Day 1 - My first full day in Paris
Breakfast at the hotel, crepes with jam, fruit & yogurt and orange juice. Thinking I might head to the Louvre, I walked over and it starts raining, and then it pours!! I waited until it slowed down and went looking for the queue by the time I found the end of the km long queue to get in, it's started raining again! So I head back undercover and contemplate what to do. The sun came out so I decided to go for a walk. Des Champs Élysées here I come!!
It started raining again about half way there and I got soaked, even with my umbrella! The first thing I look for is a chemist, I needed some really tough bandaids! It was interesting trying explain the guy what I was after, since I don't speak much French, his English wasn't so good! After pulling off my wet shoes and showing him my feet, I got what I was after. A couple of hundreds meters down the road I found something else to make my day, a big sign: HAVAIANAS !! just what my feet needed :)
I walked all the way to the Arc De Triomphe, which is about 4km from my hotel, I didn't go up I'll be doing that on my tour. Btw, chris you are really crazy!!
On my way back down Des Champs Élysées I stopped in at Louis Vuitton, no I didn't buy anything, but the shop is like a museum, with all the old travel cases and the history of the brand.
By the time I got back to the hotel my feet were screaming at me "stop, please stop!!" I bummed around in my hotel room for a while, catching up on emails & Facebook, and then went for another walk in the other direction for dinner.