The village St. Paul. Taken only a few seconds after I lost my heart to this city.
I arrived at the Gare de l'Est in the late afternoon. So after having dumped my stuff at Tuan's place there was not much time left for a sightseeing trip. So he showed me Marais, the isles on the Seine and the village St. Paul. And I think it was when I entered one of its courtyards when I fell helplessly in love with this city. It was really a feeling I never had at home: Really being
at home. I only feel at home abroad anyway, but this was a mixture of mid-european hustle-bustle and southern anarchy (which I've always been missing so much in Germany.
Later on we went out to a restaurant to have dinner before burning it again on a salsa party. All the time, I thought that iin Paris going out to a restaurant costs fortune (like in London).
Posing in front of a library
Well, it doesn't have to. There are three Asian quarters with few tourists and lots of restaurants. This means competition and leads to low prices. I was really surprised to get a 3-course-menu for 11,50 EUR. Besides, in French restaurants one can get water for free, which means that one can save a lot of money considering that usually a simple glass of soda costs at least 2,50.
Having returned home we changed and I should now learn why Paris is one of the capitals of Salsa. Now I know :-) We went to a party to one of the Parisian suburbs, which took place in a fitness club. We arrived at 10 and left after 4 am (and this was only because the party was over and they threw out the people^^). Only a normal Parisian party - but comparable to these I have experienced on German salsa congresses. -enviable!
And a thing I have to say to you guys from France: You can dance like hell! (...and partly also as hot ;-) )
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Not stylish but perfect for dancing
There's one restriction about this party: You need a car or motorbike to get there, 'cause it's about 20 min by car outside the city of Paris and it's… read entire review