Yes, this has been an expensive trip but it is my last long trip for a long while so I was happy to go a bit mad. “Strange how potent cheap music can be.” Strange how potent I find the really cheap sleazy places, like Sissi Bar and Monte Carlo; or the 20 euro hotel rooms of the Rue des Commercants where the girls take you. “The sight of a whore is profoundly thrilling to a man,” said Flaubert. How true. It really is the ideal relationship between a man and a woman.