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A travel journal to Nice by TianjinPaul

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Pera

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Restaurant | "The Best Kebabs in Town"

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Many years ago, before Britain became a truly multi-cultural society, there was only one choice for the average drunken Englishman when he sought late-night sustenance after an evening at the pub: that great British staple, fish and chips. This all changed at some point in the late 1970s when, thanks to increased immigration and greater acceptance of outside cultures, the kebab began to grow in popularity. Since then, the kebab has transplanted fish and chips in a way that is so complete that it is almost a default setting amongst British men to go in search of one after downing a few beers. It is as though it is hard-wired into our DNA.I am no exception to the overwhelming trend in the no...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 30, 2012

Pera
2 Descente Du Marché
NIce, France 75008
04 93 80 19 65

Le Bulldog Pub/Pompei

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Attraction | "Up Pompei"

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My girlfriend and I had just 'enjoyed' a frighteningly over-priced and extremely disappointing meal at La Grande Voile on a warm Saturday night in September when we wandered through the Old Town in Nice and thought about what we could do to banish our disappointment and raise our spirits. We decided that a drink was in order. However, neither of us was in the mood for a gentle glass of wine on a terrace somewhere. Instead, we wanted something a little more raucous. There are several such options in Old Nice. For example, there is Wayne's, which is beloved amongst drunk ex-pats and young French alike. There is also Blue Whale, which boasts a rather good live band and the genuine feel of being a 'dive' ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 30, 2012

Le Bulldog Pub/Pompei
16 rue de l'Abbaye
Nice, Provence 06300
33 4 93 62 31 42

La Grande Voile

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Restaurant | "That Sinking Feeling"

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It is a truly terrible state of events when you go out for dinner and drinks with your significant other and part with a significant amount of money at a nice-looking restaurant but enjoy the best food of the evening at a greasy take-away joint after going on to a bar and night-club following dinner. Sadly, this was the scenario that confronted me when I took my girlfriend out to La Grande Voile for dinner and then for a few drinks in Nice's Old Town. I spent 75 Euros on what was supposed to be a wonderful meal, but we then found the kebab we had on the way home to be far better than the over-priced sea-food on offer at the apparently 'top class' restaurant.La Grande Voile is situated on C...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on September 30, 2012

La Grande Voile
Cours Saleya
Nice, France

Distillerie Ideales

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Restaurant | "Roaring 20s"

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My university education was based around American history and American literature. The course turned me on to several periods of history and authors about which I previously knew little. Chief amongst the writers was F. Scott Fitzgerald. I had previously heard of 'The Great Gatsby', but never read it. After reading it, I was hooked. Several short stories and 'The Beautiful and the Damned' followed in quick succession. From Fitzgerald, the course moved on to some of his contemporaries such as Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein. Stein, I could take or leave, but Hemingway I loved. It really was a toss of a coin as to who I liked best. When I was feeling sophisticated, it was Fitzgerald and when I was i...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 30, 2012

Distillerie Ideales
24 Rue De La Préfecture
Nice, France
04 93 62 10 66

Blue Whales

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Attraction | "A Whale of a Time"

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It is without doubt the greatest irony of our relationship that my girlfriend and I got together primarily due to an evening of Salsa dancing organised by my company, which we both attended. This is ironic because I am a truly awful dancer and take scant pleasure from strutting my stuff on the dance-floor, regardless of whether the music in question is Salsa, the Tango or House. The irony involved in the creation of our relationship and of my disdain for dance in any form notwithstanding, my girlfriend has always been keen on recreating the excitement of our first meeting by going dancing - an initiative I have generally been very much against. Her efforts have seen us return to the club at which we m...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 30, 2012

Blue Whales
1 Rue Mascoinat
Nice, France
04 93 62 90 94