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.

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melissa - Hmmm…octopus, for sure it is one of my very favorite foods!!! It is good to know that you at least try things once :) Hugs from Panama!

gemma - Hi Melissa! It was a good experience. John told me to pretend I was eating pasta and that did the trick!

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