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Paris

Ordering, sights and beer

sunny 30 °C

Paris!!!!!!

Good start to trip was on eurail we were fined for our travel agent not filling out our ticket validation.
but first class was good with dinner and dessert too - what more could we ask for.

first day we arrived in paris was a nice culture shock! not much english spoken here but u learn fast. bastards!!!!!!

after eating a good steak/tomato soup + the biggest beer ever seen we slept well (Sean won't be requesting a large beer for a while when they serve it by the gallon.

then seeing all paris could offer we walked and walked and walked and walked some more. we were both buggered after walked 21 km's. 1664 beer was tasty. Arc de triomphe was our favourite - watching cars make their way around the biggst ever round about. The longest ever ques at eiffel tower led us to believe the view was much better from arc de triomphe - and that's that story we are sticking too. Notre dam and louvre also on the agenda and got a picture with Mona.

We weren't around for bastille day celebrations but you can't do everything. We got to see Normandy and the beaches that the troops landed on, on d day.

today is sunday and they do believe in tradition and having a family day. we could only wish in australia. so not many shops open but jo did find out about flea market. walked there lost interest after ONE HOUR and only seen quarter of market time for the bar. midori and guinness were on order. its warm here current 31°(95 f) and climbing at 10.30 am.

one thing we have learnt is ordering in french is get it right, because this morning we order breakfast for 4 people. OOOPPPPSSSS.

Off to Venice tomorrow, hopeful we get to see the alps on the way.

Posted by kingburns 06:32 Archived in France Tagged round_the_world

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