Jul 04, 2010
We crossed a bridge over the Seina River and there were all these padlocks locked to the fence.... 100s of them. It was like a tourist thing and people would leave their name on the padlock. We took a few pics and this hobo approached us stating that he is sitting on the bridge and we have taken a photo of him and that we had to give him money. Pffft yeah right.... nice try d*ckhead. Asked him to leave but he was very persistent. He said that if we didn’t give him money then he will follow us and go everywhere that we went. In the end I pretended to call the police and he left very quickly after hurling a mouthful of French abuse my way. The only word I could make out was bitch (Mum...There were heaps of people around and it was still daylight so were safe xx). We went back to our campsite for a beer and the washing. €6.40 just to do a load of washing and to use the dryer. Expensive every where! We are hoping to go to Disneyland tomorrow. Internet isn’t that easy to find...also forgive all my typos.
The subways here at like a massive ants nest under ground! That is the best way to describe it. But after being here a few days we have gotten our heads around it. The trains do not slow down when approaching a station. It's extremely fast and takes your breath away. I feel like I need to hold onto something or someone just to make sure I don’t get taken out. They have double story trains! Taking your dog onto the trains or into restaurants is accepted (I keep asking them if I can pat their dog as I miss Chloe and Jazzy). You can ride a bike without a helmet and ...get this... you can get alcohol at a servo or a cafe/deli! They even sell Fosters beer. They love their nutella in a crepe with Banana and they love their quiche lorraine and omelettes. Cokes average between €5 - €7 (more expensive at some places than fricken alcohol....maybe that’s why most French people are alcoholics?!) French people are nice and most know a little English. We have been trying our best to learn some of their language. Their language is just a mouthful of words. For explain please in French is s’il vous plait... so many words just for please! French people do not believe in a speed limit... caught a taxis and OMG, where are the Jesus handles! And I worked out that you don’t need to press a button for crossing the road...the button is designed for blind people and there is me pressing it every time I wanted to cross the road...pffft idiot! Went to the Lourve Museum today. It was huge! Over 60,000 square feet with more than 35,000 monuments to look at. Trav loved it...me....well I lost interest after 10min and had to drag myself through this massive maze with Trav...I just wanted Trav to drag me by pony tail as I was knackered. The history is amazing and all the status of the men have such small penises and all of them aren’t circumcised (I know I know...trust me to notice that!). After the Lourve (thank god), we looked at the markets on the streets and I purchased 2 awesome oil paintings. A lot of talented artists here.