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Liz & Michael’s Travel Diary

Monday, 27 Aug 2007

Location: Paris, France

MapOur last full day!!!! Sort of, before we start the long trek home anyways. Another sleep in by Liz as Michael went for free breaky, then we were out and about doing some final internet, shopping and sun-bathing. By 4:30pm we had totally had enough of crappy souvenirs, annoying tourists and angry shopkeepers shooing Michael out of stores….. We went home and relaxed before getting ready for the last supper. Yesterday on the tour, Liz asked the guide for a restaurant that was really truly Parisian, so much so that it didn’t have the sucked-in touro markups! He came up with the goods, and sent us to a part of Paris we hadn’t yet frequented – another bonus in itself. The restaurant was just near Bastille, so we caught the metro and found it easily. We were presented with a French-only menu, which helped to prove its authenticity! We assured the waiter we would be fine to work it out, but when he returned to take our order, we politely asked him to explain every dish on the menu!!! He willingly obliged, thank goodness, and we had a splendid feed. Then it was off to L’Eiffel Tour to watch the famed light show which occurs on the hour for 10 minutes. We got there in good time and during our half hour viewing managed to take 54 photos…….. obsessed is a good word to use here… The light display was good, but not as good as it had been talked up to be. Home to sleep off an amazing last night in Europe.