02 May 2012
Marseille, where Julia Child lived.
Everyone warned me about Marseille. It was supposed to be this scary place with lots of pickpockets and harassment. Instead I found it to be a nice relief from the weird new world of Italy. I liked being back in a country where I could speak the language.
And while the weather wasn't my friend, and I didn't get to spend anytime on a beach, I did really enjoy the port and the people of Marseille. They are really characters. Women swinging huge eels while exchanging pleasantries with us. Men starring at our legs like they do until we tell them to go away. Cookies in the shape of boats.
Marseille was a real port town.