Sunday, February 8, 2009

Not Much Doing

Today I spent (or rather am spending, since I am still here) over five hours at McDo on the internet. I got locked out of the professors' lounge this weekend. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

And the worst part? They didn't have any ketchup for my fries! You know you're in France when McDo's has plenty of mayo but no ketchup.

While camped out at McDonald's I've mostly been planning my upcoming travels. February vacation starts in two weeks (Zone B got screwed over with late vacation this year). My parents are coming for the first week and we'll be in Paris and the chateaux de la Loire. The second week I'll be heading down south to scope out Avignon, Arles, and Nice (anyone still looking for travel plans the first week of March is welcome to join!). I also did some hotel research for leg one of my Eastern Europe Excursion with Leesa for the April vacation. We'll be going to Salzburg, Vienna, and Budapest. We'll try to explore our Hungarian roots... but not in Hungarian, since we don't speak it.

Speaking of travelling, I highly recommend that you all check out Zhu's blog Correr Es Mi Destino. She's on a multi-month travel through Central and South America, currently in the Patagonia. Her pictures and travel tales are fantastic and very drool worthy. I dream of going to these places some day.

5 comments:

Zhu said...

Eh French girl, thanks for the "ad"! We said 5,000$ per line for any mention of my blog, right? Can I pay in Argentinian pesos? :-D

The Chateaux de la Loire are beautiful (I´m from Nantes). I don´t know Southern France and I wish I had traveled my own country a bit more!

I´ll be following your holidays as well, sounds nice.

Andromeda said...

I have that first week of March off too, perhaps I should consider heading south . . .

au soleil levant said...

Zhu - I think with the current economic climate I may as well be taking Argentinian pesos for payment! Can you Pay Pal it to me? ;)

Andromeda, it'd be great to have you along if you're interested!

shannon said...

Sounds like a fun vacation you have planned!

Avignon... it's pretty obvious what to see and such. Same with Arles. In Nice, I recommend the Modern Art Museum. It's bizarre (unless you're into that kind of thing), but interesting none the less. And there's a Matisse museum on top of the big hill... I haven't been to it, but it's supposed to be really nice. But more importantly, there's an ice cream place up there that has weird flavors like lavender and beer and such. Definitely worth checking out!

au soleil levant said...

Thanks for the tips! I'm sure you think I'm nuts for not going to Aix...