My first written blog!!! :P --> PARIS!!! :D
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April 26th, 2009 – by: ZoeCaitlin
My journey to Paris started on Saturday 25th of Aprilâ€¦ i went with the Thalys(i donâ€™t have my drivers license yet:P) and iâ€™ve never travelled with the Thalys before so i wanted to experience it :P. I didnâ€™t go alone on the trip(i donâ€™t like to travel alone) i was with somebody else to accompany me :D It is four hours with the Thalys and it was a struggle to find our hotel, no first of all it was a struggle to find the right ticket centre to get a pass for 5 days unlimited travelling trough Paris :@ But whe finally arrived at our hotel, and we sa won our way to the hotel that there was a big shopping centre so we went to the mall and had diner there.
So our journey started at Gare du Nord and we began to walk to Jardin des Plantes(see my photos of jardin des plantes). It is a public garden like Central Park or Vondelpark, you see a lot of people jogging and running etc. So we walked trough the park and decided that we wanted to see the Notre Dame. Again we misjudged how long it takes for you to be there!! But whe finally arrived there. Unfortunately it was Sunday, so lots of other toerist who want to see the Notre Dame from the out and inside.
Our next goal was the Arc de Triompheâ€¦ Ow boy you can better ride Des Champs Elysees by bike,scooter,motor or car than walk!! OMG itâ€™s soooooo long!!! But all the time you see you goal: The Arc de Triomphe!! We already decided that we wanted to go up.
We saw the Eiffeltower now, and we really wanted to it that day so a stupid as we where, we walked to Eiffeltower and where dissapointed by what we saw..:( I thought it was grey but it is an old, Brown, steel thingy something!! My friend thought it would stand on square not in a park.... but whe have seen the Eiffeltower now and nobody can take away that memory! :D Whe didnâ€™t go upstairs because of the long watinglines and we where dissappointed by the looks of the Eiffeltower L
The next day we decided that we wanted to go inside the Notre Dame, Saint-Chapelle and Louvre. Wauw the Notre Dame is even more beautifuller inside then it already is from the outside!!! All kinds of beautiful paintings on the ceiling, stained glass and statues.
After the Notre Dame we went to the Saint-Chapelle, after waiting for 15-30 min. in the long waiting line, you got checked bij some guards if you doâ€™t have anything on you. Then you have to paid some Euroâ€™s to get inside.... it was a little bit disappointed what we saw. It was a chapel with stained glass, beautiful paintings on the ceiling only the Notre Dame was better. After that disappointment we went to the Louvre. When we wanted to buy a ticket i saw a sign wich said that people between 18-25 years and from EU could go inside for free. So i asked what that meant and we got free tickets for the Louvre!! Who thought of that!!! Well i really recomment the Louvre to everyone!! Itâ€™s so beautiful and so big!! You could spent a day in the Louvre :D But donâ€™t go only for the Mona Lisa, you can see the painting from several meters and a lot of people are standing next or in front of you take the same picture as you L
For the next few days we just walked trough Paris and shopped a little bit :P And here stops my inspiration to wright my blog further, it got longer then i thought.
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