“PARIS IS AL­WAYS A GOOD IDEA”

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - FRONT PAGE -

The next best thing to trav­el­ling, they say, is read­ing about it. As you get older this be­comes truer. I al­ways have at least one book on the go and for me this is my “Paris Sea­son”. It was brought about by my find­ing a jour­nal I wrote in 1959 de­scrib­ing my first visit to that glo­ri­ous city. Our cheap lit­tle ho­tel was next to the Sor­bonne Univer­sity and close to the Latin Quar­ter, with its cafés, restau­rants, jazz clubs and places of en­ter­tain­ments. Our cash was lim­ited, so we looked out for in­ex­pen­sive places to eat. We soon found good food at good prices. “Look out for priests eat­ing in a restau­rant”, peo­ple said. “Look out for bi­cy­cles out­side”, was an­other hint. Only on our first evening meal at a main street brasserie were we dis­ap­pointed.

This was our first lunch at a small restau­rant in a side street just off the Champs Elysée, to which we’d trav­elled by bus:

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