Part 2 of my Euro Trip begins now! We depart Paris and head towards the South of France. The Chateau de Cruix in the Beaujolais Wine Region is our home for the next couple of nights as part of our tour.
Who wouldn’t want to stay at this gorgeous chateau? Look at the views we got. It was definitely a complete change of scenery from being in the city.
As we are quite secluded, we get fed dinner on site. Pretty impressive food was served, as I was thinking it would be your cheap, mushy cafeteria food. I was very thankful it wasn’t.
Above was a mixture of 2 dinners. Starting top left going clockwise we have roast chicken with vegetables and gravy, french onion soup, raspberry and lemon sorbet, cheesecake; and bbq ribs with fries. All meals are made on site by the Contiki staff. Kudos to them for feeding us all so well.
This the eating hall we had whilst we were staying in Côte d’Azu, also known as the French Riviera in English. Sausages and a variety of salads is on offer. Loving the variations of food that Contiki have been providing us – it’s definitely not bad at all.
One evening we head out to the oh so suave Monaco, which is the second smallest country in the world and is the most densely populated! It’s a tax haven which means there’s no taxes whatsoever. They have a zero unemployment rate, and the most billionaires/millionaires per capita in the world. I definitely felt like anything I touched was way more than my worth and that it was a place where only the rich and famous could afford to stay, or even breathe in the air.
A day free means a trek to the oh so talked about, Nice. It was a scorcher of a day, but I seriously wouldn’t have had it any other way. We spent the day lazing on the infamous pebble beach. It was a little uncomfortable so I thought of it as a massage or something, but it so nice not having sand all over the place!
We walked passed a place on the main road (can’t remember the name whatsoever) that sold rice paper rolls and grabbed them straight away. Felt so good to have Vietnamese food because at this point it was about 2 weeks worth of no asian food, haha.
Up the street from our Contiki village in the French Riviera (we stayed at Hotellerie de Plein Air “Le Mistral”) is the amusement park, Antibes Land. It wasn’t on the tour agenda, but our group decided to all go anyways. We had such a ball, considering it’s been ages since any of us have been to an amusement park.
What a stunning welcome to Greece.
This is the array of food offered at our village by contiki. Oats and cereal with fruit, the best moussaka you will ever eat, a gyros (open style kebab which is the bomb diggity) and a cream bun.
We hired a boat and roamed around Mediterranean Sea – now that was an incredible feeling :)
Greece makes the BEST tzatziki sauce. I don’t know what the hell they put in there. I’ve tried replicating it back at home and it’s just not the same. Sigh. I could eat bowlfuls of this stuff.
During our free day on Corfu, we hired a car and drove around the island. We went from the south, to the north and did a few detours from east to west. It was so awesome cruising carelessly (not literally) in a an old school convertible Suzuki Jimny with the top down of course.
We stop by The Dolphin Restaurant (don’t mind the name, guys) for lunch and with a view (2 photos above). We have mussels, salt and pepper squid, souvlaki and greek coffee which tastes like dirt and mud…
We say goodbye to Greece in style. Opaaaaaaaaa!
That concludes part 2. Part 3 and lots of carbs coming to your screens, soon!