Adagio Paris Buttes Chaumont
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... a way to spend the evening.
Later we strolled back to the steps and let the buskers entertain us. First, it was an amazing 28 year old black man from Guinea who is a freestyle soccer juggler. Named Iya Traore, he makes it seem like the ball is connected to his body, juggling with his feet, standing on his hands, balancing the ball on his head. To add to the excitement, he preforms on the four foot stone pillar at the top of the stairs, so that the skyline of Paris ...
... check-in wasn’t until 4pm and
I was there at 11.30. The guy behind
reception was a bit grumpy but he let me leave my backpack there and gave me a
map of Paris. It meant that I was
exploring straight away. The hostel is
right next to the train station in the Montmartre area. I headed out to see the Sacre Coeur Basillica
which was impressive and grabbed some lunch in Pigalle.
Then I walked over to ...
... so we grabbed it. The sun was shining warmly, the Luxembourg Gardens and the French Senate were straight ahead. Another glass of wine, Monsieur Crock for me, lamb chops and chocolate mousse for Leslie, and a pleasant conversation with a Dutch embassy worker who spoke five languages, English perfectly. Could it have been a more perfect day? Non! Perfecto! I can't believe my grand adventure has come to an end. What an absolutely fantastic time ...
... cup, and dilute it to your liking with the cream. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to drink Swiss Miss again. Fabien is incredibly nice and paid for all of our hot chocolates, despite us having just met him. Where are all the jerk Parisians we expected??
After warming up with the hot chocolate, we decided we must ride the ferris wheel. As we were walking over (it was dark at this point), the Eiffel Tower lit up! I knew it lit up at night, but I had no idea it actually ...
... outstanding, in fact we could have visited the museum ourselves for nothing! Jeff did say the first hour was more informative. Took Darren to our second favourite coffee place around the corner from Juvs called telescope, or is that telegraph. Anyway good coffee but before we knew it time for lunch! Well as Juvs was right there would have been rude not to call in! Darren ordered the fois gras which was up to scratch as usual. Fois gras from Juvs is up there with ...