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... are open but it is still not a full on day in places.
We wandered along the Sein River walking around and taking it all in. Very warm so lots of people around.
At 4.30pm we made plans to meet our dear friend Yvonna (Polish/German friend) at her Hotel.
Seeing Carmen and I were returning home she organised her work schedule to have a visit to Paris. Sadly Carmen missed out on seeing her but I managed to see her briefly.
We chatted over ...
... Eiffel (the lines were forbidding during my last visit). The view from up there at sunset is amazing and by booking online the queues are no longer an issue. Last, but not least, a new find, and one worth sharing, is Musee Rodin. Both the collection and the gardens are worth the visit. Links: La Perle: http://www.hotel-paris-laperle.com/ Musee Rodin: ...
... change from the Quais. It was quiet, and a few of the shops were open. We even found a bank that would take my ATM card, so now we have cash! We ended at the Pompidou Centre, which we both agreed is unfortunate.
After a brief return to the flat to get grocery bags, we went to the store to buy soup, bread, cheese, and other nibbles. Then to a bottle shop to get wine. Then back to the flat to eat. Then I worked (what a vacation) while Kyla napped.
I made it to Paris!
The weeks leading up to Christmas are so busy that my little getaway to Paris came at the perfect time. As the clock ticked 4.30pm on Christmas Eve I could finally relax and look forward to my next adventure.
As Amy wasn't arriving until Christmas Day morning I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day morning with a good Aussie friend of mine from work and some of her Aussie and Kiwi buddies. In true Aussie/Kiwi ...
... that are lit by pilgrims very day. We then walked to the Laduree store where I indulged myself in the most beautiful macaroon treat I had ever seen.
Our last stop in Paris was to see the Eiffel Tower by night. We walked the streets, getting a little lost following the light show projecting off the tower. Once we arrived I couldn't help tear up, it looked magical and I felt overwhelmed with emotion. I guess I realised just how much we ...