August 7, 2013
03.08.2013 - 07.08.2013
Only 2 hours and 16 minutes later, I am in Paris. It was only 344 km apart. Might I add that my first Chunnel experience was affordable ($190) and convenient and comfortable. I LOVE the fact that I didn't have to rush through the airport. As I am here for 4 days, I decided to make the most of my time. I visited the highest part of the city, the Sacred Heart Basilica. I also saw the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre Dame and the Louvre. Of course I also saw the Eiffel Tower lit up at night. It was BEAUTIFUL. The last form of sightseeing I did was on the Seine River Cruise. From the cruise I could enjoy everything from architectural riches to dinner on board with live music.
Bistrotters: This is a bistro I visited was very quaint with affordable food. I was recommended the "croustillant de poitrine de cochon" with is sme sort of crunchy pork with a sweet sauce, it was delicious!
1000 & 1 Signs: This is by far the most interesting restaurant I've visited. The entire staff is deaf and mute, you're provided with a sheet that has basic sign language. They're also very good at reading lips and if anything, you can always point to the menu. There is a variety of african, middle eastern and vegetarian food here, which was quite good. I had some sort of steak with vegetables!
Babalou: I discovered this little place not to far from the Sacre Coeur, down a little street where not many tourists were. They had great pizza and great service, I was not let down.
As much fun as I had in paris, I must leave and go to my next destination. Hopefully the food is just as good (I'm doubtful it can get better).
I'll update soon! Xo