Why is it that no matter what time I wake I can't get out of the apartment until noon? One side of me says this is so relaxing, why rush outside? The other says there is so much of Paris to explore and the city is waiting..
When I was young (in my 20's) I use to get up and be on the streets by 9am. Now I am lucky to be awake by 9. Maybe it's because this is my 8th trip to Paris and I know it so well that I don't have a need to rush onto the streets. Maybe it's because the apartment is so nice. This morning I blame Martha Stewart because she was on TV with Larry King. How could I miss that?
After a hot shower and a second cup of tea I decided to head to Montmartre today. It seems like a nice day to walk through this bohemian part of the city.
It's a long Metro ride with 1 connection (at Concorde) to the north of the city. My destination stop today is Lamarck-Caulaincourt.
For lunch I have selected a place highly recommended by Time Out named La Poulbot Gourmet at 39 rue Lamarck. They are suppose to have good €18 lunch menu. We'll see how it is when I arrive. I could always turn away and go somewhere else.
After lunch I am will take a walking tour through the district. This is a part of the city I have been to but I am not real familiar with.
Isometime I wish it wasn't so sunny. The weather has been so nice (but cold) since I've been here that I barely want to go inside. If it would rain I would go to the Louvre or Musee d'Orsay but the though of bing in a stuffy museum on a bright day depresses me.
You may also wonder why o don't mention a lot of other sights. That's because I've seen them all! In fact yesterday when I was in the 7th I didn't even walk to see the Eiffel Tower. I know it's still there.
I also dubbed this the trip where I would do whatever I wanted to do!
OK we are at my Metro stop, that was fast!
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