Paris - Day 2
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April 20th, 2008 – by: jaxzhao
The Louvre was quite an exciting experience because no matter how many times you see a piece of art in a book, it's just not the same as seeing it first-hand.
After the Louvre, we were determined to find these supposedly outstanding fellafles, so we hopped back on the metro to St. Paul station into the Marais area. While it was unfortunate that the shop was closed that day, I did get a chance to wander the area a bit and get a feel for the district. What I learned walking through the various districts in Paris is that Paris isn't really a large city; rather, it's a collection of a number of distinct villages collectively referred to as Paris.
Later that evening, we went to a very nice restaurant on top of the Musee De l'Orsay, which offered a fantastic view of the Invalides by night and of the illuminated Eiffel Towers. I was very proud of myself that evening because I finally solicited a response in French! Usually, when I attempted to communicate in French with the locals, they end up responding in English, putting a dent in my ego.
After supper, we ascended the Eiffel Tower in spite of the rain that had started to come down as we were eating. The view atop the towe absolutely breathtaking! I seem doomed to juggle with rain my entire trip abroad this time, as this also plagued me in Japan, and will continue to do so in Turkey; but that's another tale. Apparently there actually was someone who hated the Eiffel Tower so much that he picked to dine within the restaurant within the tower just so he didn't have to look at it. We finished the night eating crepes at a local eaterie by the apartment.
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