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... 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 ...
... and an early night in preparation for my journey to the battlefields the next day.
In one way I was sad to see the end of the Jayco tour because the people were so nice and I would miss them, but in so many other ways it was a huge relief that from now on I would only be responsible for myself, and if anything went wrong (which is inevitable when travelling) it would only impact on me and perhaps 1 or 2 others, not 125 others. I was tired and happy for the responsibility to end.
So, Paris, the city of romance, of culture and of course of macaroons is the city in which I currently find myself. After being home after the end of my official year abroad in Germany for less than a week, it was time to pack up again and head to Paree. A brief two hour I trip on the Eurostar was all it took to transport me frm one capital city to another; one which I call my home, the other which is completely new to me.
Arriving in Paris was a ...
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