Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Paris Day 5

The adventure starts here.

I wanted to do some major shopping while in Paris, but Champs-Elysees was a little too rich for my blood. So, Harrison found the perfect place:: Rue du Commerce! This street was full of affordable boutiques, bakeries and restaurants!

I shopped til I dropped! I scored my friends and family lots of goodies. I also picked up a beautiful mustard yellow leather purse. We had lunch and dessert here, as well! It was a great day!

For our last evening in Paris, Harrison bought us dinner and a show at Moulin Rouge. 
That was the most incredible show I've ever seen! The solo acts between sets were amazing, too! My favorite was a roller-skating couple that did amazing acrobatics on a small, circular, wooden platform. 
We met a nice couple from New Zealand that were sitting beside us. Her and I were gasping and oohing and awwwing at the show! We had such a blast! 

And that concludes our whirlwind, amazing, awe-inspiring trip! I miss Europe so much! I loved it there and can't wait to go back! I would definitely live in London! 
I would need to learn French to live in Paris. But, a girl can dream.... 

Paris Day 4

The adventure begins here.

On our 4th day (1st full day in Paris), we walked down to the Eiffel Tower and took a riverboat cruise on the River Siene.

After that, we got on a Big Bus and toured all around Paris. 


Very ancient Egyptian Monolith. 

We jumped off to tour the Louvre. We saw the Mona Lisa, Greek sculptures and a lot of Delacroix art. 

We also had lunch at the Louvre, on the balcony overlooking the pyramid. 

Then, we hopped back on the Big Bus and started to head back to the hotel. The Arc de Triomphe is very close to our hotel. So, we got off there and took photos. Then walked to the hotel to start getting ready for an evening out! 

That evening we had dinner on Avenue des Champs-Elysees and then found a pub where we had drinks and met some fun people! 

~~ to be continued~~~ 

London/Paris Day 3

The adventure starts here.

On the 3rd day, we had breakfast in London and then headed to St. Pancras to ride the Chunnel to Paris. (and yes, I called it St. Pancreas a few times. haha)

Heading to Paris! Think they'll let us in?! 

Paris is beautiful! Open sides cafes on every corner... literally! 

Our very french hotel, Victor Hugo. 

Our french doors opened up so this view below. 

Headed out on our first night in Paris to eat dinner at a cafe and then to walk to the Eiffel Tower. 

I am so proud of myself for taking this photo with my iphone! haha
We sat in the lawn staring at this view, drinking wine out of plastic cups! It was so surreal! 

~~ to be continued....

London Day 2

As mentioned in "London Day 1", we passed out at 7:30pm on our first night. Well, we both woke up at the same time and just knew we had slept through the night and it had to be after 5am the next morning. ......     Um...no. It was only 11:30pm. Jet lag at its finest.  We watched a documentary and a movie before passing back out around 3am. Housekeeping woke us up at 10am. And we were finally out the door at noon on our 2nd day!

We took the river taxi down Thames to the London Eye. 

From here, we jumped on a Big Bus and started our tour! I want to take a moment to highly recommend the Big Bus tours! They are the way to go! We saw so much in the short time we were here. We did the same thing in Paris (you will see in the next few posts). You get to hear the history of everything you are seeing. Plus you can jump off and get on another one, so you can use it as a type of taxi service, too. 

Here are photos from the sights we saw on the Big Bus London. 

One of the things I loved about London was all the old buildings and beautiful architecture. What was so cool was the juxtaposition of those beside new, modern structures! 

We hopped off and took some photos in front of Buckingham Palace. 

We finished our tour by getting off at Piccadilly Circus. I absolutely love the hustle and bustle of this city. Harrison took me out to eat at on a rooftop downtown. I had THE BEST lava cake I have ever had there! I can't believe I didn't take a picture of it! 

~~ to be continued.