Eiffel Tower (Paris, Day 3)

Despite the cool weather and ominous skies, I got up early and arrived at the Eiffel Tower not long after they opened. There were three guys in military uniforms carrying machine guns around down the street from the tower, which freaked me out, although they didn’t look as serious as the riot control police in Frankfurt. The line wasn’t too bad, since I guess the weather scared people off. By the time (more…)

Temple to the Sun King (Paris, Day 2)

I tried to get up early to go to Versailles, but I was pretty tired from not getting enough sleep lately and then lugging my luggage (ha ha) all over the place. As it was, I did manage to wake up around when I planned to, but I was slow about getting moving and it was about 10 when I got to Versailles. I thought the line was long then, until I was leaving in the afternoon and saw the line was about three times as long… (more…)

Paris & Amsterdam

I’ve started making plans for post-final-projects traveling time in Europe. I need to decide on this soon so I can get my Eurail pass >.< If I buy the pass, it will cost slightly more than the two individual train tickets, but I will get 3 more days of travel. The thing is, what will I do with 3 extra days of travel (more…)