Month: July 2014

Last day in Paris & Flying to Germany

(I apologise in advance, because for some reason WordPress will not let me create paragraphs.) Today was our last day in Paris. The weather was looking pretty terrible so we decided to just hang out at home, post our postcards and finish packing. In the afternoon we hopped in the car and Catherine drove us to Charles de Gaulle airport to catch the plane to Dusseldorf, Germany. On the flight we were given complementary food and drink, so we took advantage of this by getting a small bottle of Rose wine each. The plane ride went by without a hiccup, it seemed like the shortest flight I’ve ever taken. It was interesting adjusting languages. We were now so used to saying “merci,” that the “danke’s” took a while to come out naturally. We caught the S-Bahn to the main train station in Dusseldorf and then tried to find our way to our hotel. This proved harder than expected and we ended up walking around in circles for a bit, so much so that we risked …

Montmartre & The Sacre-Coeur

(You can alternatively, or additionally check out my vlog of the day here) Today was the day that we had put aside for a trip to the Louvre, and after a ride on the RER we hopped out to have a stroll along the Seine in the drizzle. On the way to the Louvre Catherine took us past the Pont des Arts to have a quick look at a photo. The Pont des Arts is the bridge that is full of padlocks. Catherine told us that regularly the bridge gets too heavy and the sides of the bridge fall off into the Seine and have to be replaced, but within a few days the new part will be filled with padlocks again. It was quite cool to see, especially after seeing it numerous time in films etc. After a quick photo we crossed the road to the Louvre. Almost instantly we were astounded by how many people were there and how bloody long the line was! The line stretched from the entrance at the pyramid …