the intention of spending Saturday in Nice, Sunday in Menton and half of Monday somewhere on the road before heading home. I wasn’t really driving actually, I’m only the’ organisation master’ :). We arrived in Nice at around 1.30 am and luckily I booked a no-curfew hostel because Continue reading

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