So I finally had a good full day off where I could once again roam the streets of Paris. I headed up to Pigalle station to see the famous Moulin Rouge, because like any fan of the epic musical movie, I had to see it in person. It was almost impossible to get a picture without a tour bus in front but I tried my hardest. I also plan on spending the ridiculous amount of money on seeing a show because the burlesque thing is big and back and I must see it live. I am also preparing myself for my next guilty pleasure, the Christina Aguilera movie called Burlesque, where she wants to make it as a Burlesque star in this day and age... I know, what a plausible a plot!
Regardless, I really loved the area where it was as there were so many music shops and cafes, but it was also riddled with sex shops and those creepy 1 euro cinemas that show porn at any time of day and have the most ridiculous, granted creative, window displays.
I really wanted to go up and see the old cathedral, Sacre Coeur but didn't have time as I had many things to do on my precious day off, but I will certainly visit it soon. I saw it from a distance and have made it a priority on my must do touristy things list.
On my walk to find a music shop that sold ukuleles, because I need to practice so I can hone my craft whilst I am out of Canada, I took a few snaps of the winding Parisian streets that I love so much.
I have so many things going on right now, hence my decreased postings, but I promise I will try my best to update more often. Next week I finish my job at the youth hostel and have planned a little three day extravaganza in London. So really, I am just going to London for three days so that I can feel like I had a vacation this summer. I am planning several hours at the V&A museum, which I have been waiting to see ever since I took a history of craft class at NSCAD and of course plenty of other sight seeing and shopping events.
I am also so excited that my wonderful Mumsy is coming to Paris mid September! I am planning a 10 days of wonderful things for us to do. I will be starting my new job at the Canadian Embassy on the 1st of September which I am super excited about, but of course will plan oodles of things around my days for Mumsy and I to do. I can't wait to have a fresh start with London and then my new job! Paris is wonderful and things are looking up!
I will be in touch soon!
PS I am sending a very happy birthday to my dear friends Andrew and Adam! I miss you both!