Paris Day 2
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"So I was completely right about Adam. After we returned to the hostel, we went to our rooms and napped. I awoke at 7:45pm and freshened up. I decided to go see what Adam was up to, and he was still in bed. He told me his friend should be there around 8:30 and he would come down and tell me what they were going to do when he spoke with him. I returned to my room to a new roommate. Her name is Christina from California. She was getting ready to go watch the France soccer game and invited me to go. Like an idiot, I told her I was waiting for Adam and didn't want to be rude and just leave.
Well, I should have went with Christina. I spend the rest of the night reading The Da Vinci Code until about 12:30/1am, when I finally decided I was too tired to continue.
I got up this morning around 9h20 (I started writing time in french, but it is 9:30am.) so I could try the free breakfast. You get a big hunk of bread with jam and butter and juice/tea/or coffee. It wasn't bad, but I think maybe I'll try the bakery tomorrow. After I ate a few bites, I showered and headed out for my second day in Paris. I first headed for L'Arc de Triumphe.
It was pretty cool getting to see it up close. I took some pictures across the street and then went under to see it closer. After that I walked up and down the Champs-Elysees. Nothing worthwhile and after 30 minutes, I stopped at La Poste(postoffice) and then headed back to Le Metro.
Next stop, Galeries LaFayette. I headed inside to look for a winter baret for my dad, and asked one lady. She told me to go across the street to specifically Galereies LaFayette Homme(mens). Nobody could help me here. I was getting so frustrated. I just left then wandered looking for the Metro to take me to Sacre Coeur for an hour and a half. I(I GOT SOOO LOST) It's exhausting walking around that much. I finally found Le Metro and stopped to eat something. I chose a strawberry tarte. The strawberries were good, that's about it. I got to my stop for Sacre Coeur, got out onto the street and had no idea which way to go. I decided right. WRONG!!! I walked 6 blocks in the wrong direction and ended up at Moulin Rouge. Well, took a few pcitures and then wlaked down the street.
The church is beautiful but definitely not worth my stressful journey today. If it wasn't for needing to meet people here, I would have totally said forget it back at Moulin Rouge.
(**sidenote** has anyone else had such a hard time getting to Sacre Coeur, just wondering. While typing this I was thinking about how someone else would be reading this and was laughing hestarically, but I remember how pissed off I was, especially when I saw the freaking elevator when I got to the top! hehe I was amazing though, I got there just in time to see a mass and I am not catholic, but itw as still very moving to me.)
I talked to Mom this morning and am considering coming home a day early. I don't know what I could possibly do that unplanned day here, but I don't want to regret missing out on my other day in London. I am not even sure I would be able to come home early but I am still thinking about it.
I am starving. I haven't eaten very well since I got here. Partly because I am scared of the food, or just can't find something I would like (I am an extremely picky eater). I'm thinking pizza when everyone gets here tonight, hopefully or just something good and filling. I hope we can still do something fun tonight even though I have to be back to the hostel by 2am. That curfew sucks and I looked online, but no hostel has availability for the remainder of my stay in Paris.
So now I am sitting on the steps in front of Sacre Coeur, waiting for my London crew, enjoying the beautiful view of the city. I hope they get here soon, even at all because I am starved and my butt is numb from the cement."