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Eiffel Tower

05-Oct-2014

This was Sunday. Day started with the good news. I woke up and called the reception and inquired about the luggage and to my surprise it had arrived on earlier night 2.30AM. I must appreciate airline for their efforts to bring the luggage back. They kept their promise. Good job Emirates. Now after arrival of my luggage I was suddenly ready for all the possible situations that I may face.

Earlier evening I purchased 'Navigo' card, so I was all set to roam anywhere in the Paris at anytime without any problem. Paris has got best traveling/commuting network. I will write separately about it. It deserve separate post. So on Sunday morning I went to La Chappel area in Paris. It is the area where many Indians, Sri Lankans live and have the shops. When I went to this area I felt like I am roaming on any Indian road. There are many Indian shops, hotels, cloths and jewellery shops. One of my experienced friend showed a good Indian grocery shop where I was able to find many Indian  items. So my friends purchased some vegetables. In the same area I was able to locate the Phone Sim card and activated it. It was very cold weather in Paris. Specially when wind blows it feels much colder.

After this we roamed in some near by area. Then at 3.00 clock we arrived back to hotel. Then in the evening we decided to go for Eiffel tower. Here, we first took metro M12 and stepped down and took another metro and caught the RER train to get down at Champ de Mars station. From there its five minutes walk. While walking I suddenly noticed Eiffel tower. It was not first time I seen it but, its beautiful nature and height can be understood when we go close. Its soooooooooo beautiful. This time I did not went up, there was some queue. So I roamed in nearby area around Eiffel tower. I also took photo of Mr. Eiffel. Really he has done great job. It is very beautiful in nearby too. There is an excellent garden around. I took some snaps of mine and Eiffel tower. Just pasting some snaps below. Eiffel tower is so beautiful that I was not able to take my eyes away from it. I wanted to take snaps and keep it watching for hours.

                                                             So beautiful and Tall.
                                                                   Seine river..

                                              Soap Balloons made by a Man near Eiffel Tower


                                                           Garden near Eiffel tower


                                                     Eiffel tower when lights were on

Just a note, in the evening at 8.00 clock, for five minutes Eiffel tower twinkles. It looks magical. But, this we missed on this Sunday. While returning we took wrong train went 3 stations ahead and then understood our mistake. Then again we came back to same place from where we started and came back to hotel.

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