Hey y’all! Today we left Nice, France at 7AM after spending only 12 hours here, to hop on a train for a long trip to Arles.
We had a few train switches and layovers, if that’s the correct terminology, and one miscommunication. We thought we were at Arles, but we got off 2 stops too soon. As a punishment, we had to wait in this small town, where nothing was open, for an hour until the next train came.
When we eventually made it to Arles, at about 3:00, we already knew the long travel day was worth it.
Arles is a quaint city that has a village feel to it. Everywhere you look has that Van Gogh vibe. Speaking of, Van Gogh spent a lot of time in Arles and he painted many of his famous works in this town. You might recognize Starry Night. This was painted here.
I love this city because without even going to a museum, you can experience the history of this area. There are art easels set up all around town that show the scene that Van Gogh painted and shows a copy of his painting. It’s amazing to see how he interpreted the scene and we can see how the landscapes have changed.
I spent the first hour in the hotel room because my website got hacked and infected, but no worries! It is all good now! I posted an update on my Facebook page, so follow for any updates of the sort.
After this little incident was fixed, I walked around this unique town with my parents. Let me tell you that there is GREAT shopping here. All of the stores are so one of a kind and just plain ole’ cute! I even stumbled upon a store that’s merchandise consisted of only Pom poms. Every girl’s dream!
We ate dinner at a place called “Bruin Thym,” which was very good. I got the seasonal vegetables and the potatoes were definitely my favorite. I also got a chocolate mousse for dessert that was to die for.
Afterwards, we were just walking around, adoring the beautiful sunset and experiencing some chilly air (without rain!) for the first time in a long time.
Tomorrow we head to Saint Remy, the location of the Insane Asylum made famous by Van Gogh! See y’all then!