Grand Hotel de la Paix
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... guide in the US could NEVER talk like that, they'd be sued for discrimination or defamation!
Yesterday we we arrived at the boat, spotty wifi, this morning we sailed to Lyon, so the connection is much more reliable. We leave for a tour of Lyon (headquarters of Interpol, BTW) in 15 mins, so this entry will be short. I'll work on getting the pics uploaded to the iPad; more later!
... background. We almost saw the famous ancient Greek theater, but it was so high up the hill and we got lost exploring Old Lyon, so we skipped it. But it is overall an awesome city, with a vibe similar to that of Paris, but not quite as full of tourists or speedy motorists. I definitely want to revisit the city someday. ...
... together) for a show by Dada Masilo which was an interpretation of Carmen. It was excellent, very dramatic as you'd expect. I had to laugh though, I asked the usher for a program and of course it's all in French. I don't know what I was thinking. Even funnier, the usher gave Gordon a program and when he saw me reading my program he assumed there was an English version and asked for that one. Weird ...
... to the river.
Once we were on the river we sat down, and both decided to write. The day couldn't have been better, and one of the best parts about Lyon was were were not on a tight schedule to see everything. We got to stroll the city and take it all in.
I will be very sad to leave this city tomorrow, and wish that I could stay here forever, but I am excited for our journey to continue! I know in my future I will come back here, no matter what!
... water cups. During meals we are all chronically thirsty because they just don't drink water.)
Every other store you pass is a shoe store. This is not an exaggeration at all.
When you're not passing a shoe store you're passing a patisserie, which unfairly displays their eclairs and macaroons in the window because they know you'll start drooling and walk in.
You order a coffee and on your second sip realize the whole thing is already gone.
You feel like Will ...