Because of the bad vibes I had today, I cannot help thinking of relaxing things to do. There are quite a lot on my list. Reading a book under a shade in Boracay is sure part of it!
One can never be too grumpy if brought along Champs Elysées during the holidays. The lights are ablaze, different kinds of food all around, trinkets spread out, holiday cheers everywhere! Even the grinch will be happy to be here.
If looking for souvenirs to bring back home, buy the small eiffel tower keychains not from the souvenir shops but from the guys selling them around tourist spots. WAAAAAAAY cheaper! It comes in gold, silver and bronze. They have the big ones too for table top display. The vendors are usually just by the Eiffel, scattered outside Louvre, and Notre Dame. I didn’t notice them in other areas. But if you see them, make a bargain for 5-6 keychains/1euro. They will try to sell it to you 4 for 1. =D
One of my favorite shots… Think I’m improving? Well, I think I am. :)
My very good friend way back in college was sent to Geneve for work. He’s staying roughly around two weeks. As his dream city is Paris, I promised to take him around before he leaves. So I bid a flight this January so I can meet up with him. Sadly, I only had one full day to take him around. It was enough though to go around the key spots and teach him how to go by himself to other places the next day. It was a FULL day!
From the hotel, we walked to Arc de Triomphe, then Champs-Elysees. A tempting visit to Louis Vuitton and a macaron feast in Laduree. Walked the length of Champs Elysees and headed to Louvre. Went around Louvre and took the train to Versailles. Yes, we reached Versailles even if it’s just a day trip! From Versailles, we went back to the city and headed straight to the Eiffel. We walked once again going to Trocadero then took the metro going back to Champs-Elysees which was lined up with food stands (et.al.) and decorated with holiday lights. It was a sight to see! One of my friends and another colleague went back to the hotel while my college friend and I continued on to Concorde. From there, my friend thought he saw Pantheon. I wasn’t thinking. I know Pantheon isn’t near Concorde and when he asked me if it was Pantheon, I said yes. We actually ended up in Place de la Madeleine. Haha! My legs were starting to get jittery. I was very tired. My friend chose to eat in a restaurant across LV. He said that he read it in one review. So we ate there. I am trying very hard to remember the name of the place because I’d like to share a VERY BAD review to everyone. The place was way too costly and the food was a waste. So yes, wait until I have the name of the place and I’ll make that review. Anyway, we went back to the hotel afterwards and I seriously think my legs died. They turned into jelly the minute I reached my room. I had less than 6hrs to sleep before my flight.