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Paris days Day 1

Paris was an experience. I went a few weeks ago and I had a nice time. It was really cool to actually go there and see so many beautiful buildings and landmarks and experience one of the most romantic cities of the world.
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A runner up design in the Metro station design contest
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I have to say that I saw more lovers lovin' it up while I was in Barcelona and here in Germany. My gosh, for supposed cold people, they sure are darned affectionate with each other and their partners.
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Place de la Concorde
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My first day there I went on a free city tour with Sandemans New Paris Free tour. Yeah, free! I owe this tidbit of info to Brian at NoDebtWorldTour. Thanks Brian! Seeing all the highlights was really amazing and listening to the history of France and Paris was fascinating. Our tour guide, Desire, did a great job.
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The river Seine
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After the tour, I kept moving with thoughts of the Eiffel Tower in mind.
Parisians doing what they apparently like to do best, people watch
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I wanted to see her today (Eiffel Tower) as it was later in the day and I thought for sure the lines would be packed with tourists the next day. I made the right decision to go that night as the next day the lines were ridiculously long.
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On the way to the Eiffel Tower I stopped at some interesting marks and took it all in.
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Nope, I didn't go into the Louvre. I'm sorry but museums are not my cup of tea so taking pictures of it outside was totally enough for me. Maybe I will go back one day and do a slight tour if I have the time and inclination.
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At the tower, I waited in line for maybe 15 minutes and paid to climb to the 2nd storey. I didn't take the lift any higher as that was fine with me (plus my height fright was raring its head). The views were stunning from above.
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I took many pictures along the way of the city and I will do a another post called, the real Paris another day. Just pictures of how the people who can afford to live in the city, live!

Paris was really pretty and fun. I had a great time and after a billion pictures, I took my train (the Metro is very easy to use) to my hotel and fell completely out.
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Musée de l'Armée
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Posted by CanaGerm 14:08 Archived in France Tagged backpacking

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