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Hi all, update-arrived in Paris this morning, all good. Am staying in Faulty Towers, seriously, lol. Concierge not helpful at all; lift only just fits me & my suitcase, but alas, I'm on the 3rd floor, & 3rd floor out of order. Got out at L2 then walked up very narrow spiral staircase (getting good @ lifting up/forward my suitcase with right knee, trains & train stations all stairs! Room door is timber grey but they have wallpaper of soild wooden oak door on it! Shower is handheld but has adjustable height/angle holder, as per all in Europe thus far, but it doesn't hold the weight for adjustable angle, down it went, so shower floor got very wet, only thin shower curtain. Hung soaking wet shower mat, after twisting all water out, over curtain rail, it fell down, held by suction caps on ends. Thought I may have been overtired, which I am, or sugar levels not good as floor in room feels slopey, it actually is, pmsl! Concierge called about my tour this morning, Lourve Museum to confirm meeting time & place, he told me Lourve Museum, when I thought it had to be @ the tour company, & it was... I got here @ 8:30am, so took the Metro, thankfully, stood in line to be told I had to go to information, they then called, had to go 10mins up the street to Tour place but be quick, so off I ran, made it with a couple of mins to spare. Saw The Mona Lisa, amongst other things, all other pics do not do it justice. That's when it hit me I was actually here. Took pics & quick video as sooo many people & she is in a bullet proof glass cabinet, roped off a fair way back. More walking, & up a lot stairs! Then took my time doing the 25min walk back as couldn't check in until 1:30pm. Then lol as above. Just back from buying adaptor plug. The one for Europe which is "supposedly" the same for Rome/Paris etc does not fit. Didn't yesterday in Nice, but lovely concierge leant me one. Simone has never had any probs. Another 20min walk there, then back again & €10.90 later (again took my time, camera is now charging. Will check packet again when I get home, purchased 3 pack, bought Europe & United Emerites with me, & if the packet is labelled wrong, I'll be contacting them. If it's a Lisimbo moment, well... ; ) Off to have an early dinner (haven't had lunch & River Seine is approx 20min walk) then slowly make my way to Arc de Triomphe for the forgotten soldier tribute which is @ 10pm. The La Grande Arche=Spectacle of Lights is about a 1.5hr walk, but will take Metro there tomorrow, after my tour, look at the shops & have dinner there. Also, by the looks of the post cards, Champs-Elysees, main square, also does a night lights thing which is mid way between here & Arc, which is also near River Seine. So can take time after dinner to look @ that, which is also not too far from Eiffel Tower, well going by local map, but it's on other side of River so won't know until I get there. Weathers been funny today, 1st time it hasn't been 28-31degs. Arriving on train it was raining, but the minute I was out of Metro, rain stopped, thankfully! Been sunny/overcast all day with a slight cold breeze. Everyones walking around in winter jackets, I'm in jeans & t-shirt. Will opt for jeans & not a summer dress tonight, just to be on the safe side. Btw, Simone said it starting raining again when I left. Had been raining up until I arrived. Maybe Paris wasn't aware of my arrival time, lol ; ) Ok, off for dinner...

Posted by LisaNujin 15:10

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