We left Nice pretty early to make our way to the Italian Riviera, through Monaco. The bus ride was a bit interesting, because our bus driver kept getting lost, but we made it to Monte Carlo eventually. While in Monte Carlo, we had the chance to see the Monte Carlo Casino (but we weren’t able to actually gamble or anything, which was probably a good thing). We also watched the changing of the guard at the palace, and then had time for a little bit of souvenir shopping and a quick lunch. When we arrived in Monaco, it was hot and humid and just barely drizzling. The weather shifted to sunny and windy during our lunch break, and by the time we were heading back to the bus, it was cold and raining hard. We went through the whole spectrum in the span of about 3 hours.
It was super cool to see all of the massive yachts in the harbor, but it was very clear that this city was simply out of my league. Maybe someday, when I get famous off of blogging, I’ll have my own 3-story yacht in Monte Carlo. Probably not, but hey, a girl can dream 🙂
Once we left Monaco, we made our way to our next hotel, which was just outside of La Spezia. Luckily, this hotel was much bigger than our one in Nice, so we were able to comfortably open our suitcases again. We ended up going for dinner as a group, with all but one of our tour group joining in the fun. Dinner was amazing, as expected. I was finally able to get myself some pasta with pesto (which is my absolute favorite), and Jess, Sarah, and I split two bottles of wine at dinner. Everyone else was splitting wine as well, so by the end of our dinner, we were all a little tipsy.
We decided to head to the beach from dinner, and brought about 6 more bottles of wine with us. Once we got there, most of the girls decided that we wanted to swim, but no one had swimsuits on us. So, we did the only logical thing and hopped into the water in our bras and underwear. The water was super warm, and eventually the boys joined us in the water too. It was honestly quite the bonding experience. I don’t think I stopped laughing the whole night. Sure, the hangover the next day was a little rough, but in my opinion it was worth it. Jess might not agree with me… more on that in my next post 😉
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xoxo, second sister suzie