Today was my last day in Paris . I went running this morning and did a bit of work and then went out with a colleague in search of chocolate. The absolute best hot chocolate in the world is at a place called Angelinas on Rue de Rivoli - across from the Louvre. I introduced my coworker to it and she fell in love. Hubby and I fell in love with this chocolate over 6 years ago when we went to Paris. It is so rich and decadent and makes you never want to have Swiss Miss again Anyway - I ended up running about a mile and half and then walking about 6 miles. I saved up my calories for the chocolate and made sure that I tracked everything.
I arrived in Germany around 8pm and walked to my hotel from the airport. that's right walked. My hotel is connected to the airport - but it is unlike anything I've ever seen. There is a shopping mall in the middle of the airport -- literally! Benetton right next to the Airfrance ticket counter. A few yards down and there is a supermarket - yes a real supermarket - fruit and veggies and all. I needed to walk through this mall to get to my hotel. It felt like 2 miles...and I was exhausted. When I finally got the the hotel -and what a hotel it is- I thought I was going to pass out from exhaustion. I haven't quite got the sleep thing down yet (case it point - it is 2:15am now).
The hotel is pretty interesting. It is like I"m staying in a futuristic space station. It is very modern and feels very European. Quaint it ain't - but the rooms are very nice. For dinner I had Sashimi and something called Kasspatz'n mit - which is described as a traditional Bavarian vegetarian dish with lentils and roasted onions. Well - it was basically macaroni and cheese. That was a big disappointment because I was expecting a roasted vegetable type casserole dish. I was starving so I ate some of it and ate a big bowl of fruit salad.
Tonight I went down to bar to get coffee and was approached by a drunken old count. He just walked up and started telling me about how he was leaving for Barcelona in the am on his private jet and that I should come with him. He said he was a count and told me all about his castle and private jet. Well - other than The Count (on SS) he was the first real live count I've ever met . I ended up getting frustrated and took my coffee back up to my room.
There is a gym and a pool here - so tomorrow am I will get in a nice long workout and then I'm getting a massage. Then off to a day of meetings.....