I found the McDonalds in Guerliz and drank a Fanta elated with relief that I knew what I was getting and how much it would cost, and wouldn't have to argue with the stated price for ten minutes. It's a strange thing because i don't really drink but I've never craved a beer so much in my life, sure there must have been establishments around the city that sold beer but I didn't see any, and I wasn't going hunting for beer. I'm not at that stage yet, but I'll be having one tonight.
Otherwise the food I ate was so bad that I began relying on dates and bottled water more and more, I think on the fourth and fifth day about 90% of my calories came from these, and the only other culinary success was the Patisserie des Princes near the square which did beautiful French pastries. I salvaged two croissants for my final days trek across the city to the airport, sick of bartering and being harangued in French I'd decided to walk it and not stand arguing with a taxi driver for twenty minutes. by the time I arrived I was drenched and had to get changed in the car park, it was really hot. To give you an idea on the walk to the aiport I drank 4.5 litres of water! I am realising I am a bit of a home bird, Manchester kind of has everything you need, and if you add Rivington to that you have beautiful countryside too. And the food here is the best the world has to offer. Is it a sign of getting old to love your home more and foreign adventures less?
Anyway, my next break comes in July, three days on the Isle of Man, should be much more relaxing!