Grand Hotel du Havre
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We set off a little later than usual to avoid the congestion of the Metro, which yet again proved to be an adventure in itself. After a 20 minute journey we arrived at the Montmartre, the area of Paris famed for its moulins (flour mills) and artists.
We took a guided tour through the winding streets of the district, led by Mr Robinson who used some good fore-thought & employed the services of a young French lad who ...
... cold wind and drizzle that lasted most of May, and the big cityness of it all: the noise, the crowds, the traffic. Just being in a big city away from all that is familiar is exhausting! As exhilarating and exciting as it all is, it is exhausting.
I wanted to see spring come to Paris and I did. But spring has been cold, windy, and wet. Just a few days have been balmy enough to enjoy sitting out on the balcony and more than once we have declined ...
... of urban grime from the facades. Once the work is completed, and the scaffolding is removed, the "before" and "after" effects can be quite striking.
We made it back to the apartment by 5 o'clock, after the bus inexplicably required all passengers to disembark at the Place du Trocadero, which left us with a 10-minute walk. But we had a good outing today, despite my lack of stamina, so perhaps the worst is behind us on this ...
... sun, it took our breath away. We indulged as one does at Christmas. Foie Gras, Coquille St Jacque carpaccio, and coquillage to start with, the main courses were roast pork (mine, and it was delicious) with a puree of turnip, ris de veau for guess who, and turbot for the others. This was followed by cheese and ice cream for Issy. We weren't shy with the wine either, Kir Royal ...
... the lady of the flat I will be staying at in Salzburg and tried to determine how to get there from the train station. The language barrier there is going to be a fun one, ha! I'm trying to decide now if I should try and book some of the activities I want to do there ahead of time, or wait until I am there. I'm finding that planning some of this stuff is rather stressful, or maybe I allow myself to be stressed too easily by it. Regardless it's not all ...