Frankfurt to Paris to London to Oxford in two days.
Well I made it. I am in Oxford England right now. I am sitting in a small conveniance store that has computers. It is run by a Benny of Bennys Conveniance Store.
So Yesterday I woke up at 5 30 am (10 30 pm chicago time) to catch my train to Paris at 6 43 am. Since the Train station was literally across the street it was not a problem, but breakfast was being served at 7, so i did not get to eat until I got to Paris. But the man at the reception made me a latte.
While waiting to board the train, five people commented on my shoes, I thought that was sort of funny. One person is normal, maybe even two, but 5 people?? I then boarded the Train. It was the only Direct train to Paris, that is why I took one so early. It had intended to arrive at Gaude du Est at 13:20, but instaed we arrived at 15:30. We stayed at the Metz station for two hours. The train left the Metz station 3 times but it backed up twice. Most people got upset, I just thought it was funny. I think something was wrong with the signals or something.
Finally I arrived in Paris, I took four different lines of the Metro to get to my hostel which was, way far away from the middle of Paris. I was so exhausted , i basically just went to sleep.
I then got up bought a pastry at a local bakery, they only thing open before 7 in France, and took the metro to Gaude du Nord, where I bought a ticket to London. Getting into the terminal was so draining, the passport lady wanted proof that I was leaving the UK, but I could not find my flight info. I think she just got tired of waiting for me so she let me through. Then I went and sat down. I went through my bag, and I found the flight info. I was scary for a moment, I thought I was not going to be able to get into England.
Then I took the train to London, the underground to Paddington and a train to Oxford.
I will spend today and tomorrow in Oxford and the take a late afternoon train back to London to stay there before I pick Maren up at Luton ( so far away ) on the 31st.
Well till next time,