Had a bunch of fun and a little adventure in Paris today. The good news is we are all here, through security, and waiting at our gate for the overnight flight to Johannesburg 🙂
We landed this AM in France in relatively good spirits and after a quick freshen up we jumped on a train for a day visit in downtown Paris (‘pear-ee’). We clocked upwards of 10km on our feet trying to see as much as we could in a few hours. We saw the Notre dame cathedral, the louvre, the arc de triumph, the love lock bridge, and of course the tour Eiffel.
Ironically we had a hard time finding food and after a slight threat of group mutiny from the hunger pains we finally found a beautiful little district to enjoy some crepes for lunch.
It was on and off rain that grew into a more steady cold rain that kept us huddled together for a good part of the afternoon.
Our excitement came when we sent two tired team members (our married couple) ahead on bus to the Eiffel Tower to have a break while we grabbed lunch and finished our walking tour. Well….when we went to meet up with them they were not there. We waited an hour in the cold rain before deciding that they MUST have returned to the airport ahead of us. We headed back but could not find them there either!
Turns out they were stuck in the Eiffel Tower for almost 3 hrs. After some panic we finally saw them as they came up the escalator and reunited from their 4 hour little love journey in Paris without us !
So….we are all exhausted after a long but god day and ready to hopefully sleep for 10 of 10 1/2 hour flight we are getting ready to board.
Can’t wait to be back on Swazi soil! Good night….Bon soir!