The lockdown has entered its second week and we are coping OK so far. We have established a kind of routine and started to feel less stressed about the new normal. Having said that, having too much time on our hands isn’t that great, is it?
During the time like this, I should be diving into updating my blog. However, I end up fiddling with my iPhone, checking Facebook, Instagram, BBC app, etc… instead. I must be more disciplined and productive.
So here we go. I’m gonna recount our time in Lyon!
Mmm…, I have only myself to blame but the memories of our stay in Lyon are rather hazy and patchy. For nearly two years, they have been left alone in my head and now I find them fading fast like vintage photographs!
A hotel I booked at Lyon was a rather strange one. I can’t recall how I got hold a key to our room – maybe it was through an instruction via Booking.com – we had to let ourselves in and find the room.
Our room was simple but pleasantly decorated and had a high ceiling and a tall window.
Our window was filled by the view of a local church. Would a church bell wake us up the next morning, we wondered.
After sorting out our luggage, we decided to visit another Monoprix on Rue de la République for mum’s favourite top.
‘Shall we have some lunch here?’ We saw a vegetarian cafeteria around the corner and decided to grab late lunch.
We ordered two lasagnes, one with mixed beans and another one with courgette.
After lunch, we strolled towards the Monoprix…
It was Saturday afternoon so the streets were busy with locals and tourists.
The style of the buildings reminded me the one in Paris…
The video reminds me how precious our “ordinary everyday” is. Under this COVID-19 lockdown, we can’t do anything normal, such as sauntering in town, meeting up with friends or going out for drink. Streets are deserted and filled with the fear of virus. How sad is that!
The street then was filled with pedestrians…
We looked for mum’s top at the Monoprix but it was sold out. She was disappointed but I consoled her that we would try another store if we come across it.
‘Let’s catch a metro from here!’
The ride would be only one stop to Hôtel de Ville but I wanted to reduce the burden on mum’s knee…