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... doused in
a warm liqueur and when I say doused I mean drenched. So needless to say
Mak had a little bit too much cake and hardly made it out of
the restaurant and I of course always drink responsibly so was
a-okay! (hehe) after our two and a half hour dinner we made our way to the Eiffel
Tower. The top floor was closed so we could only get about half way up and Mak
is terrified ...
... which carried us up to the top of this 300-foot high hill. The crowds were intense.
A local guide somehow managed to herd us through teeming throngs and into the nave of the Basilica of the Sacré Coeur, which seemed to be a whole lot like all the other Basilici we had seen in other venues. We then attempted a walking tour of the area but it was mayhem and, even with radioed communication from our guide in our ear, any semblance of comprehension ...
... other local delicacy (which did not impress Ron too much as it ended in the bin. We continued our stroll and saw a variety of interesting things including a street covered in graffiti and a guy spray painting a picture on a wall, no concern about being caught just doing his thing. There were arty tiled pot plants lining the street and in the middle of the street a car had pulled up all the doors and the boot was open, the motor was running and the ...
... here, which I suppose is one of the reasons people fall in love with Paris.
Once our cruise was completed we headed to the restaurant and I was immediately not impressed, to say the least, for a start there was no view you could see the very bottom of a pylon of the Tower (we have a better view from our room) and saying the food was at the level of a Cole's Cafeteria was an overstatement. Most of the food and drink was served in plastic take away containers and ...
... after the Pope started speaking in Italian, took the crown and placed it on his own head. After crossing a few roads and with the difficulty hearing it became increasingly frustrating and by the second stop we decided to part company and use the iPhone App instead.
We stopped for a coffee on a street corner and watched the waiter chasing menu's blown from sidewalk tables, very entertaining, before heading to Notre Dame Cathedral. There is a grandstand ...