Friday, September 18, 2015

Paris day 2-5 and Aber day 1

Just got back from dinner a bit ago in Aberystwyth, Wales, and here is what has been happening.

On our first full day in Paris, we started out by grabbing a bagel and then hoping on the metro and heading to the Notre Dame Cathedral. This was a very neat place to go. Both the outside and inside were done with so much detail. It was amazing.
We then ventured toward Luxembourg Garden, which was very cool to see as well. The garden was kept in perfect shape with all the hedges and trees trimmed and not a single weed in sight.
Next we went to the Eiffel tower. It was much bigger than I thought it would be. We could have climbed to the top but Peggy, Sarah, and I were all too tired for that! There was a lot of people there so that brought along the vendors selling the selfy sticks and Eiffel tower key chains.
Later that day, Sarah and I went out for dinner to this restaurant that was highly recommended on Trip Adviser, however they did not say anything about the neighborhood it was it. We were pretty nervous because the neighborhood was pretty dirty and there was not many people around. Well we found the restaurant and for some reason it was locked so we got the heck out of there! We headed back to the Eiffel tower because we were told it would light up at night on the hour. When it did, it was pretty neat to see. The pictures do not do it justice. It was amazing!

The next day it was raining so we headed for a botanical garden. It was very neat to see all the different plants and fish. We then went to see the Statue of Liberty that is in Paris. It is ,much smaller, probably around 40 feet tall. Later that day, Sarah found a mall that she was interested in going to. When we found it, there was tons of people just standing outside waiting for their tour bus to pick them up. Once we got inside it was still pretty crowded. The prices were outrageous! We saw one dress that cost €2500, which would be around $2800! We quickly decided to skip the shopping and head for the roof where we could see the entire city! Very neat view of everything! We then grabbed some food, where I had some pretty good lasagna, and headed back to the hotel for the night.

The next morning, we still had not received Sarah's bag, so we headed to the airport to see if there was anything we could do there. They said it still could be in Rome, but the lady did not sound too confident when saying that. When we got back to the hotel, we decided to go walking aroun

d the area of the hotel. Sarah and I then got dinner then went off to the Eiffel tower to meet one of her roommates at Nottingham. We got a crepe and headed in for the night.

Today was mostly a travel day with 3 trains to get to Aberystwyth, where we are now. I check onto my school tomorrow to start my welcome week!

Here are some pictures from throughout the week!

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