Monday, June 27, 2016
St. Tropez is bae (a little rhyme to help you pronounce it right)
Today was incredible. Despite being exhausted, we got up at 8 am and hopped on a 2 hour ferry ride to the notoriously beautiful St. Tropez. The boat first took up to St. Marguerite, where we si he'd to a different, bigger boat. We were only on the island for like 30 seconds but it looked so beautiful and I definitely want to go back and check it out. The ferry ride itself was long but very enjoyable and a great way to see the beautiful French coastline (still working on my pronunciation of Cote d' Azure). When we arrived on St. Tropez, we took fumbled around with a mix of broken French and broken English until we could discern from a bus driver that he could in fact take us to a beach. We walked down a long road and were initially turned down form the first beach club restaurant we tried to go to because it was "full" even though there were only 4 people in the whole place...so we moved down the road and found a place ironically called Key West, and it was way nicer and every one on the staff was so kind and friendly (and unbelievably hot) and we had a nice lunch and water with actual ice cubes (a real luxury here) before heading out to our amazingly comfortable beach lounges. The view was truly amazing this is hands down the most beautiful beach I've ever been to. The water was freezing as usual but so clear and blue that it was very worth it to swim. I wish we could have stayed there all day it was so beautiful. But unfortunately we had to get back to the port so we didn't miss the ferry home so we had the Key West boys call us some cabs. This ended up being one of the most fun parts of the day. The cab was a Mercedes van and the driver based old Biggie and a St. Tropez rap song and opened the van doors as we flew through the town. It was so fun and we got to see a little bit more of St. Tropez. The ferry ride back was nice but I was exhausted from the sun. When we got home we got some gelato and I was in for the night. I think I pinched a nerve in my shoulder so i'm going to try and rest tomorrow.