My second visit to France was more pleasant than the first. After saying goodbye to Italy I met back up with my friend Nicole on our way to Spain. We took a day trip to Monaco after arriving in Nice, then explored around the French Riviera for a few days.
February was a short but full month. I went to Disney (again, for Moonlight Magic, with my Sister and some friends.) I also joined my sister on a wedding photo shoot at the Jupiter Civic Center to provide aerial footage, which was the first time I used my drone for something other than fun.
Monaco is a short train ride from Nice, France, which was my destination after being in Italy for a couple of weeks. I was there for a day trip and visited Jardine Exotique de Monaco, Casino de Monte Carlo, Port Hercule, and walked around near the Oceanographic Museum.
I made a quick stop in Manarola in the Cinque Terre (in addition to visiting Riomaggiore.) I didn’t have much time there because a giant storm was arriving in the evening. Everything was closing and I needed to take a train back to where I was staying. It was still a nice place to visit for a few hours.
I’ll return to my regularly scheduled travel photos next week, but today I want to share some pictures of this past month. I’ve been spending time with family and friends while enjoying the sunny South Florida winter.
While I was staying in Le Grazie I took a train over to Cinque Terre. It was two days before a large storm moved in, so the sea was rough and the sky was cloudy. Riomaggiore was beautiful nonetheless. Being so close to raw nature always makes me appreciate life.
After visting Rome I rode the train North to the La Spezia region. I stayed there for one week in the small town of Le Grazie. My Airbnb hosts were wonderful (buongiorno Angela y Raimondo!), and I got to experience what I would consider a Mediterranean hurricane. It was an eventful week that started with a visit to the town of Portovenere.
After spending two weeks in Greece I flew to Rome, Italy. While I was there I visited the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Piazza Venezia, the Colosseum, and the Vatican.
After spending time in Sami I drove across the island to Argostolion, where I would spend the week for my 30th birthday. I hiked to the top of Mount Ainos, the tallest peak on the island, then spent my birthday on Petani Beach.
After leaving Corinth I took a bus to Patras. There, I boarded a ferry headed to the island of Kefalonia. During my first few days on the island I visited the Melissani Cave, Antisamos Beach, and Myrtos Beach.