Finally, spring break! During spring break, I went to London to celebrate my birthday and then onto Paris. Friday on the way to London, I took the shuttle bus to town (Grantham) to catch the train straight to London. It took around an hour to get there. After getting off the train, I headed to the hotel I booked for the night. My friend and I both decide on a nice cheap hotel, but as soon as we got there, we did not like it. The hotel was not a hotel at all. Their online pictures did not match at all what it looked like. Also, it was in a bad neighbor.
After looking and seeing how bad it looked, we just decide to get a new hotel while in London. Finally, after a long day of traveling and then searching and getting to the new hotel we were tired and hungry. We grabbed dinner at Ciao Bella! Italian Restaurant and had pizzas for the night. After dinner, we went to a local pub. Then went back to our hotel for the night.
Monday! Our day exploring Paris. First, we made our way to The Louvre, Notre Dame, and did a little souvenir shopping for everyone back home. Then went back to our hotel and dropped everything off and rested for a little bit. Before heading back out and exploring Paris. Heading back out, we went to a big mall called Beaugrenelle then saw Paris’s statue of Liberate. Went to dinner at the Café Beaujolais and had escargot (snails) for the first time…they were okay, tasted like seaweed. Then it was finally time to go to the Eiffel Tower and go up.
The Eiffel Tower and view of the city is beautiful at night. After the Eiffel Tower, we went back to our hotel for the night. Tuesday, we got up and packed up all our belongings and head to Troyes, France. So, my friend can go see family. We arrived in Troyes around five o’clock with greetings from her family. They were so nice and welcoming to us. Her family spent the night showing us around Troyes that night.