14.11.2007 - 14.11.2007 8 °C
Today was sightseeing in Paris, slightly hampered by q trAin strike. Some were still running but it Was still Another day of al,ost non stop walking (for matt and jess not me of course).
We started with the louvre, which was interesting but huge and even for dolphins like me who arent particularly interested in art, it still took up a good three hours. Some of the most interesting things to see were the ornAte ceilings in the rooms. We saw the Mona Lisa of course from q distqnce surrounded by at least thirty other people corwding to take a look. They were letting us tqke photos of it too, which we thought you werent allowed to do.
We then walked from the Louvre into the pqrk for lunch, then up the Champs Elysèe, and over to the Eiffel Tower. Matt wanted to take the stairs up, for which the line wasnt very long, and since Jess is afraid of heights and the line for the lifts was long and Jess has already been up, she decided to wait at the bottom while Mqtt went up the stqirs. Meanwhile she had a crèpe with chocolate. Matt guessed there would be 724 steps, while I guessed 694 qnd I was right of course. Matt was a bit scared on the elevator that went up to the very top but I thought it was great.
It was the ordeal of getting home again and finding a metro that was running. When we finally got on a train so did about a ,illion other people and for about 40 minutes we were like the proverbial sardines. I much prefer the real sardines. It was crazy the a,ount of people trying to still get on at every station even thought there was clearly no ,ore room. And we had to fight our way off at our stop.
Since we got in the ,ain sights today we have decided to visit Disneyland to,orrow, so hopefully there are no problems with the trains