*i seriously did not see any more or any less thin women than i would have seen in LA or new york.
ahhh...i arrive in paris and the french child next to me survived. there was some doubts when he leaned up against me to nap.
getting through passport control was the easiest thing ever (though crossing the border into mexico as a child was pretty damn easy as well). they didn't ask me any questions. simply took my passport and stamped it. plus, the non-eu line was totally shorter and moved faster. i thought "i'm totally digging france."
manage to navigate the train system to arrive at the stop for my hotel. i get out and see the parisian streets and finally feel like i'm there. i turn around and i'm immediately confronted with a mcdonald's. (hmmm...it's just like home).
my hotel was totally cute and quaint...until i'm told my shower is on the floor below me (which they failed to mention when i got the room). then i noticed that my door can only open so much (not enough room for myself and my luggage to go through at the same time).
but whatever, i'm in paris!
even if my view is that of someone storing vegetables and shoes outside their window.
in an attempt to beat jet lag i immediately set out to see the sites...starting with père lachaise cemetery
where i got to see oscar wilde's tomb (and the many, MANY people who have kissed it).
streets and streets of eerie tombs...
then i got lost and the crows (ravens?) came. i decided it was time to leave.
after that i jetted over to parc de villette
. while some of the architecture around was interesting, their "walk of childhood fears" was a totally let down. then over to see eglise st-germain-des-prés
at this point i'm starting to get tired, but i push on to see the jardin du luxembourg
and it's beautiful medici fountain.
it was then that i decided i need food, english, and a bed.
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