Although the luxury does not extend to my hotel room. I'll tell you a bit more later, and I'll quickly assure you that it's a very pleasant, charmingly decorated 3-star hotel in a great location (close enough to centre but on a street not much traveled by tourists. The room is, as expected for the price, very small, but I hadn't bargained on not having a window to the outside. No matter. We're only here two days, and we won't be spending much time inside. . .
Yes, We! My guy is enroute as I write this, although I have one more solo evening before he arrives in a few hours. I'm just going to find something easy in the neighbourhood -- steak frites, perhaps, with a glass of red, at a terrace table with my book.
But I thought you might like to know that your responses to Georgia's and Duchesse's comments on this post inspired me to buy a ticket to a concert in Bordeaux where there are always sterling offerings at either the Grand Theâtre or the Auditorium de Bordeaux. This one -- which inspired me to add a page to my Illustrated Travel Journal -- was in the latter, and although it was dark, of course, when it ended at 9:15 or so, I walked home quite comfortably. It's only 1.5 kilometres, so a taxi would have felt silly, and honestly, I felt completely safe.
So thanks for the inspiration. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving back home, although many of us feast on Sunday instead, leaving Monday free for lounging and enjoying the leftovers before heading back to work Tuesday morning. Whichever day you feast, my Canadian Thanks-givers, Enjoy and Be Grateful! Pater and I will be Thankfully, Gratefully soaking up Paris together! And I'm continually grateful for your company, encouragement, and -- as with the notion of getting myself out to a concert in the evening when travelling solo -- inspiration. Thank you!