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Travel Blogs from Marseille
I haven't written in a while so I figured I would take some time today to tell you about what I've been up to for the past three weeks! The most exciting thing that I have done recently was going on a hike to what are called the "Calanques de Marseille". It is hard to put into words how breathtakingly beautiful this place is, so I definitely encourage you to Google it. Trust me, ...
This last week and a half has been so much fun! The few days
after my first post, it rained like crazy here and my friends and I were going
a little bit crazy because we wanted to explore but couldn’t do much outside
with the rain. During the last day of the several days of rain, we all braved
the rain and decided to walk down the little side streets by the port and check
out the little markets. We found ...
... way around the Port to have a glance at the Cathedral de Major, and the Jardin du Pharo on the opposite bank that was built by Napoleon. Caught the free boat that crosses the port, to get back to the van and to see it from the water.
Drove to Arles to park up for the night relaxing next to river Rhone, sharing the spot with 9 other campers. ...
Had a lazy morning soaking up the sun. decided to spoil our selves and enjoy some vegemite and cheese toasties for brunch. This may seem basic but when living on a travelling budget this becomes luxury! Realising we were right on a coastal point with ocean either side of us, we went for a stroll around the area. By the time we took off it was mid afternoon, drove further along the coast before parking up for the night in Gemenos.
... passing acres and acres of grapes.
Provence is a very picturesque region and with Marseille the central point of many towns to explore, like Avignon ( home of the Popes) , Arles (where all the famous French impressionist artists lived) it's a place to return.
Today Sept 9 was our 35th wedding anniversary....had a lovely relaxing day at sea...which was great after a busy port intensive 6 days.
We were invited to have some pre dinner drinks with ...