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... for the night I began walking in search of a hostel, In Paris I've been measuring walking distance by the number of coffees one must have on the way, like Prufrock "I've measured out my life in coffee spoons". To give some idea of the distance walked on the way to find a hostel I needed two coffees and a pint of beer (so a pretty decent walk), finally I found "Young and Happy" a very classy establishment where I slept among ...
... of lights. The Eiffel Tower lit from top to bottom
in fairy lights which flashed intermittently every half hour. A
Friday the 4th of
October – An 8am gettaway
this morning. A tour of the city was followed a visit to the garden
and palace of Versailles. I have run out of words to describe just
how splendidly OTT the palace is and it is little wonder the French
Revolution took place. The hall of ...
... part of the trip. She wore her red beret and a little dress, and pirouetted around under the tower while we waited for our ascent. It's spectacular from below - larger and more graceful than it looks in pictures. And as we reached the first level, the tower lit up, sparkling with dancing silver lights that dazzled from up close. Livvy was mesmerized; the rest of us tried desperately to catch it on film. But some things won't be ...
... gelato and just 'being' in the presence of Mr Eiffel's creation. It was so lovely just to sit and soak up the warmth and people watch :)
That evening, I ate solo at a nearby restaurant to where I was staying (too tired to venture far) - and you know what? I quite enjoyed it! Now this is a new phenomenon as I don't usually do 'alone' very well. But if one thing I will take from these travels and Paris in particular, is how much more confident ...
... are our thing if they are air conditioned on a hot day and free though, but even for that we can only manage to stay for about a half hour. After the Mona Lisa adventure we went to Love Lock bridge (think last episode of Sex in the City where they lock a lock onto the bridge and throw away the key). Yes, we did in fact lock a lock onto the bridge that had our initials, 2013 and euro trip written on it. We ...