Location : my room
Weather: HOT HOT HOT (partially to blame for my lack of entries)
|GIANT HANGING SHRIMP|
we were so happy when the waiter
showed us how to eat them!!
I had a fairly eventful week and half. Let me do a quick recap of the highlights for you:
I went out for a delicious sushi supper last Wednesday to celebrate one of my friend’s PACs. I am not 100% sure of how the PACs work, or what it stands for, but what I have come to understand, is it is kind of like getting married. As in you are in an official relationship with someone and get the same kind of legal benefits (like insurance). The odd thing is, is that it is only valid in France. Say you are PACs-ed with someone in France, when you go home, say to the States, it will not be valid there. You also do not have to go through a divorce if the relationship ends.
|a weird fog/smoke came down all around|
Luynes one saturdat morning...
|Jara & I before we destroyed a Banana |
Split at the beach
|Getting our tans on!!|
All week the weather had been getting better and better, so a trip to the beach was in order on Saturday. Getting there took a while. We drove and hour and a half, only to find that our original destination was miserable, so we turned around and went half way back to a wonderful beach where the sun was HOT. We had lunch nearly on the beach then lazed out in the sun for the rest of the afternoon. It was so hot that we even made it into the water, granted we were nearly the only ones. Two great things about the day: 1. We went to the beach in APRIL!! And 2. I swam in the Mediterranean!! In the evening some of us got together and had supper at Jara’s house. I’ve been getting a good start to my tan.
|No idea where we were...|
|BUT IT WAS GORGEOUS!!|
Totally swam in those waters =)
|Supper at Jara's!|
Evelin, Jara, Johanna & Myself
|some yellow flowers that are|
This is the last week of classes for our course, so Oona, Anna and I went out for lunch. I had proposed that we find some place where we can eat frog legs or escargot, but after all my asking around and online searching, I came up empty handed. We settled for some Chinese restaurant downtown. As we are flipping through the menu, I come across none other than Cuisses de Grenouille (frog thighs). You’ll never guess what I ordered. Hehe! Everyone says it tastes like chicken and honestly, it does. The weird part is their shape. See, chicken wings do not really look like legs, they’re just chunks of meat. Frog legs actually look like mini human legs. It is almost unnerving. Tastes like chicken but looks like a human. Too bad they’re really delicious. Anna ordered something with shark in it, but I think they cooked the shark too long because it was really soft, almost mushy.
|someone told me that Marseille looks|
What do you think?
|Ok, yes Marseille does kind of look like|
Barcelona.. only with Cable Cars.. or Trollys
|Steps up to the Marseille station|
|crooked shot of the dirty steps|
I definitely got a lot of sun today on that terrace. Warmed me right up to my bones, and made me really tired for the later part of the day. I’m enjoying my nicely tanned wrists.
|a main street of Marseille|
Enjoy the photos, that was my last week and a half in a nut shell.
|a poisonous flower that smells areally good|
|Cuisses de Grenouille.|
Check out those thighs.
And the calf muscle!!
and of course them flippy floppys!!!
|about to devour the frog legs!!|
dunno whats up with my face
or my arm for that matter...
Me, Oona, Anna, Lisa & Christine (teacher)
Other folks who were in the class:
Ann-Marie & Shista