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Day 9 – Tripoli

Posted on March 31, 2018

Your team are noobs.

A late start for us today, while the others were out doing god knows what. They did order some lunch for us though (wraps) which were delivered and consumed with great delight in the afternoon.

Then we got ready to go to another relative’s house for dessert and a catch-up. Another lavish home with a great view of Tripoli, with both the ocean and the mountains visible. I saw my first proper sunset here (usually it’s obstructed, or we’re busy doing something else).

After many sweets, cake and fruit, we said goodbye and drove a short distance to¬†another relative’s house for dinner, followed by even more dessert. We finally met some cousins who were our age though and spoke English well, so we could actually hang out and have conversations (and a sneaky OW game). What a strange feeling.

After our meal, they took us youngens out to a swanky underground bar, which had live music (English songs tonight!) and we had even more food and drinks.

It was nice to go out at night and do something different for a change. This post is late because we got back late and I was too tired. It won’t happen again (haha…ha).

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.

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