I noticed right away (and even last night) that, because of my cane, I never saw so many young people jump up to give me a seat in a crowded train, AND give me room to walk on stairs. Very sweet.
http://sightseekersdelight.com/. She was AWESOME!!
I'm not going to give away everything that she told us (which I could), because I think everyone should take this tour.
Paris is a beautiful city, and as many historical cities and countries the history can be mixed when it comes to the care of its citizens -- especially the expulsion of certain groups of citizens -- particularly citizens who practice a particular religion. Karen was balanced in her sharing of history, but it was painful to hear. When I start feeling that level of pain, I end up fighting back tears -- today was no different.
Even though Karen tried to keep the mood light by sprinkling some great Jewish jokes into the mix, it was hard.
I can't recommend this tour highly enough -- for Christians and Jews, and anyone else interested in hearing and walking through a history in order for us never to repeat it again.
Back to the hotel via the metro, and what little that was left of the afternoon was spent writing a bit and resting.
Can't wait for Karen's Seine tour tomorrow and for the start of the Convention here in Paris.