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|From: "Bron Gondwana" <email@example.com>|
Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 00:02:25 +1100 (EST)
At least the breakfast was good, but we found that a rat had eaten into the side of a plastic bag in my room (the one containing the food) and half way through a hunk of bread. Not encouraging. We'd already decided we didn't like this hostel, and borrowed their 'Let's Go France' book to get the details of some other hostels! We wound up in Woodstock Hostel (in Montmatre) which is the other place Kate stayed last time. We had to leave our bags and come back at 5pm to check in. Saw some buskers on the metro (actually in the trains) including one with a double bass! Checked out Opera Garnier, but all the shows we could make were sold out. No Opera then. Walked through Place de Concord, and up Champs Elysees to the Tourist Information - who weren't actually very friendly, but did sell us 3 day museum passes. Metro back to the hostel, and we bought food from a supermarket and ate lunch in the park nearby. There was an internet cafe just opposite the park, but their connection wasn't working (and didn't work for the whole time we were there!) - looked around for another one, but didn't get the directions right, so we just walked around for hours. We did find a church with a free concert on the next night though. The hostel has a tiny kitchen (if you can call it that) with a single "warmplate" - cooking anything takes forever, and there isn't even room for 2 people in the kitchen, let alone room for both of them to try and cook anything. There was only one pot, and it had no handles. Beds were OK though.
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