Pourquoi riez-vous? (Why are you laughing?)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Yes, we've arrived. Finally. Three days of Korean food was getting the better of us. We've already gorged ourselves on the Parisian pastries. We deciphered the train system and made it to our hostel, only to discover that we'd mis-booked, been charged for it, and had nowhere to sleep. (at 10pm, exhausted, and the Metro closing in 2 hours!)

Unfortunately the only option we had to was to accept a 95 euro room at a hotel down the street. Today we've found a cheaper 2 star hotel in the same area and are booked in for tonight and tomorrow.

After all the drama we had a good day roaming the streets of Paris, including such attractions as Sacre Coeur, Arc de Triomphe, Champs de Elysee, Hotel L'Invalides and finally tonight, the Eifell Tower.

We also went to Gard du Nord to book some tickets to Belgium for this week, we're heading up to see Eric, a friend of Dani's who she met last year in Crete. In the station, there are soldiers with large automatic weapons strolling around. They don't smile back.

Today at Hotel L'Invalides a guard with a firearm politely told me I couldn't use my tripod (but I was allowed to carry it), in French - atleast I think thats what he said.

We've put a few photos on Flickr, click on the links in the sidebar, or any of the photos in this post to take you there. Don't hesitate to leave us a comment, it gives us the warm fuzzys.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So very envious. I'm hoping to head to that side of the world next year!
Hope you two are having a fantastic time together. Keep taking lots of pics for everyone to ogle.


10:10 PM, September 05, 2008  
Blogger Nick said...

Nous ne rions pas! Nous sourions! Bof... Les photographies fantastique. Nous adorent vos photographs! C'était pas mal vous avez dû rester dans une hôtel 90-euro, mais vous êtes bon! Nous savons vous allez avoir les temps fantastique.

Sweet photos and pretty good weather? Eiffel tower looks fricken awesome at night!

10:12 PM, September 05, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yay! Paris! I would go again in a heartbeat. (maybe our 10 year anniversary????) Loving hearing what you're up to and seeing the pics...enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
Love Kim

3:14 PM, September 06, 2008  
Blogger JimandNiki said...

Great photos guys. Keep having fun!

5:00 PM, September 06, 2008  

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