Last entry from Europe! :(

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View of the tower from the boat

So today was our last full day to see Paris / enjoy life in Europe. The first stop of the day was to find the mini Statue of Liberty. We walked along the river until we found the island it sits on. It was bigger than I thought but still much smaller than the original. We took a sweet picture of it with the Eiffel Tower in the background, from another bridge farther down the river.

I had seen a postcard of La Defense area of the city, which is a business district. The guidebooks don't really mention the area but the buildings looked cool and we had the time so off we went. Right at the end of the area is a hugemongous square building (see the pic below) as well as lots of other weridly shaped office buildings.

The big square building in in La Defense district
My guidebook has one half page devoted to the area, which includes a blurb about how it looks like a space ship could land there. I compared it to the Jetsons :)

We then took the metro down to the Champs d'Elysee and walked along there and to the the island with the famous Barthollion ice cream. OMG best ice cream ever. The dark chocolate tasted like what brownie batter ice creamified would taste like! I'm glad it was my last ice cream since ice cream in Paris will always have a place in my heart haha

The rest of the day was spent doing something top secret which I can't write about or it will ruin the surprise!

It's sad that this is my last entry from Paris. It has been such an awesome trip and really I don't think I'm quite ready to go home yet. The trip was better than I could have ever imagined and I got to do most of the things I had set out to do.
I don't know if I could go for another 2.5 months again but this was definitely a trip I will never forget!

The following was added the following day:

Since we hadn't had a rose wine yet, that was on the menu for this evening. After finishing off the bottle (once again with a busted cork, I have to stop using my Swiss Army knife), we went over to the river to see if we could get on a boat for a cruise along the Seine. We ended up getting on a boat, sitting on a seat along one of the sides. Along the cruise we saw all the major sights and some not so major sights such as a pair of guys who flashed the boat as we sailed by!

After the boat cruise (that unfortunately didn't have a bar on board) we went for a crepe, standing behind one of the most hunky guys I have ever seen. Too bad we were leaving in the morning!

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View of the tower from the boat
View of the tower from the boat
The big square building in in La D…
The big square building in in La …
in La Defense district
in La Defense district
in La Defense district
in La Defense district
the divorce pastry
the divorce pastry
in La Defense district
in La Defense district
in La Defense district
in La Defense district
Random jazz festival in La Defense…
Random jazz festival in La Defens…
in La Defense district
in La Defense district
in La Defense district
in La Defense district
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photo by: Sweetski