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Today is my second day in Paris anndd after recovering from jet lag by sleeping most of the day away yesterday it was about time for some exploring! Ofcourse I write this now after the fact but at 10:30 this morning when I left I was terrified! What if I got lost or for locked out of my friends apartment or heaven forbid had to speak to someone in French? Ughhh... speaking French to French people is a lot more intimidating than you'd think!
Anyway, first to give ...
... the security people. This included a whole family including 4 young children, airline staff, old, young, (little toddlers included), everybody. Our plane left on time (noon) and we were once again happy to have exit row seats with lots of leg room.
Update:Arrived safely in Singapore at 12:30am Paris time, three hours here then 8 hour flight back to Melbourne. Very full flights but so good to have leg room on the exit row again. Looking forward to our own bed tonight.
... Our cab driver was a Chinese, cowboy hat wearing, French speaking man who dropped us in the middle of nowhere. He threatened to call the cops on us because we supposedly gave him the wrong address. We made it back around 3:00am. What a night. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Spent half of day three at Versailles. The line ups, or queues, as the Aussies call them, were way too long. Since I'd already seen the inside of the palace last ...
... br> 1. When a French person gives you walking time, always double it. A 5 minute walk will always take 10.
2. The French really are friendly...I promise.
3. I am a better bell ringer than organ player.
*Believe it or not, I did take a few photos but cannot upload them yet, so just type in Paris in google and that is pretty much what it is like.
*I am finally at a real computer and can add photos
... is. Got to bed about 2am.
17/05/2013:Broke our walking record today, wandered around Paris for 14 hours. We did all the sites, had lunch in the park, spent an hour in a cafe talking to a very interesting 75 yr old man from Aubrey and had pate, pasta and red wine in a little french bar for dinner. Gary has also caught up on his beloved pasteries. We climbed the steps off the Tower Eiffel and watched it sparkle at ...