Ibis Marseille Centre Bourse
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... staring out at the sea, surrounded by rocky walls. If course, we had to run down and touch the icy Mediterranean for the first time. The biting wind whipped us like a thousand boxing blows, laced with a chill, but that didn't stop us from hiking up to the top off the cliffs for some phenomenal views. Along the way, we saw old pillboxes, forts and bomb craters from the wars, and climbed into some of them for a better look. It was truly amazing. From the outcrop at the end of the ...
... the neighborhood where Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables. There wasn’t as much to see in Toulon, but it was nice just walking around.
We headed back to the promenade for lunch. The lunch of the day was steamed mussels (not for me). Apparently mussels steamed in all sorts of flavorings is the big thing around here. It was on Bob’s bucket list, so we made sure to find a place for him. Everyone enjoyed their meals, and it ...
... that's all folks. Until next time!
French word of the day:
...that's a funny word haha.
Ps have I told you about my neighbours upstairs??
Oh. And there is no upstairs. Soooo like the attic I guess.
I can tell they're pretty big because when I hear them running around up there...well it's noisy. And there's more than one. Yea. They're great. As long as they stay there ...
... While waiting for the bus back to Saint Maximin an elderly couple came up to me and asked if the bus stop i was at was the bus for going to Nice, well all they said was, "Nice? Nice?" and pointed toward the stop, assuming they spoke French i replied with "oui" ha. Well then the gentleman turned to his wife and started speaking plain english! So I approached them asking "oh! you speak english?" and from there our conversation spiraled! We spoke while waiting for ...
We missed the summer lavender fields. If you really dig modern painting, Aix-en-Provence may hold some charm. Not a bad town, just nothing really spectacular.
Nancy liked the shopping in the old town during the market day.
My pic is a bit snarky. Just showing what is undoubtedly the worst (somewhat) functionally aircraft carrier in the world, the Charles de Gaulle.