small town Italy: even if you happen to be wandering the streets alone, it feels like everyone is watching you (because they are). this is M’s parents’ hometown, on the ionian sea: isca sull’ ionio.
when compared to other french cities, nice is especially unpretentious and laid back. each day had three standard components: fruit, baguettes, beach. it was our only stop in france and i took full advantage of the patisserie across the street from the hotel every single morning.