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... phone just anywhere. So, lucky me, they let me leave all my things at the front desk because you can only bring the allowed materials into the testing room (which is stupid because there were a lot of people in the same situation who were just in Paris for the day to take the test, so they had nowhere to leave there belongings).
After leaving my bag with the front desk I went to wait with the others waiting for the check ...
... lady came to our rescue, making the call for us on her mobile before leading us to our apartment and wishing us well for the rest of our stay here. We were amazed at how kind and generous this person could be, and this restored our faith in humanity just a little. We had some much needed down-time for the next few hours, before we went looking for dinner. Within a few blocks of our apartment there was an overwhelming number of restaurants to choose from, but we found a ...
... between that and my very broken Italian! "buongiorno... Cafe.... Treno"! (Translation: good morning... Coffee... Train!) It was lucky they were lovely as I needed their help - the compartment was so cramped my bag had to go in the roof, and somehow I've put my back out! Not ideal when you're backpacking. Saturday 23rd August I've arrived in Paris! Meeting Mischa was a laugh - her apartment building was locked, yelling for her from the road didn't work - classy ...
... and of course wine.... prior to going out to find dinner. It was an exhausting day but well worth the effort . The tour we will be joining offers a visit to Versailles but I dare say it will be more expensive and less time - so we did it today and spent as much time as we wanted to spend.
The weather was slightly foggy this morning but cleared and we have been very lucky so far with no rain. Tomorrow might well be Monet's garden......
... Once in the louvre we headed straight for the Mona Lisa, well we were sucked in with the waves if the crowed heading there. We got our tourist snap shot of the painting and a quick look before we copped elbows off others pushing to get in. Wasn't the most pleasant experience to see such a famous piece of art that is actually tiny! Afterwards we walked through gallery after gallery, then gallery after gallery. At a rest stop we discovered 4 bed bugs on James' ...
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