From Marseille to Cannes and in Mandelieu-La Napoule Twice in a Day

7 08 2017

The drive from Marseille to Cannes was uneventful except for the fuel stop we made along the way where we struggled with the gas pump but we weren’t the only ones which kind of made us feel better though less so for my friend who actually had to feed her car.

We had decided to have lunch before getting to Cannes and Mandelieu-La Napoule was the perfect stop and the lunch was beautiful.

After lunch, we drove to Cannes and I checked into my wonderful apartment.

I picked up my badge for the convention I was attending.

And had time to shop for some wines and grocery.

And then it was time for me to go back to Mandelieu-La Napoule for dinner for a very nice group dinner I have been attending for the last so many years.

The dinner.





Walking in Marseille, France, Part 3

30 07 2017

Back to writing about my trip to the south of France in early June.  The walk in Marseille continues after a lovely lunch.

We took a local bus up to the picturesque church on a hill.

On the way back we took the more touristy ride.

After chillin’ out in the hotel bar, went out for a light pleasant dinner.





The Final Hours in Pudong, Shanghai

28 07 2017

The main purpose of my recent China trip was to attend an anime event that was being held in Shanghai.

And after all that was done, we had a big party for all involved.

This went on until after midnight.  Feeling still a little full the next morning, I went down for breakfast much later than normal as I had the whole morning free and did not plan to go out.

Sunday morning in Shanghai. Lots of ships going down the river.

And off to the airport.

Goodbye Shanghai until September.





Eating in Shanghai (Inbetween Work)

23 07 2017

Soon after we arrived at our hotel in the Pudong district of Shanghai, we went out for our first dinner in central Shanghai, crossing the river to the other side.

The elevator hall on my floor in the hotel.

Arriving at the restaurant.

Just a few dishes out of many more we had…

The following morning the view from my 21st floor room and it looks very hot which it was.

Breakfasting

Hotel public area

Off to work at 8:30 am at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

And back to the hotel and we break for lunch.  I checked the temperature.

Looked dangerous but I went out anyway.

Empty street! Maybe because it was a Saturday? Or because of the heat?

Time for lunch

Lunch is served.

Behind that cupboard which is actually a sliding door into and from which people kept coming and going, I saw a mahjong table, a game which you don’t generally need to hide to play. I suspect customers were betting cash. ^^





Leaving on a Jet Plane

21 07 2017

Another trip earlier today out of Narita.  Am now in Shanghai, China, attending a festival on business.

Our ride to the hotel.

Checked in.

Beautiful view!








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