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... that we saw a familiar figure striding along looking at his phone. It was Darren! We had tried to see if we could find their boat whilst on the boat ride but hadn't managed to see it and I was thinking that our chances of bumping into them were slight! So it was quite funny to bump into him after all! They had been in Paris for 3 days and were leaving early the next morning and he had been trying to arrange transport to the airport. We had a bit of a catch up with ...
... as she did. Next was the walk home. We stopped at some shops on the way including H&M and forever 21. The shops were 3 levels high including an underground level which was quite cool. Everything was super cheap but the lines were so ridiculously long so I didn't buy anything. We also stopped at a supermarket and bought alcohol and nibbles. At first when we found the supermarket monoprix we thought we had just found a clothes store not ...
... Once the tour was finished, we got to smell some of the different perfumes. If we wanted to buy anything, it was at factory price. Awesome! What about that budget again? Oops.
After cracking out my credit card, I headed back to Maxim's for the tour. There were quite a few French people this time, I think I was the only foreigner. I was also the youngest by about 15 years. I'm really lucky to have stumbled across this as not many people can actually say that they've ...
... was when we attempted (successfully!) negotiating the Metro, the Paris subway system, to get from the Opera House to the Ru Cler neighborhood, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, where we're staying our five nights in Paris. After a short nap that was more disorienting than refreshing, we cleaned up, had a nice light dinner at a local café, then walked over to experience the Eiffel Tower at night, in its fully ...
... were both just lovely. I walked out of the store and around the corner when I heard a voice calling behind me, mademoiselle, mademoiselle. I turned around to see the customer from the store waving the envelope containing my x-rays and medical stuff which I had left in the store. She chased me down the street to make sure I got them back. I could not have been more grateful! Had she not done that I would have not chance of finding that store again. Yeah, Parisians are just ...
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several supermarkets and shops around
close to Metro station (8 minutes walk)
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