Marseille – A city with a Long Beach grime. A social war exists between Marseille (the poor) and Aix (the rich), and for the kids who dream too much of liberty and retreat to Marseille with its growing thrift stores, chic ethnic restaurants, and high vibe cafes, much like San Francisco’s Mission district. I reside in Aix for school, and escape to Marseille when I’m feeling too much like an alien. Prejudice is a live tumor in Aix where I feel more Vietnamese, less American, and not aware that I am simply a human being. To become a human being, you leave to Marseille.