Happy Monday everyone,
So we got off the bus and walked down the stairs and I saw the breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower __ it was so surreal to me, at first. and I felt that just because of this place, it was worth to visit Paris.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today I'm going to share with you last past of my Paris diaries.
In case you missed, you can read about my Paris Diaries (part 1 __ Here ) and (Part 2 __ Here.)
|The Eiffel Tower|
OK, so, third day of my stay in paris, finally, I was able to visit the Eiffel Tower (First day I was tired to go, second day it was supposed to rain so didn't take a chance to go so far in rain).
So, after our delicious breakfast at Paris Marriott Champs Elysees hotel,
|Paris Marriott Champs Elysees hotel|
|Breakfast at Paris Marriott Champs Elisees hotel, Paris, France|
we headed to Place Vendome,
|Place Vendome, Paris, France|
|Place Vendome, Paris, France|
then, we passed the Eglise de la Madeleine.
Then we went to Printemps Department Store to quickly do some shopping, but after we finally found the entrance of the women department, we walked in using a few stairs and I realized it would not be easy for me to shop there with a stroller (I can't stand waking with a stroller in malls if there is not enough space,) so quickly left the building and decided to find a place where I could purchase the tickets for the Open Tour Bus, because I had planned to do the bust tour, that day.
While I was looking for the street Auber to purchase the tickets, at one of the intersections I stopped to figured out which way to go, that time some lady approached me showing a business card and asking me whether I knew how to get to that street. I looked at the card and I told her I couldn't help her cause I didn't know that street and then I decided to cross the street, I looked down the stroller and OMG__ I see the stroller is empty, my daughter is not sitting there anymore.. even though she could not open the belts by herself. I almost had heart attack, seriously..
I thought, this lady on purpose asked me something so that somebody from her circle could kidnap my daughter. (What else anyone could think in that situation, if not something bad, right?). I looked around and I couldn't see my daughter anywhere. And of course I screamed her name (with such an non-human voice, I guess) that I heard the crying, my daughter was standing little behind me and was crying because my voice terrified her. Obviously, I forgot to close her belts and she just got out from the stroller so that I didn't even notice. I don't remember how I managed to continue walking after I calmed her down with holding her and kissing her.
So, I bought the tickets and get on the Hop-on-Hop-off bus that provided an audio guide. It made stops at the most famous sights and attractions throughout the city. But since it was already late afternoon, I decided not to waste time for every stop and to get off only near Trocadero Gardens so that I could enjoy the view of the Eiffel Tower from distance.
|The view of the Eiffel Tower from Trocadero Gardens|
We spent some time taking pictures, but sun was ready to go down so when we went closer to the Eiffel Tower and I saw the long line that made it obvious to me that we couldn't go to the Tower. We just bought some cute souvenirs next to the Eiffel Tower, and it was time to go to the hotel. We crossed the Pont de l'Alma and stopped by the cute Rino restaurant on the way to have a dinner.
My daughter loved the place __ it was full of different color and size statues and pictures of rhinos. It was really unique and funny. After dinner we walked to the hotel and finally got to the bad. That night I got very sick (first I was feeling freeing cold for few hours, then I was burning with high fewer.)
Next morning I couldn't get up, my whole body was hurting, I still had a fewer and also, I was coughing. But I felt so sorry for my daughter who was ready to go out that I forced myself to get up somehow, and walked down to have breakfast at the hotel diner, after breakfast we walked to the Pharmacie that was thankfully right next to our hotel and got some medicine for coughing and fewer and went back to the hotel room right away where we spent practically all day in bed (you can imagine how sad it could be to be in Paris first time for a few days and one of those days was spent inside the hotel).
We ordered lunch in our suit but when evening came, I knew, I couldn't keep my daughter in the room anymore, and then, obviously the pills, I was drinking, did wok, so at least, I was able to walk (even though I was feeling very week). So for dinner I took her to the nearest Italian restaurant for her favorite pizza. The restaurant was almost full, after we got the table, ordered our pizza that tasted great. We were in the middle of having dinner when I saw cockroaches near our table (?) __ I couldn't believe my eyes, they were running around like crazy, I was about to scream.. I immediately asked the check and then left the restaurant. So if you ever go to that restaurant 'Pizza Pino' on Avenue des Champs Elysees, in Paris, be aware that you may find them there.
|Rue de Rivoli, Paris, France|
Next morning, I didn't have any fewer anymore but was feeling still very week, so I didn't take a chance to go too far, I only walked on the Champs Elysee to the Arc de Triomphe,
we did some shopping__ I got a few things for me, for my husband and daughter, and of course I couldn't leave Paris without going to L'Aduree which was very close to our hotel:
|L'Aduree, Paris, France|
so we went there to get some delicious macaroons, and went back to the hotel to start packing because next day we were finally coming home after 3 months traveling (OMG it was a really long trip, I have to say).
Next day we were ready to leave, and to be honest, I was so exhausted from the sickness and from different emotions, (feeling little lonely too,) I was happy, that we were leaving.
But I knew that next time I would plan my paris trip differently, because I already knew what I missed and what I should not waste my time for.
Anyway, even though last part of my trip was not so good, and at some point I even regretted that I visited Paris, I'm still happy, I did.
Of course, there were many things I missed and wished I could have seen, but that will just be more reason to go back one day.
Thanks for reading and have an amazing day.