Day 1 (I think)
17.04.2012 - 25.05.2012 12 °C
Was it yesterday I left Sydney? I've been in the air longer than on the ground! Sent an email but not sure it transmitted successfully. Here is what I said .....
I finally made it to Paris, got my passport stamped and practiced some basic French. Caught the train from Charles de Gaulle airport to the city (9euros). Was supposed to then catch another train to the metro station close to my hotel but couldn't negotiate the stairs with luggage so braved the rain (yes rain) and caught a taxi to the hotel (7 euros). The purpose of this hotel is to recover from jet lag (so tired) before heading to Nantes for the Patchwork show on Friday. Tomorrow will be traveling by train to Nantes and exploring the old city and perhaps a trip to Mont St Michel on the weekend.
Emirates flight was fabulous - great service, lots of legroom and space around the seats, watched The Descendants, War Horse and The Day - in between sleeps.
My "cat" friends will appreciate this .... On the journey from the airport to Paris, a little black cat face popped out of a bag on a man's lap ..... It was tiny but the owner was stroking it and calming it down. A lovely little aside for the first day in Paris.
Japanese chicken and noodles for dinner (8€).
Warm shower and pj's then sleep. Love to everyone ... Lyn
Ps wouldn't be without my iPad.