BONJOIR! (i dont know how to spell)
Entry number one!
So figured this would be a cool way everyone can hear my little stories and such without having to repeat them all!
To catch up on the past 2 months I've been gone, and the missing entries, here's the summation:
- went to London
- it was cold most of the time
- didn't like it
- people were miserable
- my job sucked
- my phone got stolen
- lived in a hostel on the 6th floor where the general temperature was 'wake up in a sweat'
- my pillow was like sleeping on an encyclopedia
- i caught a cold 3 times
- i got 2nd degree burns on my stomach (funny story.....)
So basically, wasn't in the holiday mood!
But I have since arrived in wee Pariiieeeee and I'm loving it! I'm so glad I decided to do this Busabout and I can tell I'm going to have a bloody awesome time!
Day one here (night one really) saw the train theives in action only minutes from the airport, almost took a guys laptop when he wasnt looking! Was holding my bags tight!!! Got directed to my hostel by a random frenchman, the whole time thinking of the movie Taken and whether he was going to abduct me and sell me as a sex slave.... but luckily made it alive! Checked in - as I saw him write down my room number that started with a 6..... "umm... am I on the 6th floor?" "yes, sorry and our lift is out of order" --- had to laugh!
Lugged the case up 6 flights of stairs and opened the door....... A BIG ROOM! All with single, what looked like, semi-comfortable beds - and .... squishy pillows!!!!! I ran to check the bathroom and MERCI a separate shower, separate toilet and separate basin area - with a full length mirror and what felt like miiiiles of space after my London hostel - couldnt be happier!
Spent the night downstairs in the hostel pub, ate some food demolished some beers (adding to my already impressive beer belly) and met some kiwi guys who will be getting to Amsterdam same time as me!
Went to bed and had the most AMAZING sleep since I was in my own bed back before Easter!
Managed to peel myself out of bed around midday, thought that was lazy enough of me, but didnt make it out of the hostel. Had a few more beers, had some lunch, then back to the room to chill - was still really tired!!!! Met the rest of the people in my room - one of the girls was meeting up with some other girls for "ladies night" downstairs - cheap drinks!
Ladies night turned into 4 of us deciding to go see the Eiffel tour by night. What a completely random night.
Got on the Metro and almost to our station, some crazy CRAZY Spanyard teens got on the train. Yelling blowing their football(soccer) horns in our ears screaming and carrying on - Spain won yesterday.
Tollerable, but couldnt wait to get off. Then I see one of them look at the fire extinguisher in the corner.... then at his mate... then an evil smile broke across the little darlings face..... surely he's not going to ACTUALLY use it....
He broke into the fire extinguisher cage and proceeded to SPRAY THE SH*T out of all 4 of us and absolutely soak the crap out of us! Lucky about 5 seconds after he started, the train pulled to a stop and we ran out - completely covered in water. Can safely say that will never happen to me again! haha
We made the Eiffel tower with MINUTES to spare, got some snaps of it alight, and then a few of it with the flashing light show - truly awesome and so glad I went to see it at night!
The rest of the night involved trecking across Paris trying to find toilets, the closest monument, going into a random club to use a toilet, being forced to buy 16euro cocktails, finding a taxi, snapping illegal photos of the police and getting home, passing out.
Top 5 random nights of my life for sure.
Did a day tour of Paris today, good fun, saw alot of the touristy stuff and got some good photos. Damn the Louvre is f**king impressive! didn't go inside but just the building itself, really loved it, can never do itself justice from photos!
Went with one of the girls to the Moulin Rouge to take some piccys and check out the 'red light district' .. pretty funny!
All in all, Paris so far - amazing. Have a pub crawl to go on tonight, before having to get up at 630am tomorrow to get to Amsterdam....
Wish me luck and will hopefully update soon!