Courtyard by Marriott Paris La Defense West - Colombes
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I started to feel a sore throat when i got back to the room. It's all this cigarette smoke. That's the one down side to Paris. Everyone smokes. Not inside stores and restaurants but outside everywhere. Everyone. You can't escape it and its starting to bother my sinuses.
I had my dessert cooking class this afternoon and would you believe the only other students where 2 Filipino ladies! One lives here and speaks pretty good French and the other ...
... It was a really weird experience as it is usually me observing and guiding the process not actually doing it. I am now used to it as we are often in situations where people have little or no English. Sometimes we find ourselves in a situation where French is our common language as there are often Danish, Germans, Belgian, as well as French on the road. French wifi in little villages is very hit and miss so hopefully this gets through to you. After here we head to Paris for ...
... of the building more than the inside, with the detailed sculptural facades and tall spires. Shakespeare and Co is hard to find, but awesome. I wander around the half-bookstore-half-museum interior, and forget to photograph the sign outside. It's full of quirky things like a tiny writing desk with a typewriter and letters set up, and a bunch of plastic dinosaurs occupying the roof visible just out the upstairs window. I don't end up getting anything, as I ...
... that was just melted chocolate.
Another public transport trip back into Paris and we checked out Notre Dame, and experienced further disappointment that Esmerelda and Quasimodo weren't around.Just when things couldn't get any more disappointing, we went to Moulin Rouge where there was no Nicole Kidman living in a giant elephant. Officially renaming Paris, the city of false advertising in movies.
... and found a really pretty little park on Rue de Bercy. Today I decided to strike out North, and oh boy did I unwittingly strike the tourism motherload.
I discovered that it only takes five minutes to walk from my hostel to the east bank of the Seine, and from there I walked to the Museum of Natural History, Notre Dame, The Champs Elysees, Place de la Concorde and the Louvre. I haven’t ...
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