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I've been slacking on my blog lately (lately being over a month…) so I’ll try to post two or three successive blog posts! I’ll focus on my fall break in this post, since traveling is always interesting to read about. I split my fall break into two shorter trips, first visiting Marseille and then Edinburgh. Drastically different, but both entirely worth the trip!
Marseille is in the south of France, right on the coast. It actually ...
... once we got down there we heard
some buskers playing their music. As we got closer, I thought to myself, hmm,
wouldn’t that be funny if it was Baptiste’s band because I was pretty sure they
played music like that, just from seeing pictures on FB. I stopped and told the
others that I wanted to listen a bit and told them why. Then I looked and
noticed they were wearing biking outfits, and started putting the pieces
together. I had picked ...
... to see it in Aix.
The weather has been wonderfully warm and the evenings mild enough to sit outside for dinner. Tonight we ate in a plaza at a restaurant that was crowded with tourists and locals enjoying good weather, company, food and wine. There was an interesting fundraising event underway with antique cars being used to take donors on short ride around the centre of town. Great for photo ...
... back of their push bike, breaking a fresh end bit off and munching on it as they walk down the street!! It’s almost like a fashion accessory here. So of course, we have joined in the tradition, and in most towns we have discovered our favourite Boulangerie (there are always many to choose from), and returned each day to buy a crunchy fresh baguette.
Then of course there is the deliciously airy and flaky breakfast tradition of a buttery warm croissant fresh from the ...
As we alluded to last night, the final episode of Aix Kitchen Rules occurred live last night. It was a tension filled evening, if Rick and Beth (or Rickshaw and Bethlehem as some if their friends call them) could win the judges over, they would be invited to the next tour.
The tension was palpable and when Beth couldn't find matching cutlery things looked bad. Fortunately the base ingredients for ...