Sunday, July 12, 2009

We Have Arrived in Paris!

Today we took the Eurostar across the English Channel to Paris France. We were early, so we had a long wait at the train station. It is very nice on the London end. We were shocked at the difference on the Paris end...not so great. Actor Woody Harrelson was on our train and he ended up in the queue for a taxi right in front of us. Noone acted like they recognized him.

After our previous experience of "roughing it" in Warwick, we were a bit apprehensive about our hotel room in Paris. I had a hard time finding any rooms under $300/night for 4 people. Anything less than that was in an undesirable neighborhood and didn't have real air conditioning. It turns out that our room was just perfect. It is really two rooms joined by a private hallway to the door, kind of like an apartment without the kitchen and living room. It is just a few blocks away from the Arc de Triomphe and within walking distance of many great sites.

We arrived a little late, so our first order of business was to find dinner. We immediately spotted a Chinese restaurant right around the corner from our hotel, but we decided to venture out further. We went a long way, but most of the eateries were closed. I guess they were breakfast and lunch places. We decided to return to the Chinese restaurant and had one of the most memorable meals of our lives. Everything was perfect from the red wine to the won ton soup to all the great dishes. It was all small portions, but just perfect for us. The only imperfection was when the owner asked us if we wanted desert and when we declined, he "tooted" and walked away. We just laughed and laughed!

Here's the girls goofing off at the train station.

We arrive in Paris.

Posing after a great Chinese dinner

1 comment:

Marla said...

Great pictures! It looks like you're having a wonderful trip!