Thursday 25th May 2017
Got the Eurostar after work (so handy from my new office!) and met up with Benoit in Paris for the evening so I could get an earlier train to Barcelona the next morning.
I'd bought some new shoes for my trip which I picked up at theoffice today - I thought they looked appropriately boaty for a few nights by the sea.
On the Eurostar to Paris, accompanied by Evelyn Waugh, Nancy Mitford and a ready mixed Aperol Spritz in a bottle (the latter being not very good).
A pizza on the Eurostar. Really not as bad as it could be, considering the circumstances.
Gare de Lyon bathed in evening sun - hard to believe it's 9:30!
Ironically this was the key card to my hotel room - it did not in fact deny me access.
After quickly dropping off my bags I went back to Gare de Lyon to meet Benoit.
Here's Benoit and me in our second bar of the evening - lots of places were closed as today was in fact a national holiday.