21.05.2007 33 °C
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:
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.
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!