It has been 1 month and 1 day since the wedding! O_O Time passes so quickly!! Its been 2 years since he proposed already also!! *blink blink*, I can still remember that day, when he picked me up from school and drove me to botanical gardens. I can still remember him being so unprepared but still managing to surprise me ‘cos I really wasn’t expecting it (& was really grouchy n tired). I can still remember coming home to tell our parents the news. & all that was already 2 years ago?? Amazing.
Anyway, continuing our Europe trip, Day 6~
Good morning, meh breakfast. The spread was really measly, coupled with my pickiness, bread was all I wanted to eat.
Usual stopover after 2hrs at Autogrill this time! A place really familiar to us since Italy last year.
& first photo stop! We were going up the Eiffel tower in the evening, but this stop was for us to take pics with the whole Eiffel tower in the background. Throughout our day in Paris though, we saw so much of the Eiffel tower it wasn’t really that interesting anymore. But meanwhile, SNAP ALL THE PICTURES!!!!
Mr Sun too bright, my eyes are almost non-existent. & that was the day I froze, deciding to wear just leggings + 1 long sleeved top. Thankfully I had this blue jacket from Uniqlo to layer on so I didn’t freeze too badly.
I love this pic of us!
We had Chinese food for lunch. Supposed to be for dinner but our tour leader changed it to lunch so we had more flexibility in the evening. Prices supposedly the same for lunch/dinner so we don’t lose out anyways.
Only pic of the food cus we were sharing (6 in a table), its not good manners to make other ppl wait. Haha but the food was not bad, 5 dishes + 1 soup! For Europe standards la. Don’t expect restaurant quality, but it felt like a nice home-cooked meal. Quite comforting to have hot rice and dishes too! Adrian ate a whole mountain of rice & regretted later lol.
I like to randomly take close up pics of Adrian’s face. & he hates it. But I still take them. & I think its particularly annoying cus of the shutter sound whenever I take a snap.
Here we see the Eiffel tower again, this time slightly closer.
Moving on to Les Invalides:
Us + Les Invalides – The war veteran’s hospital / home + Napoleon’s tomb.
& driving past Notre Dame!!!! We were lucky ‘cos it was a Public Holiday (Armistice Day – end of WWI) in Paris, so the traffic was light & we got to drive to more spots!
We had a local guide on the bus and somehow he got excited whenever we passed Christmas trees / deco. I normally wouldn’t have taken a picture of this tree. But he hyped it up so much that I just HAD to. “LOOK! Look now to your right please, look look, thank you, its a Christmas tree, not fully decorated yet!!”
Luxor Obelisk (a gift from the Egyptians), fountain, and our favourite Eiffel tower (again)
Incomplete Ferris wheel, Obelisk.
“Look!!! Christmas decorations!! You’re lucky because they have hung up some decoration!!!” Overly enthusiastic local guide making me take random pictures again.
& getting off the bus to take pictures with Arc De Triomphe! We would pass by this lots of times later, but at that point we didn’t know that. So… TAKE ALL THE PICTURES AGAIN!!!
His kind of revenge for all the close up face shots I take of him.
& then…. EIFFEL TOWER AGAIN. Haha.
The husband looking at the screen of my camera again. Always forget to look at the lens.
Messy hair + Eiffel tower growing out of my head.
& after alllll that Eiffel tower madness, we went on to take the canal cruise. Which I feel is a waste of money. (25 Euros extra per pax) Originally didn’t intend to join this, but my whole group was going for it, + my tour mate said he heard it was nice. So… I gave in to temptation and the husband signed us up too.
This is how the boat looks like. But due to high tides, we weren’t allowed up the upper deck (where we could possibly get much better views).
So anyway, since we already paid for it, make full use and take more pics!
It was terribly cold with freezing wind.
These low bridges were possibly the reason why we weren’t allowed on the upper deck. May hit our heads and fall off the boat or something.
I suppose that’s the bridge of locks up there.
Cruising under the bridge~
& look at our friend the Eiffel tower behind again!
Our friend, up close and personal.
&… Another one of our friend. At this point, the husband is going “buay sian ah??!”
& then, the boat starts turning back. I’m like WHY SO FAST, I thought we’re supposed to go until Notre Dame?! They cheat my feelings. :( & I stopped taking pictures cus tired + cold + sian already.
A quick stop at Place de la Concorde, so a picture of us + a little bit of the obelisk here.
Don’t remember the point of this picture.
& then we went to meet our friend for real.
We were quite excited to go up!
Thank God for pre-booked tickets so we don’t have to queue.
We went up to the 2nd storey.
All the mini stuff down there!
I took too many lousy panoramas.
We only had 20mins up there so all the pictures were actually taken rather quickly as we walked round the tower.
& then the tower lights up!
& the light show begins!!!
& our adventure with the Eiffel tower concluded.
Went back to our hotel (Radisson Blu Paris – about 30min drive from the city) and then crossed the street for some Chinese cai peng for dinner. Think our whole group ended up eating there for dinner (on our own). We had only 2 choices since most of the shops were closed for the Public Holiday. Almost had to resort to da-paoing McDees cus nowhere was open.
This was what we had for… I don’t remember how much. Food wasn’t too bad, but quite salty.
By this time of the trip my cough came back and I started coughing like mad again. So Jasmine, my super nice tour mate gave us the rest of her Pi Pa Gao!! (which I shared with the husband cus both of us were sick) It helped, for a while. But my cough was too strong it wouldn’t go away :( & I am still coughing now, almost 1 mth aft the trip. *growls*