Hotel Aurore Montmartre
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... On the other hand, at every turn there were delays and problems. Late to get off the ground, late to make the KL connection and for 45 minutes in Paris they actually lost the shipping container with all the Shanghai travellers' luggage.
We have some friends at home (they'll know who they are) who won't travel saying, "I saw it on TV, why would I go through the pain to actually go there?" Hmmm, takes on real ...
... boats go up and down the river. After about a 30min walk we hit the Eiffel Tower, again the pure scale of it, is amazing. So much bigger in person than the scenes you see on TV, Movies, etc. A course there is people everywhere and these stupid people selling rip off souvenirs. It's a lil like Bali and having to tell each of them no every time they ask you if you want to buy something. As we rocked up about an hour early, we went for a small walk to a small Christmas ...
... vie I guess.
Observation, the stereotype is correct, everyone does walk around with baguettes. Baguettes in bike baskets, guy carrying baby in one hand, baguette in other. What is with baguettes? Personally I think they are only good topped with Boursin. Other observations, the men here wear crazy coloured jeans and sweaters around their shoulders and there is always a waft of BO everywhere. Must be due to the wearing of sweaters in the heat.
... and yes – I was a little grumpy. We had tea at the OZ type bar and then got a taxi into town. We saw some of the sights like the Egyptian Needle and many other State buildings.
On the way – it was toilet time and the French are not good with this. Almost 3rd world I think, but with the slowest and flashiest operating toilet we have seen so far with the exception of the Monte Carlo Casino.
These are free public toilets and ...
... meat dish in a sort of soup composed of lamb cheeks and something else very soft like sweet breads. Oh, before that we had a smoked herring with beet root, served on a wooden platter, then was very thin cheese slices with a little pot of jam. We also had rhubarb somewhere along the line and the White Chablis transformed into a delicious red.
What was fascinating was the organisation as there were four waiters, three men and a girl plus ...