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crowded train!

So we headed down to the train station an hour before our train was supposed to leave to reserve a seat. Thaat was a mistake, the train was all booked up. And there were no more trains that day to Barcelona! So we had to take an overnight train to Port Bou or whatever and then switch for a train to Barcelona. But that didn't leave until late that night! So until then we were nomads. We didn't know what to do, so we chilled at the train station for a bit. We phoned home and woke up our sisters at like 2 am their time. Oh well. Then we stored our bags and decided to go to Monte Carlo.

We got on the train to Monte Carlo and it was soo packed! We were squished in there like sardines. The train ride was really short though, we were there in no time. We got off the train and wandered around the docks for a bit.

monte carlo
There were so many nice boats! And so many attractive rich people around, we felt like jackasses with our dirty smelly clothes on. We tooled around there for a bit and then walked towards the Grand Casino. We found it eventually and took some photos and looked around. Then we didn't know what to do so we decided to see a movie! We were so excited, there's a theater right next to the casino basically, we wanted to see Die Hard with a Vengance and we went up to it and there were matinees pretty much every day of the week EXCEPT the day we were there. Nice..So our plans were squashed.

We went back to the train station area and bought some really delicious gelato. We sat and ate it and people watched for a bit before going to catch a train.

nice boats
We had to wait soo long for a train though, for some reason there wasn't very many. We met a really nice couple, the guy was from Vancouver and the girl was Scandinavian I think, they were soo nice, we talked to them for quite a while. The train was really squished for the way back as well.

We got back to Nice with time to spare before our train left. The couple we met showed us this awesome store that sold a lot of food and pretty much everything else too. We looked around there for a bit. Then we went to a big mall to look around. I was in dire need of new sandals as the ones I bought in Greece to replace my nice ones were pieces of crap. I found some really nice ones at the Roxy store and bought them. It was very exciting, so exciting that we took pictures.

The train left at 9ish pm I think. It was pretty much filled with backpackers, most of which had planned to take the morning train like us. We talked to the people sitting infront of us for a bit. When we reclined the chairs they guy infront of me reclined his so far back that I couldn't move my feet. It was funny but he didn't even realize. This overnight train was a lot more comfortable for me than the last one. I actually slept the whole way there! Good stuff..

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crowded train!
crowded train!
monte carlo
monte carlo
nice boats
nice boats
me and some of monte carlo
me and some of monte carlo
my sister is a huge princess grace…
my sister is a huge princess grac…
big palm trees!
big palm trees!
near the grand casino
near the grand casino
the grand casino
the grand casino
being a bum in monte carlo
being a bum in monte carlo
lori being a bum
lori being a bum
mm gelato
mm gelato
ew!
ew!
much better..
much better..
im pretty sure people thought we …
i'm pretty sure people thought we…
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