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Paris 2005

I had the chance to go to Paris this year - and I wanted to go everywhere and see everything - and to try the food! We went on the Eurostar train from London to Paris and stayed in a little hotel just off the Place de la Republique.

This is one of the icons of France - the Eiffel Tower - I didn't realise how big it was until I got there!
Here I am, standing underneath the Eiffel Tower - I wanted to go up to the top but the queues were huge. Mum says the top of the Eiffel Tower is one of the best places to be in Paris - you can't see the tower from there!
This is the Louvre - a famous art gallery. The Mona Lisa is inside here!
This is the Place de la Concorde - it's got a fine Egyptian obelisk and you can see all the heiroglyphs carved onto it!
I found some hippos too - those of you who know me will know that I collect hippopotami. Here was a quiet friendly one!
But this one wasn't so nice!
But I got a souvenir as well - this is one of two cuddly hippos I got in Paris!
We stopped overnight in London on the way back - and I went to Steph's Restaurant - Steph used to have a restaurant in York where Mum and Dad courted! Here I am with Steph herself! Mum wasn't too well - so I had to go to the kitchen to give Steph's partner - Rich - the hug that Mum should have given him. Steph said that Mum was a "wimp" for not coming!