Vive la Paris!
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October 1st, 2007 – by: bbbui
I arrived in Paris in the afternoon, after an uneventful ride on the Thalys train from Brussels. The only surprsie was that I was sitting in the first class cabin and paid for only a second class ticket. Oppps. Unfortunately, the conductor pointed this out and I had to pay an additional 50 Euros for the priviledge of not moving. Having to get up at 04:00 in Budapest to catch a plane to Milan and then having lunch in Brussels, I thought it was well worth it.
Checking into my hotel room, I wanted to go to sleep. I decided against it and instead wandered down to the Opera House. As I approached the main entrance, I noticed an unusual amount of policemen everywhere. On the steps of the Opera House, a protest was being held regarding I'm not sure what. So I sat around enjoying the views (of the building and people) and trying to figure out what the protesters were protesting about. As I was walking down the avenue, it started to sprinkle that turned into a torrential downpour!
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