Biking, a little hiking, lots of time on the beach. Life is good.
We’ve been in Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica, for a couple days now. Another Mediterranean island means more cute towns, more biking, more beautiful coast lines, more spectacular beaches. So there’s not really much to add here. The weather is great, the food is (mostly) good, the views are wonderful. We’re annoyed with the hotel (really limited breakfast options and effectively no Internet access in the room), but somehow we’re still managing to survive. Thrive, even.
With that said, a few pictures from the area. In two days we head north and then meet up with Marc & David, friends from Canada, before going to Geneva to see more friends. We have a very social summer planned!
Today’s highlight was a bike ride out along the coast to this spit of land sticking out into the Mediterranean. Nothing too unique, but beautiful.
The view of these islands is the primary goal of getting to the cape. They were pretty nice, but at this point it takes a *lot* to impress us. 🙂
Hiking up to the peak
They really want you to know that Napoleon was born here in Ajaccio. The museum, though, didn’t tell you a lot, presumably because they didn’t want to get into that whole “started a bunch of wars and got a lot of people killed” thing. For me the most intriguing point about Napoleon is that although he started all these wars and tried to take over the world, he was exiled, and not executed. And then, when he escaped Elba and tried to take over the world AGAIN, he still wasn’t executed, just sent to a more secure island after he was defeated. Perhaps those 19th century statesmen were more enlightened than today’s?
And of course, another market in the center of town. We didn’t buy these, but the olives on our lunch salads were some of the best ever. Ever.
I saved the best for last