Paris - Jour Deux

Trip Start Jul 04, 2010
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Flag of France  , Île-de-France,
Sunday, July 11, 2010

We decided to have a wee sleep in and head straight to the Lourve Museum around 11am in hope to get a guided tour, but being a Sunday they didn't offer tours so we went to the Basilique Du Sacre-coeur (a massive church that took about 46 years to build with an impressive view of Paris) . Even though there were plenty of gypsies there the atmosphere was buzzing with people singing and busking. We decided to chillax in a park near the Lourve later that afternoon.  It must be the place to be as there were plenty of other locals/tourists sitting around the water fountains having a good 'ol yarn.  It certainly was a relaxing place.  Tonight was the night to see Moulin Rouge.  Before we went to the Cabaret performance we had a bus tour that took us to the monuments at night.  We met 3 Aussies and adopted Sydney chick by the name of Veronica (that is her real name, I didn’t make that one up!).  Near the Eiffel Tower they had a big screen TV set up for the soccer (or as they call it here Football).  World Cup Final.... and there were thousands of people there!  The crowds were insane.  They had a bus load of police.  We arrived at the Moulin Rouge at 10:30pm and had to wait outside for about 30min... we were happy to have a TV close by to watch Spain score the first goal.  The streets just went crazy...people yelling, horns blaring.  Moulin Rouge was fantastic!  So much breast and booty!  I’m thinking of making a written complaint though...no male nudity what-so-ever!  What is with that? We received a bottle of champagne on arrival (and I’m talking the real stuff).  The house was packed – apparently it’s a sold out show every night and I can see why (go the breast!).  The costumes were fabulous.... we had no idea what they were singing about as it was all in French but we made up our own story line about 2 lovers having to be separated because he was a sailor and had to go our to sea and she was worried that he was going to turn gay.  The ground opened up and a swimming pool came up from the stage a naked lady swan with live snakes. Impressive and a must see if you are in Paris.  The bus ride after Moulin Rouge was quite interesting.  The Football had finished and the streets were total mayhem with people hanging out of car windows, sitting on the roof and bonnets of the cars as they  hooned around the Arc de Triamphe.  The French are crazy!  We were home by 2am and woke up a few hours later by a Thunder Storm.  Loved every minute of it.

~ "The journey is difficult, immense.  We will travel as far as we can, but cannot in one lifetime see all that we would like to see or to learn all that we hunger to know." Loren Eiseley ~
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Sasha the thrasha!! on

I cant wait for your Amstadam Blog!! lol

karensunshine
karensunshine on

So lovely to see Trav smiling! He must have had a wonderful birthday celebrating with you Kelly. Hope he got lots of hugs and kisses! Was thinking about you Trav. I sent a text message on my mobile but don't know if you would have got it, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY for the 10th July. Love Karen

Camira on

youre missing out the most vital part...THE FOOTBALL...did you enjoy it ;)
you guys were so lucky...football AND booty AND boobs...WIN!

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