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... the french language and culture. This has been confirmed over the last couple days, but it really does make an incredible difference simply by being able to have a little bit of conversational french up your sleeve - they seem to appreciate that. In the very short amount of time Lauren and I spent on the train coming in to Paris, we had numerous people come up to us and speak french and ask for directions because apparently, we look french and not so touristy - ...
Well today is a new adventure for us. Off to Paris we go. Travelling on the Eurostar, defiantly a different experience. But a very good one. And we're finally in Paris. Wow is all I can say. We spent the day exploring around our place and the streets near by, and also discovering the champs-élysées was only a 15 minute walk from our penthouse. Wow wow wow wow. Walking the ...
... Gary. We had just crossed the Pont du Carrousel, when we heard
horses behind us so we crossed back over the bridge to see a parade of horses
mounted by soldiers in glorious uniforms. We later found out that it was
Armistice Day (8/5/45), and a public holiday in France.
The Musee National de L’Orangerie was incredible. It is
tucked away in a corner of the Tuilleries gardens. The 8 ...
Today we went to the Louvre, the museum which houses 35,000 works of art. It is a truly stunning building as it used to be a royal palace, it is vast. There is so much to admire that it would take days or even months to see it all. Also I am a firm believer that you need to research and understand the artists and the era to truly comprehend what a piece of art it about. We spent half the day wandering the museum. I particularly ...
... black is the style, which is awesome since it makes us look thinner! haha).
I feel like I have to retract my opinion about Paris from my previous blog. I didn't realize we were staying in an immigrant area of the city, so that's why there were foreign men staring at us weirdly, pick pocketers everywhere and just bad experiences going on. My first impression of Paris from yesterday was absolutely horrible! I even told myself I regretted coming here instead of ...