Still too lazy / shy to go out.
On the weekends, I go to the movies and get back home with Vietnamese food.
This week was the famous “Fête des lumières” in Lyon which I did not attend because I had no one to go with.
Yes, I’ve been used to doing things alone but I’m getting tired of it! 3 days ago
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Still too lazy / shy to go out.
Tried out a new restaurant (awesome!)
Had dinner with my aunt at a famous “brasserie” 2 weeks ago
I am starting to know the city better ; or at least, the subway!
Place Bellecour is beautiful but I still need to see the cathedral.
I haven’t seen districts like le Vieux Lyon et Croix Rousse, though. 1 month ago
Walking around les Grands Boulevards
Trying out a new hamburger place
Going to the theater
Yes, all in one night! ;-) 2 months ago
places to visit
1.Montclair iris garden-Done
2.Paterson Great Falls
3.Lambert Castle Museum
4.Hamilton Van Wagoner House Museum
5.Paterson train museum
6. Montclair Hawk Watch7 months ago
Walking from Charles de Gaulle – Etoile to Montparnasse
Taxi ride in the 11th arrondissement 9 months ago
I’ve done a ton of exploring over the past few years. Always more to see, but I’m marking this one as accomplished! 23 months ago
I say “exploring”. I actually mean that I got hopelessly lost in town, had forgotten to bring along my phone, and didn’t want to stop someone to ask for directions. Yay me!
But it happened to be an interesting partially gentrified area of town; it’s actually one of the new ‘hip’ areas, but I’d never really been around there much because I’m such a hipster that areas frequented by other hipsters are just not hip enough for me. Haha. Not really. Except maybe. I’m so pretentious sometimes. :/
Anyway. Here’s something I noticed: There was very little gradation between the gentrified and older areas but it seems like the two communities are pretty much entirely disparate and don’t mix at all. Which is interesting, because I assume that one of the main reasons that gentrification has occurred there is because it is an area rich in historic value. Does that imply that the “gentry” – as it were – appreciate the area for its heritage and architecture, but do not necessarily wish to mix with the people who were responsible for imbuing the place with its value?
Well. I guess I’m not saying that they deliberately choose not to integrate with the existing population of the area. What I mean is that it probably takes a bit more effort to get to know people so different than you, and I really do wish people would make more of an effort. And when I say “people”, I really mean “me”. Somehow I just get intimidated by the perceived differences. And really, you can’t truly get to know a city without getting to know its people – not just the sections of society that one is most comfortable with, but as many of its communities as possible. The process of getting out of my bubble involves knowing more about different people too. 23 months ago
I moved to London in February and now I’m getting a bit comfortable staying in a lot. Here are things;
Go on the London Eye
See a musical
Visit Camden Market
Go to Cuban Club and learn salsa
Do the Thames walk
Visit the Sea Life Centre
Go on the Jack the Ripper Tour 23 months ago