Paris, France

6/30 -- 7/8/2011

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Paris, the capital and the largest city in France, is situated on the river Seine in northern France. Paris was the largest city in the Western world for about 1,000 years, prior to the 19th century, and the largest in the entire world between the 16th and 19th centuries. Two thousand years of history and seven centuries of artistic brilliance have made Paris a city rich in architecture, ancient and modern complement each other flawless.  According to the latest survey from Economist Intelligence Unit in 2010, Paris is the world's most expensive city in which to live. With about 42 million tourists per year, Paris is the most visited city in the world.

Getting there ...

We decided to rent an apartment in Paris instead of staying in a hotel for our trip.  Because we missed our connecting flight in London (due to some luggage issue by Virgin Atlantic...), we arrived at the apartment very late at night that we needed to pay an additional 50 penalty.  The apartment is located in the central Paris (on boulevard Malesherbes, not far from Champs-Elyses) with a short walk to 2 different Metro stations.  There were many shops, restaurants, bakery, and grocery stores around the apartment that made us feel like we were living like a local Parisian for a whole week.
We stayed in Paris for total 7 nights, and continued our 2nd half of the trip to Tanzania, Africa on July 8.


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July 2 ...









            After dinner, I went back to Eiffel Tower in the evening for the night view.  It was still very crowded like in the afternoon.


July 3 ...













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