Oui oui, mon cheri....uhhh, baguette?

Trip Start Jul 28, 1975
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Flag of France  , Île-de-France,
Tuesday, May 28, 1996

As Lisa had suggested, I came above ground from the train, up the stairs, turn right, walk down Rue de Commerce, and yes, there it was, Three Ducks youth hostel.  

It had a big courtyard, with the rooms surrounding it.  They served beer, so it was in essence like living in a beer garden.  Not bad for 10 bucks/night.

I shared a room with Julian, a Kiwi.  There were two sisters from Columbia, MO, and a couple of other people.  We walked to a butcher for meat, a cheesery for cheese, a bread shop for bread, and a fruit stand for fruit. Coming from the US, where you went just one place (giant supermarkets) for all your food, I liked going to special places for each thing...so fresh.  We took it all to the Eiffel Tower, and laid on the grass and ate our food, watching people kick a soccer ball around, fly kites.

I walked down Champs Elyssee.  Spent 6 hours at the Louvre.  Went to Pere Lachaise cemetery to see Jim Morrison's grave (huge Doors fan at the time).  Paris made me lonely...I tried to put a couple sentences together in French, having heard that people appreciated you trying to speak their language, but the people seemed very cold to me.
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