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Went to the Mediterranean Sea!

Sunday the 19th of February
We are in Saint-Martin-de-Crau! My host sister and I took the train yesterday and met up with my host mom who lives here with her mom during the week now, because she got a job down here. We were already here a few weeks ago and didn't visit many cities, but we are going to stay here for a week and I have lots of things planned! The first thing that I noticed here, is that it is much warmer than in Vienne - it will be around 60°-65° all week, which is about 10° warmer. It is the perfect temperature and since it is February not as many people will be visiting all of the major tourist sites! 














I got up pretty late today - the blinds in my room work very well, so it's always pitch black in my room when they're down. The whole family came over for lunch today, so my host mom and I got the baguettes and did some last minute grocery shopping. My host mom has 2 younger brothers that live pretty close and they came over with their families so there was a total of 11 people at lunch; 5 adults and 6 kids. Everyone was talking and there were about 5 conversations going on so I kind of tuned out and just ate - it was very overwhelming.

Then my host mom and I drove to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer - a small village right on the water! We walked around the boardwalk, took some pictures and sat in the sand for a bit. It was a lovely excursion, even though there were quite a few people there.


 
   
   
   

There was about 1:30 hours of traffic on the way back, which is always fun, so we arrived home at around 7. One of my host mom's brothers + family stayed for dinner, so we ordered pizza. There were 3 pizzas for 7 people. I can usually eat a whole pizza if I am hungry enough but I had to pace myself, but it wasn't that hard because the pizza wasn't that great - there was no crust at all which was extremely disappointing. I missed Aroma pizza - the best pizza in Villach.

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  1. "Best pizza in Villach" - I think you got something wrong.

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  2. Looks like a nice place to return in the summer for swimming, etc.

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