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Les Arcs - where the hell am I?

Sunday, July 12, 2009 / 03:19:40 /
Italy, France - Thought I'd go travelling alone again. First destination Milan, main time in Nice, France / post by Siim Einfeldt, Day 3 of the trip


Posts from this trip

- Preparation for the trip
- Cheap isn't always cheap - especially if you're stupid
- Milan - city of ...something
- Out of Milan to...Ven...Ventimiglia?
- Ventimiglia - Boys night out...
- Nice - I've got WIFI!
- Renting an apartments in Nice
- Big difference between Israelis and Arabs,muslims
- Changing your mind is Healthy - St. Raphael (or Saint-Maxime)
- Sainte-Maxime, here I am
- Travelling just a bit too fast, am I not?
- Life is unpredictable, for travellers like me
- Les Arcs - where the hell am I?
- Back in Nice, off to beach
- Nice - still a good thing
- All you need to do is ask
- Day 5 - Nice weather, nice people, wifi and nice sights - all in Nice
- Bus from Nice to Antibes
- Antibes, Juan le Pins and all the sun
- Akathor - beer, people and live music
- Drinking, drining, drinking...
- These are christians, they don't like you
When I sat down in the bus which wasn't supposed to go to St. Raphael but rather some place called Les Arcs I kind of thought it must be a place nearby, a place near the coast. I wasn't right. Or well, 30 minute drive between the mountains from the coast into the mainland isn't too far, yes, but it's still a totally different place. At least there was a train station so I wasn't too worried.

However, I was out of cigarettes and I didn't find any tobacco shops in the train station...so I decided to walk towards the center of the town until I found something. Well, I did find my tobacco, in the center of the town. Another thing I found was a town full of people, weird clothes and music. It was a medieval village.

Actually I think there was just just a medieval festival (Les Medievales?) but it looked really great, lots of accordingly dressed people, chairs (well, just rectangles) made of hay, etc etc etc. After a beer I really felt like I could stay the night there, seemed like a nice little towney, but unfortunately, of course, the hotels I found were fully booked again.

So the only option was to move on or back to somewhere. I tried to make up my mind between Toulon, Marseille, Nice...then checked Bordeaux but this was a 100 eur ride. So...ideally I would have taken a long ride like the Bordeaux thingy, wouldn't have had to worry about finding a hotel then. But I couldn't find such a ride for smth like 40-50 euros. Toulon and Marseille were too close. I didn't know Toulon and at 23pm it might have been just a bit difficult to start looking for a hotel. Today is not that day. Marseille...I've been there before, might even find a hotel, but didn't really feel like going there, at least not yet. So I decided to do whatever a boring person would do (and I thought I'm not that boring, duh) and took a train back to Nice. Even though I'm aware of the current hotel problem in Nice as well, at least I know loads of hotels there. And now I need to spit 3 times over my left shoulder, experience over the past days has shown that I really shouldn't speak my mind before I have actually turned what's in my mind into reality.

I'm currently in a train, should be arriving in Nice in about 45 minutes. Wish me luck.














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