Joyeuses Pâques!

Sunday, April 17, 2017

He has risen

Happy Easter!

Joyeuses Pâques!

Buon Pasqua!

I don’t know why I had this preconceived idea that Europeans stay home all day for holidays (I had this same thought in Budapest for Christmas). I’ve been proven wrong multiple times! People are out and about all day, enjoying themselves and their surroundings. Europe is a very nice place to spend holidays, because the holiday spirit is palpable.

We had a wonderful Easter brunch on our terrace this morning. Baguette, eggs, chocolate, prosciutto and sausage, tomatoes, yogurt, strawberries, juice. It was one for the books!

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After our slow brunch, we made our way to Neptune Plage. We stumbled upon a cafe that was actually on my list of places to go on our way (love when that happens). Cafe Frei had a wide variety of coffees. My Mexican latte had some spice to it! Neptune Plage was especially gorgeous, because there was not a cloud in the sky. The sun was out and shining bright on all the sun bathers (yes, some women were topless). We had a lovely time tanning for a couple hours, and Olivia and I actually got in the ocean! It was a bit chilly but relative to the Atlantic Ocean in Maine. After a few minutes, it felt quite refreshing! We took some photos of each other, watched planes take off and land in the distance, and admired the sea which reminded me of the Gulf in Florida.

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We strolled on the Promenade d’Anglais with at least a couple hundred other people. It was hard thinking about walking in the traces of a tragic terrorist attack last summer, but we tried to not overthink it too much.

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We hopped on the train again to Ville Franche after Sasha got a little too burned on Neptune Plage (our fault for not bringing sunscreen). Ville Franche is only 10 minutes away via train (all public transportation ran on Easter), and it’s another very picturesque town on the French Riviera. There we ate fish and chips seaside, relaxed on the beach with smaller pebbles, and walked up for a view. The colors just kill me!

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We finished the holiday with chicken curry and naan at Royal Kashmir. This was an unforgettable Easter. xo ~ e.

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