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Travel Blogs from Paris
... into into the room and did some unpacking and brushed teeth, washed our faces and brushed our hair. Went to explore La Defense. There were lots of tall buildings with some unusual architecture buildings and lots of sculptures. We sat down at a cafe to eat lunch. I ordered a cheese platter and a Steve had a Caesar salad with a really light Caesar dressing. Of course we shared. We ate outside and noticed lots of smokers everywhere... I saw a ...
... as a quarry but had been converted into a huge greenspace, featuring waterfalls, a lake, and many other people-friendly attractions. What a wonderful way to spend a leisurely afternoon in Paris.
Our next blog entry will come from Bangkok, at the end of a 12 hour flight.
Happy Valentines Day!
On arrival in Paris we quickly got started on the job we had come to do. The 3 degree temperature was a brisk reminder we were no longer in Thailand but after dropping our bags at our accommodation we were off to see the sights and to pick up our engagement ring.
Once again we were doing everything at full pace to make sure we took in all the sights so we headed straight to check out the Louvre with multiple stops along the way to look at shoes ...
... florists, little cafés and so on, but there are some small workshops too such as a woodworker and pottery. One street around here is well known for graffiti ‘art’ which isn’t exactly my cup of tea, apparently anyone can paint on the doors and walls at one end of the street, but at the other it has to be approved by a committee and the ‘artist’ has to show it will be better than the picture already on the wall. There’s one ...
... was provided and I tried snails – straight from the shell with a lot of garlic, AND frogs legs!!! Liked the snail, not so keen on the frog cos there wasn’t much meat, but it tasted like fishy chicken.
Weds was a free day so I hooked up with a group and we went and saw the catacombs first, so metro out there. Now. The metro is like the London underground. but in French. Crazy! Catacombs were cool, its where all the bones of those killed in ...
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