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Published: November 3rd 2018
I’m writing very little today as the photos track our movements and frankly, I’m tired.
The weather gods have smiled on Paris today and the sun was shining for the first time in ages.
Tim and I caught the Metro train to near the Bastille and spent the day walking, walking.
The Marais,is a district oozing with character, and we often wandered towards a destination, turning up random streets, happy as long as we were headed in a particular direction. I’ve done this in Rome, and it can produce the nicest surprises at the turn of a corner.
The streets were vibrant, and locals and tourists were out in force. Falafels are the food to eat here, and the many food shops had queues stretching up the street. We just had to be patient. There were no quick options, and the shops had people going down the lines taking orders, and money. We were fed quickly and chose to find a bench, and sit and watch people. Smart informal is a bare minumum in Paris, and many locals are dressed to impress; and I was. Smart sophisticated young men, older couples, well dressed wearing those
Lovely curved oak door to match the stairs.
little French berets, and young women dressed for the catwalk, were out to parade their assets on a Saturday, contrasting with the tourists, wandering lost with their heads buried in the GPS in their phones, not quite sure where they’re going. It’s a very different dress code when you are living out of a suitcase, or woes, a backpack.
Tommorrow we venture down towards the Seine River, the sun will shine, and my time away is ticking away. We are going to take advantage of the free Sunday entry into some museums and art galleries, and spend some time just resting by the river.
I’ll be home in five days , but it will take a while to digest all I’ve seen and exper. My feet are still sore. Not from blisters; I think all the walking has just fatigued them and they feel sort of bruised. I’m looking forward to catching up with people, seeing how they are, and settling back into a normal life.
That’s it for now, I check in tomorrow.
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