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Well we are at Gare de Lyon waiting for train down to Barcelona. Of course got here earlier than necessary but we re ok now that Starbucks have opened amd Ive had a Myrtilles muffin that would tramslate to blueberry and a gingerbread latte. Oh they ve just posted our lane so we can board and be ready for take off soon. Au revoir ...
... but still smoky and hazy. The lift has a glass roof so you can see where you are going or coming from.
It had been a big day so back to the hotel.
In the evening we went to the Eiffel Tower. It is even better visually at night!!! If we had a dollar for every 'selfie’ that we saw being take, we would be very rich. Every hour thousands of LED lights sparkle and add another dimension to its visual ...
We left Geneva after lunch because we didn't make it in time for the early train but we enjoyed a morning of reading on a park bench above the gardens overlooking Lake Geneva. We had our lunch at a sidewalk cafe and then made our way to the train station around 2:30.
We rode across the last little bit of Switzerland and into France for the second time on this trip. After making a couple of brief stops early on the TGV train ...
... bread is so important and the city so expectant that everyone will abandon the city for the coast during summer, they passed a law requiring all bakeries to co-ordinate their holidays so that if you shut down your boulangerie for a break, you have to ensure your closest one is going to remain open, there is an official city form that they need to display in the window saying when they will be away, and were patrons should go for their bread in the meantime!
Once arriving in Paris.... We were all so shocked with people disrespect for the simplest of road rules..... No one stayed in the right lane and nobody followed the traffic lights! Frank, our bus driver, took us on a little tour before taking us to our hotel. At first, I was a little underwhelmed but I was hopeful that by the end of our trip I would be able to see the true beauty of Paris. At ...