Saturday, December 5, 2009
If you ever have the chance, GO to Marseille.It's pretty much the most interesting, diverse city I've ever visited. Various cultures collide there because of the huge harbor on the Mediterranean. People from Morocco, India, Algeria, and a long list of Eastern European and Arab countries immigrate to Marseille. The open-air markets are colorful and diverse and cheap, and there is a vibe that you can do anything and be anyone in this city...and no one is going to stop you.The city is surrounded by rocky mountains full of hiking, bike trails, and huge limestone cliffs. Marie used to live and work there, so I got the full tour.Voila moi, trying to reach the olive tree in the ginormous pot. There were entire plazas filled with crazy landscape architecture displays like this.Looking out at the Mediterranean from Notre Dame de la Guarde, Marseille's most famous church.