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... the Galleries LA Fayette department store that takes up 7 blocks of the city near Opera.
Had to be back to meet up with tour group at 7 pm which was interesting so our tour has now officially begun.
They seem a nice bunch of people - all Aussies I think.
Will try uploading some pics from yesterday.
Here's a conversation I just had with a shopkeeper in a mix of French and English (Fringlish?)
him: where are you from?
me: Sydney, Australia
him: that's a long way.
me: yes, it is
him: do you like Paris?
me: I love you
I realised what I had said after I walked out.
... still okay.
Still time for a shower and relax.
Nearly thirteen hours flying time from CDG to KL so plenty of time to eat too much and had a nap between watching a couple of movies.
Phil - memo to Malaysian Airline. Time to get more movies on your entertainment service. I have seen nearly all of them. By the time I get home, I will have had seen them all. Singapore ...
... The tour was however very informative and reminded me that I hadn't really studied much european history. The focus was of course on the Sun kings, Louis XIV, XV and finally XVI. Luckily I can count in roman numerals. This may help in Rome if I order fifteen beers. The King it appears kept his court under close scrutiny, as did the subjects their King.
The Royal rooms of State are arranged around planets (and gods) names. King Loius XIV used them ...
... to see them having a sort of competition down the road with each other. I didn't feel unsafe amongst them, but then again they're my sort of people! Haha. I don't feel scared or intimidated around them. They weren't going to harm us they didn't really take much notice of us. Although we weren't hard to spot! Two massive rucksacks bouncing around the place! We got to the hotel, looked a little seedy, we had to press the buzzer on the metal gate to get in and then up ...