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Nice

The French Riviera during the summer is sunny, hot and filled with absolutely gorgeous people.  My favourite part is sitting and drinking on the private beaches of Nice and eating at yummy little restaurants.  Walking to the beach from our cute modern apartment, consisted of a short stroll through Old town Nice.  The small narrow streets lined with small shops, delicious smelling restaurants and bakeries, made me hungry with each step I took.  



The first morning as we walked to Ponchettes beach, we stopped at a small bakery to grab some breakfast.  I had the brie cheese focaccia style bread.  There must have been a proper name for it but I didn't care.  I saw it, I pointed at it, I paid for it and I ate it - Delicious!  The texture of the bread was just perfect, the spices and cheese on top were just perfect, I could have eaten 10.  



My friend had the same type of breakfast bread, however she opted for the one with smoked salmon.  It too was absolutely delicious.  We sat, drank our cappuccinos and ate our breakfast while watching the hustle and bustle on the small streets of Old Town Nice.  


After a quick and delicious carb and caffeine filled breakfast, it was off to the beach.  We sat, swam and vegged out all day.  It was the perfect beach day, even those pesky painful rocks couldn't put a damper on our moods!  


After a long day at the beach, we headed back to our place but stopped on the way to grab a quick bite.  As we were walking through the streets of Old Nice, I smelled something so delicious and followed my nose to the most amazing sandwich I had ever seen.  A deliciously warm and fluffy "Piadina" bread filled with thin slices and parma prosciutto, shavings of parmesan cheese and a generous portion of fresh peppery arugula.  


I grabbed the sandwich to go and ate it the moment I got home.  The bread was perfect, the prosciutto even more so and the Parmesan and arugula, perfection!  The sandwich was so large that I was only able to consume half and put the rest in the fridge for later that evening as the perfect drunken late night snack.  

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