St. Tropez – St Jean Cap Ferrat – Monaco Monte Carlo – San Remo – Corsica – Elba – Port Elcole – Rome

The past week has been absolutely life-changing.

We set sail from St. Tropez on Saturday,
and stopped by different locations on the south of France and Italy,
before arriving at Rome yesterday.

Yishyene and i were awfully apprehensive about how useful we’d be on the catamaran,
as we didn’t know how to cook…
and definitely didn’t know how to sail.

At the end of it,
we achieved cooking one dinner (not much, i know)
and i was unofficially appointed Alcohol Officer (thanks to my cocktail-making activities, the only skill i know besides cleaning)

At the beginning of it, they told me not to blog that Yishyene and i will be sailing with a group of Israelis.
And at first, i did agree not to mention it.
But after coming home, and thinking about it,
i wondered – why?

Because both our countries don’t have diplomatic relations..?
That was the only reason.
And perhaps, that my blog may garner some bad publicity because of it.

The fact is, my blog is about life.
About traveling, fashion, food, people.

And a big part of my life are the people i meet.
I reckon that the fear humans have about making known
their relations with people of other cultures/believes/countries
is what closes one’s minds and hearts.
That is not the way i want to live.

I had one of the best journeys i’ve ever had,
and will always treasure close to my heart.
A sore but true stigma that stood out,
was when we bantered about visiting one another in each others’ countries,
with an ending note that it was highly unlikely due to its complications.
How sad is that…

As i packed my bag this afternoon,
Nir came in to check on the washing machine (which was in the connecting room to our bedroom)

“Sad to leave the boat…” i said in a small voice.   :xsad:
And he gave me a hug before continuing his quest on Figuring-Out-The-Dryer,
as i continued my quest on How-To-Fit-Everything-Into-One-Luggage-Bag.

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St Tropez

St Tropez

St Tropez

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joyce a jumping

In St Jean Cap Ferrat,
we got turned away from a restaurant because it was too full,
i listened in fascination to two French girls talk to each other in singsong voices,
the men helped us pump up the blow-up dolphin, killer whale and turbo ring Yishyene brought,
i tripped clumsily while getting out of the water (which Yishyene got on vid -_-),
i watched in delight as Abi tried playing with our bubble blower,
we slurped bouillabaisse in pleasure,
and a little French boy we made friends with threw baguette at my head.

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Niki, Abi, Nir

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Self-celebrating our arrival

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escargots

steak n foie gras

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St. Tropez: Playground for the Privileged

In South of France right now at Saint Jean Cap Ferrat
Gonna make this a quick one as everyone is sitting at a cafe waiting for me!

St. Tropez is gorgeous.
Such a sight.
Everything that i’ve garnered from pictures and stories,
and nothing i’ve ever seen in my life!

Beautiful people dressed to the nines,
in exquisite threads,
that just about cover fit bods.

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Nir’s catamaran that 7 of us are on,
to sail from St. Tropez to Rome
(we should be reaching Rome sometime this coming Saturday)

On the way we stop by various marinas with the quaintest cafes,
AMAZING FOOD (i know i keep on talking about food on my trip!)
and sweet-coloured buildings.

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Had steak tartare for dinner

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St Tropez

First time i saw a stand-alone Lanvin store :p

Went partying on Friday night in St Tropez.
Fantastic clubs and music.
Price for drinks were also fantastic… 26 euros a drink 0_o

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Nir: What are you doing?

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top; absolute vintage @ brick lane
shorts; h&m
bag; next

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Choice of breakfast drinks – strawberry juice, coffee, Heineken.
No prizes for guessing who had beer for breakfast.

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St Tropez

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St Tropez

St Tropez

St Tropez

St Tropez

LOVE the ice cream that Nir said we HAD to try.
I had vanilla with white choc bits, and melon.

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St Tropez

St Tropez

Things here easily remind me of…  :xheart2:

My best memory of the trip so far is watching all the boats and ships on sea,
congregating at a particular spot,
all faced towards one boat playing what sounded like opera at first.

We then realised that it was mass happening on sea!
The entire place was silent,
boats and yachts afloat,
all facing the one that was blasting out a peaceful French hymn.

The only sound besides it was made by a seagull,
and the moment was absolutely magical.

I think i almost cried because it was such a beautiful moment.

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