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Cruising through France and Espanya

Friends and Family,

Its been an exciting week and half over here in Europe. A lot has gone down so Ill try to fill you guys in since my last entry.

After leaving the beautiful Cinque Terra region, Jamie and I left for Nice. It was a pretty cool town with lots to do and a pretty cool beach...see below

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Then me being a jackass in Nice
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The next day we headed over to Monaco which was only 15 minutes away. We then pretty much walked all of Monaco not knowing it was all on a big hill. Check out the pics below.

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After walking around all morning we decided to walk some more and check out the Monte Carlo casino. I went in, rolled the dice and won 1,000 euros!

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Just Jokin...lol

On our way back from Monaco we saw the train stop at some beach so Jamie and I decided what the hell and go check it out. We did this not knowing when the next train would arrive. After hanging out at this little beach we decided to have some food and wine at a restaurant right around the corner.
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After all that we went back to the little train stop and learned from locals that the last train to Nice was cancelled...of course...so we walked around this little town with locals looking for the next bus over to Nice. In the end after a lot of exploring we got back home safe.

After Nice we decided to hit up Barcelona so that we could catch the game against Russia for the Semi finals of the Eurocup. Since it was a long trip over to Barcelona we stopped at Montpellier for the night. The funny thing that we didnt know about Montpellier was that they have recently been having a number of protests on the streets. So when we got off the train the first thing Jamie and I saw was Police in riot gear and down the street a mob of people marching, yelling, thowing smoke bombs, looking really pissed and walking right towards us. So Jamie and I ran the other direction and luckily found our hotel that night.

We finally made it to Barcelona the next day. Jamie and I thought, finally, somewhere safe. Well, as we stepped onto the metro...this guy reached over my shoulder and showed me that someone spit on my shirt. While being all concerned about this spit on my shoulder his little buddy put his coat over my bag and was unzipping it trying to steal my wallet. Luckily Jamie was watching this go down and pulled this guys jacket and saved the day. Other than that little incident Barcelona was absolutely amazing.

After some Happy Pills we checked out the La familia Sacrada...that famous church you see in Barcelona
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The next day Spain beat Russia in the Semis and went apeshit!

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Now to the sad part...while walking down the steps at the Park de Montjuic...Jamie and I had a little accident which resulted in a broken camera. During an exchange of the camera between hands it was dropped. That means Im unable to show all the pics from the night that Spain won the Euro cup (Which was awesome by the way...as a side note I will have to say that i once again jumped on the band wagon, sold my home country out, bought a Fabregas jersey and went nuts when they won it all...good times) and all the pics from Paris. The good news is that we bought a couple of disposable cameras which i will burn onto a CD and post them to this blog.

Here are the last pics from the little guy, may he rest in peace...

Bomb-ass Paella!
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This place kills the Bellagio's fountains...
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Since I have 15 more minutes till my train to Munich, I gotta go so have a happy and safe 4th!

Diego

Posted by drovira 04:17 Archived in France Tagged backpacking

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I am very proud you didn't sell me out and fully blame me for the camera incidient...nice work. The pics look awesome and I hope Munich is as nice as Sorrento :)Can't wait to see you.

by jamie155

Awesome photo near the fountain...and I am happy to hear you made the party in Spain. Have a good time in Munich.

by thralmand

In Italy for the World Cup and now in Spain for the Euro Cup. I think you are the good luck charm. Countries gotta start paying you to have you in their country for tournaments

by ThaDreez

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