Monte Carlo – Marseille

 December 3. 2013

N43°44’31” E007°25’33” – N43°17’53”  E005°22’07”

Km today:287

After sleeping well I quickly pack, clean and get ready. Todays target is Marseille and I want to go along the Cote d’Azur Coast and make a stop at St. Tropez. The road reminds me a lot of turkey and Croatia before. From Monaco to Nice it’s the beautiful Croatian road with many nice curves directly at the sea. Then until Cannes is turkey – lots of empty hotels, all shops are closed and the streets are empty. St. Tropez is nice, but extincted too. But after St. Tropez there is a nice reward for the boring road from Nice. An amazing curvy road leads through nice hills. Most of it being second and third gear I rather need the first in the curves than the 4. at the straights… I’m in heaven riding into the sunset!  Even after sunset I don’t need to put on the gloves – warm enough!

I arrive in Marseille a little after 7pm and recognize I arrived in India. Marseille is the perfect opposite of Monaco. I feel home and automatically start talking hindi to the people just because it feels like being there… A friend of Inna, a girl from Russia I met in india and hosted in Austria in summer offered me a place to sleep. We like each other immediately and I totally feel like at home at his place. He offers me the whole apartment, tourist guiding and all I need at the moment! Amazing! I decide to visit the flamingoes in the camargue one day and take one day to check out Marseille.