Cannes, the French riviera

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This summer I got the opprtunety to go to France through work. We’re a sales business, selling office supplies and more, and we do sales campains for the sales people all year long and in June you can win a trip to Cannes, France. The backoffice people, like me, can also win. For every third sales guy who wins, one backoffice member win a trip.

I’ve been working in this company for four years now and finally it was my turn to win a trip. This is the best thing I’ve ever won! A 5-day trip to Cannes, France, all included. And when I say all, I mean flight,  hotell, breakfast, lunch and dinner with lots of wine included.

This was my first real trip to France. I’ve been in France a couple of times before, but it has only been short period like the time I took the boat from Dover to Calais and drove straight to Belgium or that time I drove through the Mont Blanc tunnel and stayed half an hour in Chamonix (at a café) before going to Italy.

Cannes is a fancy city, full of rich people and exclusive shops along the Croisette. But you also have the old town where you can find cheap things. I really liked the Old Town with the small shops, where you could find unique things.

Apart from lunch and dinner which we had to attend (I ate LOTS of GREAT food, nom nom nom nom), you could spend your days as you liked. We spent the days at the beach and did some shopping and the evenings were spent eating dinner and then drinking at some bar / disco, often ending up late in bed.

I brought my camera wherever I went, either it was shopping or sightseeing. One day I allowed myself to go on a solo photo trip while my colleagues were either tanning,  swimming or shopping. It was lovely to walk around while the sun was shining (maybe 27 degrees) and the sky was almost free from clouds.

Here are some photos from the beach:

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I also took some pictures of the old town and the buildings and such around Cannes.

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