Time for another trip, and I had told daddy that I wanted to go back to Italy since I did not remember the place I was born (I left when I was 4 months old). Daddy wanted to go as well as he had not been back for over 5 years. So he planned a crazy fast trip of winetasting, visiting friends, and seeing some places he had never been as well.
We flew into turin after stopping in Paris (Unfortunately not enough time to see that famous tower I see on TV). We drove to Alessandro's house. Alessandro, his girl friend, Ilaria, and his friend, Andrea, couch surfed at our house in Miami a few months ago and had a great time. So, daddy kept in touch and Alessandro and Ilaria decided to spend the weekend with us. We drove to Alessandro's house right in the middle of Turin had an incredible snack of meats, cheese and other stuff and then met Ilaria at Alessandro's other house in Villanova d'Asti. This also where I met Burt, Alessandro's really cool big dog. He sat rignt next to me all the way to Nice.
So we drove to Nice from his house and it took a long time. However, it was really cool because I got to play with snow a little bit on the way. When we arrived, Daddy and I stayed at a really nice hostel called Villa Saint Exupéry Gardens while our friends couchsurfed. Daddy and I shared a pizza and then went to bed.
The next day, we got up early and picked up our friends. We first drove to Monte Carlo, which I will write about in the next blog, and drove along the sea passing beautiful towns. On the way back we stopped off at a really cool looking old town on a cliff called Eze. It really looked like it was out of a fairy tale with little alleys and old buildings. On the top I loved the statues of the mermaids looking out over the sea. We also stopped at a really cool pink palace called Villa Ephrussi of Rothschild in St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat. I had fun with daddy here, especially pretending I was a monkey in the monkey room.
The weather kinda sucked and got worse as the day went on, but we still
had a lot of fun. We went out to dinner at a great little restaurant that even Burt was able to come. Really yummy food. By the time we left Nice and the Cote D'Azur (French Riviera) we had travelled the 3 main beautiful roads: the Corniche Inferieure, Moyenne Corniche and Grande Corniche. They were all very beautiful. But it was time to say goodbye to France and good bye to saying Bonjour and hello to Buongiorno!
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Our Travel Map
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Countries I have been
Countries Daddy has been
where I live
Daddy has been to 96 countries/territories, while I have been to 58, but I will catch up to daddy, as I am only 8 years old!