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A World of Wanderlusting: Nice


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Pardon the pun, but Nice you are so nice. After a train ride down the the coast of France we arrived in Nice. The sun was shining and the beaches were warm and we were ready for some rest and relaxation. Since Nice was meant to be more relaxing and slow paced we didn’t plan much, and really just took each day as it came.


Three of my favourite things to do in Nice:

1. First and foremost, we spent a lot of time laying on the topless beaches. Yes, we’re all adults here, the south of France is filled with topless beaches and they are beautiful. The beaches are made of smooth stones, and the sun beats down on you while you soak up the rays. We headed to a little corner store and purchased some beach towels/mats and would lay on the beach for hours. The sun was so nice, but you must be careful in the French Rivera – while it may only say 25°C (77°F) outside, the water will make it closer to 30°C or 35°C (86°F – 90°F)so lather up!


2. Take the bus or train to Monaco. What an interesting little country and only a 45 minute bus ride away. Monaco is home to the Monte Carlo Casino (which you can’t enter if your dress code isn’t up to par). Monaco is fun to wander around and it’s expensive. One of the most expensive countries in the world, actually, but boy are there a lot of yachts and to yearn over. There is also a castle to check out as well as the royal gardens.


3. Find a mojito bar! After walking all the way along the beach down to the old port we found a darling little mojito bar. Mojitos were $5 and they had many different flavours available. My favourite was probably either mango or kiwi.

Needless to say while Nice is quite a small little place to visit it is definitely a must see, the beaches are warm and stunning and you really can unwind while soaking up some rays and working on your tan.

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About the Author

Janine Eccleston

Janine is a tax specialist and personal finance blogger for Calgary, AB. She is actively pursuing her CPA designation while fighting her way to financial freedom. She is the Vice-President External for the not-for-profit Her Success and enjoys sharing her financial knowledge with her peers. When she is not at work or studying Janine enjoys traveling, baking, yoga and ending off the day with a glass of wine.