SOCCA & LEFFE:
Yesterday's big discovery was that socca, which seems to be served everywhere, is pretty great and goes really well with what also seems to be the ubiquitous non-wine choice at just about every establishment: Leffe. Not sure why Belgian beers are so popular this far south, but I ain't complaining.
Socca is basically a pancake/crepe made from garbanzo bean flour (chickpea flour). Put some salt, pepper, olive oil on it and it's a lovely snack.
With my sleep schedule a bit messed up, I also found that late night French TV gets a bit weird, with programs like Voyage au bout de la nuit (Journey to the edge of the night?), which appears to be a variety show consisting mostly of interviews and readings, the latter of which literally consists of the host(s) sitting there and reading a book. Not even joking. Sometimes, the host just happens to be a good-looking woman in semi-enticing clothing and poses. It's like your standard late night variety T&A show, but without any actual T&A and no stupid shenanigans and more classic literature. Yeah, France!
Today, the plan is to take the train to Monaco for a daytrip. Which Monaco player should I steal, should I run across him? Bernardo Silva?
FOOTBALL (all times BST):
10.00: World Cup qualifying: Australia vs. UAE
17.00: Int'l friendly: Russia vs. Belgium
19.45: Int'l friendly: Netherlands vs. Italy
19.45: Int'l friendly: Portugal vs. Sweden
20.00: Int'l friendly: France vs. Spain
21.00: World Cup qualifying: Bolivia vs. Argentina
01.45 (next day): World Cup qualifying: Brazil vs. Paraguay