Jeannine, Dede and Pat - Promenade des Anglais
Left Milano very early. Drove to Genova and along the Italian Riviera to Nice by way of the Riviera - beautiful beaches. There is a lovely tree lined walk along the sea in Nice called the Promenade des Anglais. We went to American Express and picked up our money and mail from home. Found the Auberge de la Jeaunesse on top of the mountain. It had a lovely view but no heat or hot water. Talked to some boys who informed us that in Tangiers we could have a room in the hostel with or without marijuana.
A daily diary of a journey in 1962. Please post comments about where you were then on the Background page.
1962 was pivotal. This is the background:
It was a year colored by the Cuban Missile Crisis, an escalating involvement in Vietnam, the Berlin Wall and the Cold War with Russia, Civil Rights issues, a nascent space program, Nelson Mandela in prison, Betty Friedan's, The Feminist Mystique, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the death of Marilyn Monroe.