The first stop on our month-long backpacking adventure was trip was Nice, France. We decided it would be a good meeting point, but didn't plan to spend very long here. I took a bus from the airport to our Hostel, and checked in without any problems. I remember leaving my hat on the airplane, and thinking "crap, I'm not even to my first destination yet and I've already lost something!" haha. We stayed at hostels throughout our trip, but I had never stayed at a hostel before this. I expected something fairly dingy, but was pleasantly surprised (we stayed at hostel baccarat, if you're interested - I would definitely recommend it!). The owner of the hostel upgraded us from a dorm to a private room, apparently just because we were Canadian (We encountered a lot of Canadian love on our trip, which was awesome!).
My sister was not so lucky with her train - She was supposed to arrive shortly after me, but she was taking a train from Cinque Terres and the Italian trains were on strike, so everything was confusing and delayed. I tried my best to stay up and wait for her, but of course I was incredibly jet-lagged, and passed out fairly early. I'm glad I stayed up until a normal time though, because I really didn't have much jet lag otherwise.
|My sister (right) and I in Nice, France|
|Scuba Diving in the French Riviera|
The next (and last) day in Nice we took a train to Monaco for the Grand Prix races, and spent the day having our ear drums damaged and swimming at the beaches there. You may notice that we don't have many pictures from Nice....more on that later. I had never been to any sort of car racing event and was suprised at how incredibly loud it was. It was also pretty pricey to actually get into the Stands.
|Myself, My sister, and two new traveling friends at the Grand Prix races in Monaco.|
Our next stop was Barcelona, Spain! Come back next week to hear about what we got up to :) Spoiler alert: Barcelona is the pick-pocket capital of the world, and it was the week of the world football championships. Use your imagination.