I like Christmas, because you can have a good time with right people and you don’t have to worry about your work or studies. Some people choose to visit a new country every year. So I will tell you about my choice.
My family and I went to the French Riviera this Christmas. This is one of the best places to go if you like warm weather and palms but at the same time you don’t want to forget about winter and Christmas. There is a lot to see there and you have a wide range of places to go to. Just imagine: every place, every street, every cafe has New Year decorations so it feels like you are in a fairy tale of your dreams.
My family and I have visited some new cities in the Riviera: Saint-Raphael, Mandelieu, Theoule-sur-Mer, Sanremo.
But my favourite way to spend a day should be like this:
In the morning I go to Starbucks to get my favourite frappuccino and then go to the beach. I like watching the waves sitting on the Promenade des Anglais. It helps me to think about my plans and my future.
In the afternoon it is great to meet a friend near the Palace of Festivals and Congresses of Cannes and go shopping to boutiques on the Croisette or you can go to the Marché de Noël.
The evening is a time when you can enjoy your holiday tasty food relaxing in my favourite Movida Lounge. The French Riviera offers you a great opportunity to find what you want, because there are no problems to pick up a cozy place to eat. You can enjoy French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese cuisine etc. I prefer Caffé Roma.
In the night it is up to you where to go. You can go to High Club and party there or you can go home to take a very long nap. I prefer parties on holidays.
I hope now you see why I am so enthusiastic about coming to the French Riviera every Christmas…
Frappuccino is a trademarked brand of the Starbucks Corporation for a line of iced, blended coffee drinks.
Marché de Noël (“Christmas market”) is an outdoor market associated with the celebration of Christmas and which is traditionally held during Advent.
The Promenade des Anglais is an avenue along the seaside in the Baie des Anges, in Nice.
Movida Lounge is a bar-lounge at the seaside in Nice.
Caffé Roma is in the heart of the city, opposite the Palais des Festivals, it has been a Cannes institution for 25 years.
(from “Mastories”, short stories by Mary Zhukova)