Thursday August 1st
Having arrived at the apartment at 4am the morning after our rental bike fiasco, we woke at the ripe time of noon. After taking care of some chores around the apartment, we decided to make our way across the city by bike to the Paris catacombs. When all is said and done however, by the time we got there we were too late to join the line which, we were told, would take several hours. Not being discouraged, we made our way to the Luxembourg Gardens which were quite lovely. In wandering around the grounds, we stumbled upon some modern art on display in the L'orangerier
By this point in the day, it was time to make our rendezvous with our friend Jojo who stayed with us in Korea as a couch surfer. We met him at the Opera area and proceeded to walk to one of Napoleon monuments of himself, insert name of phallic monument here. From there we went to a really cool outdoor bar restaurant next to a modern art museum. It was called Tokyo Eats. We chatted until Jamie realized that he was starving because it was 9 o'clock! We hadn't realized it was so late because the Sun sets at 930.
As it was so late and Jojo said it might be hard to find a place that was more "Parisian" we decide on Korean as was our original meeting place, we thought it for appropriate to have Korean food! The side benefit of this was that we got to see one of Paris' is Asian districts, and of course we got to enjoy some extremely authentic Korean food. Interestingly enough, since we don't speak much French our Korean skills came in handy when ordering.
Jojo had to work in the morning, so we left him and took the subway for the first time to our apartment. One of the stations that we connected from was designed to look like it was under the sea, it was really cool!
Upon emerging from the subway station near our apartment, a boy of about 13 or 14 approached us and asked us in English with a German accent if we knew where a particular supermarket was. He obviously looked very distressed and had missed his meet up point with his parents. Luckily we exited the subway with a person who was nice enough to volunteer to help I find the rendezvous point. So the four of us walked through our district and came up on the boys hotel within 10 minutes. Feeling very much like heros, we congratulated each other and then Jamie and I had to ask the man to escort us back to the train station because we had no idea where we were.