Just had a wonderful lunch with a college friend in Va Bene, and I thought I ought to share this restaurant with you! Located in BHS Central Square, where the cinemas are, is the second branch of Va Bene, whose first and only branch prior to this is located in Petron Edsa. My friend and I had a wonderful time catching up over the restaurant’s Caprese Salad and Lobster & Prawns Cappellacci, pictured above. It felt like Italy over again 🇮🇹
Nice, France (April 2014)
Coming from Monaco, I took the underground to Nice, which was about a thirty to forty minute ride to the main station with three or four stops along the way. My first impression of Nice wasn’t true to its name, but rather dirty and not as beautiful as I thought my first glimpse of Southern France would be.
Though some of the buildings exhibited French architecture, I believe I expected more. I only had a few hours to spend in the city and was flying out later that night, so I decided to make the most out of my time there. Since the food in Monaco was outrageous and only got myself four pieces of Maki for ten Euros (no sh*t), I decided to eat in the Asian restaurant right across the train station as soon as it caught my eye. For four Euros, I got this set, which made me feel like I was home again.
Afterwards, I walked by the main avenue in Nice towards the shore. Throughout the walk, I passed by a church, restaurants, small hotels, and a mall that I just had to see from the inside. Europe isn’t too keen on having malls spread throughout the city; well, compared to the Philippines, at least, so it was great to be amongst shopping stores and restaurants once again. To add to that, they had free Wifi!