Thursday, January 30, 2014

"Just put it on a baguette!"

I have officially been in France for 5 days.  Sometimes it feels like I've only been here for 5 minutes but sometimes it feels like 2 weeks.  I am loving the city and my apartment. It is no secret that the French have some pretty great food. I have enjoyed all of the food so far and I'm sure I'm not going to be disappointed in the months to come.

One of the funniest things to me is that a common answer to any question I have is "just put it on a baguette!" In other words, in the grocery store when I'm not sure what something is used for, most likely the answer is you put it on a baguette.  Nutella, jams, butter, meat, cheese, even hot dogs, you just put it on a baguette.  I think a warm baguette simply makes any food 10x better.  I also think that when I get back to the US I am going to be a baguette snob - but I won't apologize for it.

Cheri and I with our first authentic French macarons! 

The weather here is pretty close to perfect considering it is January.  It has been around 50 degrees everyday this week and most importantly no snow.  It did rain some yesterday and a most of today but I will take a little rain over snow any day.

A little fall of rain could never hurt me now. -Les Mis (I am in France after all!)

Cheri and I were supposed to do a scavenger hunt around Marseille yesterday but due to the rain that was postponed.  However, from what I have been able to see of Marseille, it is a beautiful city.  Next week Cheri and I will start English clubs with kids.  Hopefully as I help them with their english they will help me with my french!

Here are some of the pictures from Marseille so far.  I will do a blog post about my lovely apartment next time :) Disney princesses may be involved. 

Marseille from the plane.  Breath taking.

The view out of my bedroom window.  Hello Alpes.

My new friend Elsie.

Ferris wheel at Vieux Port

You remember those wonder balls that you can't get in the states anymore? You can still get them in France!

View from my living room/kitchen window.

Cheri and I may or may not have gone to McDonalds for the free WiFi.

I hope that everyone is having a good Thursday!


  1. First of all....every post gets about 25% better with a picture of Les well done. :)

    I wouldn't mind being a baguette snob either. Basically I love everything BREAD so that sounds perfect!!

  2. Uh, Les Mis (stage version) makes everything better. I wish I could bring you a hot baguette so you could enjoy as well. In my dream home I have now added a baguette oven with its only purpose being to bake baguettes all day every day. Perfectly doable, right?


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