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    There’s Blue, and then there’s Bleu!

    Never having lived by the sea, I’m not surprised by how important it has become to see, visit, even stare for long periods at this very blue body of water every chance of every day. The wind is fresh. The waves change daily, but landing on a rocky beach, they are always clean and white. It’s just beautiful and, apparently, lots of other people agree. In Nice, the walkway along the sea serves as a major thoroughfare for walkers, runners, skaters and bicyclists (in their own separate lanes complete with traffic lights that are, of course, ignored), tourists, lovers and gawkers. No beach vendors save the one “Presse” kiosk. And,…

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    Some Things We’ve Found about Nice Cote d’Azur…that are Different than Downtown Denver

    No trash on the streets and the plazas are spotless. There’s fresh French bread everywhere! Comfortable cafes abound and there’s not a Starbucks in sight! Great selection of fine wines…at very low prices. And, the food prices are low, too. Nobody rides their bike on the sidewalk. The bike sharing program here is at least as popular as the one in Denver…but the bikes are blue. Fresh produce and flower markets on every block. And, out of downtown, lush green tropical growth full of birds and flowers. The buses are clean. Quiet. Frequent. With courteous drivers that actually make change. And, when they put in a tram, they found ways…