Lili and Eiffel again;) and what the heck is a 'platform'

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And the great '3' in metro!
Since we couldnt see Lili the previous day - we made an appointment with her today in the morning. We chose the place which she already knew and could reach in few minutes (without line changes) from her hostel... so the place was: "Gare de Nord - platform 7" I thought there is nothing more specific and no more exact place easy to find as a train station where she arrived few hours back and the only one entrance to the platform '7' (which is a nice number;) but... it seemed like in America they didnt know what's the platform (regarding to a regular train station) ahahhaha.
We arrived at the platform and waited and waited for ever. Then RJ said:
RJ: Maybe she's waiting in the metro station at the platform?
ME: No way, i said her - at the station, entrance of the platform 7.
Under the Tour Eiffel

RJ: She might not know where's the platform, im telling you, she must be there - somewhere downstairs in the metro.
ME: She is just a bit late. But she will find it.
RJ: Maybe we should go to the metro station?
ME: It's weird. I better call her.
<ringtone>
ME: Lili, where are you?
Lil: Im waiting in the metro, but where the heck is platform 7? there are only two platforms. And what's actually platform?
ME: What? Still in metro? You have to go out of the metro and walk to the train station - enter the main hall and find the platform 7 with a HUUUUGE '7' at it.
Lil: What? Am i wrong? Ok, wait.

Few minutes later we saw her going through the main hall of Gare du Nord - we were laughing. Then Lili asked, what the 'platform' actually is, coz she's confused now.
Come up guys!
.. ahhahaha We showed her the platform with some explanaition. But... as u will see in the future she might have not listened to the explanaition or might have not understood fully the meaning of the word 'platform' (---> see Barcelona entry of 9th.jan.09).

After this funny start of the day we headed to Tour Eiffel to celebrate again our belated NYE. First we went to Passy stn. to take the pictures, we saw once on internet but.... ther was a horrible fog and we could see only the half of the tower haahha. Nevermind, the picture is now probably even more specific, more interesting.
We could drink finally our NYE-beer and coz we were a bit hungry - and there was a bit of kiełbasa still left so we walked drinking and eating, and fooling of course towards the Tour Eiffel.
Me and RJ with the half of Tour Eiffel


There was a huuuuuuuUUUuuuuUUuuuuuge line so we gave up and didnt climb the tower. Im sure Lili and RJ will come again and will go there some day... And again - we got hungry, we went back to Saint Michel and found a french restaurant which was pretty much empty besides us... and wouldnt you know it.. its start to fill up fast... it always seems to happen when we show up.. hahah ... no bullshit it's been like that all the time later, in Madrid, Valencia and Barceona as well! hahaha!
We had some good food (and the two Lil and RJ finally could taste the french cuisine). It got kinda late so we left Lili alone in the heart of Paris in hope she would survive there;) and went back to the hostel, to pick up the luggage and off we go to the airport.
Me with Lil again with part of tower;)

I already mentioned this stupid woman at "Chatelet les Halles"-RER-station working at the info-point, who was bitchy and only pretending not to understand what kind of info i needed (even if i tryed to express myself in her own language) - so if u see her there (she's middle aged, light brown pretty short hair - i regret i dint take the picture;) - and say 'hallo bitch' to her from me - and dont bother to try say it in french coz she will be pretending not to get it, and that way maybe she will learn some 'words' of this kind in every human language;)

So we arrived at CDG-airport by RER. Checked-in and ... as we wanted to pass the security check and then have some coffe or chocolate over there in the 'free'-zone - we relized, there are no coffe shops, no shops at all, litteraly NOTHING we regreted to have passed the security check that early.
ooOOOoooo look at this beer!
.. But this is not all, in CDG-airport they dont have restrooms after passing security check!!! WHAT JERKS! They ask you to go through  this silly check immadietely after having checked-in you luggage and then they don't offer to passangers anything - just small space with seats and a machine with water for 456789983766533,12 euro for a tiny 0,5l bottle!!!
I had to leave the silly zone when going to the restrooms and then getting checked again by security guys! But im still lucky, coz i didnt get harassed by them like RJ, they touched him and searched ahahhahahahaha (Poor RJ! Sue them!;)
RJ have even more bad experiences with this airport, but fortunately we left it soon on the plane to Madrid.
jegs76 says:
hahahaha, it was funny!
Posted on: Jan 18, 2009
RJ82 says:
i love the conversation about where is lili! hahah seeee!! i was right.. she was waiting at the metro platform hahaha
Posted on: Jan 18, 2009
Lilliana77 says:
We don't have metros where I come from!!!!! LOL.
Jeggziiii I was there on time, the explanation was not clear! :P :P :P
And what happened in Barcelona, hahahhaha never mind hahaha you will write your part of the story anyways! 3% true! Hehehe :P :P :P
Posted on: Jan 18, 2009
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And the great 3 in metro!
And the great '3' in metro!
Under the Tour Eiffel
Under the Tour Eiffel
Come up guys!
Come up guys!
Me and RJ with the half of Tour Ei…
Me and RJ with the half of Tour E…
Me with Lil again with part of tow…
Me with Lil again with part of to…
ooOOOoooo look at this beer!
ooOOOoooo look at this beer!
Me: Got you!
RJ: I didnt steal ki…
Me: Got you! RJ: I didnt steal k…
the awesome 3
the awesome '3'
kLumpels
kLumpels
And the Paris-metro-classic!
And the Paris-metro-classic!
nice skulptures at the brigde
nice skulptures at the brigde
and again the almost invisible Eif…
and again the almost invisible Ei…
This was supposed to be a great pi…
This was supposed to be a great p…
The happy 3
The happy '3'
Looks like they stole the upper pa…
Looks like they stole the upper p…
fogy tower
fogy tower
ooOOoo look at them!
ooOOoo look at them!
Its still pretty morning;)
It's still pretty morning;)
we three
we three
morning
morning
Tour Eiffel
Tour Eiffel
Art nouveau is chasing us
Art nouveau is chasing us
Metro
Metro
Lili, come over here, this is our …
Lili, come over here, this is our…
nice steak!
nice steak!
And wheres my beer?
And where's my beer?
Let me try a piece of ur plate
Let me try a piece of ur plate
yammi shells!
yammi shells!
hmmhmm - d e l i c i o u s!
hmmhmm - d e l i c i o u s!
yammi
yammi
shells are ok!
shells are ok!
NEVer cHOOSE ThIS AiPORT
NEVer cHOOSE ThIS AiPORT
Paris
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