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paris,

and more coming!

so first off let me start out by saying thanks to my whole family for those sweet thanksgiving pics, i loved them! certainly put a smile on my face to see stuff happening at home!

so where did i leave off? PARIS!

how was it? incredible! im so excited to go back later on to see more of the sites! kara and i started out trying to find the hostel, that took a bit of effort because it was very far away on a street thats name was everywhere! i think if i ever see another richard linoire street sign ill explode! we go there, i rock some french action and we get a room,

next we went out and started rocking (but when did we stop?) we were very hungry so we got a croque monsieur. this is a type of sandwich that french teachers drill into your head in french 1. you learn 3 things:
-bonjour, ca va?
-merci beacoup
-croque monsieur.

so, after hearing so much about it, i of course had to try one! its this sandwich wich ham on this inside and cheese ontop of all the bread- and it was delicious, but then again, we were pretty starving! then we took the metro to champlycee, its kind of like a long blvd with trees, and beautiful houses, and frenchy things! walked around there for a bit. its funny everytime i even got a glimpse of the eiffle tower from far away i had to smile!i kept on thinking "im in france!" ya!

so then, we wanted to take a bus tour so we somehow found a tour bus and hopped on. it was really fun, seeing all the sights while driving really fast.

and then the city went nuts, the metro people went on strike leaving every car in the city on the road. this of course led to a crazy traffic jam. there was also a protest going on. not sure what it was about, but everyone in it wore black. perhaps pro goth?

when we finally finished the loop we got out around the eiffle tower. it was perfect timing because the sun was just setting and its lights came on. of course kara and i bought a french hat for all of the pictures, so we looked like ultimate tourists! took really fun pictures there! im so anxious to get them online! theres so many by this point its going to take forever! oh well! itll happen eventually!

so with the metro being kaputzed, kara and i picked out a restaurant from the super cool touurist giude book and it was delicious! the waiter was really nice and explained the menu to us with a few jokes along the way! very classy place.

i started out with a glass of beaujolais wine. ive heard about it before and i know it only comes out once a year, and this is the time, it was really good, a bit sweet for a red, but good just the same! we had some crusty bread with a creamy sauce, very good to start with. then for an appetizer we shared ravioli with a thick crust of cheese on top, very delicious, but the entree was the best-
she had a beef with a dark sauce, it was tender and pretty delicious
i had a roast duck with a glaze on top- even more delicious!
dessert was a mille feuille, a layered pastry with cream inside, and kara had a lovely coffee thing, we both had coffee as well mm!

so that was a lovely experience! but what followed was not so cool- it took us about 3 hours to get home because we walked and got lost. yikes! but it was kind of fun walking because in the metro you dont see to much, and we definitly saw paris!

we missed a few things like sacre couer, the louvre, and probably a few more, but we had a lot of fun!

The next morning, way to early we got up and went to the airport for milan.

ill write more about that later! for now im going to explore amsterdam a bit more!
bye!
miss you all!
~MARYme

Posted by MaryP 02:21 Archived in France

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