A couple of months of ago i was talking to my mom and she mentioned that she was gonna go to a wedding in France, i didnt think som much of it at first but then i thought that a trip to to France didnt sound too bad.
So i asked her i could come along and she said that would be great.
So then i tried finding out the where and whats, but as it turned out she didnt know much other then that we would spend the nights in a either apartment or a hotel in nice and also that the wedding itself would take place in Monaco.
So i had to rethink my strategy and stop asking questions that there would not be answers too, something i have a hard time doing (I can relax alot easier of i know what i am getting myself involved in)
After accepting that i had to go with the flow i started planing what equipment to bring, read this entry for the complete list http://belola.wordpress.com/2008/05/31/the-gear-i-am-bringing-to-the-france-trip/
We booked at first a hotel, but days before the trip began it became clear that we would live in a apartment so we unbooked the hotel.
At the airport i found 300$ US on the floor, now that i think of it i stupidly gave it to the airport people.
When it was time to check in wasnt sure how my tripod would count as, part of the luggage or as photograpic equipment. I found out that is it part of photographic equipment.
We borded the plane, took off and took i took some great over the air photos, almost three hours later we landed in Marseille (The pilot should have shot, he landed the plane really really bad), and got our luggage back. (pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/belola/sets/72157605527181013/)
We spent the night in a small and shitty hotel room (for one night a shitty room will do fine), and in the morning we had a good breakfast and later borded the train to Nice. (pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/belola/sets/72157605527181013/)
At Nice airport we met up with the bride and was taken to the grooms apartment, there we spent some time talking and socializing until later when we were taken to our apartment.
The next day we spent some time walking around Nice and bought some food for breakfast and dinner. (pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/belola/sets/72157605540355597/)
The next day we spent some more time walking in Nice and in the evening we went to a pre wedding dinner and met a bunch of people. (pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/belola/sets/72157605540382337/)
The the wedding day came, by the way its not the “i do” part of wedding, its the part that envolve the guests socializing and dancing and just having fun. The wedding itself was great, i took alot of great photos and also made alot of new contacts. (pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/belola/sets/72157605540391361/)
The next day it was time to travel back to sweden, the trip started with a excellent train ride to Marseille then a ok flight back to Gothenburg with another horrible landing.(pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/belola/sets/72157605540414755/)
My trip to France was over but what a trip it was!