More food, sights, and queue jumping
09.07.2007 - 15.07.2007 21 °C
After a brief interlude while Simon popped over to London for Live Earth,
and Clare popped over to Switzerland to visit Jen one last time,
we rendez-voused in Paris.
As far as destinations on our trip went, we really enjoyed Paris. The city has heaps to offer in terms of galleries and landmarks, but the highlights were often just exploring the little nooks and crannies and various neighbourhoods and gardens on offer. Though it was rather tiring – things just looked so much closer together on the map!
Ev and Nat – this one’s for you – cool little bee sanctuary in the Luxembourg Gardens.
Some strange building with plants growing all over it…
Clare even managed to squeeze in some shopping, while Simon lived up to his reputation as ‘destructo’ in this shop…
We did the usual tourist things, museums, Eiffel Tower, etc, but we did it in style, never waiting in a single queue or paying full entry fees (in fact, getting free entry to most places!). The tourists who had to queue 4 hours for each sight must have loved us. There have to be some perks to the wheelchair.
And no trip to Paris would be complete without a night out at the Moulin Rouge, along with a double Absinth aperitif for Simon.
Our original plan was to stay just 4 nights, but we were enjoying ourselves so much, that when we realised it was Bastille day the day after we were due to leave, we chose to stay on two more nights to partake in the celebrations.
We were lucky enough to meet up with Clare’s school friend Prue and her friends Lara and Fleur for a picnic under the Eiffel Tower, to watch the 14th July fireworks.
What a perfect end to an amazing 3 months in Europe.
After 24 brief hours in London and 24 hours in Hong Kong, we’re almost home. We look forward to seeing all of you soon!
We hope you've enjoyed following our adventures almost as much as we've enjoyed living them!