Part One of the tour coming to a close...
I guess one should start this with a 'to be continued' tagline. Nina Simone is on now singing in French, how apt. Last night was long, you forget the comfort that a bed brings you and the need for it, but Stepehn Fry says you only need four hours sleep so I think we need to revise the whole bed thing.
Most of yesterday was spent near the louvre listening to Americans try to decide if they now like the French People, most agree that they do not. As I said before the French leave you alone, even the beggers, to which there isn't many, there are loads of homeless people though! At about lunch time I head to the Champs de Mars and had the long and wonderful walk up to the Arc de Truimph, if you stand infront of the Louvre you can see it in the distance, as well as the Eifell Tower, one would think that all these landmarks in one place would make you a little indifferent to them, well it does.
I was trying to make sure that I didn't over extend my budget, was thinking of heading to Casablanca for Part 2 more on that in a few weeks! So keeping an eye on my purse strings I've not been to the Bucks or to any of the French cafe, which has hurt, was nice just sitting in there, minus the smoke which ruins the whole thing if you ask me - I though the whole point was to experience the Parisian life and culture but having them all smoke outside ruins it, and has been the deathnail to some of the smaller cafe.
Halfway on Rui de Rivoli there is this very very small cafe, I forget it's name, I should keep a not of them, but it is THE real Parisian cafe, just a small coffee machine, mixed matched chairs, and very dark looking out over the Rui, it is very nice.
The weather held its own last night, there was a little bit of a bitter cold that crept up every now and then and even though I had all the layers god gave me I stillfelt the chill. I bed down near the Louvre again, a new home from home, but got restless about midnight so went for a walk up the Rui de Rivoli. Place was quite full, almost felt as though it was 23H UK time than 01H in France, well the French know that their time is GMT but they refuse to accept that England is the centre of the world (in time that is).
I'm not sure what am doing anymore, this has been great fun and very confusing, but something I had to do, but for what and why I don't know, one thing this has done is allow me to run away from my responsibilities (bills) not a good thing I think.
Might try and come back and sort things out for real.