S: Paris-Winter 2011
BC: Au Revoir Paris, France Winter 2011
1: Reichs Rubins- VIPGold Card | Delayed at the airport after we ...good thing we had all that chicken fingers... | JFK- NY to Paris
2: After landing, we checked in, and got upgraded to gorgeous suites- thanks Yoily! We checked out the faumous Champs Elysses...which we finally know how to prounounce...
3: We thought Paris is tiny- the Jewish Quarter must be around here somewhere! Finally, after stopping into hotels-minus the men...we found yummy Pizza La Centro- which was right where we started out from...
4: We spent a beautiful Shabbos in Chabad,( after figuring out how to get in) and we met a lot of new and interesting people. (1910 guy,Frenchie..) Motzei Shabbos we headed out to Tibs...
5: Wandering the streets of Paris at night...do we know where we are going?? Nahhhh just keep walking...lenses or no lenses...subway ticket-clueless..
6: Finally we found the place- Thanks Rafi ( no thanks to everyone else who tried to rip us off - like showing us the ATM). | Saint Germains Pub...
7: Breakfeast in the 19th District- cuz Rafi is always right...(NOT)..The definition of Paris ----. Our classic pose is above- getting lost in Paris...
8: Walking in Le Merais...Jewish Museum Tour of Jewish history in Paris... Time was limited but it was fascinating. (And free:)
10: Finally some coffee! | Korcaz in Le Merais..
11: Line outside the falafel stand in Le Merais. | Eating our Parisian pastries Parisian style.
12: The Opera House | The Eiffel | Our (free) Walking Tour of Paris
13: The most expensive pen in the world, The Ritz, The Louvre Gardens, The Eiffel, P---- Tower
14: Best line of the tour- They don't grow grass because they control nature!" ( say it in a Parisian accent) About the Louvre Gardens | Our really normal tour guide.
15: The Louvre Museum- we got there too late, so we did not go in.
16: Traveled all the way to Sonia Rykiel Oulet, but it was closed :( | The men and women split up....and somehow met up again..We went all the way to the top of the Arc De Triumphe...by secret elevator...(Thanks to our 'preggers stomachs'')
17: Supper at Darjeeling. This deserves only a tiny spot of the page due to the disgusting food and the "ahem" blowup that we can laugh at now.
18: Paris | Breakfeast at Korcaz in Le Marais
19: Visiting the Eiffel Tower-finally!
22: Ice skating on top of the Eiffel ....literally cool! And for FREE :)
24: Next stop- the Louvre. THAT'S the Mona Lisa??? | - the Mona Lisa! Check out the full sculpures!
25: Shopping at Galerie Lafayette...$$$$
26: Our good old pals from Shabbos in Chabad! | Dinner at Le Shine. Finally a normal place! We met Yair and Debora there,. Dessert was Flaming something, it looked good and tasted worse. Our tablecloth went under wraps- we are very clean people.
27: Off to see the Eiffel Tower light up at night...
28: After dinner drinks at the Concord Lafayette Panoramic Bar... Cocktails were how much??? Grand total of 120 Euros.. (!!)
29: Breakfeast at Cotini... Which was supposedly right near the hotel, except we ended up walking about 30 min.. | After finally getting there, we discover they have no milchigs... mmm wonderful
30: Day trip to Versailles The palace was gorgeous, and the grounds were just amazing.
33: We toured Marie Antoinette's house- aka her private partying residence.
34: After Versailles, we grabbed falafel in Le Marais, and split up. | We hit up Champs Elysess again, in search of gifts.
35: At night, we went on the boat ride on the Seine River, and even got to see the Eiffel light up again! | After that, we were starving, so we ran to another Tibs- right near the hotel, and grabbed a pizz
36: After that, we were starving, so we ran to another Tibs- right near the hotel, and grabbed a pizza that we ate while running to meet the Rubins... | Then we went to check out Nation and got some crepes.
37: We made it to the airport on time, and $$ in Hermes. We got a big kosher snack package, and say Au Revoir to Paris...:( | Our last day in Paris!!! Breakfeast- in Le Marais, at Korcas. We also picled up loads of pastries to take home, that ended up getting squished..but it's the thought that counts!