Sunday, April 19, 2009
I hate it here and I want to go home!
For reasons I have difficulties in explaining, I once again find myself in the country of the frogs. From reading this blog, you might get the impression that I have a "love-hate" relationship with the country of France. This would be completely wrong. There is probably no country on the world that I dislike as much as France, among the world's developed nations France is in the bottom of the barrel as far as I am concerned.
So I find myself in a mid- large city (not Paris this time) and am thinking that I can at least stock up on some European goods and do some shopping to at least kill the Sunday here in France when I am not tied up in work. I leave the aging and crappy hotel (that probably used to be high class 10 years ago but still thinks that it's hi-tech and fancy) to go out and do a little shopping only to find that ALL shops are closed due to it being a Sunday, nevermind that there is a substantial number of tourists around that would gladly part way with their money for a few crappy French trinkets, the needs of the market has to give to the laziness of the French.
Well, in any case, any visit to France that doesn't result in giving me severe stomach sickness should be considered a success!