Au revoir France, bonjourno Italy

By on September 11, 2016

Just 8 days spent in France.  Our first week down!  We started in Paris, went north to Bayeux then south to Nice.  All in all it was a very interesting experience.

Nice was relaxing.  We mostly spent our time on the beach which had rocks, not sand.  It also had a lot of boobs and banana hammocks.  Something for everyone, really.  Here’s some pics-

Sure, place that bottle of wine in an ice bag and hang it on our umbrella.

Sure, place that bottle of wine in an ice bag and hang it on our umbrella.

Oh la la ??????

Oh la la ??????

Our super cute apartment

Our super cute apartment

Everybody wants to know if I went topless. Was there any doubt?  And check out those tan lines!

Everybody wants to know if I went topless. Was there any doubt? And check out those tan lines!

Some France mentionables


If there is as much smoking in Italy as in France, I will be coming home a smoker.  Every meal has included lighting up a smoke by someone right near me.  So, instead of shooting them dirty looks, I will just start smoking instead.  It’s one of those”if you cant beat ’em, join ’em” moments.

Toms French

Our final day in France and Tom was starting to get comfortable with French.  I took this video so you could get an idea of what I’ve been dealing with.  Frenchy France

Here are a few other good comments by Tom:

Tres gore juice=very pretty

Je matin=lets go.

Sand de fast=quick sand.

Toot sweet=fart.  No kidding.

Heading into Italy and I think Tom just thinks adding an “o” or “a” to everything will work.  Stay tuned.


My Tom Bihn bag has been renamed Tom Behemoth. I hate repacking it every couple days.  And now that we are in the south, I feel like I have all the wrong clothes.  I want to go shopping, but I have no room for even one new tank top.  Unfair.

Wine is super cheap here.  You can get a bottle for 3 Euro.  Pardon a Moi!!

First stop is Florence for 3 nights then Rome 4 nights.  No beaches here so guess we will resume museums and castles and churches.  I expect more cute cafes and this time we eat pasta and pizza and more red wine.


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    September 11, 2016

    Awesome pics and video and commentary. Safe travels.

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    Robert Siddall

    September 11, 2016

    You forgot Monuments and Fountains. The Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain of Rome and probably one of the most famous fountains in the world, especially after Anita Ekberg bathed in the fountain in the Fellini movie La Dolce Vita. You could go for a dip to cool off. I’m sure it is frowned up, unless you go a’la Nice.

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    September 11, 2016

    Of course, you went topless. When in Rome . . . errr . . . Or Nice . . .

    Warn Tom that his tiny cup of espresso will cost him more if he sits at a table than if he stands at the coffee bar in Italy.

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    Robert Siddall

    September 11, 2016

    While in Florence, a picture of you ogling David’s weapon would be appropriate.
    Plus some additional comments.
    1. Beach Meet or Meat Market. (another “M”) Did you strategically place yourself so that you were the centre of attention in the market?
    2. As you “Posed” a’la Nice, I blew the picture up and noted that the patrons in the Meet Market were ALL turned your direction – ogling your tan lines.
    3. Your apartment. Love your painted toe nail in the picture.

    An aside. In my brothers dining room, is a painting of the promenade in Nice. My mother loved Nice. She brought the picture with her when we moved to Canada. It always hung in a prominent location in our house.

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      September 12, 2016

      I was hoping no one would blow up that picture!! Yes, I already spotted David’s member and planned an uncool pic of it later ?

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    September 11, 2016

    Bravo guys – way to immerse yourselves in the full France experience – boodies, les breast’ehs and all!

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    Aunty Sheryl

    September 11, 2016

    Wow – can’t believe those rocky beaches – I wouldn’t like that – and then how busy they are – holy boobies and banana holders ? keep your dark sun glasses on and don’t stare in one spot for too long ?
    Not surprised at all of you fitting right in with the locals Kerri and dropping off that little bikini top ? but I must say I’m sure the locals could tell you were a foreigner with those tan lines ?
    Love the updates – keep them coming – play safe ??

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    September 11, 2016

    Well you certainly packed a lot into your first week – well done! I know you felt like you had to join the topless crowd on the beach (when in Rome/Nice, etc…..) but I didn’t see you with a towel on your head like the lady in front of you.

    Can’t wait to hear your experiences (and see pics) on this next leg of your trip.

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    Auntie Sheila

    September 11, 2016

    OMG – I’m so jealous.
    I want to say La Borneouga! I would make you both proud.

    Italy, I’ve heard there are more smokers than France (I’d fit right in).
    They don’t like dogs as much as France.

    I had no idea Nice was all rocks. harrumph.

    And, topless – woohoo.
    I guess it’s gutzier to not have a top on – when in Europe, try to fit in.
    Nice, modest photo of you, for us modest N Americans.

    My mouth is watering until you describe your first Sicilian pizza!

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      September 12, 2016

      Haha auntie- yes, lots of dogs and dog shit on the streets of Paris. And so far- less smokers here in Italy. And I will get a pic of that pizza when I have it.

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    September 12, 2016

    I like the bag of wine hanging from the Umbrella, nice touch. Seems everything was hangin loose on the beaches!!
    Looks like you are having a great time!

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    maria marinovic wood

    September 12, 2016

    Sounds like a fantastic start to your travel adventures!


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