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Currently sitting at Les Deux Margots, a famous cafe that was frequented by the likes of Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway. We actually ordered a drink aptly named the Hemingway Special. We saw the Eiffel tower today as as well as Jim Morrison’s grave. Unfortunately, Matt told me someone had stolen the headstone. That was disappointing to see and it angers me honestly. I wish a bad fate upon the jack off that stole it. We also saw Oscar Wilde’s gravestone as that was in the same graveyard. I’m thinking it must have been restored or something because it looked much too new but perhaps it was the type of stone it was made of that prevented it from looking aged. It’s been a rainy day and walking around has helped to clear my sinuses a bit. I think I will stop at a pharmacy when I get near another one to get some more decongestant. I’m hoping the worst of this head cold is behind me. Tomorrow we head to Amsterdam for a few days. I will end for now so I can get my journal out of the way to make room for my drink.

Pere Lachaise Cemetery is where Jim Morrison is buried along with several other notable people. As mentioned in my entry Oscar Wilde was another but also the the composer Chopin is buried in there as well. It was a massive cemetery with many really unique gravestones. It was enjoyable to not only for the experience of seeing Jim Morrison’s grave but just to see the other headstones in there that were not what I typically see. Granted I don’t spend much time just walking around cemeteries but still it was a unique experience. It was depressing not actually seeing the stone head that used to be on Morrison’s grave. I did some research and it was stolen back in 1988 and was never found. I’m glad there were a lot of other interesting graves as that made it much more worthwhile. Matt had expressed interest in the cafe we went to and when he told me Hemingway used to frequent there I thought it would be a neat experience and was sort of in the same area as the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower by the way is much smaller than I anticipated. It kinda surprised me, I clearly had Paris all wrong. The city was bigger than I expected and the Tower was smaller. I got educated through experience which I like. The cafe was definitely a bit of a tourist trap I think but it was one I didn’t mind so much. Oh, in case you were wondering we didn’t go up the Eiffel Tower one reason being that the weather was rainy and chilly and being at the top of the Eiffel Tower wasn’t worth the trade of the punishment from the weather we would’ve taken, especially myself already battling a sinus infection. There’s not much else I can think of to recap this entry so I’ll leave you with some photos.

Chopin’s Grave

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