Hotel Meslay Republique
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... all the theater, music and art events going on. With a nice sampling of each. No time because I had to get the subway. Catch the train. And make my way through French TSA for my 3:00 flight.
a couple of wrong subway connections. An easy train ride and a breeze of security and I had plenty of time to reflect on how tired I was and that I still had a long way to go before I got my hotel in Marrakesh.
But at least the end was finally in ...
... length of the Champs Elysee which I googled later and is 2.6 kms. We took a pit stop and made a baguette on a park bench in amongst those that feel the need to spend a lot of money and double park their expensive cars when they can get away with it.
During our pit stop we also availed ourselves of a visit to the luxury restroom at the going rate of 2E. That was a very indulgent experience. You receive you own freshly cleaned cubicle scented very fragrantly, ...
... the silliness of tourists, when Cathy rushed up to me and said "Come on…stand on this and let me take a picture of you pretending to touch the top of the pyramid…please…please… ;please!!" Dignified soul that I am, I refused to do so…so Cathy took on the task herself. I have picture proof.
Two Louvre-related mishaps did occur…one to each of us. Cathy took a nasty spill while we were walking. Flat out, glasses ...
... make it into these big cities with no financial assistance or infrastructure. Was much nicer when we arrived at our 5 star hotel close to all the things we wanted to see. Brian and I were on the top floor with a teeny balcony, jut big enough to stand and take photos or have a cigarette (we've been quite shocked at how many people still smoke in Europe and how it is still acceptable in restaurants). Our tour guide Nicolas, took us on a 2.50 hour ...
... of champagne I've ever seen. I think it equated to about $24. Surprisingly the queues at the bottom of the tower does not reflect the top. It was not cramped at all.
Lift on the way down was not as stomach turning.
We didn't get pick pocketed either!
Now, you would think the next place to visit would be the sacre cour and Montemarte area.
But no, Rachel had been studying all there is to see in Paris and you won't believe where we were headed next.