pass the coppertone
Paris to the Riviera through the countryside, across alps, every view is like a postcard, winding our way through valleys with big cliffs and mountain faces each side, snow on the apexes and in the crevices. Nothing really beats mother nature in the beauty department. There is a lot of white water rivers that we have crossed today also, they thunder down the valleys with such force.We enjoyed a coffee in the 'Ristorante' cabin of the train, which has big windows so you can enjoy the view from every angle. The train we rode on was a double decker luxury ..we scored seats on the top. A real treat.
We found it,... well I found it very daunting when about 20 police/guards boarded the train and proceeded to check passports and visas, this happened three times with in an hour.
The train would stop..they would all storm the train.. and proceed to check documents. We at all checks were greeted with smiles and nods from the guards when they saw we were from Australia, they seemed to be targeting africans and arabs, full on searchs and aggressive questioning..that we couldnt understand.
The French-African summit is on in Nice, so maybe it is a security thing for that, as we havent read a newspaper or seen the news in a couple of weeks, that is just a guess.
The weather in Paris turned nasty yesterday, wind and rain, expected to continue for the next week. We made a decision that we wanted to relax on the beautiful beaches of the riviera for the next few days till we fly home, so within an hour had tickets and took off.. I love this freedom!
Looking forward to some more sun, and the beautiful blue of the mediteranean..xxx missing my babies very much