We went out for Bavarian late lunch as to celebrate our five years of being together. Exactly five years ago we met at a Starbucks in San Jose. He had a brownie, I had a Flappuccino. I thought we actually should have gone to a Starbucks to mark this day but G is neither a big fan of coffee nor milk.
Over the last weekend, I had some time to put together our pictures from the trip (selected from over 800 pics!) with the help of Photoscape. Still my sister complained that these pics are just too small and requested to send her more single pics ^^!
Our first destination was Monaco. We left home late afternoon and spent our first night near Milan. We didn't get to see the city coz G refused to drive through this scary Italian fashion's birthplace. But before we got to the hotel, the GPS tricked us to go off the motorway in Switzerland and led us to a road of nowhere (really!). It was dark out and pretty spooky.
However, our first night went just fine and the next morning we arrived in Monaco.
I've always wanted to see Monaco, the country of Princess Grace. But the weather that day was unbelievably hot . I had to keep a straight face to have good pictures!
Our overnight stop was not in Monaco though (most hotels were just over our budget). We drove another 30min to Nice and spent two nights there waiting to catch a ferry to Corsica island.
I didn't get to see all of Nice because of the heat (yeah blame the weather). We went to the flower market in Old Town in the morning and returned to the hotel room with A/C and kept ourselves cool before we headed out for the evening. We strolled and had nice dinner across from the harbor.
It took a bit over 5 hours on the ferry from Nice to Calvi
It's said that Christopher Columbus once lived here (the pink sign). Calvi is one of citadel towns on this island.
We stayed at Lozari for two weeks. We went there two years ago so we knew our way around pretty much. We often went shopping at a big supermarket in the nearby town Ile Rousse
Out of the blue, we decided to buy a waterproof digital camera so we could snap some nice pictures under the clear water. We picked fujifilm finepix z33wp and so far have not been disappointed with the pix quality.
This trip to Corsica we did a bit of small trips to visit nearby places. When it was wavy at the sea, we went to Asco for natural pools. G didn't swim coz the water was too cold for him. I come from a tropical country so i didn't mind the cold water that much. It reminded me of waterfalls in Thailand.
Corte, a good place for hikers...
St.Florence, we went there (for me) to recover from the jellyfish attack ^^
Two week flied and it was time for us to drive back home. We chose to come back through Italy on our return route. I told G that this time we 'had to' stop in Pisa to see the Leaning Tower ^^
The tower and the surrounded area looked stunning and was filled with tourists.
Phew, what a trip! I can't complain though coz i was not the one who drove 8 hours straight home that night.
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