Climbing the Tower and getting kicked out of strip clubs...

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From the top!!!

Anna, Ben and I woke early the next morning as we were determined to climb the tower and avoid the massive ques that we knew would come up by 10am. We got there just after 9am and decided to climb the first 2 storeys. I ate climbing up things, I get very dizzy and disorientated for some reason but I dont think you can get a good appreciation of it unless you climb up. At the first platform we wandered around for ahwile and at the second. At the second you then had the option of taking the elevator up to the very top! We didn't know that was a possiblity so we bought our tix, qued up for awhile and eventually got on.

It was amazing how long that ride took up to the top, it made you fully aware of just how bloody high up we really were! It was amazing and the view of all of Paris spread out beneath us was breathtaking.

The climbing team!
We spent quite awhile up there, looking for landmarks and enjoying the sunshine. It was a perfectly still day thank god. Ive never particularly had a problem with heights but I wasn't feeling all to comfortable looking down. If the tower had of been swaying I may have felt less happy about it!!!

It was an enjoyable morning and we made it back to the hotel around midday, Anna and I got some lunch from the bakery then found a nice place to sit in the sunshine and enjoy coffee, the Parisian way. It was such a hot day!! I could feel myself burning. After awhile I went back to the hotel and Ben and I had a nap. For Lori and Ruby's birthday I'd decided to take them out for a 3 course meal as they were both about to go travelling so material items would have been pointless.

Moulin Rouge =D
I'd decided on the area of Montmatre which is famous for it's street artisits, the Sacre Couer and the Moulin Rouge/red light district.

We got there about 6pm and met another fellow TB as well as some of Lori's Canadian mates who were travelling. We wandered around looking for a restaurant who could cater for about 10 people and eventually came across one with an entertaining waiter. He was hilarious! He enjoyed pulling the piss out of us in French and insinuating that Ben was a female due to his lustrous locks!

Ruby, Lori and I entertained ourselves with taking comical and rude pics on Dereks camera, while Ben and Derek flirted with the waiter. At the end of the night somehow the drinks mysteriously didn't occur on our bill!!! Sweet as - we checked that that was correct and I think we owe thanks to Ben and his hair for that stroke of luck!!! After a yummy meal and dessert we decided to find ourselves a decent bar to drink at, stopping in some of the adult shops along the way!

We eventually came to this cozy looking bar with a corner of couches and a live cover band, Parisian but singing some good old rock songs in English.

Our free shooters!
This was our place to be! We bought that many drinks and shooters that at one stage they gave us a tray of apple sourz shots for free!! Score =D The music was great, the ambience was amazing and the people friendly, the bar guy hot. We were set. At one stage a fight broke out between some of the creperie stalls next door, with one guy brandishing a butter knife as a weapon. We found it rather hilarious!

Then the band asked if there were any song requests.. I yelled out Mr Jones by Counting Crows, so they asked me up to sing. Well no thankyou but with that suggestion all of the crew started chanting and telling me to get up there, Lori begging coz it was her birthday. So a lil nervy, a lil drunk, i got up and sang. Think everyone expected a Cameron Diaz effort from My Best Friends wedding but the singling lessons and training I'd had from 10-14yrs paid off and I didn't embarrass myself too badly.

Ben and those locks!!
They called for another song so we had Fool's Garden Lemon Tree next. Its been awhile but I had a good time behind the mike, my other hand gripping my tequila beer! Anna then got up and sang a beautiful song that I always forget the name of.. and played guitar! The girls got talent! All in all we had a great time at that bar, had heaps of pics with the band and bar boy, the guitarist gave me his pick and some of the crew decided it was time to go home.

Lori, Rubz and I just weren't finished with the evening yet.. It was near 2am and we were in the red light district of Paris.. we wanted to hit up a strip club. Dunno why but that was our plan. So we evetually found one with some old hag outside. It seemed to promise all these things but when we got inside it was dead.

Dereks line - One you'd take home to your mother, the other you'd take home to you brother!
No costumes, no strippers. Basically you pay to get in, then pay for whatever else you want. What happened to the old tip system??!?!?! I pulled the piss and got on the pole myself for a dance which attracted a few slappers over to dance with me, soon bailed. No thanks to being touched up by weird parisian chics. Haha. One of the 'working girls' was paying some attention to Rubz, kissing her and climbing on her. Laying down on her to text someone! I mean wheres the professionalism??? I went out the front to query what we'd paid for in the entry and they shut the curtains on me!! RUDE. So we stalked out yelling abuse and telling them they were all crap and we got pushed out!!! Ahaha, we laughed all the way back down to the bar and hung out with the band a bit more before teh guitarist hailed us a taxi.
I wonder how.. I wonder why...
We enjoyed yelling expletives out the window to the old hag bouncer of the club who pulled us the finger back. No wonder the place was dead. Wish I remembered the name of the joint - but avoid it if going to Paris! Nevermind, were drunk and had a bloody great evening and a laugh to go with it!!!

 

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Posted on: Jun 02, 2013
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From the top!!!
From the top!!!
The climbing team!
The climbing team!
Moulin Rouge =D
Moulin Rouge =D
Our free shooters!
Our free shooters!
Ben and those locks!!
Ben and those locks!!
Dereks line - One youd take home …
Dereks line - One you'd take home…
I wonder how.. I wonder why...
I wonder how.. I wonder why...
Lori getin jiggy with the corona b…
Lori getin jiggy with the corona …
Vies from the top of the tower
Vies from the top of the tower
The Seine
The Seine
Anna =D
Anna =D
Havin a rest!!!
Havin a rest!!!
Some of the crew!
Some of the crew!
Drinkies at our bar!
Drinkies at our bar!
Some ear lovin!
Some ear lovin!
Lori and I at dinner!
Lori and I at dinner!
Mr Jones and me..
Mr Jones and me..
My girls!
My girls!
Some girly lovin.. dont ask.
Some girly lovin.. dont ask.
Ruby Ruby Ruby RUBY!!
Ruby Ruby Ruby RUBY!!
Tongues anyone?
Tongues anyone?
We thought he was hot at the time.…
We thought he was hot at the time…
DESPERADOES!!! Lovin my tequila be…
DESPERADOES!!! Lovin my tequila b…
Angry with the strip club!
Angry with the strip club!
The band!!
The band!!
Enjoying my beer!
Enjoying my beer!
Paris
photo by: Sweetski