Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sanremo.. Sanremo.. ooh how I miss you!

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Finally here I am! After an accurate choose & delete & upload process I am (almost) ready to start posting the pictures.

Our vacation was simply perfect! It was all about nice walks in the flower gardens and parks, delicious aperitivis (happy hours) at the seaside, fun cooking and having guests over, night shopping and silly photosessions. It was surely one of the most relaxing ones I've ever had. We also had a blast by doing some tourist-must-do's once in Sanremo like visiting the Casinò and the famous Villas.

Here's the first part of our trip: the arrival, at our house, the old town and the lungomare.


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On our way we decided to go by plane. BAD IDEA! We took a flight to Nicewhere we were picked up and taken by car to Sanremo. Nice is only one hour away from Rome but it took much more as our flight was delayed for 10 minutes for 5 times! But it's quite usual for Fiumicino airport. Strangely it's not legal to take pictures of public transport in Italy - not in airport and not in the metrostation - as soon as I took my camera out I was noticed but I managed to stole some shoots anyway ! ;)


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Here we are, just arrived in France and on our way to Sanremo, in the traffic casino ofcourse.


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We passed all the famous French Riviera and Italian Riviera hot spots like Monte Carlo, Monaco, Ventimiglia.. I took some pictures from the car but they are not that worthy to be posted here.. This road reminded me a lot of my Eurotrip with my family back in 2008 when we drove from Savona to Monte Carlo. I remember promising myself I would return there one day. The very first car-trip I'll do as soon as I'll my own car shall be from the italian coast to the french coast and I'll visit all the small towns one by one, they're all so precious!


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Warnings coupon for tourists in Cote d'Azur...


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And.. finally at our sweet apartment! It turned out to be a very cozy home and we liked to spent our time there.. Infact one of the things I miss the most is our house.

We took it very easy and so every day we woke up late and had our long breakfast on our wonderful terrace. Usually right after we'd finish clouds would show up and stay stubbornly until 16 o'clock, that's why we didn't get much to the beach.


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Often we preferred staying at home for lunch as it was so cozy there! It was almost great as at the restaurant, only more intimate.


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And now some shoots of the town! Sanremo is known the most for the flowers. It's very cured and green, there are flowers everywhere you look!


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The wonderful lungomare.. The walks we took there were spectacular! You could see all the town from there. The view was amazing especially in the evenings!


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Here there used to be the railway but about 10 years ago it was re-constructed in a cycling road.


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Coming up: the happy hour at Victory's and Ferragosto fireworks.

Stay tooned,
M.

8 comments:

Kadri-Ann said...

oh tundub küll õudsalt mõnus!!! kadestan!
aga ühe road-tripi me peame RAUDSELT tulevikus ettevõtma. appi kui palju nalja meil saaks:D
in pink caddilac ;)

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

I want to visit this place too! I especially love your lunch setting - so welcoming!!

Café Naïveté said...

Ohh jaa.. Kadri, see roadtrip on tòesti ùks asi mida me veel teeme!!! :D ma ei tea kas just pink cadillaciga ahahaha!!! aga ma kardan et ennem kolme aastat mina juhilube ei saa!!! :D


Julia! Yes, it surely is worth visiting! In the next post I'll write a little bit more about Sanremo.. history and stuff like that:) Oh and I miss those lunches/brunches... !

Marizza said...

Aru ma ei saa, mida sa siia londoni tuled...??? Ma oleks kyll sinu asemel sinna jaanud, vahemalt nende piltide jargi otsustades. Lilli siin ei ole, maitsvatest lounasookidest terrassil ja silimpimestavalt kauni vaatega lungomarest raakimata.
Selle eest on siin palju halli asfalti, pruuni veega Thames ning 4 naela maksvad akased voileivad, mida sa void jarada oma umbses kontoris arvuti taga.
Welcome to the age of non-glamourous, baby! :)

ania said...

my god... how much i don't wanna leave italy...

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Well, at least your sister likes milk! It's great for kids and grown ups alike :)

Aw, thanks, I'm glad you liked my breakfast ideas :) To answer your question... Well, all fruits are good for us, right? So there must be something to it ;-) I don't really view foods in black and white like that, if I'm honest. Anything and everything is good for you only when done in moderation. Eating a ton of carrots will not do you any good, just like eating a piece of cook is not gonna do you any long term harm - it's all about balance! Balance and your individual lifestyle and tastes - only this can decide how you should eat to feel good - I really do believe in that and it works for me. Now as for mango, as I strive for balance, I need to get my fix of protein, carbs, fats and fibers with each meal, and especially breakfast. Say, with yogurt I get protein, calcium, I get my dose of healthy carbs and fats with my whole wheat bread and olive oil (or peanut butter) and then I need fiber and some vitamins, plus I need to satisfy my taste buds and plain yogurt is not always exciting on its own. So it leads me to needing to add some fruit to my yogurt, and with years of trying to find the right match for me, I know that melon and mango work great, so that's what I eat :) What exactly is the question of what's in season. Plus, when it's really hot outside watery melon is super refreshing, especially if you eat it straight out of the fridge!

I also remembered that I forgot to say that in winters when it's cold outside I like eating honey in the morning - I somehow believe it protects me from flus... Maybe I'm onto something as I haven't had a single cold or a flu for like 5 years now or something. Sometimes I also eat fruit and berry preserves, especially when I don't have any fresh fruit on hand in the morning, - I have my favorite brand that doesn't add sugar or preservatives to their jams. so that what I eat.

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

P.S. Of course I meant a piece of CAKE< not a piece of COOK lol

KÄRT HAMMER said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!