This is my first post from Paris!! Exciting! My internet is being very touch and go at the hotel, so I'm going to write all of these things without the pictures from my phone...so I'm sorry if it's a bit rough writing wise. I don't have the pictures as my guide (except on my phone which isn't the same)
We started out the day bright and early at 5:30. I'm not much of a morning person...but it was worth it in the end!
On our way to the station we realized that we were in none other than King's Cross Station! Naturally we had to stop by a little place special to my eleven year old self's heart:
After that we went to our station.
|It was pretty...|
|I don't like waiting|
It was tasty good! Also I had my first cup of tea! I think it will be a return experience for me!
|Hint: It was|
|This guy was showing off his collection of old radios!|
|My attempt at an attractive selfie|
|Inside of Pantheon|
|The pretty floor design I want on the floor of Boyfriend's lakehouse addition|
|What I would settle for|
|Into the Crypts!|
|He had a cool hat|
|Random cat sculpture in tombs|
|Writer of Les Mis|
|If you can find out why I took this picture you win a virtual hug|
Naturally a picture had to be taken!
|One last Pantheon picture|
After that our next destination was Notre Dame. However, on the way we ended up loosing the Notre Dame. We walked in a big square until we finally followed signs for it. However, while looking for it we passed by some pretty things.
|St. Jaque's (Not Notre Dame)|
|Selfie with exorcist sphinx|
|Normal sphinx on the fountain|
|Pretty lamp post|
Next up was Musee d'Orsay! It was a beautiful museum but no pictures were allowed inside. I did get to see Vincent van Gogh paintings, so I'm happy about that! Also there was a rhino up front!
|Majestic Rhino is Majestic|
|Front of d'Orsay|
Along the way I brought a few souvenirs and took lots of pictures! Then it was time for the Arc de Triumph!
Finally it came time for dinner. We ate close by the hotel once more! I had a cheese and egg crepe and for dessert French Toast!
After dinner we went to bed for the night in preparation for a big day the next day!
|Morning hair check|
After breakfast we ended up buying our train ticket to Versailles. The previous day we had decided that since the stuff Jordan had planned for today wouldn't take that long, we could go to Versailles for the afternoon and then finish up our sights in the later part of the day. It was a thirty minute train ride to Versailles full of like minded people all going to the palace, however it was well worth the ride! Because of the other things we had yet to see, we decided to only get Palace tickets. The gardens would've taken more time, but I'm sure they are beautiful. I'd also like to see Marie Antoinette's estate some day, but it was a thirty minute walk from the palace, not quite practical on a schedule.
Next is just going to be my pictures from the castle. It was so beautiful! Everything was so luxurious and I could picture all the royalty of France riding up the drive way to the grand, elaborate doors. It blows my mind that actual people lived here! It was a home of sorts! I'd imagine the children of the palace had many fun games of French hide and seek, which is like regular hide and seek but with French people.
|The line to get in|
|Monkey riding a goat...I'll buy it...|
|In case you're wondering, you're heading in the right direction|
|Still doing good, you're awesome|
|Don't know if you're aware, but it's right there...|
|Ummm I'm sorry,but you've seemed to have missed the gift stand...|
|Girl in the fireplace|
|Is that what I think it is...???|
|That French man is riding a unicorn...|
|Random rope in the center of the room...|
|I heard a tour guide talk about queen's giving birth with an audience...|
|Plastic on the sofa...|
|Pastries for the tea room|
|My chicken sandwich and water|
|Even though we both asked for water we always get different ones...|
|The REAL Girl in the Fireplace|
|Want to know the best thing about this picture?|
|This little guy|
|The waiter gave it to us.|
Sunday AKA the Here and Now:
This morning we got up bright and early only to discover our complimentary breakfast did not start until we would already be gone. Slightly disappointed, we made our way to the station only to discover that our tickets were for 8:13 instead of the 8:31 we originally saw! We made it on the train though, and back to London without any problems.
|Found this in the tube|
It's okay though, I went to the markets and ate a cheese crepe. After that I wandered around and found a souvenir before going to take a gander at Absolute Vintage which was just around the corner from the markets! They were having a sale, but the dress that I wanted didn't fit well enough for me to spend money on it. I figure I'll go back to these stores the last weekend when I'm not as concerned about budgeting my money!
When I got back to the dorm I talked to Friend Wes on Skype for a bit before going off for dinner at the park. I walked to Victoria Park, but it seemed that you needed to bring your own food as there were no stands like at Hyde Park. I ended up buying a slushie for the walk back.
Thanks for listening!