Just a quick update, spent the majority of the morning in a small bagel bar in Montmatre using their internet as my computer wouldn't connect up to Nick's (works now though, yay!) I went down to Carrefour, the local supermarket and bought my weeks groceries. I spent about 15 minutes looking at apples and asking people if they spoke English because I couldn't work out the price; this was a similar story when trying to decide on tuna, not on price, but whether it was actually Tuna I was buying!
I quickly got changed into something lighter, as you'll see from the pics, another gorgeous sunny day!
|Quick stroll up to the Sacre Coeur again|
|View from the side|
|Taken from Google (Photos weren't allowed) but it is a stunning Church|
|Headed down the hill..|
|Quick stop at Trinite Church|
|(Taken from Google) inside the church|
|Place de la Concorde|
|Bottom of Champs Elysees|
I was stopped by a young girl, (must have been a few years younger than myself) as I walked up the Champs Elysees who asked if I spoke English. I said I did and she proceeded to tell me about this cause to do with disabled babies and if I'd sign what looked like a petition. I got to the column that asked for a donation and I questioned her about it and said I didn't have any money except for maybe 1 Euro in my pocket (but of course I had probably 5 Euros in change in my pocket + a few notes in my money belt) I gave it to her and walked off. In hindsight I don't know why the alarm bells weren't ringing right from 'Hello' but yes, I had been scammed out of my 1 Euro. I told Nick about it when I got home and he confirmed it was, and told me about a time he got scammed when he arrived in Paris, where men grab your arm, tie a bracelet then demand money. Lesson learn't, not that you shouldn't give to charities but just ask for I.D and make sure they are a legitimate.
|Arc Di Triomph|
|Back up to Montmartre (lots of stairs)|
A quiet day, apart from being scammed! Looking forward to tomorrow, most of Paris' museums shut on Tuesday so will see what else is open.
P.s I've made a couple pictures larger than usual, do you prefer them larger? or like I usually have them? or a mix of the two? let me know..