My favorite views in Nice

As the weather gets chillier and I go longer and longer without a proper pain au chocolat, I really start to miss Nice. Even though I realize I’d never want to live there full-time–which has more to do with the endless red tape of French bureaucracy and vast cultural difference–I still miss the vibrant colors […]

November 23, 2012 Continue reading…

The best of the French Riviera, via Instagram

When I decided to visit Croatia, I realized there was no way I’d be able to go to Europe without at least a stopover in Nice: I spent seven months living in this Mediterranean gem, but with studying French, two jobs, a blog and a social life, I didn’t get to explore and relax on […]

July 30, 2012 Continue reading…

Postcard from Old Nice

I have a love/hate relationship with Old Nice: the winding network of cobbled streets and vividly-colored shutters are crowded with terrace tables and slow-walking tourists. For seven months, I lived on the edge of Place Garibaldi: overlooking the sloping roofs of Old Nice, but not quite in the hustle and bustle (or as English-speaking expats […]

July 26, 2012 Continue reading…

The best beaches in Nice

Confession: I spent a week in Nice and didn’t do one cultural activity, unless you count drinking rosé and eating pissaladiere. Instead, I went to the beach. Instead, I went to the beach. You can find an quite a few accommodations in Nice that are close to the numerous beaches that are available. I went to beaches with pebbles, beaches […]

July 18, 2012 Continue reading…

My favorite restaurants in Nice

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It’s easy to be fooled—and disappointed—by restaurants in Nice. Many cater to tourists, and feature overpriced, generic dishes and unenthusiastic staff. However, there are a few gems tucked away in the less-bustling streets and squares that highlight affordable quality. Many thanks to Rosa Jackson, Nice’s own food guru, for introducing me to many of my […]

November 4, 2010 Continue reading…

Where to grab a drink in Nice

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There is no shortage of places to grab a drink in Nice. Old Town is full of restaurants, cafés and bars to sip some wine, chug a beer or splurge on a cocktail. Nice doesn’t have a huge club scene, but many of the bars offer live music on a daily or weekly basis. Be […]

October 13, 2010 Continue reading…

Postcard: Bicycles around Europe

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My favorite photos of two-wheeled, environmentally-friendly transportation around Europe. Sunny day in the park in Stockholm

October 10, 2010 Continue reading…