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In Paris with my little famous - Day 2

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

In sequence with In Paris with my little famous - Day 1

So our first day in Paris ended with a nice dinner and a short walk back to our hotel. I slept shortly after and woke up to another day of Paris. On this day, we took a train to Cité Station and headed towards the famous Notre Dame. On our way there, we took many nice pictures:

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Guess who was wearing silly-looking red stocking in Paris?

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We reached our first destination of the day, Notre Dame!

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I love this picture. It is so neat. Admission to Notre Dame was free but we had to pay €3 to enter a particular section. We had a good tour and it is definitely not too big a place to start off with in the morning.

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We went to a cafe near Notre Dame for expensive cappuccino:

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Somehow, expensive cappuccinos taste better. Anyway, after our cappuccino, we headed towards our second destination of the day, The Louvre, but not before going on a long walk and taking lots of pictures:

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It was so cold but it was all worth it. We reached The Louvre and it was so beautiful:

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Yes, guess again.

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That was taken in one of the pyramids. It cost €9 to go into the museum and with so much to see, I think €9 is more than fair.

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Oh man, I love the picture above below:

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Guess which lucky boy had two naked girls to look at?

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After a long tour in The Louvre, we decided to have a late lunch at the cafe. It was bread and cappuccino for me, and bread and wine for the lucky boy.

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I love this picture:

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In Paris with my little famous - Day 1

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

We flew to Schiphol Amsterdam Airport a few days earlier and from Rotterdam, we took a Thalys train to Paris. I took these pictures while we were on the train:

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The train journey was about 3 hours and we were so glad when we could finally alight at Paris Gare Du Nord Station:

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We had to take a Paris train from where we were, Paris Gare Du Nord Station, to our hotel, which is near La Tour-Maubourg Station. Then, we did not know that there is a station just next to our hotel, we alighted a station earlier at Invalides. We had to walk a bit more to our hotel but the walk was beautiful:

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We stayed at Hotel Latour-Maubourg which looks like a boutique hotel:

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Each room has been designed differently. We had a green room and I liked our room. I did not particularly like our green bathtub though because it looked strange to me. It still looks strange to me:

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After we checked into our room, we left our things there and went out for a walk. We headed towards the famous Arc de Triomphe. On our way there, we took many nice pictures:

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There was a food-fair going on. We could smell waffles in the air and then suddenly, we just could not take it anymore and bought two waffles, one for each of us, from one of the tent-shops. Each waffle cost €2.50, and there was nothing in the waffles except sugar flakes. I find that pretty expensive but welcome to Paris.

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Hurray! We reached our first destination, Arc de Triomph!

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We had to pay €9 to go up, and guess what? There was no lift and we had to climb at least a hundred steps on the spiral staircase to reach the top. The climb was fun for the first 10 seconds and thereafter, it was a torture:

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The view from the top was so cool. Everything we saw from there was so neat and symmetrical:

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We spent about an hour up there and when it was starting to get dark, we decided to call it a day and headed back to our hotel. On the way back, we walked past Eiffel Tower! It was blue in the dark! We stopped by and took more pictures.

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We had dinner at a restaurant near our hotel. I had salmon and I forgot what my little famous had:

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