Nice is…you guessed it…
Nice started off in a haze of brain exhaustion and ridiculous hours.
So I admit, I could have found a better way to get there, but the way my trip timing worked out, I was on a bus that would get me to Nice at 2am the day before I originally planned to arrive.
– No accommodation booked for that night
– I thought I’d hang out at the bus station from 2am til morning
Problems? What problems?
The only other passenger getting off the bus at Nice at 2am was Suzzanne, another Aussie girl. Upon seeing the dodgy bus station, there was no way I was staying there on my own til morning! She had a hostel pick-up, but couldn’t reach them on her phone. No payphones in sight. After wandering around, we finally got a taxi, and used the driver’s phone to call the hostel. Eventually we got there, and ended up crashing on their common room couches. The common room also just so happened to be a 24-hr bar!
Drunken backpackers, a flirtatious chef and broken glass = disturbed sleep for us!
At 4am a guy asked us what we were doing there, and after feeling sorry for these homeless sweet girls, gave us a free private double room! (He turned out to be the owner) Ended up scoring a whole bunch of free stuff off this hostel, which I didn’t even book a room in!
Such was my start in Nice.
Originally I had only planned on spending 3 nights here. With every daytrip up and down the coast (previous post) I fell more in love with the Riviera. With every night, I fell more in love with Nice. Eventually, I even stayed in town during the day and explored Nice itself.
Easily, Nice ended up being my favourite place of all the Riviera towns I visited.
My original 3 night plan turned into a whole week, and I loved it!
Had many funtimes with so many great people. Photos ensue 🙂
Nice Beach & Promenade
Blue seems to be a common theme throughout my Riviera photos…lucky me 🙂
Vieux Nice (Old Town) …mainly by night
…despite the fact that I really did spend some daytimes here too! I did live there after all! I really should have taken more photos of the cobblestone alleyways…
Old Port side
Ah Nice – how I love you.
Also – go to the Musee d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain (MAMAC) *love* !!!
(still ridiculously delayed, but we’re catching up!)