Tuesday, February 9, 2016
How was our night life in Le Barcares you might ask? Non-existent!
Which is pretty much understandable because we were travelling with our almost 7 year old daughter. So if you ask me what is there to do at night time, I'm not quite sure. I'm certain there must some activities for couples or group of friends, but our nights were pretty mellow. Watching the Top a la Vachette show (click here for the post), spending time with my cousin and her family, going to bed early after a looonng day, or even fooling around in Luna Park.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
It's been a while that I left home to go to work early morning with the sun shining. It's been a while that I could open my car window just a little bit. It's been a while that I haven't shivered from the cold when I get in my car. But most especially, it's been awhile since I last heard the song, "Hero" by Mariah Carey.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Aside from going to the port to get our fresh fish, I also happily shopped at the Poissonnerie Elise (Elise's fish shop). A lot of people seemed to do that too as the place was packed all throughout the day. Its location was pretty convenient. It was right in the middle of the popular town square , Place de la Republique, surrounded by restaurants, gift shops, and ice cream parlors.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
When I read online that it was possible to buy fresh fish straight from the fishermen, I quickly took note of the address and the hour schedule. In fact, the first place we went off to when we arrived at Le Barcares was the beach. We walked around and by surprise stumbled upon the fishermen's huts. I figured that it would be the area where we could buy fresh fish and made a mental note to come back the next morning when it was opened.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Local Street Markets have always fascinated me. I love walking and looking around because there is always something interesting to find. Usually selling local products, you can be sure to find products that come from a nearby farm, orchard, or from a local artist. It is great to get souvenirs to give to friends, family, or even yourself. I am always for the look-out of something unique and that's why I love it. Plus, I also love buying fresh fruits and vegetables in street markets rather than in supermarkets.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Our choice of spending our vacation at the beach this year was obvious. It had been 4 years since I last saw the beach. For someone who lived most of her life on an island, I was slowly losing my mind and getting impatient. So when we finally made it to Le Barcares, the first thing we did after checking in our accommodation was head to the beach. It was late afternoon and the skies were turning gray, so we vowed to come back the next day when the sun would be out. But I stood without moving for a minute, my feet in the sand, and breathed in the sea air and I swear I felt better.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
On one of our first nights in Le Barcares, we decided to check out the show - Top à la Vachette. It was something I had read online, but I wasn't so sure about it. We finally decided to go for it when we saw an advertisement that afternoon. We were a bit hesitant because for a summer night, it was a bit chilly and thankfully I brought jackets with us. I'm not sure if it was the suspense of the show or the cold night, but we were shivering at times.