Eight - One Day, Three Countries
A very early rise was needed for this day's adventure. Dublin to
London, to Paris, all in one afternoon. First the Airlink bus back
to the Dublin airport. Then a quick flight to Gatwick, where we caught
the Gatwick Express to the Waterloo station. At Waterloo, we boarded
a Eurostar train
that took us across the English Channel via the chunnel to
du Nord station. Just a little light travel on a Friday morning.
We took a few moments to study the metro system in Paris, which isn't
nearly as simple as London. We located the Pantheon without
too much difficulty, which was very near the hotel, even closer than
we had guessed originally.
du Pantheon, as it would turn out, proved to be a fairly ideal
location, as it was always easy to locate the Pantheoen when walking
about or on a map, and the metro wasn't too far away, as well.
There was a nice little Italian restaurant around the corner where
we grabbed some margaretta pizza and Nastro Azurro, both of whcih were
outstanding. We then walked around Paris for a bit, getting
a first glimpse of the city before closing out this adventuresome day.