Hotel Saint Germain
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... and back down the Champs Elysees, more crowds, traffic and expensive shops and restaurants. The main New Years Eve celebration takes place here but we had decided the the Tour Eiffel was the place to ring in the new year. A cycle Tuk-tuk ride across a different bridge and a stroll from Les Invalides where Napoleon's Tomb is located back to the apartment for supper ended our first full day in Paris.
Day 7- 11 Venice, Rome & Florence, Italy
We've had exceptionally good weather on this trip, in fact, more like mild summer weather rather than autumn while were in Italy. Venice was a unique experience - the boats and canals were very picturesque. We hadn't "signed up" for a gondola ride (since we'd done one on the Torrens River in Adelaide!) but were persuaded by 3 others to join them and actually saved a lot of money doing it ...
... around 11:30. The queues to use the elevator to get up to the 1st Level were huge! The queue to use the stairs on the other hand wasn’t. It was always our intention to walk up anyway so off we went! We made it to Level 1 which probably took us about 8 minutes. We took a few photos and then started the next climb to Level 2 which took another 8 minutes. The view was breathtaking.
As we were taking photos, we noticed one of the security guards run off in ...
... the tube pass company or something and was just trying to make money. We ended up just getting a three-day pass then we would figure out what to do after that if we still needed to get around on the tube. We finally got to the right tube station in Paris, and asked a lady on the street how to get to our hostel. My first awkward question was “parlez-vous Anglais?” then when the answer was “non”, I resorted to miming, asking her in ...
... visits to this famous cathedral, we've walked right in; however, today was a different story. There was a line queued-up for at least a hundred yards to enter the church! We soon concluded that the summer tourist season is now in full swing, unlike the times when we've visited in the past.
In order to kill some time, we walked to the small park in back of the church, sitting on a bench under some shade trees with many other tourists who had the same idea, until ...