Day 8 – Paris April 22, 2015 – Catacombs, Luxembourg, & Canal

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On our last day in Paris we decided to sleep in a little bit, then head out to the Catacombs.  We arrived around 11am, and BOY did we have a lineup! 😦

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This was at the end of an hour line up for us…So for those who are wanting to visit the Paris Catacombs DON’T ARRIVE AT 11AM! lol  But since we were waiting…we had time for a couple of photo ops 😀

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Oh interesting story that happened while we waited in line, some military men with LARGE MACHINE GUNS came walking around and some tourists thought it was ok to take photos… Well was she wrong!  The men walked right up to her and told her to delete photos of them ASAP and they watched as she did it.  And as she’s deleting photos, someone else tried to discreetly take more photos of them on their phone, and was immediately caught and told to delete his photos form his phone. Crazy privacy with the military/army whoever they were.

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We’re finally at the FRONT!!!! So once we go in, we pay for the tickets and walk down…..down…down…a lot of stairs…and along a LONG TUNNEL….

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Very long tunnel…Kinda creepy since they only let a few people in at a time so it doesn’t over crowd the underground, so while walking down this tunnel it was only Kent and I and it felt like we were all along…..but we eventually caught up to some people….

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Some stone art work of ancient civilization…

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a well at the bottom…it was a LONG way down

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The following photos were taken because you can’t help but be in awe of the thousands of bones that people respectfully stacked.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s very creepy and eerie, yet very peaceful at the same time..It’s hard to explain.

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There were lots of rooms filled with bones, but I only took the few that I felt comfortable taking without being disrespectful to those laying in peace.  There’s an estimated 6 million people buried down there.

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These ‘caves’ (not sure what the correct geological term is) are created by the earth falling….. fascinating.  And back up to sunshine we go…..

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Next stop, grocery store to pick up some fixins’ so we can picnic at the Luxembourg Gardens!  What beautiful grounds for a wonderful picnic and short afternoon catnap!

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mmmm baguette, cheese and ham!

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There was a pond in the park where the kids can push around the sail boats with sticks…we found CANADA! 🙂 woo!  After we left the park, we just wanted to wander around Paris and soak it all up before we left in the morning..

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Kent’s best friend is Jewish, and we promised that we’d try and go find a jewish bakery and try some real challah bread..We found one! ON THE LAST DAY lol but we didn’t try any break because there was no way we were going to eat the whole loaf.  And since we arrived so late in the day, they didn’t have much of anything left…we decided to save our bellies for dinner instead.

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On our last night we decided to try this cambodian restaurant that our host recommended to us.  We were not disappointed!!! IT WAS DELICIOUS and helped me get through my hump of missing asian food!  I was in noodle withdrawal by this time…

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Kent ordered curry of course, his absolute favourite

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and I had noodles! vermicelli to be exact YUM!

Next stop, COPENHAGEN!

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