Grand Hotel Negre Coste
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... we zoned in on a suitable establishment, hurried up to the unsuspecting waitress and mumbled something about "je voudrais un tableau pour deux". Much to our surprise, her response of "sure, which one would you like" pointing to a myriad of seating variations and proceeded to converse in eeengleeesh like a native. Despite the setback, we persevered with our one sided French conversation, and with an even feinter mumbled "un pression du beer, et un 7UP, et un carafe d'leau ...
... depart. It's great here if you love shopping and the laid back style and it appears that nobody really works, great combo! Arrived in Marseille the antithesis of S. T. Trow Pez (sat Nav pronunciation)it's hot, hectic and a little sinister! Like most of France, there are no rules. You can drive anywhere - it's mayhem as you dodge cars, buses, trams, scooters, cyclists and pedestrians. It took us two hours to get here and one hour to park weaving our ...
... seaside. When we arrived they were just packing up the market from the morning.
We wandered down to the sea front and found a restaurant for lunch. We both ordered a salad with goat’s cheese crumbed and fried. It was good to have so much salad for a change. It was an idyllic setting looking over the mariner with the many yachts and the cafes along the boulevard. The sky was perfectly blue, it was 25 degrees and no wind.
After lunch we ...
... candy or something; it had little granules of sugar in it. [Update 12/12/14: The flavor is called Barbe a Papa -- cotton candy].
We got on the road and ...
Got back to the hotel and took a nap. The heat had gotten to us. After our rest, we walked to the same restaurant we ate at last night. Our server was an older man; he was very nice, definitely a people person. He spoke English, but was patient with my French. He taught us a new word (forgotten ...
... I told her that the picture we took of her then had turned out well, she gave us her e-mail address and asked for a copy.
On the way back home, we took our time and wandered down some of the streets we've missed before, while Dee did some window shopping at the variety of shops along the way. Not long after returning to the apartment, she served us another dinner worthy of a snapshot; see attached.