Friday, October 30, 2009
This lovely couple, Charles and Carmelita saved our visit to Antibes, France. Erin and I traveled to Antibes, France based on some google images and the recommendation of a new friend we met at the hostel in Barcelona (Garden House, if you're headed there and looking for a place to stay). We booked a hotel online which said it was close to the beach. Well, we got there and it wasn't actually close to anything. We were getting ready to make the long hike to the beach when Carmelita, who works at the hotel, got picked up by her husband Charles, and they very generously offered us a ride into town. They did far more than just give us a ride. Charles gives people tours of the city, and he gave us a free tour. He shows us all around town with stops at photo opportunities.
This is the view from the very top of the hill where the lighthouse is located in Antibes. There is also a church, built by sailors and very popular with sailors. Charles brought us up the hill and parked the car so we could take photos, and I got someone to take our photo with Charles and Carmelita. At the end of the tour Charles dropped us back off near the city wall and the artesan's market. We had had several very negative experiences in France, but Charles and Carmelita made me believe maybe France isn't so bad.
Here's a photo of me reading a book on a train. There's a lot of this because we take a lot of trains and I don't get motion sick on trains, so I can read. I love the trains!