This hardly getting any sleep and doing a lot of walking and traveling takes a toll. I was so exhausted on the RER into Paris.
Luckily M knows we’re not as young as we used to be so he booked us a hotel room at Mercure-Gare de Nord. We always stay in this neighborhood, but usually in little m0m-and-pop establishments deeper in the side streets. This hotel is across the street from Gare de Nord.
That was a great surprise. I flopped onto the bed and took a nap.
But… speaking of small establishments… the coffee shop where M and I have taken coffee for the five years we have been traveling together has changed hands and it’s now a STARBUCKS. Sigh. So sad.
But… more news… We are here during the January sales! France only has sales twice a year. And I managed to show up during the sales. Went shopping already.
And since I am interested in youth disenfranchisement, immigrant politics in France and French rap, I bought Diam’s two books.