I have the travel bug, I love going places and exploring the world. The moment I started my first part time job, and began earning money, I started traveling.
I’m one of those annoying people that always love to talk about the places they’ve been to and reminisce about those past adventures.
With the current Coronavirus and Quarantine situation, I have only gotten worse at reminiscing about my past travels.
I know some people are still traveling for leisure despite COVID-19 and some travel restrictions have lessened, but I personally still don’t feel comfortable going abroad yet. Therefore I’m in a rut, just itching to hop on a plane and left remembering the good old times.
One of those aforementioned “good old times” that I find myself thinking back on is a trip I took in 2018 to Marseille.
Marseille is a Port City in Southern France that was founded by the Greeks in 600 B.C and it is also the home of my Best Friend!
We decided to spend a few weeks together and I flew out to Marseille to stay at her place, hang about and enjoy all those positive vibes.
This wasn’t my first time in France but it was my first time in the South of France, and while I was expecting that summertime heat, it was really hot that summer. Luckily I packed pretty well for the occasion.
Honestly I wish I had packed that wisely when I went to Shanghai. I dressed too warmly for that weather. (If you don’t get my reference then definitely check out this post. )
The moment I got to Marseille I was picked up from their small airport by my Bestie and she drove me to her house that she was sharing with her brother and some other tenants.
Her house in Marseille was so cool, like it had an inside patio and it was really open spaced and I just loved the design.
Anyway, after I settled in, ‘A’ (My best friend) took me to the main port area ‘Vieux Port’. It was surrounded by tons of shops on either side, there were tons of people and of course boats. The water was glistening and gorgeous.
A and I did a lot of fun things while in Marseille.
You know people that just make you feel safe no matter what and you can have a good time with them without saying anything and they just accept you. Well, that’s my relationship with A, some days we went out like crazy other days it was so hot we just talked and vibed and each day, whether busy or not, was a good day.
The most notable memory was going to the beach. Like WOW the beach was amazing.
It was generally gorgeous. Although some of the beaches had pollution. (Human waste needs to be managed better and we need to stop ocean pollution, but that’s a whole other discussion.)
Another memorable part of Marseille was hiking. Now I’m not normally a ‘let’s-hike-and-stay-fit” kind of girl, I’m more of a “ewww exercise” kind of girl. But A wanted a hike and I was like “life is about the extreme and getting out of my comfort zone” so we went hiking.
Let’s just say it was tiring, like I was not fit enough, but the whole thing was so filling, the journey was fantastic and the view was so beautiful.
Another great memory was going to Aqualand which was a Water Park or Water Theme Park filled with tons of water rides.
It was so much fun going down the slides and swimming in their pools and just having a great day.
A and I did many more amazing things on this trip but I don’t want to make this post too long. All I want to say is that Marseille was amazing and I definitely recommend going there.
Like any city it has it’s problems, such as homelessness (if you leave the tourist areas you will notice some people on the streets) but no city is as picturesque and perfect as magazines and over-idolizing blogs make you believe, and those problems don’t outweigh how beautiful and fun the city is. With the right person you will have an amazing time.
I personally can’t wait to go back again.