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!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Okay, so last night was just intense. We had all of this film footage filmed for an ET on MTV segment on me (which is going to run this Saturday – check it out!), and we mailed it all out only to find out that the discs were not properly formatted!!! So then we had to send off new footage… sounds easy enough, right? Well, it’s NOT as easy as it sounds, because it was already late in the evening when we found out about this. So, first we had to try to find a UPS, FEDEX or ANYTHING that would do overnight delivery, but everything was closed pretty much.

So then we took a taxi over to the Post Office, where people were literally LIVING. After we found out that we couldn’t send the package there and the taxi driver had already left we realized we were LOST. ONCE AGAIN!!! Haha... Well after that we just kind of wandered the city until we realized we had those Let’s Go Pocket Guides with the maps so we figured out where we were from there, haha. It was really really beautiful because everything was lit up. The whole river was lit up and the Louvre and we got to see the Eiffel Tower sparkle again, which was really pretty. SO all in all it was not that bad it was actually kind of fun. By the time we got back to our hotel, it was late so we didn’t really have much time to go out or anything, so we went to the store, bought a bottle of wine, some cheese and crackers and had our own little party and it was actually really fun!!

This morning was also quite hectic. We had to go to the FedEx office, and leave on the train. There was a ton of traffic because there were student protestors all around Paris. I guess a ton of college students are protesting for jobs because they feel that the government here is trying to give all of their jobs away. So because of this, there was a major traffic jam, and then they were protesting in the train station, which made all of the trains back up.

So basically we missed our train to Amsterdam this morning… haha. Finally we got on the one about two hours later, but oh what to do for two hours in Paris? Oh yes, SHOP!! Haha... we went on this huge street by an Oprah house that was just beautiful, and they had every store you could imagine from Chanel and Dior to little souvenir shops. It was so much fun. After that we went to this little street vendor and got some sandwiches, and I was completely amazed because a sandwich at the vender cost less then a glass of water at a sit-down cafe near the Eiffel Tower.

Finally we got onto our train and everything was great, accept that it was a four hour ride.

I slept a little bit...



But now we are finally in Amsterdam!!!!! And we just got showered and dressed and matt and I are about to go to a lovely little cafe, eat some dinner, and then go shopping for some fun souvies for people. Kind of having a mellow night. Hopefully!!! Haha.

I will be back after our adventures tomorrow... We are planning to go on a canal cruise and the Anne Frank house so we will see!!!

Have a good one.
~jess


Here are some more photos from the day:

Me lugging my bag around Paris...


We were bored on the train so we got photo-artsy...


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