Today was a majorly king day. The last day of our tour. We saw the major landmarks around Paris. Then we saw them again on a boat sailing up and down the seine river.
Everything just looks so grand. It amazing how the ok'd architecture has been preserved and maintained. That's kind of the reason why most European countries have an otherworldly feel to them.
After the river cruise, in the wind on a semi cloudy day at 4 degrees temperature, I was glad to have the lunch arranged for us. Being an Indian tour, Indian food is on the menu, always. But the hot food felt good after the biting cold.
Oh and don't think I suffer as much as everyone else in this cold. I am only carrying a jacket that's lighter than your denim pants. That, and my hat. Which I seem to have forgotten on top of the Eiffel tower. :( I wanted to run up and get it but we were running late. :(
This evening was planned for the Paris gala night. It's optional, coz some people don't approve of topless women. If that was the case, it might explain why the old foggies in the bus frowned at me and my cousin when they saw we were goin for the show too. But that doesn't explain why they cane for the show in the first place. Even after the show was over, they were complaining like they always did about everything. Said they would rather have watched national circus in Mira road than spend 135 euro on a show that made them waste time and money and sleep. Stupid, ain't it?
As for my review of the show, we went to the Paradis Latin. It's one of the oldest cabarets in Paris. The show was alright. I'd seen a much better show on the superstar Virgo cruise I'd been on three years ago. This show was much more... Raw. It was more sexual then sensual. I'd expected a good peek a boo style choreographed performance. It was hardly anything more than some provocative dances, some romantic dances, some performance ballets, all with a few near naked people touching each other, and a lot of bare breasts and bums.
I suppose it's what this show is about. I can't say I didn't enjoy it, but it could have been better.
The espresso I had before the show, the eroticism of the show itself, the champagne I had during the show, the half dreamy bus ride back to the hotel and the half bottle of wine I finished off right now has left me in a very happy restless mood.
After the show we stopped by the Eiffel tower at midnight to watch the lights. It sparkles at midnight everyday!! :D that's one image that's gonna be etched in my head for a long time now... :)
I'm off to sleep now. Tomorrow is a long day. Planning to spend about 3 hours in the Louvre, and I intend to make the most of it!!