Paris was absolutely whirlwind! Two days did not do justice to all that we wanted to do. But if you do have two days, do Paris like we did! :)
We traveled to Paris in the most plush train I have ever been in - Thalys Rail! Red lounge chairs, three course meal, wine and the works! I never wanted to get off that train. :)
I think my high point of the trip to Paris was meeting Pallavi. She brings along a whole lot of warm and fuzzy memories right from my school days. The things we did back then deserves a separate page altogether! Now getting back to the trip, Tour de Paris started with the Eiffel Tower.
|Food in Thalys Rail :)|
|Our first view of the Eiffel|
|Arc de Triomphe in the evening|
|The fashion capital and us!|
The second day in Paris was very hectic. By the end of it, I couldn’t feel my legs. I think this was the day when we walked close to 20 kms! Given a choice, I’d probably spend this day the very same way all over again!
That day, time seemed like a huge luxury! After the cathedral, we walked along the river Seine towards Louvre. We were already pretty spent but I can be quite the stubborn kid! While walking towards Louvre, saw some really nice and artsy posters, which we promised ourselves that we'll buy on our way back. But that never really happened. That day Lady Luck was on our side. Barring Wednesdays and Fridays, the place shuts down at 6 pm. And that day was a Wednesday and it was 5 pm when we reached! :)
|Tired us at Louvre|
Seeing Louvre in itself was like a marathon run. By the time we were done there, we just had one more thing to check off the list. And that was seeing Eiffel all lit up in the night! I think it was the Starbucks coffee which got our adrenaline going and our sanity dying. We decided to go the distance...on our feet! The funny thing was we were laughing our heads off on the way. Over jokes so bad, good humor would have died a hundred deaths that day. We couldn't feel our feet that night, but the smiles never left us. Travelling with friends so dear is a cure to all maladies I think.
|Laughing helplessly - on our way from Louvre to Eiffel!|
|The Photo Quay!|
We finally managed to reach the Eiffel. In true amateur photographer's spirit, we set up the tripod and clicked. Stood in front of the Eiffel and got some groupie shots too, as a memoir for all the walking and all the good things that came with it.
|Eiffel in the night - this is what we walked for!|
The fun we had in those two days can barely be described in a blog post. I loved Paris not just because of the beautiful city that it is, but because of the company I had. I think I had almost started counting days by now. Days were flying by and the Euro trip just kept getting better and better. Next in line was Lauterbrunnen!