Magical Villefranche-sur-Mer

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I will never forget stepping off our ship and stepping into this picture
perfect postcard. We had a choice of doing an excursion to Cannes or
Nice, but because I had been to both lovely towns many times, I decided
to just stay in port, and boy am I glad I did. Villefranche-sur-Mer is stunning.
Separated from Nice by a few wooded hills, it is a fishing village over-
looking a beautiful harbor in the Mediterranean. It has become a very
popular setting for many celebrities and artists who frequently make this
their temporary home. Why not, this place rocks. It is the perfect
town to walk the crooked narrow streets, to just lose yourself in this
magical setting, and to maybe even pinch yourself that you are actually
here. Believe me, it is that beautiful. I have traveled along the
French Rivera more than once, and Villefranche-sur-Mer always remains my
favorite.
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Walking the back streets away from the Harbor was so fascinating. It is
such a charming town that you are constantly awed and charmed by all that
is around you. There are countless cafés, shops and beautiful colorful
buildings that surround the streets and harbor that only add to the charm
of this place.
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Don’t tell anyone, but yes I did the typical touristy tram ride along the
harbor and some of the town. I must say I sort of enjoyed it, but PLEASE,
we won’t tell that to anyone.
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Nothing better than ending a beautiful day sitting along side the Mediterranean
enjoying a delightful lunch and a good glass of wine and just breathing in the
air and letting the breeze from the sea sweep across your face and think, “How
lucky am I”.

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The Problem With Santorini . .

A peaceful corner of a  Cafe in Santorini

A peaceful corner of a
Cafe in Santorini


The problem with Santorini is she is just too beautiful. From the very
moment you see her she will take your breath away. She will captivate
your heart and soul and make you fall in love with her. She will brilliantly
seduce you with her sunsets and tempt you with her outdoor cafés and food.
Her beauty, her music and her people will make you never want to leave
her. All this happened to me in the six hours I was able to spend on this
enchanting island.
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As the sun sets on Santorini, it is time to leave this amazing and enchanting
island. I was only able to spend a short amount of time here but can truly
say, I was totally smitten. As I board my ship, I turn to look back at this
beautiful white and blue paradise and know I will return one day soon.