the eiffel tower, les invalides, the louvre and bastille eve parties!...and guess who?

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les invalides

Me, Lori, Chris and Rod went out for breakfast at a little cafe close to our hostel. It was awesome. Then Rod had to go meet some buddies so Lori, Chris and I headed off for some Paris sightseeing. We first walked to the Eiffel Tower, which is amazing. Probably my favorite thing in Europe, its gorgeous, I could not stop staring at it. We walked over to the Champs de Mars to sit for a bit and just look at the Eiffel Tower. When we stood up again it turns out that I had sat on a piece of chocolate! Probably one of the only pieces of chocolate there and I had to sit on it...nice.

After the Eiffel Tower we headed in the direction of Les Invalides, a building built for war veterans.

It was gorgeous, the area around it was really nice, there were a lot of flowers and fountains. We walked through there and then crossed the bridge infront of it. There was a lot of people there setting up for the military parade tomorrow. We walked through the park there to the Louvre next.

I was expecting a massive line to go in there because of the movie Eurotrip...but there was no line at all! We basically walked right it, which was strange. The staff there were really nice too, Lori and I needed to use a phone to call the Stadium Hostel to cancel our reservation there and we couldn't find a working phone anywhere! We asked where we could find one and the lady let us use theirs! After that was done with we wandered around the Louvre for a bit, it's huge there! We found the Mona Lisa, which isn't hard as theres signs everywhere for it.

Lori and I
It was so crowded, you can't even get close to it. After that we did some more wandering and found the Venus de Milo, which was pretty awesome. Then we found the Hammurabi Code as well, which was sweet too. I don't know art very well so we sort of just aimlessly wandering around.

After the Louvre we went back to our hostel for a little bit before heading to meet Rod and his friends at their hotel. When we got there we decided to go out for dinner. We walked around for a bit looking for a good place to eat before finding one. I can't remember what it was called but it was pretty reasonably priced and really good.

Then we headed back to the hotel to hang out before heading to the Bastille for the celebrations. We stayed there for a couple hours playing drinking games and then decided to walk to the Bastille.

all of us at the bar
It took us a bit to find it as we got a little lost and by the time we got there the celebrations were over but there are still a ton of bars there. We decided to pick one and have some drinks there. It was Lori's birthday eve so we celebrated that a bit too. As we were sitting there Lori saw our trip twins walk past! She ran outside but she had missed them. Later on in the evening we saw them again so we both booked it outside to say hi. Lori got there first and she said the look on their faces was priceless. It was so crazy seeing them again! What a small world eh? We talked to them for a while and then made plans to meet up the next day. Looking back we should have made more solid plans because we never ran into them again:(

Chris and I walked back at like 2am to our hostel. Which turned out to be really far away as it took us FOREVER, I'm pretty sure we didn't get back to our hostel till 5 or 6am. It was daylight thats for sure. And the bitchy girls in my room(we had to change rooms that morning) locked the door! So I had to climb throug the window.

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les invalides
les invalides
Lori and I
Lori and I
all of us at the bar
all of us at the bar
eiffel tower!
eiffel tower!
she helped me by cleaning the choc…
she helped me by cleaning the cho…
attempting to find the Bastille
attempting to find the Bastille
outside the invalides
outside the invalides
near the louvre
near the louvre
the louvre!
the louvre!
venus de milo
venus de milo
hammurabi code
hammurabi code
dinner time
dinner time
our Aussie friends..the guy on the…
our Aussie friends..the guy on th…
birthday shot!
birthday shot!
Chris and me in the bar
Chris and me in the bar
our trip twins! and some dude that…
our trip twins! and some dude tha…
mm tequila
mm tequila
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photo by: Sweetski