corsica, by william




Ping pong!

My mom and dad signed me up for Mini Club Med. The first day was tennis and stuff and then we went to the pool and had a swimming test. It was really easy.

I met a new friend from Poland.

The next day I went kayaking then I went to my mom and dad. Then my dad and I went kayaking and then had lunch. Then my dad and I went kayaking again with my mom.

Every night they had funny plays. My favorite one was the slow motion races because the performers kept beating each other up and it was really funny (and in French!).

On our last day we walked to the front of the resort and the taxi was five minutes late. When we got the airport I was kind of upset because it was small. We had to walk to our plane. Our plane was Airbus A319.

We landed in Paris and took a train to our apartment. The train was packed! I was smooshed between a lot of strangers. Layli’s head was smooshed in some guy’s backpack.

corsica, by layli

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VA_29We went to Corsica and stayed in a place called Club Med.

I went to Mini Club everyday. I met a new friend, Olivia, from Sweden [the two were glued to the hip! ~ The Dad].

Here’s what my day looked like:

  • Wake up at 8:00am & get dressed
  • Eat breakfast. Usually crêpe pancakes or eggs. I loved it!
  • Check into Mini Club. Usually my dad would take me.
  • Go sailing or kayaking or play tennis or archery
  • Go to the pool
  • Take a break for lunch. Sometimes my dad would come get me so I could eat with my family.
  • Go back to the pool
  • Have a snack break
  • Do some “special event”. One day I made a sand castle!
  • Go back to my room so I could shower and rest and watch TV
  • Eat dinner

Every night there was a show after dinner. There would be dancing or singing.

The funniest was when this guy pretended to get his hand stuck in a DVD player. Everyone spoke French but it was funny anyways.

ps. My dad did boring stuff like read books. He read four books. How boring!

from ajaccio to cargèse

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“Caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar.”1 ~ Antonio Machado

Road side dropoff

Here’s what it looks like when you get dropped off on the side of the road.

We followed our harrowing adventure to get to the ferry with an equally adventurous trip to get to Club Med.

Pro tip #1: There is no taxi stand at the ferry port in Ajaccio.

Pro tip #2: A taxi from Ajaccio to Cargèse is a lot of money, 120€. Take a bus.

Pro tip #3: The bus doesn’t actually take you to Club Med Cargèse. Close. But 2km, by some young travelers, is not “close“.

Here’s what it looks like when you’re walking 2km past horses and cows dragging luggage:

Pro tip #4: this was our pot of gold at the end of the 2km rainbow:

1. “Traveler, there is no path, the path must be forged as you walk.”