Kelsey HayneComment

Bordeaux

Kelsey HayneComment
Bordeaux

My visit in Bordeaux was pretty simple. After I got dropped off at the hostel, I walked down some main roads designated by monuments of interest on a tourist map. Stopped and took photos, the usual. Along the way back for the night, there was a girl doing hair yarn wraps. After watching another girl getting hers for about 20-30 minutes, I caved and had mine done. I was happy to get stuck speaking only French for 24 hours (Aside from the Hostel staff who switched to English as soon as they would hear my accent). I was in a room with 3 other beds, and when I returned for the evening, found the room still empty. When I was finally almost asleep, a girl stormed into the room at 11:30pm. After exchanging short pleasantries out of courtesy, and the classic turning on of lights and "did I wake you?", I was able to pass out. I made a long walk to the apple store, got my phone battery replaced, and managed to exchange money for 10% profit to the agency, discover this after returning to the apple store, and then got my money back. 10% is a rip off. No thank you. 

After hanging out at the hostel, and making my way to the bus station, I discovered that my phone clock had been about 30 minutes behind while getting fixed, and missed my bus. So, I was able to quickly grab the next one, and a kind guy was able to exchange some currency with me so I could pay cash for the trip. I was so grateful for so many wonderful people who helped me along the way :)