What about Nice? A city on its own

The first thing you’ll hear about Nice, the fifth biggest city in France, is its blue waters and famous pebble beaches.  The capital of the Côte d’Azur is unlike any of the other big French cities.  It’s glitzy but not quite like Paris, it’s a port city but not quite like Marseille, a resort town but not quite like St. Tropez…

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Looking at scattered Roman ruins: A personal thought on old rocks

Most people are aware how influential the Romans were at the height of their rule.  I don’t think that people always realize how the Romans were everywhere.  I guess they were some of the first hardcore travelers and traders and everywhere they went, they meant serious business.  Roman ruins lay scattered across most of Europe, North Africa, Western Asia and Britain.  If you travel to any of these places today and visit the sights, you will most likely end up with ‘ruin fatigue’ (similar to ‘cathedral fatigue’…).

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