Hotel de l'Aveyron
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... see, and you can’t
help but be impressed by the sheer grandeur of the city.
As for the backpacker lifestyle, Marie and I are holding up, we even embraced the laundrette yesterday, takes me back to my student days, although I must say, being able to nip to the café next door for an aperitif whilst waiting for your washing to be done made it far more pleasurable!
Next stop Strasbourg.
... evening (open late that night). Erin and I were keen to see the Mona Lisa, which we eventually located. People always mention how small it is so I was expecting something tiny- which it isn't!
We wandered through a number of other galleries but were exhausted and hungry so we headed out to find some food.
As we walked the streets we came across a number of police blocks on the roads. We had been hearing sirens all afternoon . We ...
... was out snapping shots all over the place, even if I didn't know what things were or if they were just simply gorgeous displays of building architecture or streetscapes, it was typically French and very appealing to the eye. We hit a junction and change over to the green bus, this is the main bus that takes you past or to the big sights...an arc, a tower, a church, some museum that has a painting of a famous woman....etc etc.. We decided to hop off the green bus ...
...so a good day to be inside at Le Louvre. Only problem was every other "touriste" in Paris though the same...Never mind, we braved the Metro and found a back way in, avoiding the very long queue by the Glass pyramid.
What a massive and impressive building Le Louvre is. Whilst we probably could have spent another day there to see everything, what we saw was awe inspiring. We loved the Egyptology section and spent a great deal of ...
... and passionate public displays of affection (seriously: putting your girlfriend in a headlock and sucking out her tonsils with the seat pitch that Air Malta affords is not cool. I felt like I was in a threesome). At 10:30 pm local time, we touched down and I got a taxi to my apartment, where I was met by my waiting friend. Like the grandparents we are, we had a cup of tea and went to bed, since it was already 2:30 am for his local time, and he had yet to adjust.