Pont du Gard
Saint Michel de Lanes
is an ideally located and beautiful town. Unfortunately, I had more problems in five-months living there than I've had in years of traveling (mostly in the U.S., Caribbean. and Mexico, but also through much of Europe). I broke my hand defending myself and a girl who was being assaulted by a group of young men. I also had two incidents of people throwing bottles at us because we spoke English -- one said he was going to kill us and smashed in the window of our house with his fist. We called the police, they arrived two hours later and told us that if the guy came back we could "kill him" for all he cared (since there was five of us and because he was Palestinian -- there was a lot of open racism by the police there). Needless to say most experiences aren't like this and my study abroad program put me in a very shady part of town. I also refused to quit the nightlife like the other people who lived with me so I became somewhat of a target for the local riff-raff that sat on…
I lived in
for a year and spent holidays there several times. I love it. It's a little rough around the edges, but all in all, very beautiful.
because the people there are very welcoming, friendly, and nice. Everyone has his own proper style. The thing I liked the most is walking in the streets -- plenty of people, with musicians playing French songs with their guitars. And I also liked the hippies who were always walking with their dogs! It was a great experience!
has a few rather shady characters especially once it gets dark, but a really lovely town. Very relaxed and pleasant.
is awesome -- great nights out with a vibrant student life!
's people are the worst people I've ever met. Cross my heart.
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