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I decided to called this travel blog "My French Sojourn and other countries" after a book I enjoyed reading at high school by Gerald Durrell called " My Family and other Animals." I am still somewhat jet-lagged as I type this so please excuse any faux-pas. Also as I am self-professed Francophile I may include the occasional french word as I am in …
Sunday July 28th Anyone notice my trip map has made a big star? Pretty clever I think! Today is my last day driving Miss Persephone. I headed intrepidly towards Paris and luckily it was cruising all the way. It took me about one and a half hours and the GPS guided me superbly around the périphique and to my hotel in Issy. I parked on the bus …
... heading to the Eiffel Tower today. I had booked the tour in the afternoon @ 3pm and this was a behind the scenes tour. I got a few strange looks from the boys. I was not interested in the behind the scenes at all but what I was interested in was the skip the line part of the tour. I had been warned by a few people about the really long queues and the pickpockets at the Eiffel Tower. There was lots and lots of both of them.
There was people in queues to climb, people ...
... an obligatory Seine river cruise to give us an idea of the layout of Paris.
Now you may not believe this but, we bumped into Cheryl and Scott at the Eiffel Tower, I work with Chez at Garricks Camera House in Cairns. Unbelievable!!!
Actually we had arranged the rendezvous months ago. We shared baguettes and cheeses and bought bottles of wine and champagne from the ever present Punjabi who, according to Scott are part ...
... was already weaving around and the sun already so hot, so I had to do a bad karma (I kind of hoped I could exchange one of my good karmas) and sneak my way in near to the front of the line. I guess that's one of the good things about travelling solo, you are not always noticed. There is no way I had the strength to stand out in the sun feeling as unwell as I did....ok defence??
I spent about four and a half hours at the palace wandering the ...
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