Thursday, 3 July 2008

Paris vs Chuck Norris

Day four in Paris, I'm here for another 4 days before I fly to India.
Had endless meetings for the last three days which actually where allot of fun as I got to meet some really great people. Very friendly, very helpful and considering they dont really know me they are putting alot of faith in me, I hope I can live upto it.

So Paris.. mmmm, not to my liking at all. Today was my first full day in Paris to wander, I got the metro to Paris centre then walked for hours and hours taking in the site. Went to the Lourve , spending more endless hours walking and my conculsion. Why is Paris so obsessed with its aristocratal history. Monuments of the rich built by and for the rich, really not my cup of tea at all. I'm going to try and get out to the old medievel towns of the next couple of days, Ive wanted to visit Rouen so hopefully I can work out how to get there.

I'm staying in Montruie, theres no alternative / industrial night clubs ? wheres all the underground music?.

Infact unlike say Germany where body art and tattoos are common place as a form of self expression Paris is totaly void of such beauty

As soon as a stepped foot in the centre of Paris a Gimmy pounced. A skinny well dressed man from Kenya, he grabbed my arm and began to wind a bracelat around my wrist while trying to make conversation. Told me I was a good looking man, I look like Chuck Noris apparently, maybe its the beared and black clothes, then he asked for 20 Euros. I gave him 4 for the sheer nerve and wished him luck. The real Chuck wouldnt have let things get the far, just a swift roundouse to the head as soon as he grabbed my arm. He should count himself lucky.

Another gimmy pretended to find a gold ring near where I stood, gave it me then walked away. Only briefly before returning and asking for money , WTF! This pissed me off, more cons, I gave him the ring and said buy some with this and leave me the fuck alone, he walked away.

So tmrw, maybe the Effel Tower followed by a nice meel somewhere , 'table for one please' gets a bit boring after a while.

Lets hope Paris opens up to me in the next few days, and shows me the 'magic' of Paris.