Oui in paris
Trip Start Dec 29, 2008
12Trip End Jan 14, 2009
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we arrived during a snow storm (by paris standards) and we immediately greeted outside of gare du nord by some gypsies trying to trick us into giving them money. americans sure do stick out. i eventually learned to just answer with a thick french "noh" whenever asked if i was american.
we walked around. we walked everywhere... except we took the bus back to (near) our hotel in the sex district (it was cheaper. give me a break). the bus was interesting. i felt i understood pretty well what street and area our hotel was on... and looking at the bus routes i found the one that went right by it... but when on the bus i found that our bus driver didn't speak english and i didn't know how much the fare was
i helped a lady carry a stroller down the steps from sacre coeur. i tried to make french small talk and said that it was "tres froid" and then she agreed and said something about her kids school. i said goodbye to avoid letting on that i had no idea what she said.
brody and i watched the sunset over paris on our last night there. we both agreed that this city would be much better served with person of the opposite sex on a romantic getaway and we felt we had somewhat wasted the experience on each other.... oh well. it was wonderful and at least the wine was cheap there... too cheap.