My room is more comfortable – air- ahhhh. I have zero clue on what to do or see here. Did not do much “due diligence” and am having a late start – going to the river – but really need to organize myself and have a coffee – the coffe in France is ‘terrible for my palate’! Too strong – too muddy. Guess, I’m actually – discriminating on my coffee.
I’m at a cafe just a short of the river- a few more blocks to see the River. (I do not know the name of the river, but appreciate it’s a big deal- here).
The best advise was from Guillieme – yesterday. The pedestrian walks are fabulous-families, young lovers and old – people, enjoying and I think that’s why they’re slimmer and more attractive – as they slide-walk by. Fluid – I see the tourists – less fluid and thicker, fatter – less attractive – slow moving.
And then there’s the smoking – wow – everywhere – smoking and the art of smoking – the gadgets – to get the tobacco – not sure what it is – but they do it with such panache.
Listening to workers at the next table – the young woman is fast-talking, smoking -thin, wearing all black -pout and very sensual. Three guys at table – all wearing black – a bit more low-key – quieter. Well, should finish the cafe – the water and get to the River-see the sights and boats.
The studnt told me this is a safe city – no crime – in particular. Interesting. Is it one person’s perspective or is it truly the case – ahhhh – ‘A safe city.’
1:30 wlaking all around the city since 10:45 – a bit worn out and not!
People float along – rather than step-step. Just saw a couple walk by – & it is that carried the day. A fluffy, yellow tone Alaskan breed – tall & gorgeous. But really it was the jaunt – the dog actually was on ‘tip-toe’ – paw and pranced by. Lots of dogs and quietly – strolling along with their owners.
A little girl just did a piroet and is in a light pink dress – her father carrying her pink bike over his shoulder – as she dances and spins.
I’m not seeing the MiddleEast population as I did in Paris. It may be nonsensical, but it feels safer and more French. There are Afrikans walking – not Middle-east or Asians.
This is a very calm environment. A family just strolled by – two kids – mother holding toddler to her chest. Father with one hand – pushing a small stroller – the little girl – with cotton short light brown coffee-coloured straight skirt and top, same material, square cut – top – a burnt orange – long hair held back with a barrett. Absolutely lovely family – parents similarly relaxed posturing.
Oops – thye came back – peach top – deep rose dress underneath..one piece. Mother in white jeans- father in black jeans and t-shirt – stroller now has baby in it and brightly coloured, long scarf on top sunscreen – of carriage.
Not seeing many tourists – very few.