Day 9: Paris in a day.
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May 23rd, 2009 – by: apenutz_kaydude
We got into Paris late last night and took a crazy cab ride to our hotel, no idea where but we did pass the glittering Eiffel Tower. It was a small hotel, cheap and one bed to share, but we put a chair over the door to make us feel better. Up early to start the tour of Paris in one day. We found the free walking tour and followed them around for 4 hours seeing all the historic sites and getting a lesson on each from our young guide. Very interesting and so much to see! We went by the Louvre where the Mona Lisa is and the many monuments and statues stole from other countries and set up in France by kings. It rained on us for a couple hours but only lightly and then it got nice. I also found the bridge where Carrie met Big in Paris at the end of season 6 of Sex & the City.:) Oh and we saw the fountain where Ann Hathaway threw her phone at the end of the move Devil Wears Prada. It was all fun, we saw a lot.
Found the Eiffel Tower on our own afterwards and took plenty of pictures and even figured out the subway system and took it up to Mulon Rough for the view. I bartered for a Paris scarf there and we hit the subway again to the train station where we somehow got first class to Brussels and it is great! French dinner, white wine and even chocolates and free Internet ON the train. Yes! We deserve it, and stuffed ourselves with everything free. :)
Paris is ok, dirty and stinks and filled with tourists. But if you can look past all of that the history is fascinating and all the buildings ad architecture is amazing.
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