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Bon Nuit, Paris!

Two full days in Paris.

Saw a bunch of things. Liked: having an almost-Parisienne take us under her wing for a day. I like how even the not-nice neighborhoods are old and lovely (to paraphrase Kirsten). I like speaking French and trying to bluff my way through a conversation (the drawback of having a decent accent is that people will talk to you!). I like baguettes and Coeur de Lion cheese. I like that MacDonalds sells macarons, even though I didn't try one. I like the sense of history.

Things I do not like include: all the other tourists. Seriously, we are too plentiful. I also dislike the common smells of garbage and body odor. Not omnipresent, but frequent. And that is about it.

Tomorrow morning, we leave for Bilbao. After a day of trains, we sleep in a hotel. Then, it is all walking and hostels for three weeks...

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Jess said…
I'm so glad (sorry?) that you also smelled the yuckinessof paris. I feel like people don't want to believe anything bad about Paris, so it's nice to hear that other people have seen/smelled the truth. Spending a month there was great but also TOTALLY NASTY. Glad you had fun!

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