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We're still alive!

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Hey everyone!
So we apologize for not keeping you up to date on our travels! It's been a busy week and a bit.
We won't try to update you on each of the last 8 days or so... just for our sanity and your's. That being said, we just wanted to let you know that we are alive and well in Barcelona, that we love and miss you all, and will be home on Wednesday!
Looking forward to sharing our stories and pictures!
Talk to you soon.
Love Kare & Kristin

Posted by Kris.Kare 03:03 Archived in Spain Tagged backpacking Comments (0)

Day 20

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Today was yet another long, and sunshine filled day in beautiful Nice...and marks a milestone in our trip -- we're more than 2/3rds done! We got off to a bit of a late start, and headed out of the hostel shortly after noon. We walked down to the bus stop to catch a bus to the train station. Two buses later (because we missed our stop the first time) we hopped on the train to the lovely medieval town of Antibes. From the train station, we walked to the yacht harbour and along the ancient sea walls to the fisherman's port. After walking through the large arch entrance, we walked through many covered fruit markets and outdoor cafes. We didn't spend much time here though because we were eager to get back on the train and head 10 minutes further to Cannes.
For those of you who don't know, the world-renowned Cannes Film Festival is happening right now. What an experience that was! It happens each May, and is attended by many well known celebrities. We arrived a bit late, but were able to catch the last part of the Red Carpet entrances. We caught glimpses of Michael Moore, the mom from Little Miss Sunshine, and Andie Mcdowell. However, we're hoping to go again at some point and maybe get some pictures of some bigger stars.
We left Cannes mid-evening, and arrived back at the hostel shortly before 10pm. After ordering another 5 Euro pizza, we sat around and visited some more -- the hostel has a great big common space which is awesome for meeting people. Hope all is going well back home. We're looking forward to seeing all of you in less than 10 days!
Love Kare & Kristin

P.S. Because our picture files are so large, we've exceeded the allotted space for uploads aka, we won't be able to put up any more pictures. Sooo, you'll just have to wait in anticipation to see them all when we get back! Sorry!

Posted by Kris.Kare 03:04 Archived in France Tagged backpacking Comments (0)

Day 19

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So today was our first full-sunshine-filled day in Nice!
After having breakfast here at the hostel, we got ready to head out, not quite sure of where we were going. The staff at the hostel are absolutely incredible -- by far the most friendly, accommodating, and helpful we've come across yet. They supplied us with several maps, concise directions to and from popular destinations and gave us lots of useful tips. As we were heading out to catch the bus, we met two girls from Calgary who were heading out to a secluded beach, known as Cap D'ail , so we decided to tag along with them. What a great decision!
2 buses, a lot of stairs, and just over an hour later, we arrived here:

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It was stunning. The cove is not known by a lot of tourists, and it is mostly locals who visit. But thanks to the tips of our hostel staff, we were able to enjoy a beautiful, and significantly less crowded beach! We spent the afternoon there, soaking up the sun, taking periodic breaks of swimming in the mild-yet-refreshing Meditteranean Sea.

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We returned around dinner time, ordered a 5 Euro pizza (which they offer every night at the hostel), and enjoyed the rest of the night relaxing and hanging out with other travellers. All said and done, our first day in Nice was a great one!

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Day 18

Nice

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Today was yet another travel day for us.
We woke up early, checked out of our hotel, and caught a morning train to Nice, By way of Marseille. We spent cumulatively about 6 hours on trains today, not counting the waiting time spent in stations. To our delight however, the sun was shining and the weather was warm when we arrived in Nice. We were able to get directions to our hostel, and upon our arrival in Saint Maurice Square, we were picked up by workers from the place we're staying.
Villa Sainte Exupery is wonderful! The atmosphere is really laid back, and everyone seems really friendly. Through a series of mix-ups however, they had over booked the hostel and just for the one night, Kristin and I would have to stay in the storage room. Iranoy of it being? the fact that it was still nicer than some of the other places we've stayed!
Once settled in, we went for a walk in the surrounding area, but being the eveing, most things were closed. The view was amazing though, as our hostel is nestled at the top of a hill looking down on the rest of Nice. We haven't seen much of it yet, but from what we have seen, we are in love with Nice!
Talk to you soon!
Love Krisitn and Kerry.

Posted by Kris.Kare 02:10 Archived in France Tagged backpacking Comments (0)

Day 17

Lyon

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So there really isn't very much to say about today. We woke up this morning, went downstairs to get our breakfast and set off for what we thought would be a day of sightseeing, but soon discovered that because it was a holiday, nothing was open. So Beside wandering around the local area, there isn't much to say about today.

Oh...except that we hate rain.

Miss you all!
Love Kristin and Kare.

Posted by Kris.Kare 02:07 Archived in France Tagged backpacking Comments (0)

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