Went to a Chinese place in Paris and ordered dumplings and sushi for my last meal. They about lost their minds when I talked to them in Chinese.
The guy taking my picture could have at least told me I was pointing the wrong way. Such a tourist.. There is a Chinese restaurant on the same street as my hotel but it’s been closed since I got here. Spring Festival can be such a nuisance. Leaving back to Beijing tomorrow as I mentally prepare myself for a 16 hour layover in the Moscow airport.
From 7 until 7:05, it was all lit up. Sitting in the park drinking a beer, it was a nice start to the evening
French onion soup followed with Pollock and mashed potatoes
First 2 pictures are clearly Bastille, which wasn’t very impressive. Next is the opera house, conveniently located at the subway stop called “Opera”.
Visited the graves of Joseph Spiess, Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde. The side of Oscar Wilde’s grave is covered in kisses. Cold, rainy day in Paris, figured I’d go to a cemetery.
My first night back to Paris I got in around 10pm, and this was the only food I could find. Delicious
More from Versailles. The last picture is a room called “Battles” or something like that and it has giant paintings of famous battles from France. This place is of epic proportions.
Palace of Versailles is HUGE
Went out tonight to the bar area and met some cool people from Batilly. Guy said he was a tour guide and gave me the run down of what to do and see there. As soon as I asked a question he went into full robot mode. Weird listening to a rehearsed speech. However, the hand motions of “and to the left you can see” were unnecessary.
More from around Paris. The metro was super convenient as well as offline maps for my phone. Lifesaver. French people were very helpful when asking for directions and the weather was like that of early fall. Great day to tromp around the city
Eiffel Tower was pretty awesome.
Arc de Triomphe
First picture was a diorama type thing of Dachau which doesn’t do it justice when walking through it. It’s such a big space, with the walls and guard towers still intact. Second picture shows all the concentration camps throughout Germany. Hard to believe. Middle picture is a crematorium. What really gets me is the stretcher that I can only assume was used to dump people inside of it. Last picture is the gas chamber with the gas pipes in the ceiling and fake water spigots on the wall to fool the prisoners into going into the room. Although the gas chambers in Dachau were never used, still an eerie sight. Some dark shit at 10am today. My buddy is dating a German girl and he told me that at a certain age in school, they take the students to visit a concentration camp. I don’t know why people ever said that Germans don’t learn about the Holocaust.
Our last adventure today was going to see a Museum of literally every invention man has made since the dawn of time. It was legit. I’m also now quite familiar with the Munich subway system. I’d like to give a shoutout to the people of Munich who put up with Miguel’s bad German as well as us acting like typical tourists.
On a lighter note, we went and saw the stadium where Bayern Munich plays. There was a game going on so we didn’t go inside, but as a soccer fan, it was worth the trip.