Trip Start May 15, 2006
71Trip End Sep 29, 2006
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It was a Sunday in a smaller town in Europe, which means that there wasn't much to do. We explored the main shopping area.....it was closed. We checked out the church.....it was closed. We tried to talk to the tourist information center but....it was closed. We ended up exploring the cobblestone streets of the old town and then sitting down to have a couple of espressos at a cafe
The one noteworthy happening was our converstion with two girls from New York. They had just gotten done spending the last week in St. Tropez and were telling us about how crazy expensive it is. Then they gave us one of the best quotes of the trip. We told them that we are going to Marseille after Aix and they told us how horrible it is. They did everything they could to persuede us not to go and then after about 10 minutes more of talking to them, we got to the reason they didn't like Marseille. "The train station is gross." What????? You two mean that you didn't even see Marseille but you are judging a whole city based solely on the train station. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. We talked to them for another couple of hours but we couldn't take anything they said at face value. We told them they should switch careers and become travel agents.
That was about all there was in Aix to talk about and now it is off to Marseille.