Insert Big Sob here. Our last day in Paris and our holiday.
Up early so we can take Hannah to the bus stop for her return trip to London. Her holiday is also over and so she returns to London with plans for more travel in the near future. It was great to be with Han and see her in her new life. We are proud of what she has achieved. She has great friends and dare I say it, an even better social life. Oh to be young again.
The morning didn’t go without a few minor glitches. One wrong metro can be a bit of a disaster when on a limited time frame!! Recovered and arrived with time to spare. Needed a drink after that couple of hours.
Farewells and back on the metro for us for just some more meandering.
Turn down new lane ways from streets that you have walked before and new sights behold you. You could never cover the territory in just one visit.
Might have to move here I think.
Our last lunch in a great restaurant in a back lane on the edge of St Germain de Pres. Meat, cheese, salad and wine. Doesn’t get much simpler. Beautiful.
More meandering, coffee and wine drinking, people watching.
Did I tell you I love Paris.
Dinner in a fabulous traditional French Bistrot before heading down to the Eiffel Tower to watch it light up.
Exactly 11pm and the fairy lights come on. Lucky we were there in time. They stay on for five minutes and then that is it. The best five minutes of light show I have ever seen though, I must say.
A memorable metro trip home with all the Friday night party people. Oh to be young again. I have never felt unsafe on any of the trains and I hope I never will be.
There are pickpockets everywhere but they will only steal what isn’t well attached to you. They are very good too.
Another new scam since we were here last is the women, or young girls,who pretend to find a gold ring on the ground in front of you, they say it doesn’t fit them and offer it to you for good luck. Oh yeh. Costs a fortune to get them to leave you alone. No… It didn’t happen to me.
The petition for the deaf and dumb society is a beauty too. Saw plenty of Americans handing over their money.