Monday, June 20, 2011

Flea Market

Today was nice. I was able to sleep in, which was exciting. It was a really relaxing day. We woke up in time for breakfast. Then we took our time getting ready for the day. Then around 12 we ventured off to the Flea Market.
We're off to see the market

The Flea Market in Paris is known as one of the biggest in the world. At first I wasn't sure what to expect but once we arrived I realized that it was just like a giant yard sale. I really liked seeing the variety of objects that could be found. There was a large variety of objects it ranged from antiques, to useless toys or junk, to brand new clothing. It was really interesting to see.

Part of the Flea Market
Walking around and observing the way people interacted and the environment reminded me of back home when I would walk down the street or in some cases through the halls at Hinkley. People were talking all around, there was loud music playing (the majority of it was American Hip Hop, R&B/ Rap) people fighting, people in love and people smoking marijuana. I felt right at home, minus the French and the overly friendly men. It was a really interesting experience. I also think it's interesting that the majority of the music played here is in English, that was a twist I wasn't expecting. At the market we got some crepes and other goods, it was a great experience.

Some cool bikes 

The guy who made me some food

Yay for crepes 

After going to the Flea Market we decided to attempt going out dancing. This didn't go very far. We found a place that looked like it would be a lot of fun but we didn't want to buy alcohol to stay so we left. Instead of dancing we went to the Eiffel Tower. On the way there we took the Metro and to our advantage it was completely empty so we decided to take some fun pictures, and now we can say that we took pictures on the Metro in Paris with only one other person on the train. It's fun when experiences pop up like that unintentionally.

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