2 August 2013
8h30: Le Metro – A Parisian version of City Rail? Us against the metro
The station is a 5 minute walk from work through the Eastern Suburbs equivalent of Paris, Arrondissement 16. We pass rows and rows of cafes and the smell of hot baguettes and croissants in the morning has become part of our daily routine into work. Usually we stop by the same patisserie every morning to order a ‘café de crème avec un pain aux chocolat’ or something to keep for lunch. BMWs, Mercedes and Jaguars are all parked along the side of the road, so close they’re almost touching. I would hate to try parallel parking in Paris.
Author: Gloy Tuchinda, current student at the University of Sydney Business School