Our Travel Gurus board the train to Paris to begin their European adventure
Following several months of planning, packing and last minute panicking (tip: don’t leave packing until the last moment like we did), at 8.30am on Saturday 26th July 2014, Team Giggity (Chris and Mark), started a month long adventure that we are never going to forget!
Au revoir Norwich and hello Europe!
After navigating our way through the boiling underground and going through the necessary checks at St Pancras (including a temporary stop-over in the Business Class Lounge where Happy Bunny picked up his tickets!) it was on to the Eurostar where a sumptuous three course meal awaited us en route to our first stop, Paris!
Just over two hours of attempting to remember everything from GCSE French classes later, and we had arrived in the beautiful sunshine and searing heat of the French Capital.
As this was Mark’s and Magic Fox’s first time in Paris, I endeavoured to give them a whistle-stop walking tour of as many Parisian sights as possible. This included the Champs Elysees, Arc du Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Jardin des Tulieres and many many more. There were definitely very tired legs at the end of Day One!
The next day Happy Bunny joined us on our leisurely walk to the Gare de Lyon, whilst the city prepared for the finale of the 2014 Tour de France on Sunday afternoon. Thousands of fans were enjoying the sunshine near the Louvre in preparation for the afternoon’s race and the atmosphere was spectacular!
Alas we were unable to stay to watch everything unfold on the final day of the Tour, but Geneva calls and onwards we must go on our adventures!
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