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Lauren & Georgia’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Location: Paris, France

MapMy memory is starting to fade. I have been a little bit slack and am writing my blog the following day which isnít helping. Where was I at? Dinner. Georgia and I went to another Italian restaurant for dinner. They are everywhere around here. It was pretty cheap and I liked the way the pizzas came out as one Ė yet to be sliced. The waiter was an old guy who thought he was funny and kept telling us to smile whenever we would ask for something, at least he was nice and had a bit of personality unlike 95% of Parisians. We had drunk a little too much during the afternoon and thought it was best we came home to bed.

Thursday was pretty uneventful. We all had a sleep in and lazed around the apartment in the morning. We then decided to catch a bus for something different. We got off at the end of the route to check out another old cathedral - Eglise Saint-Sulpice. This place has nothing on Notre Dame but it was still impressive.

We then went for a walk to explore the Luxemburg Gardens. If you have ever been to Luxemburg I think I could easily say that these gardens are bigger than the country itself! The gardens included an impressive playground which unfortunately you had to pay to use.

We walked a little further towards the river where we found the Pont des Arts bridge. This bridge is known as the Loverís Bridge or something along those lines. You can attach a padlock to the bridge to symbolise love and hope it is there when you return in the future. I think the tradition is for couples but none the less we added a padlock of our own. I doubt it will be there for much longer as I have read that the authorities are in the process of stopping the tradition as it isnít helping with the appearance of the bridge.

I wasnít feeling too well so Georgia and I caught the Metro home while Mum and Dad went for a cruise along the Seine. The rest of the day was quiet. I wonder what our last day in Paris will hold.

Lauren x