Spent Saturday in Nice. i’m going to refrain from the obvious pun here.

My plane arrived at 7 AM. First stop: Colline du Chateau. The top of the hill yielded wonderful views of the La Baie des Anges. I saw some pretty cool remnants of what once must have been grand stone structures. I was kind of surprised to see so many cacti…wasn’t really expecting succulents in the mediterranean climate. While walking in la vieille ville, I stumbled upon a flower and produce market. I picked up some intensely red strawberries for breakfast.

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After my stroll through the market, I walked along Promenade des Anglais until I reached the port. Since I had nothing else to do, I signed up for a 1 hour boat tour that went to the neighboring bay, Rade de Villefranche. Saw some villas that belong to famous people. I was mostly just happy to be on a boat. Definitely had a burning desire that it was diving season…can’t wait for the summer!

this man napping on a boat along the French Riviera knows what’s up

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After the boat tour, I walked uphill to the Matisse museum. It was underwhelming. Anyway, I got back to my hostel and started talking with the receptionist. I asked when I could catch a bus back to the airport the following morning (aka this morning). She said there was 1 bus at 6:20 AM, but the buses sometimes didn’t run that early. I looked at a map and saw that the airport was only 6 km away, so I figured if the bus didn’t come, I could walk/run. (Not sure how much a taxi is, but in Switzerland, they’re stupidly expensive.) I wanted to double check that there were sidewalks all the way to the airport and how long it would take. So I walked there. Since I didn’t feel like paying for the bus ride back, I walked back. Turns out, this morning, the bus came right on time. Well, at least now I know you can walk to the Nice airport in 55 min, in case you’re ever in a pickle and need to walk to the airport. I’ve got some work to do, so deuces mooses. Catch you all in two weeks, after the Whitaker conference!

Musée Matisse
Hey look, I’m home! Just kidding.

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