Arriving late in Toulouse

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Inside Café Crystal

I arrived at Toulouse around 11 pm and had activated my hotel search on my GPS. I didn’t want to find something too expensive; I just needed a place to sleep more or less. I drove in to the city centre because in general I am very tired of these French motorway hotels; I general they are very cheap but the quality is also lousy.

I know from experience that arriving late at a hotel is not the best they usually give you a dump room and I guess sometimes that the staff competes in who has given the worst room to the highest price. I found a Best Western Hotel; in general I find that they have an okay level of standard of what you need when you need a good sleep. The hotel was a bit warm down but they had a good parking and the bed seemed okay and it was in the city centre.

The first cold beer of the trip
I wanted to go for a beer to signal that my holiday had started.

The city centre was supposed to be just around the corner but I don’t think that I made it that far. The neighbourhood was not the best; there were homeless people lying in the shade of the street lights under stairs or building constructions. I walked pass the buss station and fell for a bar called the Crystal Bar; they had good music and the ambiance seemed good; even the owner was in a pretty good party mood chasing down some young women and constantly changing the music for something better in order to have the ladies smiling.

I took a cold beer and a local newspaper and in general enjoyed the intrigues that were occurring in front of me. I even decided for a second beer before I went back to my hotel the same way I got there.     

Chokk says:
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Posted on: Aug 15, 2009
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Inside Café Crystal
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The first cold beer of the trip
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