Shopping, Dinner, and Strippers!

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Me in Bastille square...only touristy photo from this day!

So Mark was not "right behind me!" Around 6:30am he came into the room very drunk and woke me up...his brilliant plan was to stay up until 7:30 when he had to leave to go catch his coach. He went to bed and his alarm went off at 7:30. Easy right? I thought he was at the station until I got a phone call from Melissa at 9am. When I saw that Mark was still sleeping in his bed I woke him up to tell him that it was 9 and, I'm not even joking, he screamed! Like proper screamed aloud like someone would in a horror movie. Scared the shit out of me and work up Ruby as well! Pretty hilarious though as well...

So he completley missed his bus. There was another one later which I told him he should take and just go back to bed as he did not look well at all. But then there was another one that was a bit earlier so he decided to leave and go catch that one.

Anna, Ben, Derek, and Kyle at dinner
Now you know someone is not well and still piss drunk when they call you asking where the metro station is when the hotel your satying at is RIGHT NEXT DOOR to it. Then he said something about his Ipod still being here so I asked him if it was in the room and he said it was so he had to come back. Then when he gets to the room he asks me where it is and I don't know and then he says that I said it was here...how would I know where it is?? Turns out it was in his pocket...So third time lucky right? He finally left with all his belongings to go catch his coach. Haha gotta love Bondy and his crazy antics!

Today Ben, Hannah, and Anna got up really early to go to the eifel tower so they could climb to the top without the crowds. Ruby and I decided to take it easy and maybe do a bit of shopping.

Go Hannah!!! You were amazing!
Mark left us all his euro change which amounted to about 15 euros so we went to McDonalds and got a massive feast for breakfast and brought it back to the hotel. Around 2pm we finally left the room and we went to the internet cafe to check out e-mail. Bloody expensive that was, 4 euro an hour!

From Bastille square we took the metro to Champs Elysse to do some shopping. I bought a new pair of flip flops and a new top as my birthday present to myself. Then we stopped along some stores before getting ice cream and heading back to the hotel to meet up with the rest of the group. Tonight we were going out for a nice dinner which was mine and Ruby's birthday present from Hannah.

We wanted to go somewhere in the Monte Mare area so we all decided to meet at Blanche metro station at 7pm.

MMMMMmmm shooters!!
We met up with Domenic (another tb), Karen and Kyle, and we had to wait for Derek as he was now staying at a different hostel. Since Bondy was leaving a day early Jeff only booked 2 nights for his room and took Bondy's bed for the last night.

Once everyone arrive we just walked around looking for a decent place to eat. I don't know the name of the place we went to but it was a cozy little restaurant. It wasn't very big and our group pretty much took up the whole place. The waiter was really...well I don't know how to describe him, funny? I guess...haha he was a bit random but he provided some laughs and he was pretty nice. The meal was really nice and it was 2 courses for 17 euro so we got a really good goats cheese salad and then I chose steak and potatoes as my main meal.

What is it Derek? One you can bring home to your mother, the other to your brother?? HEHE :p
Then of course we had dessert as well! Kyle, Ruby, Hannah, and I shared Creme Brule and chocolate cake, yum! When we got the bill for dinner we realised that the waiter didn't charge us for our drinks which was either really nice of him or a mistake...but we tipped him well so maybe it balances it out?

Since we were in Pigalle we decided to go get some drinks and then see some strippers! The area is a bit seedy and there were tons of sex stores so we stopped in one for a laugh. They had so much gross porn playing on the tv's!!! Yuck! Along the way we found this really cool, laid back rock bar called L'Art Scenik. And just as we were about to go in we saw the CRAZIEST THING!!

Right beside the bar there was a crepe stand, another little shop, and then another crepe stand.

HAHA we're groupies!!
As we were going into the bar the two workers from each crepe stand got in a MASSIVE FIGHT! They were yelling and swearing in french at each other and then one of the guys started throwing eggs! Raspberry jam and Nutella was flying all over the place! One guy was holding up a butter knife and then he slipped in the Nutella!! It was honestly the funniest thing I have ever seen!

The bar was awesome! It was 6 euro a beer which is pretty expensive but for Paris...and compared to all the other bars that are around our hotel it was pretty cheap! Ben bought me a birthday Corona and Derek bought me 3 shots (which to this day I still don't know what was in them) which I had to do in a row. Which I did cause I am a champ! At the bar there was a band that was doing a whole bunch of covers and he asked if anyone wanted to come up and sing so us being the nice friends that we are, all started chanting "Hannah, Hannah, HANNAH" until she eventually caved in and went up to sing.

I <3 Corona!
She did such a good job as well!

After that Dominic, Kyle, and Karen left and then Derek was going to leave as his hostel had a curfew (I know! Lame!!) but then I convinced him to stay and crash at the hotel so he did! I think cause we were buying so many drinks...and probably cause we were pretty much the only people in there, the bar staff brought us over a tray of 10 shots! They were all mixer shooters so they weren't straight booze but it was pretty sweet and they were delicious!

Then Anna went up and she played the guitar and sang a song which she did very well! Poor Jeff though had a bit too much to drink and was getting a bit ill. No worries buddy, we've all been there...see previous entry! Derek, Anna, and Ben took him back to the hotel but Rubz, Hannah, and me were still pretty set on seeing strippers so we decided to stay out.

**WARNING: DRINKING IMPAIRS YOUR JUDGEMENT** we thought he was hot...at the time

There were lots on the street to choose from...we went up to one and the lady said it was 20 euro to get in so we said no and started to walk away. So then she said for 10 euro each we could get in and get a free drink so we said OK. Well, first we asked if there was MALE strippers and she said yes. So we went in and we got our drinks which was a glass of straight vodka, no mixer. It was really weird when we were in there cause there was no strippers!

One girl came over to us but she was wearing jeans and a sweater!!! And then she was sitting there texting on her phone and we were very confused and a bit angry! Nothing was happening and eventually Hannah went up and was dancing around (don't worry, we were the only people in there!) and then she went behind the curtain to the area where we came through and was bugging them asking where our strippers were.

An amazing night in Paris!
..and then they got mad at us and as we were leaving words were said...anyways to sum it up never go to Glamour strip club in Paris!!

So we went back to the bar and was chatting with the band for a bit and then they called a cab for us. The poor cabbie though cause as we went passed the strip club we rolled down the window and started yelling at the lady and she was yelling back at us and giving us the finger...was pretty hilarious but I don't think he knew what was going on haha. The cab was only 12 euro as well so not bad at all! We wanted to get some food but nothing was open so we just went back to the room.

Jeff was pased out but Derek was still awake. We were just hanging out in the room and I heard knock on our door so I went to go answer it.

Haha...Paris taxi ride!
Turns out it was someone knocking on the door beside our room and not ours. But I started chatting to the young Scottish lad who was knocking and he was pretty nice so I invited him (Delcan) to come hang out with us in our room. You do random things when your drunk...

He was travelling with mates though and eventually Tom and James came in as well! James was a twin and his brother Dan was upstairs sleeping so me and Ruby ran up and woke him up...so HILARIOUS, he was sleeping with one of those money wallets around his neck! And then he continued to wear it while he was in our room. So yeah basically...to sum it up...I randomly invited these four 18 year old Scottish kids in our room and then prompley fell asleep and left Derek and Ruby to deal with them until 5 in the morning.

HAHA I cannot get over the money belt!
HAHA....yeah they aren't too impressed with me though....LOL

emmllerg says:
Enjoy your next vacation to Paris
Posted on: Jun 02, 2013
hannah-lou says:
Hahahaha, what a top night babe, you've bought it all back for me! And good on ya for remembering the name of that bar - I had no idea. And it was the coolest. Stoopid strip club..grr..One day Lori we'll see real ones.. Tommys? Haha. nice work babe!
Posted on: Dec 09, 2008
derekbilldaly says:
Still cant believe you ditched poor me & Ruby with those really annoying pre-punescent scottish lads...they were easy to take the piss out of though...hahahaha
Posted on: Dec 06, 2008
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Me in Bastille square...only touri…
Me in Bastille square...only tour…
Anna, Ben, Derek, and Kyle at dinn…
Anna, Ben, Derek, and Kyle at din…
Go Hannah!!! You were amazing!
Go Hannah!!! You were amazing!
MMMMMmmm shooters!!
MMMMMmmm shooters!!
What is it Derek? One you can brin…
What is it Derek? One you can bri…
HAHA were groupies!!
HAHA we're groupies!!
I <3 Corona!
I <3 Corona!
**WARNING: DRINKING IMPAIRS YOUR J…
**WARNING: DRINKING IMPAIRS YOUR …
An amazing night in Paris!
An amazing night in Paris!
Haha...Paris taxi ride!
Haha...Paris taxi ride!
HAHA I cannot get over the money b…
HAHA I cannot get over the money …
Champs Elysee
Champs Elysee
Me and Hannah at Dinner
Me and Hannah at Dinner
We are classy girls!
We are classy girls!
Very very classy girls!
Very very classy girls!
Mmmm our yummy desserts
Mmmm our yummy desserts
In Pigalle
In Pigalle
Hannah, Karen, Anna, Ruby, and Der…
Hannah, Karen, Anna, Ruby, and De…
Ben!!
Ben!!
The boys...Kyle, Derek, Jeff, and …
The boys...Kyle, Derek, Jeff, and…
Saying Bye to Kyle my friend from …
Saying Bye to Kyle my friend from…
Anna
Anna
Having a goodbye hug before we con…
Having a goodbye hug before we co…
Hannah and Ruby
Hannah and Ruby
Me and Ben at the bar
Me and Ben at the bar
Hannah, Rubz, and Jeff
Hannah, Rubz, and Jeff
Party faces!
Party faces!
Love it!
Love it!
Woot woot go Anna!
Woot woot go Anna!
Girlies! :)
Girlies! :)
Awesome!!!
Awesome!!!
We do love our drink
We do love our drink
The Band
The Band
Nice
Nice
BFF!!!
BFF!!!
Me and Derek
Me and Derek
Things got a bit crazy...
Things got a bit crazy...
Hmmm maybe this is what made Jeff …
Hmmm maybe this is what made Jeff…
Aww poor Jeff is ill...
Aww poor Jeff is ill...
...so lets kick while hes down an…
...so lets kick while he's down a…
Haha love how you can see Jeff wit…
Haha love how you can see Jeff wi…
Ruby REALLY likes her Malibu haha
Ruby REALLY likes her Malibu haha
HAHA look where he is looking!
HAHA look where he is looking!
Haha hes been ruby-tooed
Haha he's been ruby-tooed
Nice
Nice
Some random???
Some random???
Ben is Carlos Santana.
Ben is Carlos Santana.
Hehe sorry Jeff!
Hehe sorry Jeff!
Ruby gets attacked by the tounges!
Ruby gets attacked by the tounges!
Sad that we didnt get to see any …
Sad that we didn't get to see any…
who is this?? and whose stuff am I…
who is this?? and whose stuff am …
With one of the band members
With one of the band members
Nice taxi shot....after we yelled …
Nice taxi shot....after we yelled…
Comfy floor Derek?
Comfy floor Derek?
Ruby and Delcan
Ruby and Delcan
Me and Tom...?
Me and Tom...?
Cool dude eh?
Cool dude eh?
Poor Jeff is under there...somewhe…
Poor Jeff is under there...somewh…
Hotness....
Hotness....
oi!!
oi!!
Derek with the children...lol
Derek with the children...lol
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