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1. Posted by super_ev (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

Okay so I'm about to book a 3- week trip to Nice, France (Jun 26 - July 15) to do an EF Language School ( I really want to improve my French! ). Anyways I'm really excited about it, but I'm a little uncertain about going by myself. I've never really traveled without friends before, and I imagine i will meet people in the course, etc. but still, im a bit nervous about getting lonesome. This is costing a lot of money, but I've been working two jobs on the side of my last year of highschool, saving up. None of my friends have the sort of money to spend as they are mostly off to University next year as well, but have not been making money all year.

Any words of wisdom?
-Evan

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Words of wisdom... not really.

Just have fun, be careful, budget well, and go to St Paul De Vence for a day trip.

Oh, and if you want to improve your French try to meet a few (female) locals .

3. Posted by davidb (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

You have been to many places already, you should be good. Like James said meet some girls. That and make sure your gun is showing at all times so nobody will mess with you. haha. Nah, but I'll be in Nice too at about that time. Have a good trip!

4. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y

If you get tired of all that French you will be learning, you can be certain to find some crazy English/Irish people at one of my favourite Irish pubs in the world Ma Nolan's. The food there's not that bad either.

5. Posted by BlankFrack (Respected Member 280 posts) 10y

I wouldn't worry about it, I find it's impossible not to meet people when you travel, it's kind of weird how I'll spend 6 months going up to university/work and back on a train and never talk to a stranger once, but when you're traveling it seems like you meet people all the time. In any case I rather like traveling by myself, I find if you're doing it with friends you always have some sort of disagreement about plans that arises, or ending up having to do something (even if it's relatively minor) when you'd rather do something else. Even if you don't have an explicit disagreement I think the ultimate freedom is doing it by yourself. Good luck.

6. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 10y

Hi evan, I used to be send by my parents to the same type of school over summer to learn english and I always had the best holiday of my life. South of france is really nice too. Few day-trip you shoud not miss:
Mougins Village (good restaurant quite cheap for this type of food LĀ“Amandier)
Juan les pins-Antibes
The market in cannes or nice
The market in Vintimille (careful everything is fake dont buy anything)
Monaco off course
vence
Enjoy your time and dont forget the sunscreen.

7. Posted by MerB (Full Member 147 posts) 10y

I thought you said it was Nice to have 3 weeks alone.