Trip Start Aug 01, 2005
141Trip End Dec 15, 2005
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I think probably 40% of the people at Versailles were Japanese. I'm not sure why this is, as I've not encountered this anywhere else I've been as of yet. They must have an incredibly hard time outside of the major tourist areas. I guess they point a lot.
My traveling companion, and our Malay friend continued on to visit Notre Dame, the Pantheon, a park named something like Luxembourg, St
It is interesting to note that Paris has only one skyscraper that was built in the 1980s. Apparently, everyone hated it, so they didn't build anymore. A guide said that it also had something to do with the numerous catacombs beneath Paris causing instability. It does look rather ugly and out of place along the skyline.
Just ate at my first French McDonalds. It was amazingly like regular McDonalds, except for the drinks. I ended up with an orange juice instead of orange drink. When I said lemonade, the lady looked at me like I was insane. I couldn't order the "Royale with Cheese", because they were out. What? A fastfood place that is out of something? As impossible as this seems, it occured so now you know. Oh, and they have screaming kids in the McDonalds here too. Oh yeah, my nuggets meal was almost 6E.
The language gap is not too bad, mostly because everyone I've needed to speak to has spoken enough English to make things work. You can pretty much expect English signs anywhere that tourists flock to. Other than that, you've got nothing except guessing the words that look sort of like English. Pointing works really well. I'll try to write more later about my hostel.