Today is our last full day in Paris (tear!!). Honestly can say this place is fabulous....theres just this weird feeling you get when your in Paris. Its so nice looking, romantic, laid back, just fab!!!
We went on a 1/2 day tour to Versaille. Versaille is about 45 min outside of Paris. For thoughs of you know do not know what Versaille is, it is a huge castle that was the official residence of Louis the XIV, XV, XVI. Ever seen the movie Marie-Antoinette? It is the only movie that has been filmed at Versaille. If your interested about it, check out this link. http://www.chateauversailles.fr/en/ If you ever come to Paris, take a day trip there, my mom was right its sooo worth it!!
Then we grabbed some lunch back in Pairs at a bristo. Chicken and fries, it was ok, they all service the same food. I'm not overly excited about french food, i can't wait for italy, mostly because i can't stand to eat anymore sandwiches. All of the food places here have all the same food, roasted chicken, tartare (which is RAW meat...NASTY!!), hamburger with fried egg (just as gross), weird sandwiches, salade (which is literally lettuce, with NOTHING on it, including dressing dressing). The only thing we appreciated eating here were crepes (tho i only had one, i dont need to be gaining weight 'cause i'm on vacation), and the baked goods. There are bakeries at every corner, croussants, tartes, fresh baguettes, it was all good and fattening. I never eat bread, and i've had more bread this wk then i probably have had in over a month. I can't wait to eat salad and chicken when i come home with crystal light water...mmmm
After lunch we decided to go see "le Tour de France" as it was finishing here just around the corner from the Louvre. 3 hours in the hot hot sun, the cyclers started riding in. The waiting totally sucked, i put sunscreen on 4 times and my face and chest is still burnt. Have i ever told you how much i hate the sun. It doesnt like me, it just burns me, hurts me and makes me pink like a lobster. Even though our feet hurt and the sun was hot it was a fun experience. And of course we bought ourselves bright yellow tour de france tshirts!!! Spain's Sastre won the Tour do France!!
Dinner was McDonalds. I know gross. and i dont even like Mcdonalds, i haven't had it in over a year and i had it in ireland and paris. But for a good reason. We were going to go to the grocery store to buy food and it was closed. In fact, almost everything is closed here today, why? "cause its sunday, the day of church and family...what BS is that?!? I said to Linds, i remember when i was in grade school and the mall finally started opening on sunday's. we are talking years ago. Apparently in Europe they care more about religion and family days then we do in North America. Its rather annoying having nothing open, makes you appreciate things being open 24/7 at home!!
Well i'm planning on repacking my pack (for the 2nd last time...yeah!) tonight so i can sooo sleep in tomorrow!! We have to be out of the hotel by noon. We are thinking of just going to starbucks for a few hours and chilling then going to the train station early and just hanging out there until the train at 6pm. totally sucks but we can't walk around with our pack. Someone will rob us if we dont melt to death first. Probably wont' update this tomorrow as i'll be on a train all night and i doubt they have internet so i guess i'll be updating you in Italy on Tuesday. Guaranteed i'll have some good stories, travel days are always good craziness fun and we have yet to train it and we know absoultely NO italian so i think its going to be extremely interesting how this pans out.
Top things from Paris:
- the Great Canadian Pub
- Tour de France
- champion supermache (yeah cheap food!)
- HOTEL not hostel...yeah!!!
- Coca-cola LIGHT (its not diet here...its light)
- Effiel tower
- Musee D'Orsay
- churches, churches and more churches
- starting to talk french to someone who right away can tell your not french and they suddenly switch to english on you (how am i suppose to learn?? geez!!)
- garden de Luxemburg
- cruise on the seine river
Worst things about Paris:
- metro...weird and smells
- rediculously expensive dinners
One more week 'til i'm home.!!! Can't wait to see u guys!!
Mach and Melissa...we are doing small cheese and crackers with carrot sticks at Mach's when i get back (lol..happy i mentioned u know mach? haha...)