This Lupus Life

I am the dancer and Lupus is my music. I want to make it look beautiful

C11: Florence to Nice, French Riviera (Day Twenty-One)

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Wake Up: 7:30am
Date: 18/09/2011
Weather: Warm
Location: Florence

Between Florence and Nice we pass under 188 tunnels. Nice is in the French Riviera and is in the region in which perfume originated. We stopped in Saint-Laurent at the perfumery Fragonard. This is a household name in France, but not so well-known internationally. After a tour and display of the range and factory I purchased two parfumes, one for day and one for night.

We dressed in our finest for a night in the most glamorous destination so far. The bus drags a ghost car down the length of the Monaco Grand Prix track before leaving us to walk past the palace to dinner. Tomato and onion pizza, nicoise salad, pork fillet and apple tart. Truly amazing.

Mel, K&C, Shrimp and I went to Sun Casino at Fairmont Hotel and gambled away a little money for the sake of it. I put in 10 euro dollars and lost all but 5 euro cents. Needless to say I’m not a gambler. Bed was much anticipated for the most exciting day we had planned for tomorrow.

Capital, Country: Monaco, Monaco
Language: French
About Monaco: Second smallest country in the world. It is a principality. It is the most densely populated country in the world. 85% of the world’s super-yachts moor at the harbor each year. It costs 1 million euro to apply for permanent residency, prior to purchasing a residence. It is one of the tax havens of Europe. Serious gamblers are often known to buy-in at the tables of Casino Monte-Carlo for hundreds of thousands, if not millions.


Author: Chevron Spots

I am in my mid twenties and fighting my battles to discover who I am and where I fit in to this zany, beautiful world. I was diagnosed with Lupus in in 2008. This takes up most of my focus, as I want to share the experience of trying to live with and rise above chronic invisible illness, so to speak. I would like to stress very much the information regarding medications, medical procedures and illnesses are discussed from my point of view, and with my understanding, colloquialisms and metaphors. I do not attempt to be legally and precisely accurate for the general population, rather I try to be emotionally and descriptively true to my experiences. I hope I can help in understanding others with chronic illness by providing one more personal recount of just how spontaneous and difficult these lives really are. One day I hope to visit every continent, climb some pretty high mountains, sleep in an ice cavern, marry a wonderfully understanding man, have children and teach more children. Mostly, I just want a simple life, you know the house with a husband and kids. Oh, and no pain.

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