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Jul 12, 2010 - Girls charter

We have been racing around with the boss’s girlfriend and her friends for a week now and the boss calls most days to make sure they are not just sitting dockside in Antibes and going shopping. He made sure I knew that he wasn’t going to stand for them not going places and seeing things and suggested a couple of places that take even us a good couple of hours at full speed to reach. Portofino, we can do if the weather is good in just under 3 ½ hours and the Porquerolles about the same but in the other direction. Throw into this whole...

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Jun 15, 2010 - Cannes

Finally arriving in Cannes after such a long and awful journey, we were a little disappointed that the weather was forecast to storm all week. But, luckily, it rained Tuesday night whilst we slept and was hot and sunny for the rest of the week! On the first night we had a quick look around Cannes and had some delicious fish in a restaurant on the seafront before finally getting some sleep. On Wednesday we explored the old part of Cannes, le Suquet, which was absolutely beautiful and very unexpected, climbing to the top of the hill of the...

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May 19, 2010 - always an opportunity to learn!

Well, our rental car got towed. C'est enlevee en francais -- in case you ever need to know. Apparently we did not understand a sign about parking. Quelle suprise! So, we got to meet the police municipale, who close their office for lunch from noon to 2:30 -- in case you ever need to know that. They were very nice, but spoke no English. Andy's solution to this is just to keep telling them what happened in English. This doesn't work -- in case etc. I limped along with ou est notre voiture and combien pour retrouver le voiture and other highly...

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May 18, 2010 - les chats

There are lots of cats around the village here. Lean and lithe. Not too cuddly. Their attitude seems to be -- non, non, I am a French cat. I do not wish to be petted by you. Why are you looking at me and making silly noises? I am leaving now. Still, fun to see them.

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May 17, 2010 - easy to order

Things easy to order in French -- chocolate eclair, quiche, pommes frites. But is this good news or bad news? I made it down to Cannes proper today. Bus #1 made it very easy, practically door to door for just one euro. I saw one girl in a very fancy gown being interviewed, but I had no clue who she was. The film companies hang their banners from the high-rise hotels on one side, and the pavilions run along the beach opposite. It's obviously a big deal here. I felt like the anti-Cannes, walking chubbily along in my Land's End shirt and...

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May 16, 2010 - the street where we live

It rained yesterday, so I didn't take any pictures. Got out this morning (lovely) to document some of the neighborhood. Tomorrow I have to get down to the "plage" and see some of the festival. Weirdly, when in England I got hit with the same bronchitis-ish ailment and am still trying to recover. But of course I have to see the festival spaces.

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May 14, 2010 - what's French for toilet paper?

We got to Cannes last night late, pretty tired. We're staying up the hill in Le Cannet -- the cheap seats. Rentals down near the beach and the festival are astronomically expensive. The house is wonderful, though. Very old and in a maze of those little streets where you can almost touch both sides. (We nearly got the rental car trapped in one. I certainly could not have backed it out. I'll put up some outdoor pictures tomorrow.) I did have to go buy the toilet paper, and some soap, who the merchant was kind enough to remind me is...

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Dec 10, 2009 - Transatlantic crossing and Canne France again

Ok basically during a 17 day crossing of the atlantic ocean there isnt much to do but hold on and stick it out. we were blessed by the ocean gods and had an awesome crossing. 4700Nm of calm seas, and i mean mill pond. we missed major storms and low fronts and arrived relatiely rested and happy. if you dont like sunsets dont look at this post, i on the other hand will never tire of a fantastic sunset or sunrise and due to my job i get so see alot of them. not everybody gets to cross the atlantic on a 190ft 40million Euro superyahct, i did,...

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Oct 9, 2009 - Cannes

@@@@@@@ And so, our second day on the Cote D’Azur saw us boarding a bus heading back west along the coast towards Cannes, just over an hour away. I was looking forward to seeing some more spectacular scenery along the highway, but instead, the road was more or less flat and we passed through some simple towns with non-descript commercial centers. In between, we would enter and leave the coastal highway with industrial zones between the water and the asphalt. It was a little disappointing, but we never mind being on the move and seeing new...

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Sep 21, 2009 - Villefranche & Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

Today we spent most of the day at the beach at Saint Jean Cap Ferrat and Villefranche...trying to relax before Paris. Villefranche is absolutely my favorite place thus far,a cozy & authentic medieval village overlooking a bay in the Mediterranean. I will miss the south of France. Off to pack for Paris.....

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May 6, 2009 - French Riviera

THE FRENCH RIVIERA (Travel Tips are bolded) Our first stop on the famous French Riviera was Cassis, just a few miles east of Marseilles. We didn’t expect much, but were very pleasantly surprised to find a very well maintained, charming seaside town with a lively center of town on the port with lots of restaurants. An additional stroke of luck was to find the best hotel in town at a “reasonable” rate. It is the Hotel Roche Blanc perched high on the seaside with a dramatic view to the Mediterranean and the cliffs surrounding it. It has an...

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May 6, 2009 - Cannes, France

Our first time in Cannes, France. Lucky for us we met Gregory when we were in Monaco about three years ago on the Creative Memories trip. Gregory is actually based in Cannes so we arranged to meet him weeks ago. Lucky for us our visit falls on his 30th birthday AND his 2 week anniversary. When we met Greg a few years ago, he was clearly an adventure traveler. He told us at that time he had a trip planned for himself and his girlfriend and that would let him know if they were meant for each other. Well after many weeks in S. America, he...

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