Jessica's Let's Go Spring Break in Europe

Let's Go Travel Guides is sending me, Jessica Smith from MTV's Laguna Beach, to Spring Break in Europe. Catch my updates and photos right here!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Hey everyone!!!!
So since yesterday wasn’t as eventful, today was jam packed. Last night we went over to the Eiffel Tower to see it all lit up at night and it was absolutely gorgeous!!! For the first five minutes of every hour all the lights sparkle so that was very cool. This morning we woke up and went straight to the Eiffel Tower again so that we could see it in the daylight. When we walked up to it there was a huge grass lawn that led up to it then the tower that was just so huge.

After that we walked toward the metro station and stopped by a cart on the street that makes crepes right in front of you!!! They were SOO good, and their hot chocolate was made out of just melted chocolate and a very small amount of milk. It was ssoooo good!!!!

After that we went to the Louvre, which is the most amazing thing I have ever seen!!! The architecture of building alone was amazing. All of the ceilings had hand paintings on them with sculptures carved into the ceilings around it. Then of course there was the Mona Lisa which looks the same as in books, but it was really cool to see it up close. We also saw all of the famous sculptures. My favorite was Cupid which was this man gently holding a woman in his arms, about to kiss her. It was really cute.

After that we walked through this part that used to be where Napoleon lived. His room alone was about as big as my entire house, haha. But he had some awesome furniture and chandeliers all around his quarters... The Louvre used to be where the French kings lived and then Napoleon when he became ruler.

After that we went over to the Notre Dame which is also very beautiful. All of the architecture in Paris... and london... is just so amazing - it is hard to believe. The Notre Dame had some awesome gargoyles outside along with sculptures on the outside of it.

When we were done looking at that we walked along the street where they were selling a bunch of different touristy things. I bought two more new scarves because it is so cold here and that’s the only way I can tell the different outfits I wear in pictures, because I only brought one big jacket haha!!! Everyone here wears the same thing - scarves, big jacket, jeans, and boots with the jeans tucked in. It is not too much different then home when it is cold.

Here's French shopping on a budget...

When we were done there we went over to Champs d'Elysees to do a little window shopping and it was really nice. I almost bought a pair of sunglasses but couldn’t bring myself to do it because they are the same price as home just with the exchange rate. When we were walking back we got distracted by the Arc de Triomphe which is soo enormous and also so beautiful to look at.

While we were there we started to watch the traffic because in this part of town nobody stopped or looked and they all just went, and almost got into soo many accidents, it was fun to watch haha!!

So our day was busy, but it was a lot of fun, and tonight we are going to go to dinner. Then I don’t know what we’ll do, because it’s so cold we wanna go somewhere where we don’t have to walk to far!!

But tomorrow we’re going to Amsterdam, so I will keep you all posted!!


And a few more photos...

We keep making more friends along the way...

And we got to take in a view on a bridge above the Seine...

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