So contiki has begun!!! on the 17th we drove from London to Paris, going by ferry, with our contiki coach!! Arrived in Paris in late arvo and got driven around the city at night. Saw the Eiffel Tower and the L'árc De Triomph which is a huge impressive building-ey thing in the middle of the scariest roundabout I have ever witnessed. Our bus driver accelerated going into it and we all screamed and then found out the rule (notice there is one rule only) is that you give way to people ENTERING the roundabout... such a stupid system, it doesn't work at all... and the French government has made it so it takes no responsibility for accidents that happen on it. LOL!!
Twin share cabins not too bad. But ours was too close to the bar and people from another tour were screaming the whole night...
18th: Full day in Paris... wandering the city!! Used the tubes which was cool cos we managed to figure out everything even though it was in French!! Sortie means exit in case anyone was wondering...
Walked to the top of the Arc (middle of insane roundabout) wow was it an effort!!! It was up one of those gigantic spiral staircases.. but what a view!! will try and upload photos at some stage...
Went to Notre Dame which was so incredible i wasn't expecting it at all... then went to dinner and we played pick the pickpocketer... cos they were everywhere!! and they came up and said stuff like 'why you so scared aussie?? jiggy jiggy' lol but scarey!! Then went to a cabaret show which was fun and sooo french lol
on the 19th we left Paris and off to the Burgandy wine region.
we stopped off at Avignon, where one of the Popes lived. Freaks and Geeks themed party night.
20th: Relax day, had a picnic lunch provided and we hung out at the place we were staying which looked lunch a mansion from the outside!! hhehe nah it was pretty cool, 4 share room.
21st: off to French Riviera: stopped off at Fountainbleu where Napolean gave his final speech. Then on the road again, stopped at a French perfumerie which was awesome fun. Then we got to French Riviera. twin share cabins again.
Went in MONACO for a few hours. Second smallest country in the world and the richest. And oh my god, was it amazing!!! We drove on the Monaco Grand Prix track and went over the starting grid!!! We went into (not the Grand Casino cos it cost money to get in) but another casino. I played some blackjack and there was this horrible couple next to me who everytime I went in to play they withdrew their chips. And I just wanted to say, í'm sorry you're wearing that (crappy trackies) and have massive ugly regrowth and you're judging me? but thought I might get bashed so I didn't. Came out a bit behind after being up but that's me, I never know when to stop lol!
22nd: Whole day in French Riv. We went into Nice. Not much really happened other than (and I can see everyone is going to shake their heads at me for this) I went to withdraw 230Euro from an atm, and walked away trying to figure out how much money I had left on my cash passport when I suddenly thought, 'where did i put my cash?' and I had LEFT IT in the ATM!!!!!! So I screamed and ran back like none of you have ever seen me run before and luckily it was still there!! my friends where absolutely peeing their pants they were laughing so hard oh god it was funny but could have ended it tears not caused from laughing.
and then yesterday we left and went to Florence, Italy. YAY the land of pizza and carbs!! ( we had pork meals provided for us for 2 our of 3 night, how unfair is that!! :( grr )
love you all xoxoxo