Well Monte Carlo was some place! I really enjoyed my time there. Nice, France was another place I really enjoyed and would love to go back to one day. We left Nice to head to Avignon, France. We took a 3 hour train ride over to Avignon. Train was not too bad. Though we had to get up at 5am to make it to the 6:30am train ride, luckily I am a morning person 😉
And than we arrived in Avignon!We checked into our hotel and than we were off to explore. We are only here for a day so had to get all the sight seeing in.
Gary the official tour guide.
Before heading off on our train ride I made another smoothie in the hotel room. And snacked on an apple on the train. By the time we got to Avignon both of us were ready for some lunch. Though the hotel check in person told us about a market they have so I wanted to go check it out.
Market was fun for me. I love seeing how other places handle food and such.
After walking around of an hour or so we both started to get hungry and decided time to get some food for lunch. We walked around looking at all the different restaurants and cafes to eat at but nothing really sounded to good to me. So we kept walking till we found this little ‘to go’ natural cafe with smoothies.
Pretty good lunch for me. Everything was tasty. Though not too filling. We headed back to hotel for me to blog and get some snacks.
Gary snacked on this as well treat that he got at the bakery.
He said it was a croissant texture but with sugar on top. He liked it! He said it was different though in a good way 😉
After our little snack break we headed back out to check out the palace here in Avignon.
After touring the palace it was time to find something to eat for dinner. We decided on going to a restaurant in the main plaza in Avignon.
We ordered our half bottle of wine
Gary got the mushroom cheese pizza
Then my main course was their vegetarian paella.
Than it was time for dessert.
Back at the hotel it was time for my dessert!
The next morning we had to a long bus ride ahead of us. We left Avignon, France to head to Barcelona, Spain! We had to take a 7 HOUR bus ride down there! I made sure I had some food for the long ride 😉
I brought a lot of fruit to snack on the bus as well as a few other surprises 😉
Next was some socca that I bought our last day in Nice, France and saved it just for this trip! I like to plan ahead.
Another snack that I had on the bus was another great purchase from the health food store in Cannes.
Next we finally made it to Spain’s border.
They checked everyone’s passports and than we were off to Barcelona. We had about 2 more hours on the bus from here. Luckily the bus ride was not as bad as I was thinking it was going to be. There were lots of different people on the bus and we only had one major problem with someone wanting to play loud music. But besides that no problems. And the bus driver did end up stopping at a rest area for 30 minutes, so that was a nice break! And boy were those rest stop bathrooms an unique experience for me. I will just leave it at that!
After arriving at the bus station in Barcelona we headed towards our hotel. We got lost a few times. Their streets here are sometimes difficult to follow because they change names quite a bit. But eventually we made it!
And this is what we were greeted with
It was good though a little too sweet for me. I snacked on some sauerkraut (another purchase from health food store) while we unloaded everything and tried to figure out what we wanted to do for the evening.
We decided to go to the main park here in Barcelona and walked around till we found something for dinner. I will talk about our fantastic dinner later. But I will leave you with some pictures of Barcelona, Spain.
Till next time,