Eze Venture


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I went to Eze today. I almost missed the train at Gare SNCF because I ignored my alarm. When we got on, the train was packed and when we got off I saw the huge mountain we were about to climb. First off, I’m not a fan of heights. Secondly, I do not like climbing steps/working out my thighs. All the other students had no troubles ascending that mountain and they went at a fast pace. I was not at all trying to go at their pace so I hung back most of the time.

 My professor noticed this and asked me if I was okay and I admitted my fear (of heights to him). He told me that I could either stop and go back down, or continue at my own pace. I didn’t quit. I trudged on slowly along the path named after Nietzsche (and he hung back with me; how am I less agile than him?).

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When we got to the top there was a pretty town. The group separated from our professor and had lunch at this nice place called La Taverne. I had Ail et Piment Linguine and sirop d’eau (fraise grenadine). We had a lively conversation at lunch then met back with our professor.

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All the time I was walking through the town I kept on thinking that my art history professor would have loved the place; there are paintings, jewelry, woodwork. Once we met up with our professor again we went to the Jardin Exotique. I kept noticing these statues with the same silhouette/figures and found that some sculptor had created a collection on goddesses. Each had a name and a quote.Bl-IMG_0799 We also went to this area that looked like an outdoor spa to me with waterfalls and all. I loved the lounge chairs because it curved perfectly along the back. (Video below)

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On the descent, the others went ahead and it was me and my professor left behind.

We caught up, got on the train, went back to Nice, then Stacia, Marthe, and I went to Foot Locker then Nice Étoile. I wanted to go to Vieille Nice but I had to return home to drop off my sandwich. Dropped it off, got off the tram at Opera Vieille Ville, found out they were still at Nice Étoile so I walked to Place Massena (our meeting point) and FaceTimed a couple of people while waiting.

The girls met me, said hi to my the person on my phone, then we headed off to Vieille Ville. I got grapefruit ice cream from Fenocchio (tangy, sour-ish), then walked around for a couple of minutes. We decided to go home and Marthe suggested the Velo Bleu (city bikes) so I went along; rode along the tramway tracks.

Everywhere was crowded and I think I’ll only ride it at night or when there aren’t many people up and about. Came home, showered and decided to wash my hair. After dinner I got a FaceTime call from my family; V and Jen said hi. Later on, Lu came in for a bit. V went out then Lu and Jen and I watched Bridesmaids. Jen and I will be walking/running tomorrow. Good luck to me and goodnight.

September 2014

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