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... to the Eiffel Tower taking in the sights. As the rain steadily got heavier we stopped in at a cafe and had an early lunch. We walked up to a square overlooking the tower and took the mandatory photos. We retired to a drier spot and plotted an alternative expedition. We decided to go to a museum specialising in aboriginal cultures in which there was a substantial Australian Aboriginal display. We walked ...
Day 1: Gettin there:
waiting to leave all summer it was finally time to leave the states for 4 1/2
months to start my adventure studying abroad. However, sitting in SFO at 5:30
am after only 1 hour of sleep just a short while before didn't exactly make me
so stoked to leave, but still I was going to Europe, and for the first time! So
I began my European adventure in the early morning of August ...
... worth it! We didn't set an alarm that night, and slept half the day yesterday.
Following our amazing sleep, yesterday's activities were as follows:
We headed down to the pont neuf region along the Seine and headed one block west to the lock bridge. We put our lock on the bridge and threw he keys into the Seine, being careful not to hit any of the passing boats of course! We had to scout for a good spot since most of the main bridge is almost at capacity. It was great ...
... or street. It takes a bit but we finally find the smallest convenient-type store nestled in a row of shops. We pick up some cheese, bacon, a bottle of wine and some Leffe Blonde ale. We get most of it packed into Ian's ruck sack and make our way back to Champs-Élysées and to the hotel.
Once we get a corkscrew, silverware and some ice from the front desk, we make up the perfect tray of food and drink, open the balcony doors and sit back to enjoy the sights and sounds of ...
... again. We have a big day and night tomorrow. Town car (push bike for those not up on the lingo) tour in the morning then Louvre then Notre Dame then dinner. I'm giving the cabaret a miss and I'm going to check out the Latin quarter instead, I'll try and be a Parisian but I don't think I have that much class. It's not the Moulin Rouge and apparently nothing like it so I thought I'd experience that and people watch. See what the day ...