Marseille, France

I spent the last few months traveling from London to Beijing. Here is a taste of one place we spent time. Follow the links to read about others.

October 7th- 9th, 2005


After leaving Paris we spent a few nights in Marseille, France with an old friend of John's. The highlight was a gorgeous day spent on the water to celebrate his neice's 1st birthday. Tables were set up bearing a large spread of food and plenty of wine for everyone to consume while enjoying the hot sun. As we continue to move towards Siberia over the coming winter months I will likely think back on that afternoon quite fondly.


Our host works as a seafood importer and thus it seems a fresh few pounds are never far away. While there he made us octopus in a delicious tomato sauce. As many of you know I am a vegetarian, though I do follow a strict policy of trying everything once. This was my first experience eating octopus and it was quite enjoyable. I do not expect to be presented with such a fresh plate again, so this was a unique treat.

Next stop, Copenhagen.