We’re definitely starting to feel like humans again, and today was a busy day. The alarm was set for 6AM (or Stupid O’clock when you consider the time change) and we headed off to an early breakfast. It is included with the cost of our tour, and is appreciated. The cost of eating out is rather high here so loading up at breakfast is recommended and we took full advantage. Then we were off on our city tour.
I’ve never been a fan of busloads of seniors milling around in large groups, looking like the proverbial Deer in the Headlights, but there we were. This group was especially nerdy looking as we were wearing earpieces to get the commentary from our guide. Yep, we were quite easy to spot as tourists.
We did learn a lot about the city though, and were taken to some special viewpoints. This one is above the harbour where the rich and famous moor their little 250 foot boats.
Then we were taken to a Franciscan Monastery to enjoy their gardens as well as the public gardens next door. This was the location of a Jazz festival for many years, and has busts of Louis Armstrong and streets honouring Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis who played here often.
Then we were herded through the more interesting areas of the Old Town. One of the highlights was finding the best Ice Cream shop in town and we ended up there later BEFORE going out for a late dinner. We are definitely on holiday.
On our way back to the hotel I took a few pics of the Opera House, and then walked Sylvia through the local mist park.
It’s a pretty popular place in the heat of the day.
The rest of the day was spent wandering around town and getting my Smartphone working here. Then it was time for dessert followed by the very late (for us anyway) dinner. We got back to the hotel at 10, and made plans for tomorrow, which will include a tour to Monte Carlo.