La Douce France
Aix-en-Provence Travel Blog› entry 3 of 5 › view all entries
This beautiful town was a town i was living in for a few months. I was going to study here from january until the summer holidays so i went to Aix the august before with my sister to get to know the city a bit. After this first meeting with Aix, i went home again and in january i leaved the Netherlands to stay there for 7 months. Because of the real french mentality i went home a few months earlier then planned. After 3 weeks of classes, the students decided to strike against a new law so the university was closed and the only thing i could do was hang around a bit with friends, enjoying the city and going out. In the beginning it wasn't a problem at all. Who doesn't like to relax in a beautiful city like this? The problem was that the strike didn't stop for 2 months! In the Netherlands, we're not used to this kind of things but in France it's actually quite normal. I realised that when besides of the students (and universities) the public transport striked as well. So from that moment, i couldn't study anymore AND i couldn't go see the surroundings of the city anymore. What i did: i enjoyed the city centre for a few more days and after that i went home again. So my trip ended earlier then expacted but i did enjoy this beautiful place with it's markets, little squares, nice food, great weather and beautiful boulevard! And i did get to know the real France! Even though it wasn't always easy, i loved Aix-en-Provence ant its surroundings!