I am still working on a few more safari posts but I thought I would take a quick break and share some photos from a work trip I took back to Nice, France a couple of weeks ago. Before moving to Johannesburg in 2013, I had been living in Nice for over 5 years (and Paris for 8). While we were preparing for landing, I was chatting to the South African couple next to me and they asked if I was going home. Without hesitation I answered that no, I live in South Africa. I paused a few seconds, and then I added, that well in fact, France used to be my home but now I call South Africa home. Regardless, it was fun to be back and even though most of the time I was working, I did have a bit of time to take advantage of the warm riviera sun. We were based in Cannes, and as it was not yet high season, the ambience on the coast was chilled and laidback.
The past 6 weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind of travel for me so I thought I would do a quick update to let you know I am still around and looking forward to sharing my recent adventures with you soon.
The beginning of November had me back in Nice, France for a work trip. Incidentally I left for this trip exactly one year and one day from the date we moved to Joburg. It felt a bit strange to be back in Nice (or more precisely Sophia Antipolis where our offices are located) and I really feel Joburg is home to me now. It was a hectic week of conferences but a great experience to meet fellow colleagues from all over the globe. We didn’t have much free time at all and I didn’t even get a chance to see old friends but we did manage a few hours for a nice Sunday afternoon around Antibes, much needed after the long, hellish flight from South Africa.