I unfortunately don't have the time at the moment to write very much about the trip, but did manage to get some photos uploaded and captioned with a bit of information, so check them out! For now it will have to suffice to say that the trip was very nice, and my feelings toward France have certainly gone from neutral to positive!
|Cassis May 08|
Cassis is a small vacation town on the Mediterranean, near Marseille. The area is full of cliffs and inlets and the water is incredibly blue! Avoid the boat trips out to the Calanques (inlets) if you have any tendencies toward motion sickness - or don't want to get soaked!
|Marseille May 08|
We were only very briefly here as a pit stop between Cassis and Lyon. It left a good impression - very colorful and diverse. I would love to go back sometime to look around more!
|Lyon May 08|
I would recommend Lyon to anyone who thinks the French are rude because they had a bad experience in Paris. It was so relaxed and friendly. Everyone we met was helpful and the city is smaller, but still full of interesting neighborhoods, churches, old secret tunnels, and Roman ruins. It's prettier than Paris, too. If I spoke French I would definitely add it to my want-to-live-there list! The only problem was that Damon either lost his wallet or was pickpocketed. :/ It was not that crowded so pickpocketing doesn't seem likely, but it's hard to be sure. Either way, we haven't seen it again and lost a lot of cash. We're really hurting after all this travel, so aside from a small day trip this weekend, I think we may be done doing anything for a while!