Paris Day 2

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View from the Eiffel Tower with super zoom camera....

5:53pm

"So I was completely right about Adam. After we returned to the hostel, we went to our rooms and napped. I awoke at 7:45pm and freshened up. I decided to go see what Adam was up to, and he was still in bed. He told me his friend should be there around 8:30 and he would come down and tell me what they were going to do when he spoke with him. I returned to my room to a new roommate. Her name is Christina from California. She was getting ready to go watch the France soccer game and invited me to go. Like an idiot, I told her I was waiting for Adam and didn't want to be rude and just leave.

Well, I should have went with Christina. I spend the rest of the night reading The Da Vinci Code until about 12:30/1am, when I finally decided I was too tired to continue.

Across the circle
I had a good nights sleep. It felt soo good. About 8 hrs, a first in 3 nights.

I got up this morning around 9h20 (I started writing time in french, but it is 9:30am.) so I could try the free breakfast. You get a big hunk of bread with jam and butter and juice/tea/or coffee. It wasn't bad, but I think maybe I'll try the bakery tomorrow. After I ate a few bites, I showered and headed out for my second day in Paris. I first headed for L'Arc de Triumphe.

It was pretty cool getting to see it up close. I took some pictures across the street and then went under to see it closer. After that I walked up and down the Champs-Elysees. Nothing worthwhile and after 30 minutes, I stopped at La Poste(postoffice) and then headed back to Le Metro.

me at L'Arc de Triumphe

Next stop, Galeries LaFayette. I headed inside to look for a winter baret for my dad, and asked one lady. She told me to go across the street to specifically Galereies LaFayette Homme(mens). Nobody could help me here. I was getting so frustrated. I just left then wandered looking for the Metro to take me to Sacre Coeur for an hour and a half. I(I GOT SOOO LOST) It's exhausting walking around that much. I finally found Le Metro and stopped to eat something. I chose a strawberry tarte. The strawberries were good, that's about it. I got to my stop for Sacre Coeur, got out onto the street and had no idea which way to go. I decided right. WRONG!!! I walked 6 blocks in the wrong direction and ended up at Moulin Rouge. Well, took a few pcitures and then wlaked down the street.

in the arc
And what a street this was. Every 2 buildings (doors actually because the whole street was like one building) was a strip club, nudeshow, peepshow, or sex toys store. It was extremely creepy. I decided to check my map after Moulin Rouge and then got back on the metro because the way back was all uphill. Well, while trying to avoid walking uphill the elevator that took you up 2 levels from my stop was not working. I swear I walked up 300 stairs. Once outside checking the map the whole way I walked toward Sacre Coeur. Not knowing that FUNCTIONARE mean ELEVATOR!!!! I climbed another 300 stairs uphill to get to the church then just a bit(50) more when I got in front of the church.

The church is beautiful but definitely not worth my stressful journey today. If it wasn't for needing to meet people here, I would have totally said forget it back at Moulin Rouge.

arc
Hopefully they will make it here because I had a hell of a time.

(**sidenote** has anyone else had such a hard time getting to Sacre Coeur, just wondering. While typing this I was thinking about how someone else would be reading this and was laughing hestarically, but I remember how pissed off I was, especially when I saw the freaking elevator when I got to the top! hehe I was amazing though, I got there just in time to see a mass and I am not catholic, but itw as still very moving to me.)

I talked to Mom this morning and am considering coming home a day early. I don't know what I could possibly do that unplanned day here, but I don't want to regret missing out on my other day in London. I am not even sure I would be able to come home early but I am still thinking about it.

Louis Vitton store, covered with suitcases, for some anniversary year, not sure which one.

I am starving. I haven't eaten very well since I got here. Partly because I am scared of the food, or just can't find something I would like (I am an extremely picky eater). I'm thinking pizza when everyone gets here tonight, hopefully or just something good and filling. I hope we can still do something fun tonight even though I have to be back to the hostel by 2am. That curfew sucks and I looked online, but no hostel has availability for the remainder of my stay in Paris.

So now I am sitting on the steps in front of Sacre Coeur, waiting for my London crew, enjoying the beautiful view of the city. I hope they get here soon, even at all because I am starved and my butt is numb from the cement."

emmllerg says:
Enjoy your next vacation to Paris
Posted on: Jun 02, 2013
mypictures4u says:
Hi Rebecca,

First of all: I climbed the stairs, too! :-D

>> Partly because I am scared of the
>> food, or just can't find something

That is interesting. It is totally different with me. Each time I visit a foreign country I want to see it - and taste it. That does mean that I go for the local food. It worked well in 90 percent of all cases.
During my last visit to Paris I visited a small restaurant with typical french menues twice. And I liked the small cafe's and restaurants in the Sorbonne district (university).

Daniel
Posted on: Mar 14, 2007
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View from the Eiffel Tower with su…
View from the Eiffel Tower with s…
Across the circle
Across the circle
me at LArc de Triumphe
me at L'Arc de Triumphe
in the arc
in the arc
arc
arc
Louis Vitton store, covered with s…
Louis Vitton store, covered with …
Champs Elysees, Arc de Triumphe
Champs Elysees, Arc de Triumphe
Moulin Rouge, never went in, just …
Moulin Rouge, never went in, just…
Sacre Coeur
Sacre Coeur
The Sacred Heart
The Sacred Heart
Inside the Sacre Coeur
Inside the Sacre Coeur
inside
inside
beautiful church
beautiful church
Eiffel Tower from Montmartre
Eiffel Tower from Montmartre
Paris
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