Oui Oui Parie!
Trip Start Jun 13, 2009
33Trip End Apr 30, 2010
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Free walking tour, latin ¼, Eiffel tower, Arc de Triomph, Louvre, etc.. Then went to Eiffel tower to see it properly and got a really yum crepe with banana and nutella! Next we trecked to the Arc de Triomph, walked down the Champs Elssyes, and then went to the movies! We saw 'The Proposal' and I laughed so loud in parts the Megg was a tad embarrassed (sorry about that Megg..). We shared Nachos for dinner and tried to get on the net but WIFI didn’t want to play so we went up to our dorm and met a guy called Matt from Perth who was staying in our dorm.
We spent most of the morning on Skype, chatting to the Atkinson and Kaeser families
We woke up to crappy weather, but headed to Versaille anyway with Matt our roomy! We decided to get out of the rain a bit quicker by opting for the tickets with a guided tour of the private rooms in the palace. We spent a few hours wandering the public part, and I was once again dazzled by the Hall of Mirrors (maybe because it feels like 7 Fiander Ave??)
Megg skyped home in the morning and we saw Tiff’s 2 beautiful boys! After vege-ing out all morning we headed to Galleries Lafayette, a giant Department store, to do some serious shopping! Megg found one thing to buy, but I was after a jacket which I never found L . As we were wandering through their equivalent of the Basement at Myer we noticed a rather rank smell.. Someone had obviously walked their dog through and it had left a massive crap behind
After hours of shopping we grabbed a snack – I had a baguette with camembert (how French of me!) and Megg had a brownie, and then headed back to the hostel for a cheap dinner before heading off to LILY ALLEN!!!
Lucky for us the venue was an easy walk from the hostel! We had a great night singing along to all her songs even though most of the crowd wasn’t, I guess they are French.. – my throat was sore the next day! And we both bought Lily singlet’s!
We had a really really lazy day the next day. We lazed about in our dorm doing not much.. We are just really over backpacking, sightseeing etc etc! Megg is really looking forward to getting home and I wish I was joining her, although if I did I would probably regret it after about a week! We went to the Eiffel Tower in the evening, and went up it with the incredibly annoying loud Americans and rude pushy eastern Europeans
For our second last day we had a nothing day again, but for our last night together we caught the Metro to the Bastille area to meet up for drinks with Sasha and Ruth, our San Sebastian friends! We spent most of our night at ‘Charlotte Bar’ (chosen because of the name of course!) and then visited a few others before realizing that we were about to miss the last Metro home! We said the speadiest good-byes ever and bolted for the metro – luckily we got the last one.. PHEW!!!
Last day together, we were both feeling a tad hung-over, and we were freaked out about it being the end of Me and Megg
We caught the train out to T2, waited in the line FOREVER to check Megg in, and then used our last Euros for our final meal together – Baguette’s! It was finally time for Megg to head through customs where I could not.. We had a teary good-bye with lots of hugs, crying and then laughing because we were crying, and off she went.
We had such a great time together, and have stood, sat and slept right next to each other for 13 weeks. I’m writing this on the train to Basel – we parted ways last night, and I keep looking for her. I’m sure Megg must be next to me! Ohh.. I just got my ticket checked and they didn’t punch my Eurail pass AGAIN! This is my 8th trip using it (I bought 8 trips), and the ticket inspectors have only punched it 4 times – HEHEHE!!
Well, Paris was officially my last ‘backpacking’ stop, so even though I’ve been a bit crap putting blogs up regularly, they won’t be so regular anymore! I’ll still keep you all posted with what’s happening in Switzerland though don’t worry J I hope you’ve all enjoyed hearing about the places I’ve been, please email or Facebook me and let me know how YOU are going and don’t wait for some ‘interesting’ news before you do – I’m not too busy to read emails and everything is interesting to me, I’m craving normality so tell me about how your car broke down, how you nearly won cards, how the dog stole the steaks off the bench again, and how your housemates are pissing you off! Here’s my email address if you’ve forgotten it firstname.lastname@example.org
Love and miss you all HEAPS!