25 hrs in Paris, A chance to use my native tongue, climbing Eiffel Tower by foot, love to come back
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A short bus ride (6hrs) and I was in Paris, one of my favorite cities, then more I come here, the more I want to move here :) I knew that I would be here only for 1 day so I just tried to enjoy as much of the city as I could, visiting places that I didn't get a chance to see when I was here last. After dropping my stuff at St. Christophers Hostel, I was off to Basilique du Sacré-Couer, which is located Monmartre, the highest point in the city. As I sat on the grass in from of the basilica, enjoying the amazing view of Paris, It was all kind of surreal that 2 days ago I was in New York, then in Brussels, this morning in Antwerp, and now looking over Paris.
After that I was off to Trocadero to see Statues overlooking Eiffel Tower, and once I was there I noticed that there was all sorts of Skateboarding and Rollerskating competitions there... Extreme sports have taken over Trocadero & Palais de Chaillot for the weekend :) There were numberous competitions, downhill slalom on skateboards, guys doing acrobatic tricks on skate near the stairs, and my favorite the football game on rollerskates haha.
After having my dinner haha, I couldn't come to Paris and not see the Louvre at night, I missed it the last time and I knew I couldn't have that happen twice... It was a great site to see, and really made my night :) Back at the hostel, I met a buch of really cool roomates at St.Christophers, and got a chance to use skills that I didn't think I would need to use in France.
Next morning we got up for breakfast, had a great time telling tales of our travels, I specifically love Dante's tale of travelling through Russia by train, meeting a few lads named Igor and Ivan, getting completely pissed on samagon(russian home made alcohol, about 150 proof) dancing on the table, somehow not getting his ass kicked sitting in the visitors section of a hostile football match... And living to tell me all about it! CLASSIC!
Being that my flight was in the afternoon, there was something that I wanted to do, but I couldn't do alone... I wanted to climb the Eiffel Tower by foot, and Georgi agreed to do it with me and overcome my extreme fear of heights. So we are off to Eiffel Tower, and so I take a quick breath, and start climbing.