Hotels, mobsters and Versaille
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â€śWell, I only had to wait an extra hour yesterday, but we all magically found each other at the same time. It was a good feeling. We went into Sacre Coeur so they could look around briefly and then headed back to the Peace and Love Hostel to find Jeffâ€™s hotel.
After extensive searching, we finally located it and got back on the subway. We got there and there was a line so Selida and I went outside to sit down. Shortly after Viginia come outside, completely frustrated, telling us Jeff is getting charged up the butt and the lady was keeping his passport until he paid. I went inside and he had just signed the receipt that read 213.00â‚¬. I was telling the lady it was wrong that she was making him stay when he didnâ€™t want to and she said in her French accent â€śwho is this?? First the other girl, now you? Are you his girlfriend?â€ť She looked at Jeff and said â€śwhat are you, her babĂ©??â€ť (I wish I could say it to you how she said it, but you have to keep the French in mind) Jeff finally stepped inand said it was fine, he would just pay it and she continued by telling him if he found a nice girl to bring back to share the room, she would refund him part of his bill.
So by this time, it was about 9pm. We (the girls) had decided we would be spending the next few nights in this 20â‚¬ a night hotel a guy at their hostel hooked us up with. I had needed to return to my hostel by 8pm to reserve my toom for the next night, so I would have no where to stay and the girlsâ€™ reservations were mysteriously cancelled so they were out after 1 night also.
We were all starving so after the hotel fight, we looked for a pizza place in that area to eat.
I forgot to tell about this earlier but while in
Anyways, so after dinner, we all went back to my hostel to see if they could book the Versaille trip online. (**I had prebooked a bus day trip to Versaille.) Unfortunately you had to book 48 hours in advance, but we planned to go in the morning to see if they could get in and we would be checking in to our hotel in the morning so, said goodnight and went to bed.
I woke up this morning, accidentally slept in my contacts, more tired than previous mornings, but I had to meet everyone at 10:15 at the Peace and Love hostel. Got ready, spoke to my Aussie roomies for a few minutes ( I got new ones the next night) and headed back on the metro with my luggage.
After meeting up with everyone we went to McDonalds quickly so I could get some breakfast (it was right there).
The large, scary looking man who spoke English and French came in to the rescue. We told him I needed 3 nights and the others only 2. He spoke with the lady and amazingly, we had a room. He stayed until everything was worked out and used the phone. While on the phone we overheard him tell someone â€śIf you cross me, Iâ€™ll cute you into 10 piecesâ€ť and then slammed the phone down. We believe Kubi is a mobster or something of the sort, someone we definitely do not want to mess with. (**sidenote** it was hilarious because immediately after he left, we all grabbed our journals and were like â€śwhat exactly did he sayâ€ť as we were scribbling.
After about 20 minutes, we were in our room and read to head to the
We got on the Metro and after we found the office, we went to this cafĂ© for lunch. I got a croquet-madame, which is a grilled ham and cheese with an egg overeasy on top. It was different but really good. I had to leave early to get to the bus on time but they were following a few minutes later to try to join. Only Jeff was able to join me. Unfortunately Virginia and Selida never made it to Versaille. (it was a little weird because I knew Jeff had a crush on me, and then I had to spend the day alone with him, but you will hear more)
I think Jeff has a thing for me (hehe).
After Versaille we came back to the hotel to meet up with everyone. I took a shower and everyone returned with Matt.
On the tour bus, they told us about this very popular cafĂ© that all the stars at at while in
After dinner, we began to walk down the street waiting for all the lights to come on. It does not even begin to get dark until 10:30pm. By 11 thought we saw the