Paris – En Route to the Camino Frances
So the hotel I managed to book online in Paris turned out to be really nice in a very handy location, near the station where I’ll catch the TGV tomorrow.
I intended this stop in Paris to be a kind of transition between home and the Camino and also to get over the jet lag. It’s been interesting so far to travel from the relative luxury of the Qantas business class flight to the Emirates economy class flight to getting the bus from the airport to the Gare Montparnasse and in finally walking to the hotel. It really does seem a little bit like a transition and I now feel like I’m on my way to my Camino.
Luckily, the hotel was in a great location, near the station, and the street is full of really interesting restaurants. So I managed to venture out for a fantastic lunch, and then rested a bit to get over my jet lag.
Of course by dinner time, it was another chance to sample some of the local restaurants, and right across the street from the hotel was a fantastic Creperie.
I really think my Camino is starting to look like that of Joost from the movie The Way, who seemed to eat his way across Spain.