Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Crazy European Adventure Part 8: Gallivanting in Paris 1...

I tried to fit all of the touristy bits of Paris into one entry, but it was impossible. The city of Paris is teeming with amazingly awesome things to photograph, it's impossible to fit it all into one, so here is part one of our walking around the city...

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I don't even know where to begin with this, so I'll just start posting pictures...

Our room was on the top floor of the hotel. That means that every day we had to walk down five stories of spiral staircases, then back up after a long day of trekking across the monstrous city of Paris...
Remember how I said that we ran out of money? Well, I'd like to present you with what we ate three times a day for ten days. The cheese and peanut butter were stolen, but we bought the baguette for €0.75. This allowed us to spend as little as €4 a day and still eat three times a day. We had enough to spend €9 a day, but we wanted to save a bunch of money for the end when we could have a huge celebratory meal to finish off the adventure. Unfortunately, this plan was ruined by Simon..twice, but I'll explain all of that later...
This is the cathedral at the top of Monmarte, the most brilliant place in Paris and where we spent four of our seven days. There are no photos allowed inside the cathedral, but, it's French, so you can imagine how opulent and grandiose it is...
This is the view from Monmarte. It is the most beautiful place that I have ever seen, this photo doesn't do justice in the least. We were so in awe that we spent hours just standing around staring into the distance...


Other people were spontaneously making out. I've never seen so many couples just going at it in public before. I think they put some kind of pathogen in the air. All I could think about was how much I missed HBoO..:-(
There it is. We spent a day trekking the five miles to the Eiffel Tower. When we got there, we couldn't afford to take THE STAIRS to the top, let alone the elevator. It's okay, though, we had a better plan...
We sat on a bench right next to the tower, eating French baguette and drinking French wine. How much more French can you get..?
Part 2 of 3 of our Paris adventure coming soon..:-)

-Matt

2 comments:

meloogal said...

That older couple is so sweet.

And: peanut butter and cheese? ...Really?

Anonymous said...

fuck you.