My pre-birthday celebrations!!! Oh and Bastille eve

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We basically planned our trip so that we made sure we would be in Paris for Bastille day. And more importantly, MY BIRTHDAY! Which also happens to be on Bastille day. We also wanted to make sure we were in Paris for the night before (today) as there is always big pre-celebrations. We had a flight flying from Madrid to Paris around 2:30 so we didn't leave the hostel until around 11am and basically just hung out all morning packing our bags and doing nothing. It was really weird travelling to Paris...we were still a group of 6 but Lauro and Alex had been replaced by Mark and Jeff.

At the airport we did some duty free shopping and I bought a carton of cigarettes for Ruby for her birthday (how nice, my present to her will eventually kill her haha) and then we just hung around for a while waiting for the flight as it was a bit delayed.

The gang in Bastille Square
In Paris we would be meeting up with Derek (derekbilldaly) and Anna (Hannah's friend from Contiki). Once arrived in Paris we had to get the RER line to Gare du Nord and then catch the metro to Bastille. The hotel that we booked was right on Bastille square! Can't get much better then that for Bastille day eh?

We met up with Anna and Derek at check in and we all got along fabulosly like being best buddies even though we all just met. It was great! The rooms that we had weren't anything special. They were two rooms of 3 beds and then Derek and Jeff had a double room. The room was pretty small with basically the three beds, a chair, and thats it. But oh well they weren't that expensive and it's just what we needed for our 3 days of partying in the city. It ended up being the best thing for us as the owners were pretty relax and we came and went as we pleased which was awesome.

Hands down, BEST PICTURE OF ALL TIME! Jeff really knows how to strut his stuff

After dumping our stuff in the rooms we met up back downstairs to do some exploring. Well, we didn't get too far and only made it next door which happened to be a chinese restaurant and we were all starving so we got something to eat. By time we were done eating it was time to head down the street to the shop to get some mixers for our booze and to start the pre-drinking which we planned to be in our room. In the Madrid airport we got a big bottle of Absolute Pear and then bought some 7-up to mix it with. Delicious.

We decided to head out to the square around 10:30pm and it was already pretty busy with lots of people and lights and some random music going on in the stage. We were kind of oblibivious to what was going on just drinking, dancing, laughing and generally just having a wicked time.

STOP! It's Hammer time!
Bondy tried to woo the ladies with his impressive chat up lines and we showed all those frenchies how to shake their booty! Although I am pretty sure we got quite a few looks from people who thought we were crazy. As well Obi (Ruby's friend from uni) and two of her mates were in Paris at the same time so they came and met up with us and we were a pretty big crowd.

It all gets a bit hazy for me here...remember now this was my pre-birthday celebrations! I remember going back to the hotel to use the toilet and realising that I had a missed call from Melissa on my mobile. Mark, being the idiot that he is, then said I could use his mobile to call her back. His UK mobile, in FRANCE, calling AUSTRALIA. Expensive. After speaking to her I then decided to call "all of Canada" and called anyone whos number I could remember off the top of my head which included about a half hour chat to my sister, a chat with Lindsay, and left voice messages for Brittany and Natalie.

Ruby, Ben, and Hannah on our Easy Jet flight
All on Mark's phone.

I honestly don't remember at which point it went from having a really good time to just really drunk and not remembering. Good thing I hade all my mates there to look after me while I was running about in Bastille Square hehe. I remember that I was on the phone with Melissa at 12am and had everyone sing me happy birthday which was awesome. I do not remember apparently slapping some random guy and then having him slap me back. (This is what Hannah tells me) I don't remember getting brought back to the hotel either. I do remember getting sick and I recall the feeling of being trapped...which was probably when I fell under the bed and wouldn't get out and started crying for Ruby, apparently. lol.

I DO remember Mark taking care of me though and sitting with me while I was being ill in the washroom so thanks Mark for that! Haha oh what an AWESOME pre-birthday night and I'm pretty sure the pictures say it all!!!

emmllerg says:
Enjoy your next vacation to Paris
Posted on: Jun 02, 2013
derekbilldaly says:
What a great trip, I am so happy you invited me to meet you lot...what would my life over the past year have been like if this day didnt happen??
Posted on: Oct 24, 2009
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Love this photo!!!!!!
Love this photo!!!!!!
The gang in Bastille Square
The gang in Bastille Square
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Hands down, BEST PICTURE OF ALL T…
STOP! Its Hammer time!
STOP! It's Hammer time!
Ruby, Ben, and Hannah on our Easy …
Ruby, Ben, and Hannah on our Easy…
I was stuck with smelly Mark!
I was stuck with smelly Mark!
Jeff, Me, and Mark on the flight!
Jeff, Me, and Mark on the flight!
New advert for Easy Jet?? haha
New advert for Easy Jet?? haha
I was bored on the flight...
I was bored on the flight...
Pre-drinking! Jeff, Anna, Mark, an…
Pre-drinking! Jeff, Anna, Mark, a…
Jeff and Ruby
Jeff and Ruby
Bastille Square
Bastille Square
Ben ruined our pic!
Ben ruined our pic!
Having a good time in Paris!
Having a good time in Paris!
Mark and 2 of his harem
Mark and 2 of his harem
In Bastille Square
In Bastille Square
Derek and Jeff
Derek and Jeff
Me and Derek!
Me and Derek!
Haha!
Haha!
Chatting to all of Canada
Chatting to all of Canada
Haha I love in how all these photo…
Haha I love in how all these phot…
Derek and Ben rockin out
Derek and Ben rockin out
Jeff and Anna
Jeff and Anna
Hannah theiving from Mark
Hannah theiving from Mark
Rubz
Rubz
Obi and her friend...Jeff is a tro…
Obi and her friend...Jeff is a tr…
Mark trying to chat up Obi...HAHA
Mark trying to chat up Obi...HAHA
Love it!
Love it!
Apparently I got on well with Obi…
Apparently I got on well with Obi…
So this is where it began eh?!
So this is where it began eh?!
Derek has a bad influence over peo…
Derek has a bad influence over pe…
Getting a photo with the bouncers …
Getting a photo with the bouncers…
Bringing the party back to our room
Bringing the party back to our room
Nah nah nah nah, Nah nah, nah nah!
Nah nah nah nah, Nah nah, nah nah!
Best buddies!
Best buddies!
Jeff and Ruby
Jeff and Ruby
Anna and Mark
Anna and Mark
Go Jeff!
Go Jeff!
At least I made it out of the wash…
At least I made it out of the was…
Derek with the kebabs!
Derek with the kebabs!
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I honestly do not know what's goi…
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HAHA look at the pervy look on Ma…
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