AU REVOIR FRANCE! Gonna miss all the yummy crepes, macarons, and pastries here😭😭😭
So Jac and I woke up at 630am to get to Sylvaine Dupuichaffray for the last time😭😭😭😢😢😢 I got myself a chocolate almond cake (mont-sth), two chocolate domes, and a pistachio-chocolate crossaint😂😂😂 one almond choc cake only because they ran out of it 😭😭😭
14 June 2015
And we ended the day with home-cooked risotto and creamy chicken soup which we just dumped into the rice and added shrimps, mushrooms and cheese 😂😂😂
Went back to La Crepe Au Carre for yummy crepes! We got 3 savoury crepes this time:
1. Chicken and ratatouille
2. Smoked salmon with cream and dill
3. Beefburger and roquefort sauce (mix of cheese)
Marseille on a sunny sunday! Surprisingly happening on a weekend😱
And we shared some lavender and violette cookies from the market! It has a nice tinge of flower smell😋
Got gelato today at Giovanni! Panna cotta caramel and banana flavours😋😋😋
Aix-en-Provence Part 1! This is where lavender products can be found and near to lavender fields i think! Too bad lavenders are not in season yet😭😒😭
Aix-en-Provence part 2!
Travel buddies in Aix-en-Provence! The guy that took this photo for us is a good photographer!
My shopping loot for the day! I got three bar soaps😂😂😂 chocolate, figues, and olive; lavender honey, and a nautical bracelet😍
KAMBLYYYYY😂😂😂 declaring this my favourite brand after trying pseculoos, hit biscuits, and chips😂😂😂 most of the flavours have almonds in them😋
13 June 2015
And we met this lovely couple who offered to drive us to Port Cassis which is a tad far away from Port Miou! In their cute Brazil jeep which was a great experience in the Calanques! Super thankful to have asked them for directions otherwise we would not have known how to visit the Calanques by boat😅
THIS IS THE BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE SO FAR. From Sylvaine Dupuichaffray😂😂😂 sounds like our clique name. It's a chocolate almond cake and I love it soo much😋😋😋❤️❤️❤️ so i bought two cakes and three macarons - chocolate, coffee, caramel - need my 3Cs😂
Centre-ville of CASSIS! 😍😍😍
GELATOOO at Amorinos! SO GOOD. I ordered all sorbets - strawberry, mango, and frozen yoghurt and it came in a flower petal shape so cute!
LES CALANQUES! We took the 5 calanques tour which lasted for 1hour and we got to see three ports + the calanques itself. Sadly more than half the time I was seasick and nauseous😰😰😰
Port Cassis from the ferry to Calanques
Bought this coffee eclair for lunch which turned out SUPER GOOD. It is very heavy and dense😂😂😂; has a lot of coffee cream inside and chewy/crunchy pastry! And the cream tasted like melted coffee ice cream😊 the top is a cold coffee icing😋
Port Miou Part 3. Apparently we are not supposed to go to Port Miou but Port of Cassis😅😅😅 nevermind, we got to explore a side of Calanques😂😂😂
Port Miou Part 2
Trekking to Port Miou, Cassis
Woke up at 530am to catch the train to Cassis so that we can visit the Calanques! And check out our matching dress codes with swimsuits inside😂😂😂
12 June 2015
Dinner: soup + salmon and spinach lasagna😂
Macarons from Sylvaine Dupuichaffray😂😂😂 sounds like puichais. The macarons were so good omg. I got 3x chocolate, coffee, caramel, and rose!
Vantage point and Vieux Port!
Cathedral de la Major
Manolo for coffee and teabreak! I ordered a Caffe con Hielo (which means iced coffee) and it was quite bitter😅😅😅 we also shared a tapas, hummus with bread which was yums!
Then we continued exploring Marseille and tried to find places we could chill and have some coffee😂
La Crepe Au Carre for brunch! The crepes we had in France were all 😋😋😋 we each got a choice to choose our preferred crepe and guess which of the 4 I got!
1. Speculoos cream, Speculoos cookies, and Speculoos ice cream
2. Pear liquor, pear sorbet, with chocolate
3. Crabmeat, avocado, mushrooms and cream
4. Goat cheese, emmental cheese, honey and toasted almonds
- i got the crabmeat one😂😂😂 cos it sounded unique! Everything was yummy except that goat cheese had a very bad smell😅
We did a quick exploration around Vieux Port while waiting for our brunch place to be open😂😂😂 as you can see the dark clouds are rolling in 😭
11 June 2015
We have safely reached Marseille! This place is super dangerous and scared the crap out of us when we first arrived. The outside of the accomm is super run down and creepy, but the inside is amazingly comfortable and well-equipped😂 pleasant surprise!
And now we are on our way to Marseille via train! Last train in Europe, the rest are flights✈️ Got myself a KFC burger for €2 as dinner. This concludes my food trail for today😂😂😂
Then we had 5hours before our train to Marseille so we went to Cafe du Marc at Old Town to have some drinks! I got myself a Mango-Banana smoothie which was fruity and yummy!
AND THEN CHOCOLATE DOME FROM LAC CHOCOLATIER. This is super awesome, the best chocolate tart I have ever had. Chocolate mouse, praline, white chocolate mousse, drizzled with dark chocolate coating on a chocolate based tart OMG☺️☺️☺️
And then gelato at Azzuro. I think I'm gaining all the weight I lost in Greece and Italy😭😭😭
Found this creperie called Pop-O-Thym from Tripadvisor and shared three plates of crepes!
1. La Vafastake: marinated chicken, cheese, mushrooms, white wine sauce
2. La Croqueuse: pseculoos butter, banana, white chocolate
3. Felicella: coffee ice cream, pseculoos, nutella, white chocolate, irish cream
THEY WERE ALL SOOOO GOOD!!! We finished in less than 10mins😂😂😂
And there's this man playing fetch with his dog at the mini waterfall!
This morning we went to Le Chateau (Castle Hill/ Park) for a vantage point of Nice! It was about 214 steps to get to the top, with a beautiful view of Nice Port and Nice Old Town! There are three panorama points😍😍😍 it also has a park with playground and there were people doing Wushu and Taichi😂
10 June 2015
We succumbed to mussels and decided to eat out! We (ate at Crocher) ordered a Le Crocher (white wine, mushrooms, onions, cream sauce, bacons, and mussels), Catalane (white wine, peppers, onions,mushrooms, mussels), and a Lasagna😋😋😋 SO YUMMY!! Especially the Crocher mussels we just kept drinking the sauce😂 Nice restaurant found here in Nice which serve nice food and has nice service!
SUPER GOOD GELATO in Monte Carlo! Got a Caffe one☺️☺️☺️ it's super smooth and good 👍👍👍 It is a nice find near Nice😂
Monte Carlo, Monaco! A whole different country very near to Nice! But I think it's not as nice as Nice😂😂😂
Took a 40-50min bus ride to Monaco, Monte Carlo! The bus ride had a wonderful view of the beaches around Cote d'Azur😍😍😍
Perre Hermes Macarons😍😍😍 €2.10 for 1 OMG but so worth it cos it was the best by far. I got the rose flavoured and I think it's AWESOMEEE!
Spinach quiche! It was horrid😂😂😂 i like spinach and cheese but the spinach was RAW and BOILED and it tasted so green we can't take it😪
ROSE GRANITA from Fennochio! Cheap and awesome for a hot and sunny day!
I bought a sunflower honey spread at the morning market out of curiousity😂😂😂
We visited the market this morning, which is just below our accomm! They sell a lot of fruits and vegetables, flowers, cooked food, food products like honey and jam, and paintings, etc.
MACARON happiness! I got a Tiramisu flavoured one😋
Ordered a Socca from Chez Theresa, which is supposedly best in Nice! I liked it but the rest said it's not their type of food😂 Socca is chickpea pancake
9 June 2015
Nightlife part two!
We decided to head out at night because it was rare that we get to live in a prime location where tourist areas are just below our apartment! Walked around a bit and also visited and chilled at the beach!
Some of the decorations in the house😊
We shared five scoops of ice cream! Irish coffee, mojito, baileys, violet, and steculos😋😋😋
Streets of Nice☺️
We also went on a macaron hunt!! Had macarons at 3 shops and tried 12 flavours in total:
3. Coconut and chocolate
9. Chocolate ben tre
11. Banana chocolate
I thought this potato chip bag is super cute😂
This is a series of epic shots😂
- they pointed out that I had a hole in my fringe😂😂😂
- Deli and I being retarded as usual making a fool of ourselves walking up and down the street😂😂😂
And a continuation of the Promenade. Mostly tourists here and nude people😱😱😱 A friendly old man came and talked to us and introduced us some nice places to eat in Nice so it will be added to our food trying list😂
We also visited Promenade de Anglais which had BLUE SEA😱😱😱 and it was pretty clear and relaxing
Sightseeing in Nice! Everything is so nice in Nice!😂😂😂
And then we had crepes! We got a home-made melted dark chocolate with cameralised pecans and a caramel cream with lightly salted butter and almonds. SO GOOOOOOD!!! Two to share is really not enough😂😂😂
WE ATE KFC FOR LUNCH because Jac kept saying Europe's KFC DAMN NICE and VERY DIFFERENT from Singapore's😂😂 so we ordered a bucket which costs €17 and has 8 tenders and 8 hot wings. All I can say is it's really different and much juicier, but I still prefer the taste of Singapore's😊
APARTMENT IN NICE! Our most petite and cutesy apartment thus far! With awesome location, just inside Nice Old Town!😊👍