Monday, January 25, 2010

First Weekend

So, I've finally found some decent internet. The trick is sitting on the left side of the apartment as opposed to the right. No joke, it makes all the difference!

This weekend was pretty awesome. After Marseille on Saturday we did a tour of the Luberon on Sunday. We started at Ile sur la Sorgue, where there was a beautiful market that had everything. Olives, cheese, bread, meats, fruit, lavender, clothes, etc. It was really beautiful, and we had a fun time wandering around. I bought some lavender and had a great lunch!

After Il sur la Sorgue we went to a little village called Roussillon. It's famous for the ocre, which is the red dirt that was everywhere. Everything in the town was red. We went on a little hike, and there were some amazing views. The town was completely deserted, so it was really quiet, but the place was stunning.

Finally, we stopped at Gordes, which is on a hill and made entirely out of stone. Again, the views were beautiful and the town was deserted. Once we got back to Aix we just had a quiet night, gearing up for the first day of classes.

BUT I DON'T HAVE ANY!!! I got my schedule today and it looks like I won't have any Monday classes, which I am very excited about! It will be really nice to have 3 day weekends. So tomorrow is the first day of classes. I have 4 hours of French Language and the 2 hours of Translation. I'm going to have about 20 hours of class a week, but at least my French will get really good!!

Today we spent just relaxing and running some errands. Clare and I booked tickets to go to Amsterdam next weekend! I can't wait. Let the traveling begin!

A bientot!

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