All posts tagged: Paris

Fat Tire Bike Tours

Paris, France Very excited to be in Paris, so started with brekky in our room, with obligatory croissants. Down to nitty gritty, and a load of washing!!! Running desperately short on jocks……just saying! We have booked 2 tours with ‘fat tires bike tours’, one during the day, and a night ride which included a boat ride on the Seine. First stop, the Eiffel Tower, past some very nice folk selling genuine memorabilia, then some more nice folk, and finally some of their cousins! The Eiffel Tower is a very impressive structure, but more of that later. Sized up for bikes, main dude Drew welcomed us, and away we go. Biking is a great way to see the sites, which included amongst others the following, Ecole Militaire, where Napoleon trained Musee de L’Armee & Hotel Des Invalides, where Napoleon is buried Place De La Concorde, where many lost their heads to the guillotine Musee du Louvre, where the Di Vinci Code started Arc de Triomphe du Carousel, the poor mans arc…but very lovely Eiffel Tower, stunning …

London to Paris

Paris, France “Woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head…”, well, sort of! After last nights pints, it’s shuffle time, do do do do: do do: do do… Rachael run, me shuffle. The good thing about having both a sore achilles, and an arthritic ankle is that, in theory, my limping on both sides should balance me out?! Yes-no? Limp, limp, sweat, sweat…time for brekky. We had a lovely stay at the Kennington B&B, and would recommend it highly, perfect. Great location, comfy bed, lovely hosts. What more could you ask for. Thank you London, we loved it, and will be back. On London, a few points, 1. The people couldn’t be nicer, very helpful 2. The tube and bus system absolutely **** all over anything we have at home. 3. There is literally a pub on every corner. And most are called the Red Lion. And they are all dark and dingy. 4. The local beer is both warm, and flat 5. It truly is a most magnificent, spectacular town. …