My original plans did not involve going to France, but seeing as my friend Laura was going to be there, I decided I’d fly there for a few days before making my way to London. Laura had kindly organised the accomodation for us, it was a 2 bedroom apartment close to a train station and a block away from Sacre Coeur. I arrived in Paris in the afternoon after a full day of flying from UB. After meeting up with Laura and her bro (Martin), we bought some dinner and then walked up the hill to Sacre Coeur. The church building sits on top of a hill which is the highest point of Paris, so as you can imagine, the views are quite amazing. It is a popular tourist spot in the evening and so it was a hive of activity with street performers and locals (illegally trying to sell their goods) all over the place.
One of the street performers blew my mind, so much so we went back the next night to watch him again. His name was Iya (we had a good chat to him) and he did the best freestlye soccer I have ever seen. Here’s a photo of him hanging (horizontally) from a lamp post whilst balancing the ball between his foot and shin. You can see more of his stuff on his website.
The next day I went with Laura to meet up with one of her friends. We spent the afternoon walking around Paris and checked out some of the sights I missed last time I was there (Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees). One cool thing we saw was a pair of Policemen on rollerblades. Amazing.
The next day I chilled out at our accomodation in the moring and video-skyped both my small group and the U19 Australian team. It was really good to catch up with my small group and great to speak with the Thunder Boys before they flew out. That afternoon I caught the Eurostar across (under the water) to London. Fun times in France, thanks Laura and Martin.