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Brr! Two nights ago we travelled North for about 15 hours by train, and boy can we feel it! All day long dark angry clouds have been threatening us with rain, but the weather still holds.

Our new hostel is much better than our hostel in Rome - this one has kitchen facilities (we cooked our own dinner tonight!) and a loungey-type area for hanging out. We are also booked into a twin-share room this time, so the comings and goings of our fellow travellers do not bother us as much (the sound is diluted by cardboard-thin walls!)

Paris is a beautiful place - much bigger than Rome, but it has a very good Metro system that we are quickly getting the hang of. Today we spent about 5 hours at the Musée du Louvre - taking in sculptures, paintings, and other historical works of art. Check these out:


The Louvre is completely colossal - every new turn produced something vaguely familiar or downright famous. The Mona Lisa, I confess, did not interest me much. I got a photo, but it was barely worth muscling my way through the thick crowds to get even that. And the wandering eye? Well, it was so full in there that I really couldn't move far enough to see whether it followed me.


All in all, a good day and a good start to our time in Paris. Thanks so much for your comments and emails - I love hearing from you!

Please check out my gallery for a few more Rome pics that I haven't included below (some pics of Robyn, Helen!)

Bye for now!

Posted by RachMulder 08:55 Archived in France

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