21.05.2013 20 °C
This morning we woke up refreshed ready for another day of adventures. With no plans of where we were going to stay we decided to stay two nights in Nice. This way we can take the bus or train to Monte Carlo. We are going to hopefully see Ferrari's and Lamborghini's, we are told that you can drive a Ferrari for a small charge. (Rose has really BIG smile on her face!). On the way to France we did notice a lot more Porsches than in Italy. The Monte Carlo F1 GP is on this weekend plus the Cannes Film Festival, so it will be a very busy time in the area right now. Not good timing for driving there.
We got a room with a view in Nice, the Mediterranean Sea - ooh la la, it is magnificent. I will post some pics soon.
We saw an unusual 3 wheeled Italian motorbike but not really classed as a motorbike in Europe called the Piaggio (MP3). Apparently you only need a car licence to ride this bike. Not your usual trike, single wheel at the back and 2 wheels at the front. I will post a pic or two for you to peruse.
Nice, well what can I say. Lots and lots of people here, a very built up city along the coast with mountains at the back. Beautiful but very busy. Lots of shops and people everywhere. Lots of tourists. Not what we expected, appears to be France's version of Australia's Gold Coast, and the beach does not have sand as we know it. More rock than sand and definitely not white.
It appears there are not many road rules in Nice. Cars are parked every where even on the footpaths and you have to watch out for cyclists that are riding head on towards you, unbelievable.
Food once again has been excellent. Neal had grilled king prawns and Vegetables and me, Sea Bass and Vegetables - again the whole grilled fish, head and all was presented to me, head and all on the plate and then the waiter proceeded to fillet and debone the fish in front of me. This is the life!!!!!
We had our first bottle of French wine with the seafood. I don't normally like Chardonnay but this was absolutely delightful. The waiter recommended it for our dishes and he was spot on.