November 5, 1918
Fixed up things at the store ready for my leaving and put an extra Cpl. and man in. Managed to get a car to take me to Gamaches where I caught the train for Paris at 11.30., fare 5.20 1st class, and after a slow trip reached Paris about 5 p.m. In Paris Miss E. Rent, a New Zealand Y.M. representative met the train and conducted us to her hotel where she dispenses advice and information re trains, etc. also care in contracting V.D. speaking quite freely and insisting on us taking “outfits” to give to others even if we did not want them ourselves.
We then caught the tram and booked rooms at the Astra Hotel, Caumartin St., my room with bathroom and all complete cost 14 Fr. a day. Had a washup before dinner which we wanted badly as had had no dinner, cost 8F. wine and coffee extra. Completed the night by going to the Olympia Music Hall some very good turns. Bed 11.30.