Pa-heeee!!! Day 2
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June 26th, 2009 – by: musicidot
Anyways, I thought their school was rather fascinating. It was not extraordinarily gorgeous; if there must be an US-equivalent, it looks very much like NYU. It was just really funny to be sitting in a school which I was trying to go to.
Mathilde looks much happier in France than in China. We all walked to a Belgian chain restaurant and I had some muscles seafood. It was quite good. The restuarant is called, I think, Leon de Brussels (in French). After lunch, the 3 of us took a short walk to Notre Dame. On our way, when I asked someone to take a photo of us in front of yet another fountain, turned out the man was an American (what a surprise... not) but the fact that he knew about Baruch was rather pleasantly surprising.
Mathilde left us at the steps of Notre Dame, and Vincent accompanied me to walk around the famous cathedral.
After Notre Dame, Vincent brought me to the Jardin du Luxembourg, where he took a nap as well. While he was napping, I walked around the garden for a bit. It was very beautiful, and much better than central park.
After V's nap which definitely lightened him up, I kept whining about I wanted to go shopping. He brought me to this mall, which I briefly visited the day before randomly. I made him wait for me to shop, but of course I felt really bad meanwhile. When he said he would rather wait for me at his apt, I suggested I would cut the shopping short, and went on to other tourist spots.
V insisted that I should at least see the exteriors of the Modern Art Museum. While I was not too keen on seeing modern art in Paris, I agreed to walk by it. It is a museum with pipes and steel rods OUTSIDE the museum. Pretty interesting design I must say.
We then went to the Sacred Heart (Sacre Coeur). I believe it is just another cathedral, and the only special thing was the movie "Amelie" was filmed there, which, I suppose, made the place even more special and tourist-attractive.
We were both very tired that evening. On our way home from the RER station, as we were strolling back and enjoying the weather and trying not to annoy each other any further, we saw this guy walking behind us. I instantly thought of being mugged again. After all, the guy behind us walked like a bad guy, as Vincent phrased. I got us to cross the street and observe him from across the street, and we realized, haha, this was merely how he walks, like a bad guy. hahaha. Anyways, we had spent yet another eventless day.
Before I headed to bed that night, Vincent, I and Hana spoke on skype and Hana gave me some very good suggestions and advice on whether I should buy a brand-name purse in Paris. Because of the coversation, I have decided that I would not pursue an LV or Chanel or any of that class, but will settle on a French purse, an affordable French purse (which I bought the next day). She also gave me a lot of suggestions to go to the next day. I originally planned to just shop for the whole day. Hana made me realize that there was still much left to see and visit. She also introduced me some large department stores which I knew I would not be able to afford, but would still love to visit.
Still on skype, Vincent and I played the Wii fit. I must say I am very tempted to buy one for myself now. It seems like a fun way to exercise. Maybe not a real workout, but at least some stretching or muscle toning exercises would be useful.
I went to bed when Vincent was busy packing to leave for Les Alps, his home, the next morning. I coulnd't really fall asleep, but I managed to sleep for a few hours.
That's how I spent my second day in Paris.
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