Monday, June 11, 2007

I'm in Paris or something.

Oh, and I did move into my apartment last Sunday, too. It's a lovely apartment and I'm going to be happy there, I'm sure.

Paris is nice but very cold and I haven't yet had a wonderful French meal yet, although I have had some very, very passable baguette aux fromageseses. The wonderful meal I did have was at a North African joint, and it was really, really wonderful. It's called Nedjmet el Bahri and it serves up tasty, tasty Halal meals (Ah! Halal meat, how I missed you for, like, 2 days). Marylyle had Tagine aux Olives, a quarter chicken stewed with small green pitted olives and the wayward carrot. I had something I can't remember the name of -- it's some kind of stew like thing that included several garlicky/oniony meatballs, a small hunk of lamb meat, and a small organ of some kind. It was served with frites right there in the bowl soaking up the broth. All washed down with limonade (kinda like 7up) from, I think, Algeria.

Of course the city itself is beautiful. Montmartre is probably my favorite part of Paris so far, but I've yet to see much of it. I like that, on the day I visited at least, it was not nearly so touristy.

I've been taking photos and I'll try to have some up tomorrow. I'll be able to get online a lot easier now that I found out that McDos (That's McDonalds*, Micky Dees en Fran├žais) offers WiFi for free...


*It is my understanding that McDonalds at some point made an offer that if someone mentioned them in their blog, they would give that person $5. Ronald, if you're reading this, and if the offer is still valid, I want my money!

4 comments:

Toby said...

Yay, a new post! I can't wait to see pictures. Definitely, definitely, definitely go to the Dali museum. It's totally awesome.

Jordan said...

Missed the Dali museum. Went to the Picasso museum though, and Picasso kicks Dali's ass. Picasso could have made all of Dali's works too, but he was too busy making cooler stuff. :-)

Katy said...

omg. you're in paris? with marylyle?

Cairogal said...

Jordan, off topic, but can i ask what part of town you settled in (Cairo) and what the going rents are these days? SOmeone over on the www.eslcafe.com is looking for info on average rent of flats near AUC. Thanks!