Tuesday, October 12, 2010

j'aime Paris

So this is one week behind, but I promise I will catch up this week! The end is a little vague since I couldn’t remember everything we did.

This past weekend we made a first weekend long trip to Paris! I had an absolutely amazing time, Paris is so beautiful! We took a ICE, fast train there and got to Paris around 10am on Saturday. We were greeted by Liz’s cousin Megan who happened to be vacationing in Paris at the time. Megan helped us buy Metro Paris and helped us find our Hostel. We dropped off our backpacks and went off to sight see for the day. We saw Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Moulin Rouge, Hotel de Ville, the Shakespeare bookstore, the Saint Michel fountain and walked down the famous shopping street Champs-Elysees. By that time we were exhausted so we went back to our hostel to rest for a few min and freshen up. Ashley Liz and I went to meet Megan for drinks and dinner while the other girls did more sight seeing. We to the Creperie des Arts for dinner, it was really good. We had both dinner and dessert crepes. I liked the dessert crepes a lot more but my dinner one was good as well. We also had some nice French wine. Megan was nice enough to pay and even show us to some cool bars. We found some fun places but no one was too nice. We walked around to bars for a while and finally made it to the metro around 2am we made one train, which was so packed but unfortunately we missed the last train of the night that went to our hostel. We walked around for a little bit but finally decided to just take a taxi. We made it home around 3 and passed out in our not so comfy bunk beds.

Sunday we woke up early enjoyed the free “breakfast” at our hostel. Which consisted of a roll and butter, coffee and orange juice. Not too excited. We visited the catacombs, which was super creepy. Pretty much just tons and tons of real human bones stacked 20 meters under the ground. Next we we went to the Eiffel tower which was amazing because the weather was PERFECT. We walked up the stairs which was way better than taking the elevator. We couldn’t go up to the very top though because of congestion but we weren’t too disappointed. Next we went to the Louve , but just to the outside, it was still really cool though. We did a little more sight seeing and napped at a park and then we had to make it back to the train station.

Overall it was such a fun weekend! We got really good at taking the metro and weather ended up being perfect. I was so scared it was going to pour the whole time and be miserable. I just felt like we had so much to see in such a short time and all we did was go go go. Not so fun. I definitely like to relax and not be rushed.

Next up, PRAGUE. Which was even better than Paris!!

I have SO many pictures, here are just a few. The rest are on facebook!

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