So I got read to get on the bus that was to leave close to midnight. And we would ride it, for 8-9 hours straight. Oh wait, we had one stop at a gas station thing. On the inside of the border to France. We were nearly there! Thank goodness, because I hadn't slept a wink. Nope, not one minute of sleep was had by me. There were movies playing on the screens in the bus, the speaker happened to be over my head... Oh and the two guys behind me? They were snoring like chainsaws. Great.
We arrive in Paris, and I became friends with the guy who sat next to me on the bus, we both had the same issue of not sleeping. What better to do than pass the time with some chit chat? So that's what we did.
There it is the Eiffel Tower. A big hunk of metal. I wasn't too terribly impressed. Horrible to say? I don't care. There it was, this monument that everyone in the world seems like they want to see. I get there, and I stare at it. Big deal. Whatever. I still took a lot of photos of it. We quickly went off to find some damn coffee and something to eat. We all were starving. You see that photo at the top of the post? That is what I had for breakfast. 6 fucking euro coffee. Do you know how much that is in USD?? Like eight bucks. For real. I was unimpressed, and it tasted like poo. I drank it anyway.
Luckily, the people I was with understood that. And they were patient. We found the Starbucks and got my mug, and then we did whatever else they wanted to do. At this point, I was just along for the ride (though, I secretly wanted to try and find the art district).
We saw tons and tons and TONS of statues... Moral of the statue story? Most cherub's were decapitated. Sad? I thought it was particularly funny. But also sad. Sad that either people would do that to something that clearly took someone so long to complete. It's rude. It's all about manners people. But then again... It could have happen long long long ago, and it's just the way it is (probably the latter).
I think my most favorite part of the day was finding this face written on a red light. Cracked my shit up! Haha. It was near Starbucks.
Obligatory Louvre pyramid photo. We took a nice relaxing half hour here. After we ate at the Hard Rock Cafe. Yea we were pretty lame about food choices this day. I think we were all so darn tired, that it didn't really matter what the hell we were doing in Paris. At least we can all say we went to Paris, right? Something like that...
I also, just loved the outside of the church. I was just thinking about how long it took them to build it for such a silly reason (in my eyes) and how beautiful it was. And now, I look at these cherry blossom trees, or what I thought to be cherry blossom trees, and second guess whether or not they actually were cherry blossoms. I don't think they are. I dunno though. I am not sure if I have ever really seen them in real life. lol.
But, on the bright side, I got this photo:
And now I can say that I've been to Paris and walked like... 10 miles that day. See?!
Honestly, I probably wouldn't go to Paris again. It's so full of tourists, and I don't really like that, personally. But, if my mom comes, and she foots the bill, begs me to go to Paris. We will. I'd do that for my mom. lol. All for the big hunk of metal.
Have you ever been somewhere that everyone raved about, only to find it disappointing and overrated?