The Art of Getting Lost and Gifting in France

The Art of Getting Lost and Gifting in France

I got lost today. Somehow I ended up on the wrong bus, headed the wrong direction, and sitting at a bus stop on the side of the road. I had a real adventure today.

My plan for the day was to go into the center of Bordeaux to find a few trinkets and gifts for my family. I have finally gotten the hang of taking the bus in Bordeaux. It’s not that hard once you know the routes. I did a lot of walking, as usual when seeing Bordeaux. After taking a stroll through the streets and enduring the rainy weather, I found myself at Rue Sainte- Catherine. Rue St. Catherine is a long street that is lined with shops! It is one of the longest streets in Europe, if not the longest. I have walked the entire length and it is long! The shops range from expensive designer wear to affordable chic. After walking this street for the fourth time, I finally found a few gifts for my friends and family back home. One store in particular was amazing!

The Maisons Du Monde is a lovely home decor shop! I never noticed the shop until today. One of the things I have come to love about Rue St. Catherine is that there is something new every time you visit! In this shop I found the best gift for my grandmother! My lips are sealed on exactly what I found just in case she sees this. I also found some lovely gifts for my friends!

My gift shopping is complete. Well, almost complete. The final items on my list are edible so they will be the last thing I buy. For example, macarons, tarts, chocolates, and various pastries. I can see that packing will be another ordeal to get through. Somehow I will find room in my two suitcases!

In case anyone was wondering I made it safely back to my host family.

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