Côte d’Azur: Monaco

Ah… Monaco, Monaco.

Monte-Carlo casino

All the glitz, glamour, multibillionaires, fast cars, yachts and bling that one cannot get enough of in Dubai.

And snobbery.

Wait, but no.

Curiously enough, I did not get that.

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Côte d’Azur: Nice

Mention of a trip to Côte d’Azur immediately brings to mind a plethora of wonderful sensory experiences – the smell of sea salt and sand in the air, sailing through the Mediterranean with the breeze whipping through your hair, the sun warm on your bare feet, your skin cool and refreshed after a dip as the sun warms that damp stickiness on your skin while you gaze at the tiny white boats in the distance floating across the blue, blue sea. It’s an ideal way to celebrate the start of summer, especially if it’s a trip planned for your birthday.

First impressions

Charles de Gaulle is about an hours’ flight away from Nice Côte d’Azur. The view flying in was extraordinary – the yachts and the sea against a backdrop of emerald hills and houses painted in various shades of the sunset.

c'est juste magnifique

C’est juste magnifique.

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