A little change of scene
25.10.2013 - 31.10.2013 18 °C
Since we've been back to France, I've obviously begun my new job...about an hour from Nice by bus, and perhaps a 30 min drive depending on the traffic. One of the schools where I work is quite far and a little tricky to get to by bus, so we thought it necessary to get a car. This is our new Peugeot 306:
After driving for a week, I decided that the bus is perfectly acceptable, and I'll continue to take the bus 3 days a week, as it's cheaper and much more relaxing, even if does take a little longer. Traffic and cost of gas aren't worth it!
It's parked in our new neighborhood: Garibaldi Square in central Nice, just on the corner of Old Town, a great place that's close to everything (except work). It's closer though, to the bus that gets me to work This is our new apartment:
It's bright, now that Luke has fixed the broken lights:
and it's somewhat lacking in all functional kitchen appliances, but we're adapting and improvising:
We have some nice neighbours: a couple of cafes right outside, and a pirate themed bulk candy store right next door. We are on a central tourist thoroughfare, but we also have many butchers, fresh pasta makers, and bakeries all around us.
And on top of that, the new Promenade de Paillon, the park that they've been working on for over a year that runs down the centre of town, was finally opened last Saturday, and is steps away from our door:
The only downside is that we're in very close proximity to about 4 churches which start ringing their bells at 7 each morning. But other than that, our new place is great!