Friday, September 5, 2014

WE WE we're in Pari'

We left Brugges behind us at 10 am this morning and arrived in Paris by train at 2 pm. We then took the metro ( no asking for directions) to Au Royal Cardinal Hotel. There we were held captive by the front desk man who insisted on a question and answer session for a half hour on Paris and informed us multiple times that Paris was the most visited city in the world. After we broke free from him we took the city bus to the Eiffel Tower and started our afternoon and evening of standing and waiting in line. If you ever want to punish someone for bad behavior make them stand on concrete for hours on end. Because "Paris is the most visited city in the world" everyone wants to see the Eiffel Tower at once I think. Of course once you got to the top the view is spectacular but looking at postcards is a lot less painful. Then we took a wonderful boat ride on the Siene. The structures along the river are breath taking and we timed the ride so just as we finished we were at the base of Eiffel Tower when it is lite up and sparking. So beautiful. Then we had to make our way back to our hotel after dark. A little more challenging, but we made it and finished our day at 11:00 pm with a delicious meal and a bottle of French wine.

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