3 Amsterdam-like cities to avoid the masses

When people think about the Netherlands, they think of Amsterdam. And it is a truly beautiful city. Most Dutch people I know, never visit the city much, because of how touristic it is. There are loads and loads of visitors every year, smoking weed, visiting the sex museum and cycling on the wrong side of […]

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Car versus Plane: what’s the best way to travel?

Having gone to Nice twice in two months, it’s easy two compare the two trips. The second one was obviously better, as we had a lot more time to do what we wanted and not having to go back earlier for a funeral. But the trips also differed in means of transport. The first time […]

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A relaxing day in Nice

Our last day in Nice was a fairly relaxing one. We slept in, I almost missed breakfast and though we had originally planned to go visit another city, Boyfriend has such blisters on his feet that we opted for a quiet day at the beach instead. He sat down reading, while I went into the […]

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Female Pop-Art, Nana’s and the color blue in Musée Mamac

There are many museums in Nice and with the museum pass you can visit all the big ones within 3 days. There were a couple we wanted to visit. We had already visited Palais Lascaris, a museum of musical instruments and today we wanted to do something different, so we went to Mamac: Musée d’art […]

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Exploring Castle Hill

Castle hill or Colline du Chateau is another one of the highlights of Nice. It is where everyone takes the iconic photo of the city and the sea, seen from above. The view truly is spectacular. We had wanted to visit Castle Hill on our first trip to Nice, but we accidentally got locked in […]

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Returning to Nice: A guide to Vieille Ville

One of the most beautiful neighbourhoods of Nice is Old Nice, or Vielle Ville. Here’s your guide to the highlights, what shops to visit and where you’ll find the best icecream and macaroons!

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Numbers of Nice

I am someone who likes to make lists. Lists are comforting, orderly, and provide a nice, alternative way of recounting experiences. While there are a lot of posts about the lovely city of Nice to come, in this post I want to summarize our stay in this wonderful city on the Côte d’Azur, in the […]

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Unexpected companions: The hitchhikers

A white cat is sitting in a self-made cat castle, looking like a Volkswagen

Every good vacation is filled with new experiences, and our recent trip to Nice was no exception. Some of these experiences are quite unsurprising: seeing new places, discovering cool art, getting locked in… But some of my favourite vacation stories revolve around the more unexpected new experiences. The kind you can’t plan for, but which […]

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