Salut mes amis,
When I talk about France people do not think immediately about Lyon but let me tell you this city is wonderful. It’s less touristy, very chilled, romantic and young. However, the day I went I almost ended up sleeping under a bridge, but I’ll tell you that story some other time.
It was a nice and sunny spring day, I got lucky. So I decided to join the locals and went for a walk along the river banks. As soon as the sun shines, Lyonnais go to the river to show off their six-packs aka beerpacks. And because I’m not less than anyone, I got frisky and showed my ankles, outrageous I know!
I love to people watch, and no, I’m not a voyeurist, I just like to observe (I guess that’s the definition of voyeurism right?). And there’s something about the French that hypnotizes me. They are elegant creatures, the way they walk, even sipping their coffee they manage to look sexy, or maybe it’s just the voyeurist in me.
Continuing my walk I noticed a duck, I love ducks. I named her Amy. I saw her chilling. She seemed to love Lyon. I don’t know what was going on in her brain but she stood there for a very long time. She was staring at the other side of the river, observing a couple and their PDA. Maybe Amy was a true voyeurist.
Anyhow I was about to leave when Amy flew and landed next to the couple and stood besides them while they kissed romantically, they noticed Amy looking at them. They stopped their business and the guy reached for her, Amy wasn’t fazed by it. I have never seen something like that before it was like Amy found the couple she was looking for. I kid you not, Amy didn’t leave their side, the guy fed her and she stayed there.
I sat where I first saw Amy, just staring at the 3 of them. 35 minutes later she ducked off and so did I.
Do you like to people watch?
Ever saw a wild animal be so “friendly” with a couple?
- La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière & Fourviere Hill enjoy a view over Lyon.
- Wander around the Old Town/ Vieux Lyon
- Walk over Place Bellecour
- Visit the neighborhood around Alliance Francaise de Lyon, Guillotière and Saxe – Gambetta to eat Arabian food
- Everything is walkable, close by and free of charge, except the museum Musée des Confluences.