C'est la vie!
Trip Start Aug 16, 2010
19Trip End Jun 01, 2011
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France was a big adventure for us...
Our target destination in France was a little town/village called Lamalou-les-Bains, in the south of France. Beth and Rich Elsdon, were super generous and loaned us the keys to their apartment in this little village before we left for Ireland. Since Ryanair http://www.ryanair.com/en (our airline of choice for traveling in Europe because of their super low airfares) did not offer flights out of Dublin to the south of France, we thought we’d expand our travel itinerary and spend some time in Paris first, then fly to Marseille and spend a day there, then take a train to Bezier...and then somehow get to Lamalou from there. Good plan...right?? I won’t lie and say we were totally confident about our travel plans, but we figured we’d be optimistic and see how it all panned out :)
As a caucasian American, I’ve never really experienced what it feels like to be a “minority”
Thankfully, my long unused french slowly emerged (thank you Madame Barnes!) with the help of a phrasebook (thank you Lonely Planet!) Everyone we spoke with seemed pleased and a little more than slightly amused that we always attempted in french first.
Check out the captions of our pictures to learn a little more about our travels in Paris!