Jul 22, 2012
Oct 11, 2012
Wow day 60!!!!! Seems way longer that I have been away. I'm kinda looking forward to staying with friends in normal houses rather than the hotel thing. Bit over it now. 3 weeks and I will be back home. Started my tour de Paris this morning in beautiful sunshine but alas when I came out of the Museum d'Louvre it had started raining and well just got heavier. Ended up buying an umbrella for 3 euros (its amazing how these sellers arrive all of a sudden in these tourist spots; like when its hot, water bottles are the in thing) as it was only spitting and I had more walking to do. But once up on the Eiffel Tower the fashion statement was a blue raincoat with a print of the tower and Paris written underneath so decided I would get one as I don't actually have one. Only cost 5 euros so that was my big purchase/souvenir from Paris. I did end up going in a tut tut down the Avenue des Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe and to the tower as time was marching on after spending time in the Museums d'Louvre, d'Orsay and d'Orangerie. Loved Monet's famous Water Lilliy paintings, well murals really. The Mona Lisa was a bit of a disappointment as it was smaller than I thought it would be. Saw 2 brides having photos but I guess in Paris the show must go on.