Thursday, July 31, 2008

Paris, France

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Citadines Hotel Les Halles (Metro - Les Halles). Walking distance to Notre Dame & the Louvre (very central).

Saturday 28/6 - Took the Eruostar train from London to Paris. Nothing spectacular about the underwater tunnel it's just like any other train tunnel, but we love travelling 1st class on the trains over here! Met up with Francine & Pipo at the hotel. Had lunch at a nearby cafe and the waitress was hillarious. Pipo wanted to see the eiffel tower so we spent the afteernoon walking around Paris. We walked for miles (& my feet are still hurting!) Went back to the same restaurant for dinner (because the waitress was so entertainiing & we couldn't walk another step). Dinner was superb and we laughed & joked with the waitress & fellow diners. A good way to end the day.

Sunday 29/6 - Met up with friend's of Francine's from Geneva - Rohan & Lore and went to Montmartre for lunch. A great view from Montmartre looking backing down over the city of Paris (photos will be ploaded soon). Again a great lunch & lots of laughing with friends & waitstaff. Whoever said the French are rude had better visit Paris with us! 4.30pm said goodbye to Francine & Pipo. 7.30pm took the metro to my friend Malibu's home. Met Malibu's children Theo & Tom, and a couple of Alain & Malibu's friends, Zoran & Didiere. Zoran is doing a world tour & hopes to come to Australia so we look forward to meetng him again in Perth! Another ex GO friend, Francis who lives in Lyon was also in Paris, so it was good to catch up with him unexpectedly. We had dinner at a typical French bistro (thank you Francis!) & of course ate, drank, talked & laughed. Finally had to leave to catch the last metro home (metro closes 1am).

Monday 30/6 - Slept in, had a late breakfast/early lunch. Spoke to Bree she was at London airport, has 4-5 hrs to wait for her flight which is due into Paris at 5.30pm. Her bus rear ended another bus at Heathrow airport when she arrived, luckily no-one was hurt. 5.45pm to 8pm we had a minor panic attack as we couldn't get through to Bree's mobile. Finally had a call from Tara at about 8.10pm. Bree sent her an SMS advising she was stuck on the train between the airport & Paris as her train had crashed into the rear of another train. Again no one was hurt, but I think she should walk instead of fly. Doesn't bad luck run in 3's? Bree finally arrived & Mark & I rushed off to La Poncinelle Restaurant to meet my ex GO friends for dinner (finally arrived at 9.45pm). We had a great night - Patrick has put his photos up on facebook - have a look! We missed the last metro however we were only a 15min walk away from our hotel & Patrick had pointed out which street to walk down. It was a pleasant walk home, but our feet ar sore from all the walking we've done in Paris.

Tuesday 1/7 - Checked out of the hotel & stored our luggage. We took Bree on a whirlwind tour of Paris. Walked past Notre Dame and the Louvre on our way to thee Paris Eye. The view from the ferris wheel was fantastic. Bree got to see the eiffel tower, montemartre & the whole of Paris in a quick 10 minute ride. Back to the hotel & off to the airport for our flight to Rome.

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