Sunday, August 26, 2012
" Vous Êtes Perdu? "
~ are you lost?
Paris is filled with street signs and 'you-are-here' maps,
yet at times, you'll bound to get lost and be stuck in the middle of nowhere.
Best advice is to ask someone for directions,
look for the nearest Kiosk (newspaper stands),
any reputable establishments ( restos, grocery )
In my experience, don't ask from a ticket vendor,
they'd give you this long, boring stare and a snubby look, with a phrase like
"Non, Je ne sais pas"- (no, i don't know).
They're basically too tired to tell you where.
2nd, I'm partial when it comes to randomly asking strangers on the street,
you'll just have to go with your instinct.
During our 2nd night in Paris,
we got lost near La Madeleine, we were heading for Champs ELysees,
which is literally at the heart of the city.
I think it's sheer exhaustion from all the sightseeing.
My sister and I, when we're already arguing,
we're like two parrots in high pitch, just yapping.
we couldn't decide which direction to go,
because we're literally walking in circles.
Luckily, a nice french lady approached us and asked if we needed any help.
we instantly said "No! " thinking, she might be a thief pretending to be nice
while someone tries to steal your belongings. ^0^
haha! really paranoid.
Sensing that we're a bit unsure, she sincerely said, " It's just I want to help you both. "
well, we finally gave in and asked her how to get to there.
She was kind enough to point us towards the right path and
even what bus number we should take.
sometimes, the kindness of strangers isn't expected.
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