Things have been a complete whirlwind since my last post. I was drunk and tired when I wrote that, which should explain why some grotesque version of Hemingway has made himself present on that page — sorry Ernest! I was feeling inspired by Midnight in Paris, which if you haven’t seen, you should.
I got lost trying to find the entrance to the Louvre. This seems hard to believe given that the entrance is located inside A GIANT GLASS PYRAMID. I believed these GIANT GLASS PYRAMIDS to be a garden decoration and not the entrance, so I wandered for a while attempting to locate a ground floor door. Eventually I figured it out. Once I got inside it was hopeless. I was exhausted and there is a lifetime’s worth of art and artifact inside. So I wandered and tried not to collapse from exhaustion until I decided I should leave.
I took my first real train ride to Vienna. I had hoped it would be like Harry Potter. It was not. It was like an airplane; except, it was worse: the seats did not recline.
I speak six words in German: Ein, Zwei, Drei, Danke, auf Wiedersehen and Nein. Three of which I learned from the movie Cool Runnings and the others from movies and documentaries about Nazi Germany. But I get by with these six and a lot of pointing. Also everyone here speaks flawless English and they use it the second they realize that a two-year old has a larger vocabulary than I do. English is the lingua franca and for this I am grateful.
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