The cool hallway, the rest of em were super dark and extra creepy
I’m a bit tired, but can’t seem to sleep. It’s around 2pm over here, and already this morning I found three things to do! I was so happy and thought that that would fill my day, but after seeing the last of the 3, I came back to the hotel to try and take a nap. Meaning, I still have another 8 hours or so before I call it a day. What to do? I’m on a super tight budget so I really don’t want to tempt myself by going out shopping. I might look around a little bit later tho.
So the first thing I found was kind of crazy. I was just flipping through my tour guide book and found something called, Catacombs. It said something about bones and skulls stored in them, so after seeing romance all weekend, I figured I’d go with some hard core dead bodies. I think these bodies were placed here because there were too many (for whatever reason) in France or Paris, I think it said some local cemetery was full. So along the walls of the tunnels you can find thousands and thousands of bones lining the walls. Mostly it was a
Dead bodies everywhere..
This is the first of many skulls and bones you see as you walk in...
foot, foot and half, of arm or leg bones, then a layer of skulls, and that kept repeating for a few rows, kind of morbid. They also make you walk through a dimly lit hall underground the entire time, and oh, did I mention that it’s almost the narrow walk space? I tried hard to be mindful of the walls around me, cause I didn’t want to lean on some dead bodies. I dunno how long these bodies went for, but it took awhile. I can’t imagine how many bodies were down there with me, very freaky, much worse then a visit to your local cemetery.
After leaving here I had a fun time trying to figure my way back to the metro. In the Catacombs they make you go down these stairs for a good distance, then walk around 1.7k and come out somewhere else. I finally found my metro station, and realized I needed to use the bathroom so I figured I’d hop into the local McDonald’s and use theirs! COME ON! I can’t believe this! McDonald’s has outsmarted me! So, it looks like when you buy something there a code is printed on a receipt, that’s the
me with my flash - typically it's very dark in there - this a good pic of what you see all around you for a good bit of time
code you use to type in to get the bathroom to open! I looked around and didn’t see any laying around on the ground. I can’t believe it!
Next up was a visit to the Moulin Rouge. It was on the way to the Arc de Triomphe, my next stop. As soon as I came out of the metro I looked up and saw the windmill and big letters advertising the Moulin Rouge. Honestly, I think I might take another visit at night, cause it wasn’t as cool looking during the day. I bet with all the night lights on it’s amazing!
A few places down I went a got a crepe. I was told that I needed to get one with Nutella in it, so I did. And it wasn’t that bad, but it wasn’t super great. Thankfully it was kind of cheap, but it’s not really a meal, so I stopped in a local Pizza place (prices were very good, better then the ‘fast food’/’food court’ prices of what I spent yesterday) and got some cheese pizza with a glass of white wine. Figured I’d go white, cause so far I’ve only had red.
Afterwards I take the
Because you can-can-can..
Moulin Rouge - I bet she's wonderful at night - I might just try and go see her before settling down..
metro to the Arc de Triomphe. I think this is a memorial for WWI? Maybe some unknown soldier is buried underneath it. I saw some memorial/grave site, but I’m not sure if I know the story. Everything is in French and very very little is translated over. It was pretty big and looked better then how I’ve seen in pictures and movies. The cool thing about Paris is most of the major site seeing places (The Louvre, Notre-Dame, the Arc) you can see the Eiffel tower somewhere in the background!
So here I am, about ready to take a nap and rest for an hour or so, I dunno what to do next, I asked the guy at the counter of my hotel, and he said that I’ve done all the cool things. He was kind of impressed about the Catacomb visit and said that might be the coolest thing in Paris. I’m sure after my nap I’ll look around in my book and see what’s cool to do. I figured for dinner I’d find a local bakery, buy a Baggett and then get some cheese from a mini-mart, maybe a small bottle (a personal sized one) of wine and
have that for dinner. Nice cheap French meal!
*After the nap*
I went out looking for places to shop and window shop, but found nothing open, maybe places close early on Sundays (like... around 5pm..) anyways its better for me that I saw nothing, the Vic in me (I know Ive channeled her cravings) ordered a croissant and a pastry to take back with me. I went and got a small bottle of wine and took it back to my room, they were out of Baguettes. From here I think that I will just hang out and chill out. I think I'm ready to go home and now I will check my flight info and leave around noon to go to the airport. That gives me a few more hours in the am to look around. It's been a bit rainy here (nothing harsh, so it hasn't been to bad to walk around in) so I dunno the weather. I'll prolly pick up a few treats before packing up and heading home!!
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