Aly's Spain Adventure

Read about what I'm doing while in Spain so you can keep up with me!

Location: Des Moines, Iowa, United States

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Thurs. Nov. 23 Day 7
So the train ride was quite the adventure. We got there and got settle in our cabin. All the cabins can technically hold 6 people but I think they only rent them to 4 total unless more is requested by a family or something. So we had no one else in our cabin which was great...until at the next station we did get a new roommate who of course was an Italian man who spoke very little English. The whole night we couldn't get the heater in the cabin to turn off so we were HOT! We kept opening the window even though it was loud it was better than dying of heat...except the Italian minded the noise more than the heat. He kept closing the window! So we arrived in Paris exhausted from all the previous travelling and also from a horrible night's sleep. Of course our hotel room wasn't ready when we got there so we couldn't take a nap or anything! So we walked about 10 minutes to the Eiffel Tower. It was nice to see but unfortunately I was so exhausted I was just crying but our room wasn't ready yet so there wasn't much we could do. Once I calmed down we found a tour bus and hopped on. We rode the bus all over without stopping until we reached the Arc de Triomphe and we actually caught a cab back to the hotel because we had about another hour left on the tour bus and we were falling asleep on the bus. So we caught a cab (which is not easy by the way) and went back to the hotel and took a LONG nap. We got up and found some dinner at the restaurant nearby. Mom & I had steak and Caite had a hamburger for Thanksgiving. We had actually found an American cafe but of course with our luck it was closed. I forgot to mention that at the beginning of the day we got some food at a nearby cafew which of course the lady spoke no English. We managed it though and had a VERY good omelette for each of us. Later for lunch Catie & I had crepes with cheese, ham, onions, peppers & tomatoes which was so yummy! So after dinner we bought a bottle of wine and went back to the room and drank it and played card games. Then we went to BED!


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