Hello. I was in Paris. Paris. Paris. Mean anything to you? No? Okay. The city of Paris is the capital of Fran- oh, you know that already? Right. So first I saw the Arc Du Triomphe. Big, ever-so-slightly pretentious Napoleonic monument. Then the Eiffel Tower. I climbed up as far as the stairs go, then (dad) paid 1€ for me to have a few minutes looking through a telescope.
Dinner? Pizza at a place recommended by a friend of dad’s whom we stayed and ate with. The only reason I’m mentioning this is because a homeless person came to our table. He pointed at the pizza and mumbled something in French. Then he took a slice. While he was eating, dad took a peek. Clean clothes, clean shaven. Not homeless, just über drunk. We left soon after he fell asleep.
Highlight? Futuroscope. It’s a science-y theme park. My favourite bit was the animals of the future, a fun ride utilising Virtual Reality. It’s great. They project 3D images onto your goggles and you have a thing on your hand so you can interact with the virtual world. You’re strapped into a train. At the end they turn your partner into a green slimy monster. Many screams at this point.
Oh, and we had a little bit of Louvre. I’ve had too many museums. The Mona Lisa was smaller than I expected. I preferred the Futuroscope. You must go there, if you like that sort of thing.