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(People)watching in France #2

As previously stated, I enjoy observing people and different food habits/ cultures/ ways of life. Here comes the second part of what I have noticed.

Baguette πŸ™‚πŸ˜
The French really love their baguette! During lunch time at the beach, many families I saw bought a baguette at a kiosk and had it for lunch, sitting on their towels. Our hotel offered baguette for breakfast. And, to my astonishment and large amusement, I ordered a hot dog the other day and got the sausages, guess what, stuffed in a huge baguette! I kind of went for a snack and ended up getting lunch and dinner instead – awesome.

Plastic-free πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚
In many of the takeout- places there, no matter if on the beach or in town, we got wooden spoons and forks, and food was wrapped in paper. No plastic. Furthermore, only paperstraw decorated my cocktails (that were useless after a while coz they dissolved, but well, I am a slow drinker…). Go green!

veggie options πŸ˜¬πŸ˜•
Sure, in this vacation I had a cheat time from being a vegetarian, yet my boyfriend did not. Since it was important to us that we both ate well and were satisfied with our food options, it often took us forever to settle on a restaurant – after a while, we skipped that and ate at a beach bar or drove to bigger towns to eat Indian food, always reliable. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‡Veggie options other than salad/ Pizza 4 cheese were nearly non-existent in our little beachtown, and if they were offered, nearly as expensive as non -vegetarian dishes.

on the bright side: even beach bars offered a variety of salads, so at least we ate healthily. πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

Restrooms πŸ˜•πŸ˜•πŸ˜•
The last thing I noticed was something I hated. I do not know if the organism of the rich and the famous works differently, yet the bars on our beach did not have restrooms attached. Wtf?! There are, however, three public ones alongside the beach area (I bet no rich person would ever set foot in one, ever), which are a nuisance to walk to and stand in line for. Add insult to injury, the third and only one in order was out of order in our last week, too. Needless to say, none of the other two (out of order for ten days/ three days respectively) had been repaired. I wonder how come that nobody complained, and where to go now… (I more than once missed Spanish and Italian beaches with showers, changing and restrooms😬)

What I have learned from all this watching? Well, seeing my life and my way of life from France, mostly I feel I am blessed in many ways, you know? I appreciate the variety of choices regarding food I have in Austria; furthermore I appreciate the cheaper cost of living. I am moreover sure I will have a baguette filled with something soon 😍 and might consider a picnic by the lake on one of the following evenings. From my point of view, it is healthy to not follow every fashion trend there is and develop your own style instead. … And tomorrow, I am taking my car to be cleaned, so it does not look neglected and feels loved. There. Lots.

Author: carasmelody

daydreamer, hopelessly hopeful, I love the power of words, I love poems, words are soulfood

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