Joey's 28 Days in Europe | 2 days in Nice

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What to eat! | Seafood! Lots of fresh produce is used in fresh salads and dishes with distinct Mediterranean flavour. "Socca", a chickpea flat bread, as is a tuna fish sandwich called "Pan Bagnat." Soupe de Poisson (Fish Soup, made with chili aioli, croutons, and grated cheese), Salade Nicoise (made with tuna), Tourtes aux Blettes (sweet tartes made with Savoy cabbage, raisins, nuts, and powdered sugar) and pissaladiere (a type of pizza topped with sauteed onion, olives, garlic and anchovies)

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image Recommended place to eat 
image Recommended place to visit
image Find the compilation of tips I have to offer at the end of this blog posts! 
Stay | Hostel Baccarat​

Photo credit to the internet.

Hotel was decent. Nothing much to say about it. 

Avenue Jean Médecin

Tram tracks along the Avenue

Of course, we didn't walk all the way to the beach, we took the tram. But it's worth to talk a little walk, maybe to the next tram stop or something, instead of the nearest one. If you are interested in shopping then it's definitely a good idea to walk about the Avenue. 

Feels Alice in the Wonderland kind of vibe for me. 

A loooooooot of kids hanging about

Promenade des Anglais

A long stretch of beach. Just bring a towel or a mat, choose your spot, and just chill. It could get kind of crowded, so if you want a more private place, you could opt for private beaches like Neptune Plage. It costs like 20€ (with deckchair, shower-room and parasol) for a full day pass and 14€ (from 2 p.m) for a half day pass. ExtraTowel costs 6€ and locker-room is also 6€. There also a few other places with varying prices. 

the stone is painful af

Had a little swim in the cold ocean

The Promenade at night is also very crowded and a lot if happening as well. Street performers come out at night to showcase their best talents. Singing, dancing, clown acts, artworks, spray painting, and even doll-making.

image Èze

Èze is a commune not far away from Nice. (I do not understand what is a commune cause I don't think we have that in our country... Or we do but we don't have a name for it) My friend/colleague, Nicolas explained "commune" in a much more informative way, so here goes. Thanks Nicolas!
"Commune" is the legal term to name the smallest administrative territory in France. Each commune is led by a Mayor and a Council. You can small commune of 1 inhabitant to big one like Paris.Do not be confused by terms like "Ville" "Village" etc which are common terms to describe city or village but not based on "legal" definition.
 It's a nice little place to visit, we definitely did enjoy it and it's way more different than Nice itself. Let's just say it has it's own characteristics. 

To reach Eze by bus, take the 112 (from Vauban) to Eze Village (not the 100 which stops at Eze Gare, a 90 minute steep walk away from Eze Village). If you missed an infrequent (up to 3 hours) 115 bus in Eze Village, there is a path that goes down the mountain from Eze Village to Eze Sur Mer (also Eze Gare). This is the Path of Nietzsche (named after the famous German philosopher Friedrich W. Nietzsche), with some fantastic views and a waterfall (listen carefully, you cannot see it from the path). Walking downhill through this path takes about 40 minutes. The best views of the coastline are found in the lower third of the path. Buses run from Menton-Monaco (Line 100) through Eze Gare back to Nice runs every 15 minutes or so and vice versa, making trekking back up the hill unnecessary. This explanation is also available in the map that I have prepared but yeah, I kind of like want to put it here for some reason, because I highly recommend you to go there if you are in Nice. 

There is also a very nice shop that sells handmade soap and fragrance called Parfumerie Fragonard. We spent some time there and bought some things. They have some really good fragrance and soap and they are sold at an affordable price. I just love the interior of the shop and the packaging that they have, they just look very classy and vintage-y. 

image Le Jardin Exotique

Climbing up to the Cactus garden. 
Of course, the Jardin has a lot of cacti but I think the only reason people pay to go in is for the view there... like me. Actually had like an argument here because I wanted to go in and two of them doesn't want to because it's kind of costly (7€ per person). In the end I went in alone, I mean... we've traveled so far, and I wouldn't want to miss this.....

After 5 mins, my bf came along and found me. Surprise surprise. But my mum was waiting outside. Lol. She's just all about shopping. Anyway, the view is amazing right? You could hike around to look for a similar view but I think it wouldn't beat this view. Seriously.  

image Path of Nietzsche
Highly recommended hiking path after exploring Èze.

This is definitely not a path, he's just being crazy to take some photos. It's very dangerous, do not try this at home kids. 

The view at the last 1/3 way of the hike from Èze village.


Delhi Belhi

Had a craving for Indian food, so we just ate here. I gotta say that this place is just okay.. Not that great. So.. yeah.. Even though they have a lot of awards as you can see from the posters next to the entrance.... 10 years ago... 

Wok 2 Nice

We didn't really had any great gourmet experience actually in Nice. I think we just ate somewhere close. This Chinese fast food restaurant was just around the corner from our hotel. And we kind of miss Chinese food, so we settled most of our lunch/dinner there. A lot of choices, and the food ain't half bad. 

image Joey's Nice Travel Tips!

  1. Take precautions against pickpockets, who are a constant, serious, and growing problem on the Cote d'Azur. They operate usually in teams in any crowded areas like buses, train stations, and tourist sites. Be vigilant at the tram station Gare Thiers where pickpockets prey on travel-weary tourists. They may well look like harmless fellow passengers but are extremely skilled and will lift your wallet from either your front or back pants pocket without your noticing. 
  2. You are strongly advised not to carry anything valuable or annoying to replace in your pockets. Use pouches underneath your clothing for anything valuable, including cash. In restaurants and cafes opportunist theft of handbags is a constant risk - keep them close at hand. Do not go to the sea front at night after 22:00 unless you are a group of at least 5. It's a dangerous area and you are likely to get in trouble. 

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