Paris - part deux

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At the Lourve with Mona Lisa

Thu, 19 Oct 2006 06:09:00

Bonjour du Paris!  OK, the Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2 is really cool.  Alot of brown wood was used not too splashy like JFK Terminal 1. But has an 'eco-green' feel to it, very earthy and sub-dued.  My friend Dalinda picked me up, Yay.  I wasn't in the mood to think at 7 am, to use the Metro and all the details. She still looked the same - exotic pretty (born in Morocco but lived in Paris most her life) & wild curly hair.  I loved hearly her french accent.  I even say 'blah, blah, blah' at the end of a sentense to shorten my elaboration, a very Dalinda style. She ended up buying a bottled water at the airport which was overpriced - $3 euros!

I'm staying at her apartment.

Sight seeing via motorbike with Ben
Now, I know how Parisien lives.  She's still very bohemian living, futon bed, used furniture, 2 roomates, etc....  Oh, most France apartment have their own washing machine but no dryer, alot of clothes hanging.  If you been to New Orleans, Dalinda's place they have the wide and tall french windows.  Yes, they smoke like there is no tomorrow.  I think all my clothes smell like cigarettes.  As soon as they wake up, there is cigarettes on their hand.  I do like eating baguettes and fromage in the morning.  They are coffee drinkers but I too attached to my tea (with milk & honey, of course)

I met her fiance, Ben, very handsome guy and has a sense on humor.  Her last boyfriend was a loser bec he was doing drugs.  My joked with Dalinda is that she dated half the guys of NYC while she was living here for 2 years.

At daylight at Nortre Dame
  She was always 'beyatching' of guy troubles every other week. I'm dragging Ben tonight at a lesbian bar!  I don’t know where, I'll do some research on line.

So, Dali made home cooked French dinner last night w/ appetizer, salad & goat cheese, entree is salmon with leeks.  We finished 3 bottles of red wine, they smoked like chimneys.  Ben & his hottie friend Chris (who posed NAKED for a gay men web site/book, but he is not gay, really!) join us for dinner.

I was suppose to leave for Germany this Sunday but its gonna change due to Dali really wants to hang-out with me more + she's taking me to Versailles!  Oh well, I have to change my itinerary (hostels/euro rail) for Germany & squeeze activities. au revoir,

PS  They have a weird keyboard in France, its kinda hard to type due to the keys are in different position compared to the states.

TO BE CONTINUED...

CrazyLisa says:
Haha those keyboards messed me up too!
Posted on: Jan 12, 2009
sylviandavid says:
nice blog...
Posted on: May 05, 2008
Chokk says:
Tell me about the keyboard - they have the same in Belgium.
Posted on: May 05, 2008
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At the Lourve with Mona Lisa
At the Lourve with Mona Lisa
Sight seeing via motorbike with Ben
Sight seeing via motorbike with Ben
At daylight at Nortre Dame
At daylight at Nortre Dame
Notre Dame Church
Notre Dame Church
Inside Notre Dame
Inside Notre Dame
The fire walkers at Notre Dame Chu…
The fire walkers at Notre Dame Ch…
The Paris cops on night patrol
The Paris cops on night patrol
The local Paris pastries
The local Paris pastries
The french windows at Bens apartm…
The french windows at Ben's apart…
Chris and Ben, the homemade dinner
Chris and Ben, the homemade dinner
The gang for dinner
The gang for dinner
The tiniest cars in Europe
The tiniest cars in Europe
The moped (motorbike)
The moped (motorbike)
Paris
photo by: Sweetski