Friday, 6 July 2012

One night in Paris

A fleeting visit back to Paris meant that we had not much time to do much in the city of lights.

In the metro we were waiting for the next train when an elderly couple came to wait for the same train, Sam moved his bag out of the way so they could have a chair, "Merci beaucoup monsieur" said the old man, when he realised we spoke English he thanked us again and told us that he and his wife who live in Geneva, were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They had married in Paris and visit as much as they can.
He said they saw a lot of young travelers in Paris and it's fantastic when they are thinking of others (the wife said nothing the whole time, she's probably the strong silent type) He said that he felt that it was very important to thank people..... And thanked us again. Then he and his wife got on the train.

After watching Spain win the Euro Cup we had some drinks under the stars in Paris and people watched passers by. A perfect evening.

I got up early the next morning and ran around Jardin du Luxembourg, it was a beautiful park at the foot of a palace. I could live here it's that beautiful.
Pics are from google images, because I ws doing fitness, there was no time for photos

After a croissant filled breakfast we went to Puces de Montreuil, a flea market and sifted through beautiful old things and a heap of junk.. Ok so there was more junk than beautiful old things.
I don't think I'm cut out for this vintage hunting business.. It's so time consuming and most of the stuff is awful.

Our last few hours in Paris were spent by the Pont Neuf where we had a huge lunch and I drank French champagne in the sun before we headed for our last stop, London.
Tres bien

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