Day 14 – Cannes

Posted on July 10, 2017

Chi-cannes you believe it?

Another pretty relaxed day today, starting with breakfast at the cafe just outside our apartment. I had a nice Brie sandwich on a baguette (as one must in France). After breakfast, we walked to the local markets they have on a Monday and looked around.

No camera today either, as we didn’t venture anywhere new today, just walking around familiar streets. Another midday rest and some takeaway pizza for lunch, before an afternoon walk by the beach and some gelato.

A home cooked dinner of pasta this evening, and some final preparation/packing of our things, as we leave for Nice tomorrow. It’s only a half-hour train ride from here which is good. Hopefully more excitement tomorrow.

Day 13 – Cannes

Posted on July 9, 2017

Step out, step out of the sun if you keep getting burned.

A home cooked breakfast today once again, before heading out for a nice long walk on the beach, on La Croisette (a popular long street stretching along the coast). I opted not to lug around my camera and gear bag during the walk, so no photos to show, but was nice not to have that extra weight.

We also stopped into a cafe for a drink and some desserts, as it had started sprinkling a bit surprisingly. It didn’t last long though, and we continued our walk up the coast, before returning back to the apartment mid-afternoon.

After a rest and a late lunch/early dinner, we headed back out, going to Le Suquet, which is the old part of Cannes – cobblestone roads, older architecture and at the top of the hill, giving great panoramic views of the city. We walked around a bit, stopped at a cafe for snack and a drink.

Then it was back up the hill to look over the bay, watching the sun set over the city.

Day 11 – Cannes

Posted on July 7, 2017

I see a little silhouetto of a man.

The earliest of starts today, but fortunately our hotel was right next to the airport, so we could easily shuttle over there and check in for our first flight. A bit of breakfast, then a fifty minute flight to Lyon, before transferring to another flight to Nice (thirty minute flight). From there, we had a twenty minute drive to get to our apartment in Cannes.

We seem to be very central which is great, and Cannes seems small, but jam-packed. Nice buildings and streets, lots of shops and restaurants around, the beach a short walk away. Quite a nice little city.

After we had settled in, we headed out for some lunch at an Italian restaurant, La Pizza Cresci. It is by the water, well-priced and very generous with their portions. They had some really good pizza.

As usual, it is very hot here, so we soon headed back to the apartment to cool down and rest, before the others went to do some shopping. Later in the afternoon, we headed back out to go down to the beach and catch the sunset. The streets were so quiet at this point, as all the shops had closed down. There were more people down by the water though, filling the seaside restaurants.

Here are a bunch of sunset shots – some stunning landscapes and colours this evening.

Sydney Opera House

A Trip to Sydney

Posted on April 10, 2016

Sydney is nice.

I was only there a few days, but got to see some wonderful sights I hadn’t seen before and explore some of the areas around the harbour. We spent some time in the city, and visited two main places; Taronga Zoo and Watson’s Bay. Firstly, the Zoo.

We took a ferry from Circular Quay and got to see the harbour on the way, which is a nice sight.

After the short ferry trip, we arrived at the Zoo and had the privilege of waiting in line for a while (always my favourite part)! Before too long though we were on the cable car and heading to the top of the Zoo.

Much to our surprise when we got inside, there were animals everywhere! It was really strange, but cool!

We got so distracted looking at all the animals, that we didn’t have time to even see the Zoo. It’s a shame, but I can always come back another time to see it. After we left the Zoo, we followed a path which led along the beach, through some forest and got to see the sunset on the water. It was really nice. We then took the ferry back to the city and got to see it lit up at night. Try as I might, it was very difficult to get a good photo of it on a moving ferry…

The next day, it was back to the city, but this time a trip to Watson’s Bay. Another ferry ride later and we were on a beautiful beach, by a small town. People were out, swimming in the water, sitting and playing in the park, and generally being joyous which was nice to see.

We followed a path through the park and headed to a lookout over the bay.

We followed the path around the bay, walking around towards the lighthouse and seeing the historical landmarks and locations as we went (none of which I now remember). There was however some trench-like constructions and a big cannon.

After a few hours, the sun began setting and we watched (and photographed) it from near the lighthouse. It’s quite a sight.

After that, it was back to the harbour and home.

TL;DR I went to Sydney. It was good.