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Travel Blogs from Paris
... first. Time flew by so fast. There was lots of speed walking and lots of searching. We got lost some times and actually ran into the other team once. By t he end of two and a half hours of fun time ran out we had got some high point things. But the other team had got almost all of the things and beat us by a lot. We went out for lunch and we couldn't stop talking about each others experiences. We didn't ...
... Irish guy. As we drove through more beautiful countryside we saw a lot of wind turbines. They were huge and very impressive. We played a game on the bus of speed dating to get to know people. We are the only couple on the bus (bit awkward) and some of the oldest. Majority is Australian with 2 other kiwis and 2 girls from South Africa. Most people are in the middle of their degree and doing a trip in their summer break, so we feel a bit old…
We came into Paris and ...
... it on show as much as
lunch we checked out the sights around the Eiffel Tower and the tower
itself. It is very elegant in its own way, equally impressive day or
night. We wondered around the Grand Palace which was closed then we
went into the Petit Palace which was truly delightful. The building
was beautiful inside and out with a large central courtyard. The
works of art, antiques etc were spaciously arranged and ...
... seen. The water was the most insane Color of azure blue. We rented a paddle boat and cruised up the river gorge. It was a very nice break to the winding roads that can make me carsick. Finally ending our day in Aix en Provence where we went to the Musee Granet and saw an exhibition of Cezanne and Matisse as well as other amours artists of that era. 100's of photos later......and that's just the 1st week of our journey. Stayed ...
... drinks service was very slow....you had to line up for a drink. I reckon probably 50% of the 300 people in our area - Triomphe were Aussies.
The TdF rolled in a little late, then spun around the circuit for a few laps, then it was all over. By the time the presentations were on it was dark. The Arc de Triomphe was a spectacular back drop for a lightshow as part the presentation ceremony.
Then the masses departed........until next year.