Monday, December 8, 2014

Europe: Paris Day 2 Part 1

The second day was a free day. We can do anything we want that day. Therefore, we need a map to get around the city. Very straight forward Metro to get by with.

Needless to say, the signature of Paris. Eiffel Tower. It used to be one of the 7 wonders of the world. I don't think it's in the list anymore. When I was there the 1st and 2nd time, it was still in the list. What an achievement. Haha!

We walked nearer. There was someone from the tour group who went up. I wouldn't queue for 4 hours to go up. o.O I think it receives one of the highest paid visiting site.

River cruise!

For some reason, I really like how the buildings are built in that way just at the river side. Most importantly, there's no smell. It doesn't stink at all. I get disgusted with smell really easily.

Then, we headed to this place, Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile and it's one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It's located at the centre of Place Charles de Gaulle which is at the western end of Champs-Élysées. This honors to those who had fought and died during the French Revolutionary and the Napoleon wars. Oh each of their names are inscribed at the inner and outer surfaces. Also, on the walls. It's pretty amazing, how many people had sacrificed their lives for the wars. I remembered in 2006, there was a really cool B-boy breakdancing opposite this monument. Omg, that was incredible!

Date: 15th May
Sites: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile

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