travel lens | PARIS

The first weekend of october (10/5 – 10/8) we spent an awesome time in Paris. That weekend in Paris was part of my christmas gift for Klaus last year. It is always kind of hard to find an appropriate present for him – because he is a little Christ Child (we don’t have Santa Claus; in Austria on 24th December the Christ Child comes – bringing the tree and the presents). So Klaus was born on a 24th of December – this means for me that I have to combine birthday and christmas gift (hello financial ruin). Last year all my thinking and combining resulted in a “weekend-in-paris-voucher”.

So we booked a weekend in october and it so happened that is was my birthday weekend.

I bought a 48-hour-ticket for a hop-on-hop-off bus in Paris so we visited mainly all important sights: We climbed the “La Tour Eiffel” by feet (because the lines for the elevator were tremendous long – can’t believe that some people wait there more than two hours), were shopping in “Galeries Lafayette” (it was raining outside – perfect excuse for a little shopping), visited the “Arc de Triomphe” and Notre Dame, saw the Monna-Lisa (unbelievable how tiny she is – and how many people were there only to see her), were disappointed by the “Moulin Rouge” (how could I believe it would at least look a little bit like the Moulin Rouge as I know it from the movie Moulin Rouge with Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor?) and loved Montmartre with the Sacre Coeur.

We always send postcards when we are traveling – to our parents and friends. Ok, I write the postcards and Klaus signs them. This time we “pimped” our postcards with own pictures from us in front of the Eiffel Tower. I printed them with a Polaroid Pogo and the finished postcards turned out just perfect. Can’t wait to use the Pogo again on our next trip.

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