To begin Spring Break, I took a 10 hour Flix Bus to Nice, France (situated on the French Riviera in the South of France), then followed up by taking another bus from Nice’s airport to the train station to find the hostel I’d be staying at for three days.

After settling in, I walked along the shopping avenue to get to the seaside promenade in Nice– the Promenade des Anglais. Central to everything, the Promenade des Anglais stretches several miles along the Mediterranean sea.

Though I’ve traveled by myself before, this was the first time I was without family or friends to go or meet up with to actually visit a place. To adapt to this new experience, I tended to do a lot every day to keep myself occupied. So the following two and a half days, I took a walking tour that magnified my appreciation for I everything I would see in Nice, went to the Musée Des Beaux-Arts, hiked Castle Hill for the views, spent time at the beach, and explored the city markets and cafés.

Walking through the shopping avenues, squares, and by the sea, I could see why Nice has a rich history of writers, painters, and other artists of the like coming to Nice to search for inspiration. This request was certainly fulfilled in the muse of the Promenade des Anglais bustling with tourists, poignantly blue ocean, and fresh air.