Sunday, 19 November 2017

Paris Diaries: Day 2

Read about the first day here.

Having had takeaway Pizza Hut the night before, we made up for it on our first morning by going to a nearby cafe for breakfast and ordering croissants. We also walked around with neon 'tourist' signs on our foreheads...

The second day of the trip was our busiest. In the morning we jumped back on the Metro and visited the Louvre... because how could we not? We didn't have long and only stayed for a couple of hours, which was just enough time to see the Mona Lisa and grab the biggest macaron you ever did see.

After that, we headed to Pont Neuf to see the love locks on the bridge because, again: massive tourists.

Then we made it to the Eiffel Tower, albeit about an hour late... we'd booked tickets in advance so we could beat the queues, use the lifts, and go right to the top (when in Paris and all that) but we got a little lost. I'd just like to point out however that that was the only time we got lost on the whole trip and we dealt with it pretty well, so brownie points to us please.

Coming up from the Metro and seeing the tower looming above us was such a surreal moment, because it's one I've imagined for so many years. And there it was, right above us.

That night - and you'll be proud of this - we went to a proper French restaurant. Like, think of every French stereotype and plonk them in a building, and there you go: Chez Frezet. It was only a few minutes from our apartment and had one vegetarian option on its massive menu (yeah, I wasn't surprised either) but it was lovely. And stupidly classy and expensive. But hey, euros don't count, or that's what I kept telling myself. If I remember rightly, I had cheese and spinach lasagna followed by a pear and apple tart with raspberry compote and vanilla ice cream, and far too much bread from the bread basket. TAKE ME BACK.

Then we went back to the apartment and I edited photos whilst playing Cards Against Humanity. Are you sensing a theme? Same.

Check back tomorrow for Day 3!

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