1. JOBS

    Find jobs in what you’re interested in and where you want to go. http://www.gradtouch.com/reg/?oba=aw

     


  2. He who would travel happily must travel light
    — Antoine de Saint Exupery
     

  3. I want to travel my globe.

     

  4. Seafood at Toinou, Marseille

     


  5. Marseille - Getting started

    Getting there : Marseille, much like a lot of France has easy connections with its’ capital city Paris. Trains go from major French cities every day and Paris is only 3 hours ago which is handy if you’re going from the UK or need to fly to the capital from further afield.  Marseille is also a very famous harbour and so if you want more of a scenic journey or are coming from anywhere that this makes more sense for example Italy, Spain of North Africa then this would be the cheapest option, and probably the nicest!

    Getting around: Marseille, like most large French cities, has its own metro which connects with all the major stations. As with most metro lines it is easiest and works out cheaper to buy a carnet or single tickets if you are staying for a while or will be travelling around a lot. Once in the main city centre of Marseille, however, it is fairly easy to walk and buses are always available if needed.

    Where to stay: I’m rather bias when it comes to Marseille because I really enjoyed my stay in a rented flat. We paid about 40 Euros each (there were 5 of us) to rent a flat for 4 days and 3 nights. It came furnished, with guidebooks and comments from previous guests on where to eat, etc. If, however, you are on a smaller budget and/or there are less of you, there really is no other choice than the Vertigo Vieux Port Hostel. In 2011, this hostel was voted the best hostel in France so really it would be rude not to go! Nights start at around 25 Euros and can include discounts with bigger groups and longer stays. It is walking distance from all the tourist hot spots. Take a look at this award winning hostel and many others in Marseille at http://www.hostelworld.com/.

    Eating and drinking: Marseille is a seafood lovers’ dream; being a large harbour and with easy access every day to the Mediterranean there is always great seafood in the restaurants around the Vieux Port in Marseille. My favourite of all these was the Toinou seafood restaurant which has a fresh catch every day and you can choose your own lobster, if you are that way inclined. There are of course lots of other restaurants and over my time in Marseille, I found that all of them surrounding the C shaped Vieux Port have excellent food, but remember, you will always pay that little bit more for being on the port so maybe venture in from the coast a little. Drinking and nightlife wise, Marseille again has lots of bars down near the harbour so you can sip some Chardonnay while watching the sun set over all the fishing boats. Yet again, prices are steep as you are in the South of France but just be thankful they aren’t ridiculous. Like most foreign cities, Marseille has an Irish pub so if you want to stick with cheap beer that you know then head here, it’s just on the left hand side of the Vieux Port along with most of the other bars and clubs.

    Next time: I’ll take you on a relaxing tour of Marseille, including the famous Notre Dame that dominates the skyline and offers some incredible views.

     


  6. Do not follow where the path may lead.
    Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
    — Ralph Waldo Emerson
     


  7. No one realises how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow
    — Lin Yutang
     

  8. just-wanna-travel:

    Lille, France

    Miss my old home

     


  9. Paris is always a good idea
    — Audrey Hepburn
     


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