After five rainy/cloudy days in Paris, I took the train down to South France to embrace the sun! (Patrick had to go back to work so I continued on the journey myself.) I stayed with my friend in her place in Aix en Provence but took coach buses to visit the cities/small towns nearby. The first stop was Arles, a really old town in South France where Vincent Van Gogh resided at his last years and where he produced over 180 paintings and drawings in a year.
On the bus there I met a very nice girl from China and we decided to travel together. Thanks to her I have photos not just of the city but also with "myself" to show you now! Arles is a very beautiful old town with a Roman arena, which reminds me of the Colosseum in Rome! We visited Espace Van Gogh (the hospital he stayed in), the Roman arena, the roman theater and the coffee shop in Van Gogn's painting "Café Terrace at Night." We walked so much that my feet got really swollen I had to buy a pair of new espadrilles that's one size up than my normal size!!! Nevertheless, I enjoyed the one day trip so much and it was a whole new experience to travel with random friends from meeting on the road!! Hope you like the photos and the sun of south France, see you soon avec plus de soleil du sud France!! :)
Van Gogh -- Garden of the Hospital in Arles
Van Gogh -- Café Terrace at Night