Day 22 - Nice/Old Nice

I am very behind on my writing. We have been so busy and when we get back to the hotel, I have enough energy to shower, watch an episode on Netflix and pass out.


So I am currently writing from Rome - which is amazing, but we'll get there :) And I promise I'll be better about writing.


So Day 22! After our crazy active day the day before, we decided to stick around town and wander around Old Nice. Picture narrow winding roads, colorful homes and laundry hanging from their tiny balconies, cozy bistros with ivy covered walls and a new delight down every alleyway. We spent our time winding down these paths, looking at all the shops and smelling espresso around every new corner.



We came to a small but beautiful church and wandered around looking at the ornate frescos and marble statues. Outside was a lovely little piazza where two people were playing guitar. We sat and listened for a while, the acoustics bouncing off the side of the surrounding buildings. A group of pigeons stopped to rest and perhaps listen and a friendly dog ran through sending them all to the sky and back down - only to have the dog run through again. The warm sun baked the stone piazza and people stopped to lick their melting ice creams.



After a nice rest, we decided to go the beach. On our way, a flower market was wrapping up their wares from a successful day of sales but I was able to stop and smell the roses, then buy some souvenirs. At the ocean, we walked out onto a jetty, took off our shoes and admired the color of the ocean and the sound of the waves running over the stony shore.


Across the way, two large Carnaval floats were on display for photos and some small rides were available for the kiddos to enjoy. We agreed a more adult activity - like happy hour, was more our pace. So we hit Hard Rock, right on the promenade and grabbed drinks and buffalo fries to split. We spent a while just soaking up the sun and sipping our drinks as the sun went down.




A lovely, low key day in Nice. I don't think we can go a single day here without visiting the beach at least once. I would recommend a trip to Nice to anyone.


Happy travels my loves!

Keely


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Hi! I'm Keely!

Hailing from a small town in the smallest state, my husband Sam and I quit our 9-5 jobs and decided to follow our dream to see the world! We love to find hidden gems, eat delicious food and stretch our dollar (euro/yen/whatever!) so we can indulge on unforgettable experiences. Come down the rabbit hole with us!

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