I like to browse Craigslist Paris a few times a week. Maybe I will find a writing job. Or do I need a new Frieling Stainless Steel Milk Frother for only five euros? Hmm this tickets sections looks interesting. Tina Turner for €136? EuroDisney for €40? How about this one: Nighht Train Tickets week-end in Biarritz mid March - EUR30
Maybe it's the three grammatical errors that sucked me in. Maybe it's the idea of a round-trip train ticket for €30, which is cheap cheap cheap. Maybe it's because I want to know more about this strange Biarritz place.
I verify two things. Am I free the weekend the tickets are available? Yes. Where is Biarritz exactly? Southern France, the ocean. Done. Email sent. Inquire if tickets are still available. They are. I decide to buy them.
I meet the seller by a metro stop and purchase the tickets. I don't do this normally. I don't meet random people off Craigslist to buy their random train tickets to some random town I know nothing about. But I did do it. I'm going to Biarritz solo, March 13. I feel like the young and spontaneous 22-year-old I am supposed to be. Glad to be living up to stereotypes for once.