Up early leaving my hovel and heading to the Sorbonne area. I found another hovel for $3.65 a night including breakfast. I walked most the morning seeing the Palais de Justice. What a city of incredible architecture, parks and monuments. Suffering from hunger pains I went to a market and bought bread, jam, cookies and that was my lunch. At seven I went out to a self serve cafeteria for chicken and fries with a half litre of milk. I walked around for an hour after dinner and sat down in a park with a bottle of beer then came home to bed. Expenses for the day $4.65.
4August1972: A Meal Fit for A Prince (a poor one)
One can see so much of Paris simply by walking around and that I did today for hours. There is so much beauty to behold. More rain. Lunch was some water and grapes. After lunch it was to the Samartine department store and bought a canteen and a can opener. My second lunch was a cold can of ravioli with bread and strawberry jam. A strange lunch. Dinner was at the self serve cafeteria I ate dinner at yesterday. Dinner was beef, mashed potatoes, milk and a carrot salad. I strolled around after dinner and sat on a bench with a small bottle of wine and listened to the street singers. I returned home to my hovel not pleased that the chambermaids failed to clean my room.
Photo: Fotini Stephen