Jet lag finally hit us with it’s best shot, and our last day in Paris was spent doing very very little. Now, we’re on our way home – via Singapore.
Well Juanita and I had a classy evening. Classy clothes were put on, to which we took a classy subway to the classy tour place. Some of it was classier than others – but the Parisian subway was very clean compared to NewA�York’s. The evening was structured as so – We would board a bus to take us to the river, where we would board a barge ship that was converted into a classy restaurant. We would enjoy a three course meal as we cruised both up and down the river, getting views of the Eiffel Tower and the Sister statue to the Statue of Liberty. We would then re-board the bus, and be taken to the Eiffel tower to watch the sun go down (with express passes to go up the elevator, no waiting for 2/3 hours) and FINALLY, we would be taken to the Moulin Rouge, for a 3+ hour show with no intermission and champagne. Hell of a night we were in for.
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Bon Jour, Merci, Parlez-vous anglais? The only three French words/phrases I’ve attempted to say. For the novice French language of you, like me, here is why Ia��m using these;
BonJour is Good Morning/Day
Merci is Thankyou
Parlez-vous anglais? is Do you speak English?
The language has been one of the most daunting things about visitingParis; however I am glad to see and know many shops have bi-lingual staff, including the Hotels, Shuttle bus driver and Restaurants. However, that is no excuse to not attempt to speak French, even if it is to ask, do you speak English?
Imagine how annoying it would be for someone asked you in French or another language a question? Would you be offended or less likely to assist them? But if they attempted to ask the question in English or ask if you speak their language, that would be polite.
My pronunciation is a little off – but they understand Ia��m not a local.
We have arrived in Paris for our Europe stay of our holiday. Short stay of only 3 nights that I know will not be long enough to take in theA�majesticA�city.A�Our arrival began with a connecting flight through Frankfurt, Germany- then a short flight to Paris. Unfortunately no stamp in the passport, as there were no checks or customs (but I still wanted the stamp). We arrived at our beautiful hotel – The Franklin Roosevelt hotel, located nearA�the Champs-A�lysA�esA�- where they finish the Tour de France. We slept for a couple of hours, as sleeping on planes does not exist. We then went for a wander around our hotel, to find at the end of our street, a view of the top of the Eiffel Tower and what appears to be the 5th ave/Rodeo Drive of Paris.A�I’mA�talking Armani, Versaci, Dior and of course Chanel! So the #1 thing I wanted to buy in Paris, a newA�bottleA�of Chanel No. 5 was closer then I thought, and easier as the sale lady was from Sydney.
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to …well, continue reading – and see a short gallery of Paris so far (and a video of what happens to the Eiffel Tower at night)
We arrived. Things just got a whole lot more French up in here. Armed with a meager knowledge of conversational french, I am ready to cross breadsticks with even the most hardened denizen of Paris.
A stop over in Germany. How did I know? The airport had a bratwurst stand where I would expect a Starbucks (this isn’t a joke)
Also, Nick handles blat quite well.