After a quick detour to a lovely Jewish dentist to fix a broken tooth (the marvel that this is done for $100.00 is yet another lesson of why health care in the U.S, sucks), I have a few things to share. The first is obvious- the French still stink.
The second, although less obvious is a MAJOR indication of what is to come in retail. Does this H&M stores look like familiar? If you enjoy shopping in Paris, you should. It is none other than the old Galerias Lafayette! Oh, it is a telling sign when the high end luxury shop is taken over by the global leader of fast retailing. Le sigh. Sad day indeed.