October 25, 2008
Thoughts on France 1
Since I am going to post a lot, but no where near all, of the pictures I took in France I created a separate topic for France 2008 Pictures. A lot of them are no of the usual tourist stuff but just of typical places I passed.
Packing was easier leaving the hotels becuase none of them had any drawers. I think, at least in my case, this was a good thing because I always worry about leaving things in drawers in hotels.
Of Cab drivers I had not one of them used seat belts. I do think seat belts are a good thing I just do not like the government mandating things like that. Perhaps they don't in France I don't know.
I think I forgot to take any pictures or phone booths. Hard to believe I forgot to take any pictures of anything but maybe I will find some when I look. Pay phones have pretty much disappeared in the the US but in France I saw them at a lot of places.
A Chinese restaurant around the corner from the hotel in Evry had the best Hot and Sour soup I can recall having in some time. The rest of the menu wasn't great but the soup made the meal.
Talking about food, most of the portions there are a lot smaller then what we are used to in the US. I think this is a good think as I did not stuff myself as I usually do and felt a lot better. It did not however seem to affect my blood sugar as much as I hoped but I think that is because everyone there eats lots of bread and that is something I need to keep out of my diet as much as possible.