Travel Blogs from Paris
... through a friend of a friend of a friend in Barcelona. He was hanging out in our hostel and wasn't even staying there, and really, I had only met him for about 30 minutes before we lost each other. Then I couldn't find any rooms in Pamplona and booked the last one at his hotel, and that's where I met everyone else. If I've learned anything during this trip, it's to have faith in the universe. It's treated me well.
I turned away and started to walk ...
... metro from the Eiffel Tower back to our Hostel on the other side of the city to get our bags, and then back on the metro towards the Eiffel Tower to the train station. We finally arrived at the train station at 6:00pm, went to the Information desk where we were just sent directly to the train, and made it just in time.
In France they have 35 hour work weeks, at least 5 guaranteed weeks paid vacation, ...
... cheeses, wines etc and to just sit and dine. We found a great little restaurant for lunch in Rue Mouffetard called L' Assiette aux Fromages Restaurant. The three course set lunch was superb washed down with a cheeky Rose and Gamay. It turned out our waiter had visited Australia a few years ago so naturally a conversation ensued. Pete was in raptures over the apple pie. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting ...
... the charming neighbourhood looked like it would be worth exploring had we more time.
It comes as a big surprise that everything in Paris is petite - definitely not for the claustrophobic. The narrow side walks where you have to do a couple dance with the oncomer on passing, lifts that can only hold 2 people (of slight build) snugly at a time, the shower cubicle that closes in on you, and not to mention the palm-sized McMuffins all bring back rather fond ...
... lost each other. After seeing Nepoleon's tomb, Ivan and Vlad found each other in the WW1 area. That was the whole afternoon until 6pm, then it was back to our area, which was a 45 min walk away. By the time got there we were as thirsty as hell, having not had a beer all day!! It was a record for Ivan and Vlad!! Once back at our local, it was pumping, again. We started drinking with Marcus, the chief of staff to the DOCS minister (DHS) and former drummer in ...
Other places to stay in Paris
St-Germain-des-Pres, Paris | 4 star hotelfrom $315
Pigalle, Paris | 3 star hotelfrom $170
St-Germain-des-Pres, Paris | 2 star hotelfrom $157
Montparnasse, Paris | Hotelfrom $76
3 rue Lepic, Paris | Hotel$236 average