Cannes

The next part of our on-going journey brought us to a cruise on Royal Caribbean. This was my first cruise and as I have nothing to base it on it was quite awesome to me. I’m so unfamiliar with the ways of cruises that while packing I had figured we’d be doing so much walking I didn’t bring any heels with me. I thought some silvery strappy sandals would do if we decided to get dressed up.  You can imagine the face I made when I found out that formal dress, that means heels for ladies, were mandatory. :O …. >:O  Shit.

It worked out. How many chicks can say they have a pair of shoes they picked up in the French Riviera? I’m such a tomboy it’s extra astonishing and hilarious for me.

I’m not going to focus on the cruise ship but the locations we got to dock at. Very quickly tho’ before I move on I’d like to note that it took me about a day to get my “sea legs”. I don’t get seasick but the movement of such a huge ship on water was the oddest feeling. It made me dizzy and disoriented, so much so that it made me think of the movie Vertigo. I was pretty wobbly and had to lean on Seth. I looked like a drunk cat with tape stuck on it’s side. Anyways, I just wanted to leave you guys with that funny image. (well, and a few pics of the cruise ship)

Cabin Wine

Cabin Wine

Whenever we were walking through the main part of the ship I would say, "Fhlostooooon Paradiiiiiiise!!!"  ^_~ *wink* Fifth Element fans.

Whenever we were walking through the main part of the ship I would yell, “Fhlostooooon Paradiiiiiiise!!!” ^_~ *wink* Fifth Element fans.

The oddest crane machine game and i've seen pictures of Japanese crane games filled with mini pillow boobs.  It's called Bling King. Hilarious.

The oddest crane machine game and i’ve seen pictures of Japanese crane games filled with mini pillow boobs. It’s called Bling King. Hilarious.

As we approached Cannes we were caught in a rainstorm. That didn't keep us from grabbing a drink and hopping in the hot tub. Weathers NOT the boss of US!

As we approached Cannes we were caught in a rainstorm. That didn’t keep us from grabbing a drink and hopping in the hot tub. Weathers NOT the boss of US!

I think she likes it

I think she liked it

As we approached Cannes the weather was still very overcast. However, when it was time for us to make for dry land and explore, the sun was out and there was hardly a cloud in the sky.

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Cannes engulfed in the Film Festival atmosphere was surreal. The first thing you notice are the GIANT yachts. Some so big they had helipads…you know, for their private helicopters for when they need to make caviar runs. There was an eclectic mix of people ranging from natives to tourists to press doing their jobs to fans to stars of the films themselves. We had a funny Alec Baldwin experience. There was no violence involved.

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I still lack the words to do this justice

I still lack the words to do this justice

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I tried to convince Seth to buy and wear this shirt purely for my entertainment.

I tried to convince Seth to buy and wear this shirt purely for my entertainment.

We decided to get away from the crowds and had a pleasant stroll gazing through some art gallery shops ..CANNES 19  CANNES 20  CANNES 21

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It's A-ME MARIO!! I kept spotting this dude dressed up as Mario and continued to play a game of "Where's Waldo (Mario)" throughout the day

It’s A-ME MARIO!! I kept spotting this dude dressed up as Mario and continued to play a game of “Where’s Waldo (Mario)” throughout the day

 

 

 

Upcoming Travel Posts

I just realized that it’s been 2 years (and 2 weeks) since our Epic Trip that Seth and I took.  It was entirely through Seth’s genius and meticulous planning and utilization of flyer and rewards points and just overall brilliant orchestration that we were able to travel to Boston, New York, Barcelona, Ibiza, Ireland, and in between all this a cruise that took us to Rome, Pisa, and Cannes (during the Cannes film festival)….all this on very very little money.  We also avoided hotels when we could and resorted to staying with friends or used AirBNB. This trip took place over the course of 19 days (give or take a day).  I’m still in shock that this amazing trip happened.

Btw, before this trip I had only been on an airplane once (technically twice if you count the return trip).  So, this trip was extra-extreme and intense. I loved every second of it. In honor of the anniversary of this trip I’ll be posting pictures from this trip and a comic or two. Hope you guys enjoy as much as I’ll enjoy re-living it.