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Marsie’s Travel Diary

Sunday, 09 Mar 2008

Location: Paris, France

MapI was back at work for a week and then off to Paris with the work crew. They had won an award for for their work (prior to me joining) and this was their reward. They insisted I join them. Who am I to argue? It would have been rude not to!

I remember when I first went to Paris in 2003 and thinking, I've seen so many great places, how can the guide book go so far as to say this is the most beautiful? But then I saw it on a beautiful summer's day and later at night with the lights going crazy on the Eiffel tower. Lovely street lamps, beautiful bridges, small side roads. While the magic isn't quite the same in winter, it's still lovely. Mind you, that might have more to do with me preferring sunshine.

My bedroom in our hotel had a chandelier. I love how they do things. We went up the Eiffel Tower, and walk around town and dinner out. We had a bar recommended to us, but the waitress directed us to somewhere better. Turns out they were both gay bars. Good fun and good scenery at least.

I also took in Notre Dame, the Louvre and Arc de Triomphe. I had wanted to get tot the Muse d'Orsay this time around, but will have to put it on the list for next time. On the plus we found cheese, wine and a cute creperie with a disco toilet (including coloured lights as well as pumping music). 'You have to use my toilet! It's fabulous!'