Some of my friends think I am strange to want to travel alone. But I have a tendency to introspection, so solo travel helps me to indulge that side of myself. I can think and contemplate life, and put the world to rights in my head.
Sure I feel lonely sometimes and miss my family, but facing the loneliness is all part of the challenge. If I can overcome loneliness, look it in the eye and ride alongside, loneliness no longer becomes a threat. Facing my demons is sometimes the only way I can overcome them and they shrink from huge great monsters to tiny little gremlins.
However, I now have so many friends to see in Paris, that I need to take some time out to be on my own, to think and contemplate and to appreciate the beauty of this wonderful city.
I had Sunday brunch and then a delicious patisserie at un Dimanche a Paris, (with guess who?, the queen of patisserie and chocolate shops.) Which is situated in the historic Cour de Commerce St Andre in the 6th arrondissement.
Le Procope is nearby, reported to be one of the oldest restaurants. where Robespierre and friend met to plan the revolution. and Benjumin Fenklin drafted an alliance with Louis XVI. The Guillotine was developed in the building opposite and who would think that centuries later we would be eating cakes. . .