Saturday, October 10, 2009
It is Paris tonight and for the next couple of days. What a culture shock, we have been in the quiet Dordogne Valley the last week. It is quite a leap to enter the very busy streets of Paris. To get here we took a ride on the TGV, a high speed train that zips along about 180mph. Travel time from Libourne in southern France took about 3.5 hours and was smooth as silk. Someday the U.S. will catch up with the Europeans and their high speed rail. A taxi from the train station took us to our hotel after a big traffic jam and creative driving. This is a busy city, the sidewalks are extremely crowded and the streets are full of cars, buses, motor scooters and smart cars. Tomorrow we will hit the pavement and see the sights.