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Final Days

Final Days

While I’m working on updating my blog (I’m still convinced I can finish updating it in the next two days from my cellphone), I thought I’d at least keep you up to date on what’s been going on since I returned from Morocco. Clark Kent picked me up from the airport and we headed to a calanque by my house. It is one of my favorite local spots, and I was surprised to see other people there. I’m almost always…

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Lac d’Esparron

Lac d’Esparron

My last two weekends have been pretty spectacular. In fact, they were my last two full weekends in France (the end is near my dear friends)! Here’s a summary of the last weekend in June: 27 June Beautiful Water I started off my day by going to the beach at Sausset le Pins. I go to the beach every single day so it is really hard to keep them straight and remember which beach I went to on which day,…

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Cassis, Rouet, and l’ile de Porquerolles

Cassis, Rouet, and l’ile de Porquerolles

So this is my last official backlogged post! WOOHOO! I thought about just throwing in the towel and letting these last two weeks fly off into the wind, but I’d be doing a disservice to myself and my outstanding and loyal readers (10 months in, does anyone still read this?). 30 May I hadn’t yet been to Cassis, which is a beautiful beach town just east of Marseille, making it too far to go on scooter and 2 hours with…

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La Fete de la Musique

La Fete de la Musique

June 21 is not only the Summer Solstice but is the National Music Festival, at least in France, anyway. I’m not sure if this is an “official” thing, but every city celebrates it. Even my tiny fishing village of 5,000 people had events going and a live band playing until midnight. My friends kept telling me how unfortunate it is when the music festival falls on any day but Friday or Saturday since people have to work the next day….

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Solo Lunch Date

Solo Lunch Date

Solo lunch dates are one of my favorite solo dates in general. Even in the States I would grab my “kindle” (I have a Sony reader which is the same thing) and head to a restaurant. Doesn’t every one have the desire to eat lunch alone sometimes? To treat yourself? To not have to worry about making interesting and stimulating conversation with the person sitting across from you? I’ve always enjoyed solo lunch dates, and after moving to France I…

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Cap Rousset, Ramadan, A “Flash Mob”, and Other Things

Cap Rousset, Ramadan, A “Flash Mob”, and Other Things

This past Thursday I had another beach day. Actually, my goal this past week was to go the beach everyday, even if only for an hour to read and hang out at the cafe. I’m motivated to spend more time outside than staring at my computer screen, hence my back log of blog updates. Anyway, Cap Rousset is the second closest beach to my house. The first is Plage du Rouet, which I guess I take for granted since I…

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Plage de Corbieres L’Estaque

Plage de Corbieres L’Estaque

This past Tuesday I discovered a new beach about 15 minutes from my house. I usually stay around la Côte Bleue, which are the fishing villages west of Marseille. Last Tuesday, while on route to pick up my Serbian friend, I saw a sign for La Plage de Corbieres (Corbiere Beach) about halfway between my house and the port, and I made a mental note to check it out with him. I thought it be a good idea to explore…

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A Tranquil Tuesday

A Tranquil Tuesday

In a post a few weeks ago, I mentioned that my Serbian friend will be in Marseille every Tuesday this summer. Last week he had to work, but this week he requested that we go to the beach. There aren’t too many beaches around Marseille, but the Plage du Prado is by far the most popluar one. I’ve personally never been (it seems a bit silly to drive 45 minutes to a beach when I have one 3 km away),…

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Random Stories of the Week

Random Stories of the Week

Another week has almost flown by (seriously, where does all my time go?) and I still haven’t blogged about Dublin. I have an ever growing list of blog posts I need to write. I have a newfound admiration for people that blog full time, especially those that have travel blogs. How on earth do you manage to travel all the time and blog? Anyway, I have some stories of things that have happened this week thus far: I Want Candy…

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Thank You, Girl, For Making the Morning Brighter

Thank You, Girl, For Making the Morning Brighter

A few days before my “birthday party” on Saturday, my best friend here told me about a “Rugby” man that I may be interested in. She told me he’d be driving from Montepellier just to come to the party and that he was crashing at her place. My first impression is that he isn’t bad–tall, gorgeous blue eyes, and built like a horse. I mean, he is a rugby player so he’s pretty solid looking. His eyes are what really…

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