In the two days I was in Bordeaux, it was 95+ degrees, and I could feel my skin peeling off as I walked through streets with no shade. It was really difficult to explore in France's heat wave, especially since my Airbnb was so far from the city centre, so I didn't get to see [...]


After my 2-day stint in Nice, I took an mid-day train eastward to Monaco for a night. The  hotels in Monte-Carlo are really pricey, but thankfully if you move slightly outside of the tiny country into the neighboring French area, hotel prices go down significantly. On Expedia, I found a fantastic hotel called Hotel Victoria [...]