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... a wild night last night! Thunder, lightning, bucketed with rain so as you can imagine it's like a steam bath here in Paris today. Eye is blood red so I have been up to the chemist for eye drops and nose spray. It's going to be 30 today which is hot for Paris and too hot for walking. So we are going to lunch!!! Red eye and all! Well George V is always a great experience and today was no different. Below are the notes I took and I can't be bothered ...
... longer than I expected and I got a little lost as well. When I finally located a sign on a building rue de ville hotel I thought this was it, happy days just pop in make myself known that I had booked into a couple of cooking courses in the coming days. Surprise surprise Instead of a warm welcome I got a typical Gaelic snarl from the waiter who was quite condescending "This is a restaurant not a cooking school" your are after ...
... 10€. Arrived back on the apartment as the bottom fell out of the sky with a cracking thunderstorm interspersed with church bells and all from different churches!
My lack of francais is not a problem thank goodness. In just 24 hours have gone from please/thank you to por favour/gracious to si vous plait/merci! And keep saying the wrong one - tired - will be an early night.
So today ends early with many new ticks in the boxes of life experiences. ...
... up while wandering around. I keep hoping they'll give me hints to where the "real" stores are. I'd like to get some kind of souvenir while I'm here but the touristy shops are rather cheap & nasty. There are heaps of bookstores near our hotel, but mostly textbooks, as we are a block away from the Sorbonne. I plan to visit rue mouffetard at some point, so hoping to find something ...
... of which are dedicated to some of the world's greatest names in the arts, sciences, literature and of course history. So we set out with our map in search of a few...much to Paul's disappointment, more cobblestones and hills. Here's just a sample of who we found buried there Chopin, Jim Morrison, Camille Pissaro, Edith Piaf and Oscar Wilde. There were many others too but with such of an expanse of memorials, paths ...
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