Friday, March 25, 2011

From Paris With.... Urine?

I took the euro star from London to Paris a few weeks ago, it was one of the many things on my 'to do' list of life, simply for the experience. I have to say, Paris itself in a wonderful place. There's so much history in every building that you wonder what secrets are in each one of those bricks.

While Paris as a place was wonderful, the Parisians as people, sadly, were not. Perhaps I just met a bad batch? But they would spit, smoke, urinate, throw rubbish all over their beautiful city! A few times I'd just be wandering along, staring at various oddities then BAM! there'd be a man facing a wall, urinating. Yuck! I got off the metro to find a man spitting into a coffee cup, then discard the cup onto the floor. Then on my last day, walking toward Gare de Nore station, a bus pulled out and was hit by a passing van, taking its wing mirror off!

If I every go again I'll wear a neon Hazmat suit!

I still enjoyed every minute of it though.... the smell of urine added to the experience. :)