Sunday, November 10, 2013
for travel's sake
March, mind, isn't high season. Nor is November. Even the Vieille Ville wasn't crowded. I could always find a free bench along the promenade. I wasn't jostling fellow visitors at the half-dozen museums I visited (for free!). I like things that way, and I expect next week will be quiet, too.
I crossed most tourist attractions off my list in the spring, so I can now approach things slightly differently. I stayed at a perfect little hotel on my last visit, but have booked what looks to be a charming AirBnB in the old town this time. I like the idea of cooking my own evening meal, especially. I intend to visit the Chagall Museum, and the Modern Art Museum - I ran out of time for both back then. I will repeat my train trip to Ventimiglia, though, because it was a brilliant day out and the market there is awesome. And speaking of markets: there is a real market in Nice - not the overpriced, over-styled one at the Cours Saleya - that I can't wait to stroll. I would like to see the inside of the Nice Opéra. I will treat myself to more ice cream at Fenoccio. And I must finally try socca!
Little surprise holidays are the best.