Archive | November, 2014

So much to do, so little time – Cannes

20 Nov

… while Piggletino’s scout wished to go to the Musee de la Mer on another island, to check out the fortress and learn about how the Man in the Iron Mask had been jailed there, there was absolutely no time since it was a work trip…

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So Piggletino and his scout were terribly disappointed, having planned to visit that island at the back of the picture (St Marguerite and St Honorat of the Lerins Islands, both about 15minutes away from Cannes). They had to head back to the hotel by the evening, ready to leave France early next morning.

Back to the hotel it was for both, laying down for some TV…

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… and a comfort-coffee, 1 for Piggletino and 1 for the scout … Piggletino344

 

And that shall be a goodbye for now. Cannes, we’ll be back to check out the islands!!! Wait for Piggletino and his scout to be back!

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Castle Museum, Cannes

18 Nov

We’re finally there! Finally there!

Oh, you don’t see the scout, do you? That’s ok. The scout was checking out the impressive collection of Mayan pottery, Pacific relics and Asian weapons that were collected by travelers of the past. But Piggletino found a way up a tower to get a panoramic view, and there you go! – Piggletino339

 

 

Isn’t this amazing? Piggletino tells us to check out the Le Suquet and the bay of La Croisette! Piggletino354 Piggletino340 Piggletino342

 

Wow! Isn’t this amazing? Piggletino hears of the Museum of the Sea on another island, and tells the scout to go … but…

Piggletino goes to the old town

15 Nov

See, Piggletino’s scout likes the old towns and ruins of each city, and would never fail to drop by for a visit. And since Piggletino’s presence is known, he gets to take so many more beautiful photos!

Piggletino’s scout had planned to head up the old town of Cannes, Le Suquet, to get a good view of La Croisette. It was a long walk uphill, and Piggletino was so thankful that he didn’t have to do all that walking himself!

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The scout had explained that they were there to visit the Musee de la Castre, or the Castle Museum.

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But even before they had arrived, Piggletino was already taken in by the breathtaking views of the surroundings – climbing mid-way, Piggletino stopped to take photos of the wonderful Old Town from above.

 

And as a lazy pig would, he decided to stop and sit by the benches to watch the day go by! Now, if only the scout would walk faster up to the museum!

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Welcome to Cannes, France!

11 Nov

 

 

Welcome to Cannes, France!

Piggletino is delighted to see such a beautiful town on the French Riveria, on a bright, sunny morning! Known for its vibrant festivals, luxury shops and good variety of food, Cannes was a fresh sight for Piggletino, who had been stuck in the hotel for days!

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This is Rue Meynadier, a historic street with great bargains, some sharp cheese and a wonderful selection of wines. Piggletino headed out on a Sunday, so the shops were closed, but he was sure he could come by again when his scout was done with work another day.

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Since the shops were closed, Piggletino decided to chill by the beach! What a beautiful, beautiful place to be! Ahh! Now Piggletino can get some fresh air instead of being stuck in the room all day! Piggletino347

Found Out! To France we go!

5 Nov

Where are we heading this time?

Piggletino was so obsessed with staring out of the window at the beautiful Lufthansa plane that he didn’t realise he had been found out! Uh-0h!

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The scout tells Piggletino that they are heading to the South of France, for work still, but would spare some time for Piggletino to go around town! Yippee!

Work trips are no fun!

3 Nov

Piggletino is getting bored…
His scout has a day in Frankfurt, and it’s packed with meetings. There’s no way for Piggletino to go, and this poor little pig who stayed at home could only take photos out the Hotel window…

Not a bad view outside of Maritim Hotel Frankfurt, really –
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The hotel is directly connected to the Exhibition Centre at the ground level.
Hey Scout, hey! Can you see Piggletino from where you’re working?

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Piggletino got so, so bored, that he even took photos with the mini-bar and snacks. Sigh…

 

And when night fell, Piggletino is still waiting by the window for his scout to come back. Looks like it’s yet another boring day for the poor little pig. Must’ve been a really bad idea to sneak out without telling the scout. Maybe if the scout knew, Piggletino would’ve had a chance to go to more places … Piggletino332

Nice night-view, anyway. And really, work trips are no fun.