Travel Blogs from Paris
... past life experiences) and just leaves the dangling predicate. . . "Happens.". I think the idea is that "stuff" happens. and when it does, just find an emotional park bench, sit back, relax, and watch.
I've been on a lot of park benches lately. All of the pictures in this chapter were taken while sitting on a park bench.
Lots of my friends advocate this outlook in some form or another. ...
... into chunks. And that is what I suggest anyone do when they come here. Pick your top 5-10 must see monuments/ museums and then pick one or a couple of neighborhoods. It is the only way to make it mangeable and pleasurable. And then come back to see more.
I made my way back to my hotel. I happen to stay right around the corner from a market street. It is an all day market where there are fresh fruit and vegetables, you ...
... early part of the day in France is showery and dull. The France countryside is fairly green but very flat and nothing out of the ordinary. It certainly did not have the sense of organisation that the farms in Scotland and Iceland had. We enjoyed a nice breakfast on the train and arrived at the Gare du Nord station spot on time. A timetable actually means something to this train operator.
During the trip, our tour guide for the day, a young French lass, finds us on the train ...
... officers with guns. Full on commandos with berets, military fatigues, and huge machine guns. Its somewhat unnerving the first time you see it. And IMHO quite pointless. I would guess that the purpose of having these guys around is for security. But really now. If you’re a terrorist looking to create, then having these armed Christmas Trees running around the urban forest would only make them more conspicuous (to hide from or to target). And given how ...
... I can go there, but they're also closed. I mean, it's just a ridiculous site, me in the ******* rain being denied from everything I turn up to. It's not over yet either. So now I've been walking around five hours, my feet are basically hamburger in my shoes, I'm at the Starbucks around the corner from my hotel but I think, I better go get that bus ticket. So, off I go. It's now nearly 4, I left the hotel at 8 am and I've seen one thing. I spend another half hour ...
Other places to stay in Paris
St-Germain-des-Pres, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $315
Pigalle, Paris | 3 star hotelfrom $170
St-Germain-des-Pres, Paris | 2 star hotelfrom $157
Montparnasse, Paris | Hotelfrom $76
3 rue Lepic, Paris | Hotel$236 average