Travel Blogs from Paris
Long day yesterday and the decision to skip the hotel buffet breakfast resulted in us sleeping in hard until around brunch, and said brunch at a nearby cafe was quite the tasty. Salami and CHEESE baguette with sweet pastry and a coffee. Yes sir. Délicieux!
Wandered around the city and did window some shopping. Wanted to buy so many things, but money. A visit to a ...
I went down to Luxembourg station to meet Joanna (friends since kindergarten) off the train at lunchtime. It was so good to see a familiar face, and I was super excited to introduce her to the city. Joanna has just been on an 8 week medical placement in Cameroon, Africa, so I expected Paris to be a bit of a shock to the system for her.
We took a walk in Luxembourg Gardens, and then back home to drop her pack off. In no time at all we were back on the streets and buying ...
... ten minutes. Hunted in doors by the downpour we ended up meeting up in a small bar near the metro. Happy times, **** beer...St Omer to be exact, best avoided. We finally mustered up enough energy to head out to Ambassade D'Auvergne for vin rouge, saucissons, Magret de canard and aligot, all regional specialities of Auvergne. As we couldn't stop our heads hitting the table we decided to put an end to our first night in Paris. Bon ...
... of hours drive into Paris to arrive at our hotel. Our hotel is nice but the area we are in is not, a little bit shabby :( We had an hour to settle in to our rooms and then over the road for dinner where we got to try escargot (snails!) I made the mistake of chewing instead of just swallowing. It didn't taste too bad but I think it was the grains of dirt or whatever it was that was crunching in ...
... that up. Our next stop is Lucerne, Switzerland. It's going to take about 8-9 hours altogether on the bus. We left at 8am this morning and hopefully will get there safely. I'm feeling very seedy and fragile this morning. The boys want to drink again tonight, I'm not sure I want to back up last night though. We are meant to be doing a night cruise along the river tonight in Lucerne which I'm really excited about. Paris was wonderful but I'm glad to be going somewhere else. ...
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