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Honeymoon Adventures: Marseille

 After our long travel day and a busy day in Gibraltar we were more than ready for a day at sea to rest and relax before non-stop ports and tours.

I'm dubbing these the best chicken nuggets at sea! Our ship had a Salty Dog location onboard and it was the perfect pool snack!

If you know anything about me, you know I am a HUGE tea person. I mean my bachelorette party was a tea party so when I saw that afternoon tea was offered, I quickly ordered it!

Please look at all of these tasty treats! I ordered for two people and they sent us SO. MUCH. FOOD.

Who knew that avocado and mayo sandwiches were something I need in my life, but they definitely are!

After his first experience with scones, clotted cream and some sort of delicious preserves (possibly apricot?) Stephen declared us "Afternoon Tea People." We also declared that we were too full to eat dinner in an hour and a half but that statement didn't last long.

I was in my element when it came time for Broadway Trivia that night however I need a little more practice as I only scored 39/50. I was very disappointed in myself and will be playing even MORE Broadway around the house so I'll be better prepared for next time.

Every night our ship hosted "Movies Under the Stars" and this night they showed Captain America. Next to Spidey, he's probably my next favorite superhero and since Stephen hadn't seen the movie, we grabbed some blankets and watched it.

The next day we woke up and we were in France! Next to Paris, Marseille is the 2nd biggest city in France with 1.8 million residents and 6 million visitors.

These sumo wrestlers greeted us to Marseille, the oldest city in France -- dating all the way back to 600 BC! Not only is it the oldest city, it was also the poorest city because of the mafia.

The materials from the Marseille Cathedral were brought in from Italy. This is the biggest church in France and dates back to the 12th century.

Even though it's a costal town, there wasn't any sand in Marseille. They had to make their own sand and built about 3km of beaches back in 2005.

I could've stared at this water all day long, it was beautiful!

In front of the WWI monument at Lt. Danjuame Square

Again with the ocean. I mean just look at that water!

Proof of life and that we were actually there and not just taking pictures.

After our bus tour, we walked around town and found the cutest little merry-go-round.

We stopped in a sweets shop and tasted some of the local cookies.

It was such a neat little shop.

We were amused by the public bathrooms just set up on the street. Stephen ventured into them and said they were self cleaning! After the person before you finished, it would spray itself down and clean then you would pay your Euro and enter.

One last glance back on France before heading onto our next country!


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