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Oh, the crowds…pushing and pushing…I do not recall my last visit being like this!

My disgruntled girl hates crowds…tight spaces with people galore is NOT her fave…

After a bit of light pushing, she managed to get to see her…but of course, cannot figure out why this painting draws big crowds…actually…I’m a bit puzzled today too…

The Louvre is a rather frightful place now…beware of pickpocket signs posted every where…no flash posted every where but half the people seem not to care…staff do not interfere…

We planned to visit on their late opening night…Wednesday, but when we arrived with prepurchased tickets, we were told they are closed! Turns out staff was on strike due to the ongoing organized pickpocketing in the museum…offenders are all minors, so there’s little anyone can do…apparently, there’s violence too…

What’s the world coming to? How is it that it’s unsafe to work at a museum? Or to visit a museum?

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What a meal…

April 9, 2013

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Unfortunately, we were not able to polish our main course…the food was great…the wait was long but worth it.

La Coupole is always good…especially when one has no schedule…

Ramen in Paris?!

April 8, 2013

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Who in the world would think of having ramen in Paris? Well…while walking through this neighbourhood we do not know…we stumbled across a small street filled with ramen places.

After a little more strolling and buying a much needed long sleeve undie for our girl, we went back and lined up at Naritake. After a long wait…we finally sat down…omitting the details…gyoza was pretty good (keep in mind we have not had and Asian food for 9 days…)…the soup base was SO salty we had to leave some behind…

Perhaps it’s us who are not used to the amount of salt used in Europe…but now I see why so many elderly folks in Italy (especially) suffers from high blood pressure…

Il Porcellino

April 6, 2013

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This piggy is super cute…our friends in Prato took us there…the food was good…the kids had a blast! I LOVE the packaging of mayo and ketchup 😉

436 steps later

April 6, 2013

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We decided to brave it…I thought I was in pretty good shape 😉 well…apparently, I am NOT! Took a while for me to climb them 436 steps…the dome is really something else from up close. Totally worth it! Yes, the 8 Euros per person and all…

Fond memories…

April 4, 2013

I walked past this spot everyday when I lived in Florence…so much has changed since I lived here…the buildings are the only ones who know what really happened…

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Fond memories…

April 4, 2013

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I walked past this spot everyday when I lived in Florence…so much has changed since I lived here…the buildings are the only ones who know what really happened…

Mozzarella!!

April 2, 2013

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Love this mozarella to bits…our second day…second box!!