We arrived in Montpellier,France only just yesterday but so far it has been quite an interesting experience! This town has such a beautiful mix, both with the exotic allure of Spanish flare and an old world Paris feel to it! …plus PALM TREES!! 😍 But However Unlike Paris or Spain, Montpellier is most definitely not over run by tourists….Our hotel we are staying at, The Preméré classé Quest Saint Jean de Védas has everything we need, but feels like we have been stuffed into a miniature land consisting of a tiny cubical with beds that are comfy but so short our feet hang off the end, the shower has lovely hot water (which was so very comforting after a day and a half of travelling)…but as aaron puts it….the shower could do with a curtain that’s a little less intimate to the nether regions!
On Our first night here we hadn’t any time to go shopping and grab groceries and I was starving so instead we settled for the restaurant across the street from our hotel ….it had many of my favourite things …like pickles, olives, ketchup, fresh French tomatoes and Fresh breads, macaroons and fruits and my new favourite thing…this yummy date mushy stuff that looked like sticky baby pudding that i will marry one day or at least find it somewhere in Canada so that I can drown everything I eat with it!!…I think I cleaned out the buffet table …actually I think I cleaned out the entire restaurant of that delicious date stuff, Aaron laughed at me, he said the staff looked on at me in wander and slight disgust as I was eating up their condiment like an entree :p he said it was as if I filled a salad bowl with dressing and slurped it up 😝 which I would never do ! Anywho I think the French staff here think I’m slightly nuts 😉 aw well ….that mushy date stuff was well worth it! Aaron and I spent our day adventuring and exploring the quaint busy little French streets of Montpellier, only our first day and we have done so soooo much walking! Our main mode
OF transport was the Tram system which we took for only 1.60€, we took the tram from Saint Jean le sec to Grande Roche historical downtown Montpellier. It would appear as though all of the locals here own a dog, dogs are allowed into every establishment here including the restaurants where for a price you can happily eat alongside your loyal furry companions….not sure if it is just a French thing but all the locals here also smoke cigarettes! It is like a fad here, but they all look classy af doing it! Aaron and I have also found the most affordable way to eat and drink here in Montpellier and that is to hit up the local grocery marts, there you can find bottles upon bottles of wines for only a couple of dollars as well a second fancy cheeses and breads amd well basically everything you could want for a tiny price (a fraction of what we pay back in Canada).
One of the most interesting funny things about this place is the washrooms …as you will soon see in our first video post (coming soon), the washrooms are all so very different here and are anything and everything but normal, they make using the bathroom here an experience in itself. Aaron almost successfully trapped himself in a robot controlled high tech self cleaning washroom, while I was forced to pee in an ancient standing toilet in a saloon bar!!! Literally STANDING over a hole with two pedestals for your feet! It appeared as though the bartender was laughing at me upon coming out of that horrific bathroom!
Well I apologize for the terrible grammar and spelling throughout, I’ll get better…promise ….well mabey! Anyways I am signing off….I bought a jar of that delicious date mush with my name on it and it is callin me !….I also gotta scout out the bus station here as tomorrow
we leave for Barcelona Spain! 💙💙🎒ta ya ta for now you lovely folks and stay tuned for a video coming to you shortly 😉…
P.S. Aaron doesn’t like the smell of my delicious snacks I brought back to the room (he calls it “fomit “:a blend of fart and vomit) I disagree of course but he wanted to add something to our post anyways he is requesting someone send an air freshener from Canada 🇨🇦 preferably downy fresh scented!