We have escaped! Our tour of duty over, it was time for some fun. We have been in Paris, enjoying being tourists in this iconic city – just a few days to take in the landmarks, gastronomy and culture.
We started with a bang, joining a three hour Segway tour of the city. What a cool and fun way to whiz around and cover all the major sites! It was pricy but well worth it. Over the following three days, we then returned by foot to places we wanted to spend time at. We walked and walked! Paris is such a magic place with its 19th century cityscape crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the Seine River. The buildings are grand, the architecture remarkable. We explored lots of places and wandered through museums on rainy days.
We also did a bit of eating… well a bit too much! We spotted this sign at one of the cafés at Montmartre and followed the advice!
We are now off to Haute Savoie in the Alps with our friends Phil & Jo, for a few days near Avoriaz, where they have a chalet. Ski in ski out luxury awaits, before we head back home to Australia.
The gallery shows you some of the highlights. Click on the first image to display in full screen slideshow and do read the captions for details. The inside images were taken with the iphone and Struman Optics fisheye lens, which we found did a good job of rounded features. Most others were taken with the Canon camera & Tamron lens.