Day 223, Southern France / 南法

在法國這麼久的時間,終於跑到南方享受陽光了。

I have been France for a long time, but I never went to south. Finally, I come here for enjoying the sunshine and to practice my French.

俯瞰尼斯

一直等到自己法文有進步的時候才想出發的法國城鎮。Host騎著他的重機(才發現🇫🇷有規定除了安全帽要戴著之外,手套也不能少,不然會被罰錢喔!)帶我到山上一覽尼斯的全景,他說這個地方觀光客很少,所以很清閒又安靜,他很喜歡。

We climbed up the mountain by motor (besides the helmet, we have to wear gloves also!!) and saw this amazing view. It was so calm and peaceful without any tourists.

去年的恐攻後,政府放了這個標語,想撫慰人心(?

在去年(16)的法國國慶,在尼斯發生恐怖攻擊,卡車撞死很多人的事件。在這事件發生後,政府在海灣邊放了這個裝置藝術(?我問著host,是為了要撫慰人心嗎?他搖搖頭,似乎不想再提起這件事。

The first stop, Nice. Nice is nice. Nice is Nice. This is last year that Nice had an atteck from terrorists and lots of people died on 14 July. I asked my host that is it for healing people? He didn’t answer and just shaked his head. It seems that he didn’t want to talk more about it.

好久不見的黃金獵犬
這個畫面是不是似曾相似?(跟上面那張⋯
超愛俯瞰整個城市

他超愛在那邊聞東聞西的,葉子的味道、花朵的香氣,甚至還知道很多植物的特性啊用途啊什麼的,我們還找到很多巧克力樹,很像乾掉的豆莢,巧克力香。而且他還自己種一些菜,自己打果醬等等的,覺得這個人實在很養生也超自然的(?煮的東西很健康,也很好吃❤️

He loves to smell the leafs and flowers and he also knows many plants. He even found a chocolate tree and share the chocolate with me. A super natural person (? He cooks so well that I can’t help but keep eating.

MONACO
PRINCE & PRINCESS

GARE DE MONACO
南法處處小花朵朵
EZE
PARADISE.

我們其實聊了很多有的沒的。在法國,二十幾歲的年輕人離家自己打拼是非常正常的,甚至有人是十幾歲就離家,之後的生活一手包辦。我驚訝地說著:沒有任何資金,而且要租房子要吃要買生活用品,很難吧。他說:前幾年是真的比較難生活,畢竟已經沒有資金來源,所以這時候一定要動腦,看怎樣你才能生活下去。我看著眼前的風景想著,如果台灣也是這樣的文化,那我們會變成什麼樣子?

We chatted a lot! In France,  twenty something will leave home and live alone. I was so surprised that how can they survive on their own without any support because they have to rent the house, eat, and buy daily necessities, etc. He responded that it’s true for them so u have to think how to survive. I stared at the view and thought what will we become if we have the same culture.

有人說著我們這個年齡層的人叫水蜜桃,因為不壓,自己就會爛(到底發生什麼事…QQ)也想像眼前這位老爸一樣,有很強的抗壓性跟腦筋,所以他現在有車有房有重機,還有一筆儲蓄。接著他又說:慢慢來吧!我知道你們年輕人都很急著想要賺大錢,但我現在所擁有的,也都是靠著一點一點累積而來的,你現在才二十幾歲,人生還這麼長。我點點頭,問了他怎麼賺錢(因為他沒有固定的工作)他竟然跟我說:憑感覺,當然還要有一點小智慧跟經驗。反正就開始說他的各種歷程。開始覺得這個人很神奇。

In Taiwan, someone call us (twenty something) peaches because it will rot few days after. That means we perform badly under pressure. I want to be like him who is clever and has highly stress resistant. ( That’s why he got a car, motor and apartment, and even a huge savings. ) And then, he said, " ‘Take it easy. I know many young people want to earn money quickly. All I have now is to accumulate. Step by Step. There is no short cut. U r so young and life is so long." I nodded my head and asked how did he make money. (He didn’t have a stable job.) He said, “Follow your heart, and of course u need some experience and wisdom.

想想,五十歲,單身(意者電洽?),有著生活中的智慧,還有各種不同的經歷,過著比平均法國人還要好的生活,好像,也不為過。因為一開始的自己,也都只看見了當下,卻忘了,累積的力量,就像Now u see me的電影裡說的:The closer you look, the less you see.

Because of the communication, I started to think. Fifty-year-old man, single who has different experience and wisdom, live in a better life in France. It cannot be better too much. In the beginning, I only saw the present but forget that is all for accumulating. Like the movie , it said, the closer u look, the less u see.

Photo together
Let’s have some sun tan!

和他道別後,我就躺在沙灘上曬日光浴。之後起身出發亞維儂。

After four days, I just laid down beside the beach for a while. Then, went to Avignon.

亞維儂斷橋
Downtown of Avignon
l’isle sur la sorgue

到了亞維儂,找到另一個Host,但他高齡七十五歲,而且只說法文,原本害怕全法的溝通,但想想,來南法也是為了要練練法文,就成了。原本只有夏天才有公車到的索爾格河畔利勒,但host說要帶我去看看(他其實也沒問我想去哪呵呵)。是真的很美,大家可以看個下面的照片。

I found another host who is 75 years old and speak only french in Avignon. At first, I was afraid of French communication ONLY!! but I’m here for practice my French…. So it’s done. There are lots of bus to Sorgue but only in Summer. My host said he wants to show me around. It’s really beauty as u can see the pictures below.

我們在這小鎮待不到一個小時,可能連半小時都沒。原本我想坐在河邊畫畫,但他走得超快,所以只好跟上,然後回去了。他好像覺得有帶我來看一眼就好,還真的是一眼,那樣短的時間都沒有我在這戶家門口看花的時間還長。我用盡我所有力氣,我所能發出最標準的法文發音和他溝通,即便我和他發的音一樣,他還是聽不懂。我才知道,其實在他內心裡,應該是很害怕外國人的吧,所以即使聽得懂的也都聽不懂了。不到一天的時間,我就離開了。

We stayed here for maybe one hour or less. In the beginning, I wanted to sketch beside the river but he walked so fast that I only can catch up him. It seems like he just want me to take A LOOK at it. The time I stayed there was less than I stared at these roses. I did my best to communicate with him, even our pronunciation are the same, he still couldn’t understand.  However, I thought that maybe he was afraid of foreigners because even he could truly understand, he couldn’t. So I left.


Pont du gard, my favorite!

來到亞維儂,就是為了看這座橋(加爾橋)。能夠來到這裡,真的是奇蹟。身上沒帶現金,看到一小時一班的公車就衝了上去,也不知道當時在想什麼,後來是旁邊的法國帥哥幫我付的公車錢,原本我向另一個老太太求助,她就一直問我,那你怎麼回來?很像卡帶那樣,不停重複。我說我會找到提款機領錢的。

I was here for the bridge! I got up a bus but I forgot to bring cash to pay. It’s a French boy help me to. Then, the old women kept asking me how can I go back if I don’t have cash. I will find ATM there.

到了之後,超後悔沒有搭早班車來,星期五,風和日麗阿~這裡超適合野餐、玩水、曬太陽、下午茶的,是我喜歡的那種仙境,一百分。後來我真的沒找到提款機,也去服務櫃台問了,也沒有,之後是在玩蜻蜓點水的男孩給我兩歐。

When I arrived there, I was so regretted that I didn’t come here earlier. It was a beautiful Friday. It just like a paradise. U can picnic, swim, and have some sun tan here. Oh, and I really couldn’t find any ATM there even I asked the information office. After that, there was other boy who was playing along the river gave me two euro.

吃完餅乾,踏踏水,準備走去公車站搭最後一班公車,途中遇到小黑貓,餵她吃點瑪德蓮,還怕太大塊,幫她剝,整個很貼心。走著走著,我就看見公車在距離我八十公尺處開走了,我看了一下手錶,嗯~那是倒數第二班的公車,還有五分鐘下一班,來得及,而且我有錢啦。後來在公車站牌等了差不多十分鐘,公車沒再來過。我看了一下時刻表,發現那班18:55的最後班次上方,寫著S+D,心想:完.蛋.了!S+D 是 Samedi 和 Dimanche (星期六和星期天) 的意思啊!!!!八七如我,即使獲得了意外之財兩歐,我還是沒來得及趕上公車。人外有人,天外有天啊~(亂用什麼成語

Finishing my dinner and ready to go to the bus stop. On my way back to bus stop, I saw a black kitty and fed it Madeleine and even made little pieces to let it eat. 80m away, I saw the bus passed by and I watched my watch for a second. Okay, there was one more bus five minutes later, I got my time. After ten minutes, there was no bus. I checked the latest bus (18:55) and on top of that it said S+D. What the hell!!! S+D means Saturday and Sunday. Even I got the money to be able to take a bus, I still missed it.

只好伸出大拇指,來個搭便車吧!停下來的都是年輕人,有順利被載到下一個城鎮,要再下一個城鎮再等。後來攔截到一位爸爸,他說,以前年輕的時候,也常做這種事,所以現在當他看到有人需要的時候,他會停車問問,我就笑了。年輕時也是一個愛旅行的人,但現在有家庭,有四個月大和兩歲的小孩要養。全程用法文溝通,有一種學以致用的感覺,很開心,也有想要更認真學的衝動。

It’s time to hitchhiking. All the cars were stopped by young people. I was lucky to be pick up to the next village but still had one village to cross. A young dad picked me up, and he said when he was young, he did something like that, so that’s the reason why he stopped. I laughed. He used to travel a lot but he had to raise his family now. We chatted in French and I felt awesome because I really use it but not just study it. It’s one of the motivation to keep studying, for making new friends.

How big it is!

自己還滿享受這種旅行方式,非常貼近當地人的生活樣貌,除了觀光之外,還能夠交到一些好朋友,吸收一些養分。讀萬卷書,不如行萬里路,到處默默地拿走一些,放在自己腦袋一些。這趟旅程就是渡假,沒有非得要去哪裡,青旅也都是當天才訂,想待的時候,會多待幾天,想走的時候,就走。一個人好像有點孤單,但也相對自由。(可是我還是希望有人可以幫我拍照啦嗚嗚)

I enjoyed the journey like this. It’s very close to the local, besides the tourism, I can make friends with them and even learn from them. It’s better to travel around than just study the knowledge on the textbooks. This travel is for relaxing, I don’t have a specific destination. I stay whatever I want to stay, I leave if I want to leave. It seems that I’m lonely, but I feel free. (…But I still wish there is someone who is my accompany can help me to take a photo.)

Let’s go BARCELONA!

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