Tired and exhausted, I ran out for a sandwich, some coffee and mild for the morning and went to bed early.
This morning, Thursday, October 9th, I woke up to a new day and with some energy. I began by taking the metro to Place Bastille and visiting the lovely Richard Lenoir Market for some fresh fruit for the apartment.
This couple had some beautiful mushrooms--I'm not sure what all of them were but wanted to saute´ them in butter and eat them all!
I walked through the lower Marais and stopped for an early brunch/lunch at The Doormouse in the Teapot.
Comme a Lisbonne, where I bought some Portuguese coffee and egg tarts. I'll be back several times in the next five weeks to stock up!
Home to Rue du Moulin des Pres and the red door to the cobble stone mews where the apartment is located.
After a nap (I plan to nap most afternoons!), I walked about the neighborhood of the Place d'Italie. It's quite modern--except for the neighborhood I'm staying in, the Butte aux Cailles--and very ethnically mixed. I have noticed in the afternoons the streets belong to the adolescents and mothers retrieving their toddlers from schools. So many young people everywhere! Although the Place d'Italie is full of skyscrapers and modern buildings,
I explored more of the neighborhood, including a lovely park and a bustling street of Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese restaurants. But more of that another day--for tonight I'll eat that chocolate eclair that's awaiting me, read, watch CNN and get a solid night's sleep to prepare for tomorrow's adventures!