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"After getting off the train in Paris, I took 2 short metro rides and was quickly at the 3 Ducks hostel. After being told check in was not until 4pm, and I had to pay in cash, I went to the atm to return to pay. While I was waiting in line to check in (pay) but not get a bed, I met Adam. We began talking and I invited him to join me on my Eiffel Tower journey since we were both waiting for check in(4pm) mind you it is only about 9/10ish at the latest. He agreed and after he got all situated we headed out.
Adam is 20 from Pittsburg, PA. He is a student studying sociology at Penn State. he was working in Dublin with family friends until recently when he hurt his back, causing him to no longer be able to do the manual labor of the job.
We got back on the metro and took it to our exit and as we rounded the corner, there it was LA TOUR EIFFEL!!! Adam said my eyes lit upand the look on my face was sheer amazement. I was speechless for a few seconds. It was enormous. The most magnificant thing I have ever seen in my life. Well worth the trip if that was the only thing I got to experience in Paris.
The journey up took a while. The whole thing was about 3 hrs. We stayed at the top for a while, taking pictures and trying to find different landmarks. It was a beautiful sight. The city is so old and picturesque.(**sidenote** for as long as I can remember dreaming up romantic notition in my head I have always dreamed of kissing and getting engaged on the top of the Eiffel Tower.
After we came down from the tower, we walked the parc(1mile) that sits behind the tower and then began searching for a place to eat. We settled on a bistro and I got a sandwich(ham, swiss, tomatoes and lettuce) on the biggest roll I have ever seen in a long time. The hardest one too. It was so difficult to bite into but the insides were yummy. (**sidenote** I had just had a really bad toothache, one that put me in the hospital about 2 weeks before my trip so eating the hard bread was really hard for me. I wish I could have been able to eat more, I think I averaged one meal a day!)
Adam needed to get a haircut so we found a place with a perfect stereotypical french stylist.
I’m on my way to
I believe we have entered the Chunnel. We are going faster it seems and it is pitch black outside. The announcer said we would be in it for about 20 minutes, not too bad crossing under a body of water.
Sleep and the
Ok, maybe I can take a small nap before we get to